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Good Place to Work

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Current Employee - Software Engineering  in  Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineering in Mountain View, CA

I have been working at Announce Media

Pros

We work on a lot of really great projects that are leading the Internet Advertising Revolution. Moreover, we have a lot of autonomy to work on different types of projects and make independent decisions. Executive management listens to our ideas, and many are implemented.

Cons

Teams can sometimes be somewhat disconnected and the bi-coastal structure can make it hard to collaborate effectively [due to time differences] and move forward quickly with projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

My advice to Senior Management is to keep doing what you are doing. Announce Media is one of the best companies in the Bay Area.

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    Excellent Place to Work.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Announce Media

    Pros

    1 - Everyone is here because we believe we're helping consumers make better buying decisions. We truly believe we're making a difference.

    2 - GREAT opportunity; If you see something broken, missing, or know how to improve it - go for it.

    3 - Freedom to think outside the box; In fact, there is no box.

    4 - Incredibly smart executives, engineers and supportive people.

    5 - Open and transparent environment.

    6 - We have fun.

    Cons

    We move so fast and are growing quickly, there's little time to stop and reflect on the great achievements. We literally have to have lunch meetings to ensure we're focusing on the right things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure we continue to hire the best people in the leadership roles, whether it is promoting from within or bringing them in from the outside. Having the right culture fit and ability to exceptional teams will remain critical to our success.

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    Definitely Top Talent.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Lead  in  Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Technical Engineering Lead in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Announce Media

    Pros

    This company knows how to make money - period! Take a couple energetic, cool and fun founders + brains + a good idea + a gap in the market place and you get = success.

    If you're highly talented, and you want to work with other talented people, then this might be the company for you. If you're fairly complacent in your career then a company like HP or IBM might be a better fit for obvious reasons.

    The company has a high employee retention rate; so it's easy to make quality friends, spend time with them, and keep them for life.

    I've seen the company spend allot of money on it's employees, acknowledge contributing employees and offer incentives & bonuses when employees succeed.

    Much of the staff has received promotions within last 2 years. The company also offers 100% paid benefits; good vacation; competitive comp packages and cool company events.

    The company is one of the top in their own right.

    Cons

    St. Louis, MO is very cold in the winter.

    There have been rare occasions when "non performing" employees {but nice people} have felt uncomfortable in a high-achievement environment like this. This company definitely supports employees in succeeding and being the best they can be, but very few {1 out 100} are just short of miracles. I think diligent screening up front would weed the average out.

    The kitchen is stocked with too much candy, cookies, cakes and donuts (i.e. you'll likely gain weight)

    Increased communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you're doing, it's obviously working because the company is growing fast, but make sure the front line employees get time with Executives as well - employees look up to the Execs.

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