Collective Reviews

Updated July 16, 2014
Updated July 16, 2014
10 Reviews

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  1.  

    Happy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not easy to expand beyond current role

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

    Growing company which lacks structure. Extremely clicky

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Create 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.

  3.  

    Innovative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Collective

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The Sales force is a bit young and inexperienced.

    No opinion of CEO
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    Great career growth opportunities, especially in New York office.

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Collective full-time

    Pros

    Fun 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.

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Simplify, do a couple things really well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very good and getting better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Be 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    competitive salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    Terrible management throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Fast-paced & fun!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Occasional 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 ManagementAdvice

    Root out low-performers early. Reward long-term strategic thinking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great place to work, people are super

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The location, the people, the technology

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Collective

    Pros

    Fun 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

    Cons

    Limited 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 ManagementAdvice

    Make 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

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