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12 Reviews
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12 Reviews
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LookSmart Chairman and CEO Jean-Yves Dexmier
Jean-Yves Dexmier
4 Ratings
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    Staying focused as cheaper CPC supplier

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Former Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Former Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at LookSmart

    Pros

    Learn about search advertising and platforms from the bottom up, which can come in handy if you go on to SEM work anywhere. LookSmart is small and you will be noticed, whatever you do. It's good training to learn how to get things done frugally or efficiently. Believe it or not, there are some smart folks there who want to be outside the GYM world as iconoclasts.

    Cons

    Market owned by big guys, and this is tough business which grows slowly. It's not clear where this tier or biz will end up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Didn't work for the current CEO so no specific advice, but Ted's solid and was board member before taking this role.

    No opinion of CEO

LookSmart Interviews

Updated Jun 2, 2014
Updated Jun 2, 2014

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    Data Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at LookSmart in June 2011.

    Interview Details

    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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    There was no negotiation. I really wanted the job so I took it at the salary offered.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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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 of... More

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