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    Smart, Fun and Challenging Company

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    DataXu is an exciting and most of all challenging place to work. People here are smart, driven, down to earth and most of all approachable. From the first person you meet from the HR department all the way up to the office of the CEO. Due to the fast growing nature of the programmatic marketing industry, the company itself, and the marketing world in general it can seem at times that DataXu is trying to constantly correct course. Although this perception may be reality it's the nature of the game and some can handle the change and some cannot. If you want a boring company where every day is the same this is not the place for you. If you like to learn, be challenged on your thinking and be humbled on occasion then you will fit in, be trusted and succeed on a career and personal level.


    As stated above if you want a status quo job without constant change do NOT work here. Management has made very good decisions but also regularly makes mistakes as well. I do not take this as a negative but more as a part of a growing and fairly young business. This is what keeps it interesting in my opinion. As said in other reviews, the CEO does have a "get things done" mentality which some people can handle and some just cannot. If you don't move fast here, you will get trampled. As stated mistakes are made but they are quick to correct and admit accountability if needed. The CEO seems to be super smart, experienced and has great instinct but I also get a sense that he is learning along the way as well. People that choose to leave here I perceive as having a hard time dealing with the bumpiness in the "road" but if you focus and are confident in yourself you will succeed.

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    I think the comments on the CEO getting involved with all aspects of the company are true, however I think sometimes that is exactly what is needed. In my experience all CEO's tend to do this. It is WHY they are CEO's. That being said, at DataXu some unfortunate management hires have been made which ultimately falls on the CEO's shoulders. In some instances they have made corrections to these hires and in others bad eggs are still around. Unfortunately, this is the dynamic in many companies and can't always be avoided. The comments in other reviews about executives leaving the company disgruntled is not exactly the truth. Some have left on their own but many just proved to not be the right fit for a very nuanced and ever changing company and industry. If you are smart, do your job well and command respect you will be happy here. I think management is doing the best they can and I think the employees that stick around will be happy with their contributions to a company that in my opinion is definitely going somewhere. Even with the constant ups and downs.

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Updated Oct 10, 2014
Updated Oct 10, 2014

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    Senior Analytics Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at DataXu in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I had one initial phone screen interview - questions mainly revolved around marketing analytics and my knowledge and experience to date. I spoke with the Director of the Advanced Analytics team and he asked me questions about my experience with Statistical Analysis and why I wanted to work for DataXu. The person I spoke with was very friendly throughout the interview process and provided some good feedback at the end of the interview.

    Unfortunately I did not have enough experience to progress to the in-person stage of the interview which was to be next.

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Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year
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