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Helpful (5)

Uninspiring and Demoralizing

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Very casual work enviroment. You can even wear shorts to work if you'd like. Stock purchase plan at a discounted rate (if you make enough to afford)

Cons

So many cons I just don't know where to start. I read the other comments and these are legitimate negatives of the company. Management really doesn't know how to manage people and strategy. They care more about their bonuses than the people that actually helping them hit the bonus target. Junior people are not part of the bonus pool. Morale is low and the pay is low. If it wasn't for the economy, I would not be working here. I notice that the senior management team is not very professional. VP don't act like VP. They act as though they are still a small organization. Decisions are made at top but never communicated down to people executing. If something goes wrong, they blame it on the people executing. One recently promoted VP is the worse. He does not give enough directions to managers to execute. I heard that the previous VP was also incompetent. There was also a Director that was bad. President of the division is not transparent about any actions. Very cold and top down. Great at managing up to corporate. HR is a joke here.

Advice to Management

-Do a better job of hiring leadership (you can promote within but do a better job of grooming the person to go to the next level). -Be transparent about actions taken. -Communicate openly and clearly about strategy and decisions. -Pay better. If the economy comes back, you will loose a lot of people. -Less favortism

Other Employee Reviews for Conversant

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great potential for innovation but handicapped with corporate politics.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    An an engineer, interesting projects/challenges, open to implement new technologies and research. Great budget for the latest server technology and hardware.

    Cons

    Disjointed execution and management of business units. Headquartered in the LA area with all the best efforts and resources being devoted to LA based groups/business unuts make it difficult to compete in the Bay Area with all the competition that is based here and focused here. Capricious leadership, this is not a company that welcomes an open forum and has a closed-door attitude.

    Advice to Management

    To compete in the Bay Area, upper management needs leadership and focus for business units in the Bay Area, especially on the technical and engineering front. The recruiting effort is based in LA and may work there but is inadequate to compete for engineers in the Bay Area.


  2. Helpful (5)

    No Value at Valueclick

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule, ability to work from home -Casual work environment; jeans and sandals type casual -Good benefits including discounted stock purchase program

    Cons

    Terrible management team (director and above). Middle managers are ok but senior managements don't communicate well. They lack professionalism. Recently promoted VP is very incompetent. He doesn't know how to run a group and is not appreciative of the middle managers that actually do the work. Don't know how to communicate and really should have never been promoted. President of division is good at hiding problems from corporate. He made several bad hiring decisions and created a lot of problems. He doesn't make an effort at connecting with the people working in organization. Top down decision making without communicating to middle managements.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to do a better job of hiring/promoting people into the senior management positions. There have been several incompetent VPs and directors put in position that ended up being let go. Less favoritism. Too many blatant unfair treatments of employees


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