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Great place to work but not for everyone...

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at DataXu

Pros

I enjoyed working at DataXu. Although people can be overworked I felt that management took criticism well and was constantly looking for ways to improve work/life balance and make sure their employees were satisfied. It was definitely a work in progress for them but were trying hard to keep up with the significant and exciting growth of not only the company but the industry as a whole.

Cons

Definitely going through growing pains at the moment. They just couldn't seem to hire the right people fast enough. However, senior management seemed to recognize this issue and was motivated to make working conditions better. If you want to work in a revolutionary and exciting field unfortunately you will have to deal with the cons of being in a company that is trying hard to keep up. Not everyone succeeds or thrives there for various reasons including some managers lack of experience. I believe that is attributed to the fast growth and ambition which can be debilitating for some but also exciting to be part of.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep trying to make employees feel valued, indispensable and jazzed to be part of a growing industry. All people want is a little recognition from time to time. The right people will stay and will be excited to come to work every day.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overpromised and underdelivered- Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DataXu full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent engineering- thoughtful and interested in truly solving digital issues. Highly intelligent CEO.

    Cons

    Marginal leadership, lack of ambitious employees- many are highly satisfied with the status quo. Not enough fire to be a successful start-up. Inability to recognize & retain talent. Depressing environment. A cheap company on all fronts which can't be trusted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the strengths of the business, reward those who stand out, think beyond short term company valuation.

    Negative Outlook
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Beware

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at DataXu

    Pros

    Beer in fridge. People are friendly.

    Cons

    Get ready to work very long hours for below average pay. Office enviroment is extremely hectic and it is often hard to get anything done. There is a lack of project scalability across the board which is a fundemental problem with the company. Company direction is controlled by venture firms that expect an unrealistic growth rate. As a result, employees are overworked and no budget is applied to human capital development. Middle management lacks capacity to conherently convey key performance indicators for best business practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down. You are no longer a startup.

    Doesn't Recommend
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