Collective

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Collective Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
12 Reviews
3.3
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place earn your ad-tech stripes

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

    I worked at Collective full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome team with supportive people who put a lot of love into their jobs. Great work-life balance, I was able to take time off when I needed without much hassle. A few of my team members went on maternity leave and came back with a options to work remotely if they needed to. There were a lot of opportunities to show leadership and grow within the company.

    Cons

    Sales strategy was weak. Lots of challenges in the ad-tech industry as a whole that leadership didn't seem to know how to tackle. Lots of products and little differentiation in the marketplace.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve global communication. Leadership presence sorely missed in satellite offices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Run while you still can...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Collective full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is absolutely nothing positive to say about this company at this point. They do Pizza Thursdays once a month to try and improve the awful morale but everyone sees it more as an insult than a perk.

    Cons

    Almost all Senior Management has turned over within a year, the head of the Account Services team does not come to work so all support staff refuses to do their job and only works 10-4, the company has a very hard time delivering on the simplest of commitments, they will mess around with your pay and they will turn the screws on you if you ask any questions. The turnover in the last year and a half - across ALL departments - has been UNREAL.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice to senior management is to wake up and stop pretending you're the best when your technology is light years behind the competition. Your staff are not claiming "victim mentality" as you claim, we're just unable to compete when we have nothing to offer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Happy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 3 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.

  6.  

    Innovative

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Great career growth opportunities, especially in New York office.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective as an intern (less than an 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
  9.  

    Very good and getting better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Collective full-time (more than an 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Disappointing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Collective full-time (more than an 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
  11.  

    Fast-paced & fun!

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

    I have been working at Collective full-time (more than an 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

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