Ampush Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
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  1. Very recent hire

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    Current Employee - Deal Making in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Deal Making in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Company culture is one of the best I've ever seen
    Brainpower in the company is phenomenal
    Approachability of every employee from bottom to the top is some of the best I've seen
    For a young company, the processes in place are very impressive
    Customers absolutely love doing business with the company
    The recruiting process is very first class and negotiating terms was very fair

    Cons

    Location of company relative to CalTrain makes getting to the office challenging! Not a big deal in the grand scheme of things!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the approachability factor high like it is currently

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    In summary, Ampush provided me with solid internship experience.

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    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Financial Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Ampush as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Smartest and most collaborative group that I've ever been a part of
    - Exposure to a start-up's deep rooted operations (read: transparent)
    - Company is a dominant player in the mobile-first social media advertising scene
    - Ampush invests tons of capital in both their employees and clients
    - Everyone has a ridiculous work ethic
    - Catered food and game room

    Cons

    - Young executive team
    - Seemingly ridiculous work hours (unforgiving at times)
    - There doesn't seem to be a plethora of inter-departmental cooperation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work, understand that not everyone is willing to work 12-hour days, and continue hiring the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Fast growing startup, perfect place for entrepreneurs

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Super transparent management, great learning culture and the people are best part of the experience. Real values and solid perks (e.g., fully paid healthcare). Very happy customers means lots of growth!

    Cons

    Things move fast, definitely work hard/play hard culture; things change rapidly so you will never be comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide even more transparency, get more organized around career development and keep focusing on people first.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Great changes are coming!

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture. Amazing perks! Great co-workers!
    We're in a popular and trending space with a lot of upsides and opportunities.
    Executive team are coming together - hiring more experienced people with industry knowledge and successes!
    If you are a good performer, this is the place for you. If you're a poor performer, do not apply. You won't last.

    Cons

    Long hours and little time for family or anything else.
    There are a few bad apples in the engineering team but management and HR are weeding the less productive workers out nicely. We are in a better place because they are on top of this. These people were a drainer to our team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to take care of us top performers. Learn from the hiring mistakes and only hire good people from now on!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful

    Love this company!

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ampush full-time (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
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    A great SF | NY Ad Tech startup

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    Current Contractor - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ampush as a contractor (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
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Ampush full-time (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
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    Work hard, play hard (with smart people)

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    Current Employee - Media Analyst
    Current Employee - Media Analyst

    I have been working at Ampush full-time (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
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Great Company, Great Colleagues, Great Experience

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    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
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Lots to learn, so little time

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    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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