Ampush Reviews

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Love this company!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Everyone is super smart, nice and collaborative. No egos and culture is fantastic. Management goes out of their way to make us happy and it shows. Culture activities and perks are much better than most companies and startups.

    Cons

    Work load is super heavy. Always short staff and not enough resources. But if you ask for help, people will help which makes the stress tolerable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire the Engineer Head and hold the engineering group accountable. Stop giving them kudos for things they have not delivered!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    A great SF | NY Ad Tech startup

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ampush as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with several startups and through my friends know about many other startups.
    Ampush is an AMAZING company in more than one way!
    Founders and senior management – the 3 founders are business savvy and visionaries.
    Their level of collaboration and trust in each other enables the company to move forward quickly.
    They strongly believe in the company’s culture and they invest in the growth of the employees.
    Employees – that is the best part about Ampush! Lots of super smart employees with a can do attitude.
    An awesome collaborative culture, and many career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    The hours are long – as in any other successful startup, but the company does take good care of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to hire top notch employees,
    it is a challenge when a company is scaling rapidly,
    although being a magnet company - Ampush should be able to do it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome perks, benefits and culture. Great space and location. Amazing people who are humble, helpful and down to earth. Leadership team is solid. Very knowledgeable of industry and space.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Too much work. Engineering tool can be better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to scale and make the hard decisions. Continue to keep in mind that your employees are the most important part of the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Work hard, play hard (with smart people)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Analyst
    Current Employee - Media Analyst

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

    Pros

    --You are given ownership and exposure from your first week.
    --You are surrounded by extremely smart, driven, entrepreneurial, and fun people.
    --Internal decisions are made very transparent.
    --Despite the rapid growth, you still have the ability to wear more than one hat and get involved in side projects.
    --Everyone's ideas are taken seriously, no matter your role in the company (entrepreneurship is encouraged).

    Cons

    We are still in the midst of becoming a true technology company. Ampush hires extremely smart people and is growing very aggressively, but often, the technology cannot keep up, inhibiting our ability to perform to our full potential. While this often leads to much frustration, it also allows for out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving, ensuring that potentially redundant aspects of the job remain fresh and exciting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company continues to grow, make sure you remain true to the start-upy culture. The founders already do a good job of this, but make sure you continue to acknowledge that the company is only as good as its employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Company, Great Colleagues, Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ampush full-time

    Pros

    The culture at Ampush is one of the company's strongest pros. It's one of empowerment and autonomy, where people are regularly given opportunities to "punch above their weight class". Colleagues are top notch and management is willing to give you as much responsibility as you've proven you can shoulder. Great environment to drive impact and start or grow your career.

    Cons

    The main con is inexperience, this is mainly due to the fact that the company skews younger, which can lead to a sense of re-inventing the wheel at times. The flip side of this con, is this creates a very participatory environment where everyone builds a solution together.

    Ampush isn't for everyone. People who thrive here tend to deal well with ambiguity, be long on initiative, look to add value vs "do their job", and work damn hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the bar high and maintain culture as you scale.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lots to learn, so little time

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ampush full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, from cool offices to a close-knit, spirited culture.

    Incredibly smart people, all of which are hungry and driven. This leads to a lot of hustle and progress.

    Compensation, bonuses, and perks are great.

    Cons

    Things break (as expected at a young, fast-paced startup) and this can be overwhelming, leading to a minor sense of "overwork" and "running on a treadmill" for a select few.

    Unfortunately, negativity can be poisonous, but the company knows how to look forward and makes plenty of room for the ballers to continue to grow and win. Many success stories over the past three years, and more than many brewing at this time.

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  8.  

    Great Place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ampush

    Pros

    It's a fun place to work with a lot of cool people who care about what they're doing. Definitely a good experience.

    Cons

    When I worked there they were growing fast. The growing pains resulted in occasional miscommunication or disorganization.

  9.  

    Fast Paced Startup Environment focused around employee growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Ability to grow based on merit based environment. Lots of social activities and team building. Founders are always at work. Lots of bright people.

    Cons

    Lack of experience in technical areas lead to a immature product line. Also sometimes lack of experience at top to give clear focus and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the company by hiring bright people and keep core values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast paced, flexible, smart people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Analyst
    Current Employee - Media Analyst

    I have been working at Ampush full-time

    Pros

    Start up culture, work hard to make you successful

    Cons

    You're expected to bridge the gap for foundational issues with man hours, which leads to some high stress weeks, although it's tempered with low stress ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ad ops will eventually have to be automated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Great Atmosphere, Promising Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ampush as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Strong leadership, smart people, fun atmosphere, good work-life balance, great outlook

    Cons

    Like any fast growing start up, Ampush has experienced a few growing pains but the future is very promising.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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