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LookSmart Chairman and CEO Jean-Yves Dexmier
Jean-Yves Dexmier
5 Ratings
  • Great people, interesting work, bad market

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    Pros

    A lot of really smart people. Interesting, face-paced environment. Ability to have an impact on the business. Located in the city.

    Cons

    Very tough market to be a mid-sized company in. The core market is slowly disappearing and the market always wins no matter the team.

    Advice to Management

    Really get to know the business and understand it. Use that understanding to decide where to head to next.


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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at LookSmart (San Francisco, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    The interview was surprisingly easy. I was asked what I knew but not asked to demonstrate it. I was then called in for a second interview almost a month later. This centered more upon my interests than my skill set. I think it was so easy because I was replacing an intern.

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    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation. I really wanted the job so I took it at the salary offered.

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Website www.looksmart.com
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (LOOK)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Competitors Google, Marchex, MSN

It's hard to find anything online without looking unless you're talking about ads. LookSmart helps publishers, advertisers, and consumers see what they want when it comes to online advertising. The company earns most of its revenue through its Advertiser Networks offering (AdCenter), which provides advertisers with targeted, pay-per-click search advertising, contextual advertising, and banner products. It also offers Publisher Solutions that help content publishers maintain advertiser relationships online. LookSmart completed its transition to a full-on provider ... More

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