Chartboost

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Young, fast-paced startup with amazing benefits

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Chartboost full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Insanely good benefits including fully paid family insurance. Positive people, rapid growth, fun technology. The leadership is very transparent and approachable. You wouldn't even know their job title at a glance.

Cons

They are growing faster than it seems they expected and experiencing growing pains. There can be too much work to do as a result.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Legitimately love working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I wake up every day excited to come to work..... even with a 1.5 hour commute. We are constantly faced with interesting challenges that stretch our knowledge and force us to learn. And in the end it's to further a good cause that I sincerely believe in (helping indie app devs earn a living).

    Cons

    I do have a 1.5 hour commute.... but that's mostly my fault. I've considered moving to SF but the rent anywhere near the office is ridiculous.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult engineering culture. Marketing company with relatively small engineering focus.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Chartboost full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Low hiring bar (for those who want a job)
    - Chill work culture
    - Low expectations
    - Financially stable (has revenue)

    Cons

    All the comments in thie review are personal views. Reader should decide for him/herself.

    Poor compensation
    - Salary below market rate
    - Extremely cheap on stock options (don't expect to make money from stocks)

    Disorganized
    - Higher execs don't know what they want
    - Product Managers are untechical
    - Frequent reorgs (happened just about every quarter in 2014)

    Poor execution
    - More face time than actual delivery
    - Approved projects getting no support
    - Communication between teams not effective

    Unfairness
    - Managers and higher execs exhibit favoritism
    - Tremendous amounts of politics required for projects to be approved
    - Upper execs blame employees
    - Little reward for hard work

    Talent
    - Low hiring bar (for those who want better engineering experience)
    - People practice more politics than actual work and team members backstab each other

    Identity
    - Identity crisis
    - Lack of focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of work ahead but still possible to have a good exit. May need to treat employees better in order of keep talent. Recommended to promote fair work culture and fight favoritism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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