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Updated Jul 16, 2014

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3.5 10 reviews

75% Approve of the CEO

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Joe Apprendi

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88% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Happy

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environement, fun co-workers and leadership that is consistently working to improve

    ConsNot easy to expand beyond current role

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Growing company which lacks structure. Extremely clicky

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat company within ad tech doing very innovative things. Company is only growing. Good mix of young and older professionals.

    ConsVery clicky environment. Everyone is friends with each other. If you are not within the clique, you will be ostracized and be a constant scapegoat. Sales reps take no accountability and will pass the blame any chance they get. All documentations is passed through email and is very inefficient. Processes are almost nonexistent and it can be a free for all at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate more finite processes and stop hiring so many people. There is a lot of deadweight that get away with just getting by because they are part of the overall clique.

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    Innovative

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has a strong Data Science team and is very innovative.

    ConsThe Sales force is a bit young and inexperienced.

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    Great career growth opportunities, especially in New York office.

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFun culture, great career growth opportunities if you work hard & are smart. Get exposure to many sides of the industry. Excellent training programs as well. Excellent products and good reputation in the industry. Ability to work with many top brands.

    ConsMany products, gets overwhelming & confusing sometimes. Communication with satellite offices isn't great (though they are improving). Many departments and many cooks in the kitchen, sometimes hard to get things done when many different departments are required for decision making.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify, do a couple things really well.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery open engineering team, remote work possible / encouraged, upper level management knows what it's doing. Developers are encouraged to do what they need to stay sane and happy, whether that be trying a new language/technology or changing things about their work environment

    ConsCan get crazy at times, but for some people that's a good thing. Not too much bad to say about Collective.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good and getting better

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsYou get out what you put in. You don't have to work 12 hour days (like my last job)- if you work hard & smart you will be rewarded for it. New Executive/mgmt taking the reigns and identifying poor performers so the rest of the company Team. Investing a lot in technology.

    ConsNo company is perfect- there are things that could be more efficient. Given how quickly the industry evolves things can get a bit crazy at times, but for some people, that's a good thing .

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more stringent when it comes to hiring. There are a few people here who are very nice and mean well, but struggle to perform at a high level. Find out how to get folks who are performing at a B-level to an A-level through a performance plan & training.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proscompetitive salary and good benefits.

    ConsTerrible management throughout the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to acknowledge people more often. No one feels praise, just over worked, and there is no reason in an environment like that to not take a minute to breathe. Everyone keeps leaving because there is such a lack of improvement with everything. The culture in the satellite offices is pathetic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fast-paced & fun!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsVery fun and "alive" employees. Great opportunities to influence how things are done, and to try new approaches. Positive and encouraging environments. Some extraordinarily competent people.

    ConsOccasional tunnel-vision on short-term benefits and goals. Obvious low-performers are kept in the organization for too long. Reactionary short-term thinking sometimes overrules solid strategic long-term thinking.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRoot out low-performers early. Reward long-term strategic thinking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work, people are super

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe location, the people, the technology

    ConsLike any rapidly expanding dot com, there are some growing pains

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun Place to work and learn about digital advertising...but limited to no career advancement

    Account Manager (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun Work Environment, Lots of perks when going out with clients, good training/introduction to the industry, nice offices, Really young, Great place to start working fresh out of college, Bonuses are pretty much guaranteed as long as you do your job, one of the strongest ad networks in the industry which makes leaving pretty easy as it has good brand recognition

    ConsLimited career advancement, promotions suck and are drawn out (takes 2 months for HR to sign off on them once your manager signs off), Network model isn't a very compelling product, unprofessional environment--expect to need to go out and party with your bosses in order to move ahead in the company, Account Managers do SO much work with little recognition and significantly smaller paychecks than other similar companies will pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure to show how much you value employees so you stop losing them to competitors, also figure out a growth path so employees feel that there is a future at Collective

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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