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Great people, good concept, poor executive execution

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

Pros

Some really great co-workers, an interesting and growing industry, and some nice start-up perks (free lunch, beer, etc.)

Cons

Founders, who essentially make up the executive team, are way out of their depth. From their appointed leader, the CEO, on down, a lack of ability to effectively, plan, commit and communicate, fueled by an overall lack of experience and unwillingness to bring in more effective experienced leadership and coupled with a lack of outside funding, has consistently crippled the company's ability to take advantage of the opportunity out there.
Poor recruiting and turnover of technology and sales executives (on second rounds of CTO and CRO already after horribly long recruitment cycles) have led to disjointed sales strategy and management (constant 'pivoting' of what the company is and is selling) and a complete lack of technology to support media teams.
This forces the workload onto a skilled but under-compensated youthful media management team and group of devoted early employees, leading to overall employee dissatisfaction and turnover.

It also doesn't help that either in reality or just through perception, the Founder appear to be motivated more by personal gains and notoriety than rewarding the employees who help them build the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Find an investment partner yesterday, properly capitalize the company, and leverage this partner to bring in more effective leadership to ensure the company has a residual value.

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  1. 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
  2. 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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