Adlucent Reviews

Updated September 3, 2014
Updated September 3, 2014
13 Reviews
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  1.  

    Adlucent has created a work-environment / culture that other companies can learn from

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Pros: Flexible work hours, work-from-home options, incredible benefits, in-depth training and a very down to earth and approachable leadership team.
    Adlucent has crafted a work environment that makes me look forward to coming in to work everyday.

    Cons

    Cons: (these are specific to me) - There's a lot of information to digest for those coming in with little PPC experience (don't worry the training is great) which has led to a longer learning curve than I was hoping. Additionally, due of the level of attention-to-detail this job demands, exercising patience can be a challenge sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. If I had to create an environment from scratch, I would make a lot of the same decisions you have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun, Flexible, and Challenging

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The office environment is really laid back and everyone seems to operate on the understanding that as long as you get your work done, no one cares. Granted, the bar is set very high when it comes to quality of work. But if you want to pop in at 10am, that's fine. If you're a morning bird and like to leave early, that's cool too. Being able to bring dogs to the office is also a huge perk because emergencies happen and sometimes it's just nice to have your furry friend by your side.

    The job itself is very challenging, particularly if you take it serious. And there are plenty of people and resources to help you when you get stuck. The growth you achieve is very much up to the individual and how much they put in.

    Work-life balance is a very important part of the company culture. If you need to take a personal day it's not a big deal. There is also unlimited vacation and flexibility to work remotely in case you want to travel for extended periods of time. They also have company events to help integrate the culture: quarterly events, bonding events, happy hours, etc.

    Cons

    You can't be too meek and depend on others to guide you along the way of your personal development. There are all sorts of super smart people that work here, with a wide range of backgrounds and personalities. That being said they don't all have the same managerial qualities, so at times you may need to make sure your manager knows that you want experience in something or you aren't being challenged enough. It's an open-door environment though so your concerns will eventually be addressed, some times it is the squeaky wheel that gets the grease though.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company Culture and Career Development

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working as a SEM Specialist/Account Manager at Adlucent is a great opportunity for digital advertising professionals with < 5 years of experience to develop a diverse skill set and gain lots of marketable experience.
    The people at Adlucent are very smart, which can be a bit intimidating if you are brand new to SEM, but most are very friendly and genuinely want you to do well.
    The work environment is fairly laidback and the benefits are on par with other good tech companies in the area.
    Your schedule is somewhat flexible as long as you are putting in the hours and finishing your work.
    Big changes are coming in 2015 and I am excited to see what the future holds for Adlucent!

    Cons

    While it is nice that you have some power to shape your role at Adlucent, there doesn't seem to be much room for growth past the SAM level.
    Adlucent is still a small company that is undergoing some growing pains but has rolled with the punches nicely this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more to hold on to good people for as long as you possibly can.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    It is what you make of the experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance and you get a chance to move up quickly and innovate if you are willing to put in some hard work.

    Cons

    At times the company can seem disorganized and top leadership seems to be somewhat disconnected from the rest of the employees, which I would not expect at a small company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know everyone better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture. Employees are very smart and there are lots of opportunities to learn. We work with big clients and everyone has a lot of responsibility, which I appreciate. Upper management has a lot of trust in the employees and actually cares about them. It's a company that is always actively trying to improve.

    Cons

    A person's experience here can vary a lot based on who their direct supervisors are. If you're lucky enough to get on a good team, it's a great job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, but a pretty mixed experience.

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at Adlucent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Good starting pay
    - Smart and talented people that will push you.
    - Better than average company culture
    - Good work life balance

    Cons

    - When starting at the bottom, who you got assigned to could make or break your time there. There were some incredibly talented people, but their ability to train/coach new people varied wildly between Account Managers. I say this as someone who started under a pretty incompetent AM, but then got assigned to a great AM.
    - How far you advanced depended on whether the person who was in charge of you would make the time to train you. If they didn't, you can easily get stuck.
    - Smart people, but oftentimes many could be arrogant. This caused them to downplay issues until too late, making a lot of account activities reactionary.
    - Leadership direction was not focused. Lots of changes and ideas based on "vision" but at times did not translate into business results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As you went up the chain of command, the person above you knew less about the people beneath them. Having to go over your supervisor's head just to get training is something that should not have to happen on a regular basis.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Working at Adlucent is a great way to grow a lot in a short amount of time and gain marketable skills.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young, fun atmosphere (there are a lot of fun parties/outings for everyone)
    You always feel like you're surrounded by super talented and really intelligent peers
    The culture team is great (the unlimited vacation policy is a wonderful perk)
    You're trusted to work remotely and make your own schedule
    The CEO is incredibly smart, kind and passionate - it's exciting to work for him and see where the company will go in the next 5-10 years

    Cons

    The company has gone through some major changes and the growing pains still show sometimes (slow to adapt in certain areas, slow to hire when needed, financials can be hard to understand)
    Getting your voice heard above your direct manager can be difficult at times
    The amount of coaching you get mostly depends on your direct manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know that a lot of employees feel the company is in a much better place than it was a year ago. Please keep striving to take care of the team as the business changes/grows.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great company that will only get better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Adlucent has built a fun, relaxed work environment that caters to the needs of its employees
    -Unique benefits such as balanced days (flexible vacation policy), shares/ownership of the company, performance bonuses, and more
    -The opportunity for those who are just out of college or looking to change the direction of their career
    -The flexibility to own and shape your role

    Cons

    -Things move slowly and change is difficult
    -For some, the opportunity to move up or change their role is difficult
    -Very little job training and coaching
    -Lean (do more with less)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    A very good opportunity if you can get it

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    Current Employee - Client Services  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Client Services in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time

    Pros

    Autonomy, interesting subject matter, great benefits, diverse atmosphere, they generally care that we're happy

    Cons

    Squeaky wheel gets the grease, women are underappreciated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be in the trenches more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changed for the worse.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Adlucent full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Austin is a great city for young professionals and the office is cool and centrally located. Work life balance is great.

    Cons

    In the past year, the company laid off about 10 people and multiple executives stepped down. Since then, many of the most talented young employees have left for other opportunities and leadership/direction has been unimpressive. It was a really great place to work but most of the people that made it that way are not around anymore and it doesn't feel like the new leaders "get it."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest and transparent. People see past anything less.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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