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Fast paced and interesting work

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Cobalt full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The company is doing very advanced work in designing digital marketing solutions with deep expertise, and big data, for the auto industry. Depending on your role you can work with auto manufacturers and their agencies or local auto dealers - lots of opportunity to go deep and really understand an industry. The company does some much work for dealers it is actually one of Google's largest customers. Friendly co-workers and very little politics for a company this size, little tolerance for **sholes. Senior management is highly ethical and works to create a collaborative work environment. Profitability and ownership by ADP provides financial stability and growth opportunity.

Cons

Automotive focus means your friends and family probably won't have heard of the company. Work can be fast moving with tight deadlines and demanding clients. There is a management tendency to try to do more work than the organization has capacity to deliver.

Advice to Management

Fill openings more quickly.

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  1. Great People. Good Culture.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI

    I worked at Cobalt full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Of course, there are exceptions in every business, but Cobalt only tends to hire team players.

    Cons

    Their business has been strong, however, the cyclical nature of the automotive business could affect Cobalt in the future.


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    Overall satisfied and stable place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cobalt full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Collaboration is evident within my department. The location is very convenient to transportation and restaurants. The office is a nice, open work environment with beautiful views of Puget Sound. Stability backed by parent company ADP. Lots of good, fun people around who like to laugh and enjoy themselves while they work. Ideas are encouraged but not always supported. Free Transit passes and Cheer 30 buffet on Fridays. Community involvement and support of non profit organizations is encouraged.

    Cons

    Upper management has an air of superiority and is a bit out of touch with their workers. Lots of talk about doing things that either don't happen or happen last minute, causing people to rush their work and add to the stress level. Not enough people to do the work, lots of open headcount. People get promoted based on their length of employment rather than their actual skills and knowledge. Departments are segmented and work in silos. HR is virtually nonexistent. They don't provide any type of training or onboarding. ADP system is hard to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put people in management positions who are clearly not qualified to do their jobs. More overall communication and collaboration between departments would increase overall knowledge and decrease duplication of efforts.


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