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Great concept, poor execution...

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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

Pros

A lot of the staff are great, decent people. Work load is pretty reasonable, and it's not the type of firm that expects you to work 24/7.

Cons

Many of the managers are inexperienced.. When the company isn't doing well, the brunt of the impact is taken out on junior staff, which is arbitrary, since they are very far from the decision making that got the company in the trouble it's currently experiencing.

Advice to Management

Morale is consistently low, and the staff are unhappy. I'd say act like you care, and don't make it so obvious that you're just there to cash in on the balloon payment.

Other Employee Reviews for Kitara Media

  1. Fails to deliver

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Kitara Media full-time

    Pros

    Great crowd left still at the company, $500 referral bonus offered for recruiting new employees, beautiful office, and the company offers snacks in the kitchen and pizza every other Friday,

    Cons

    Qualified workers have been laid off with a moment's notice, corporate assembly line mindset, underlying cheapness when it comes to salary/benefits, they will also dock your pay or make you use vacation days for jury duty (including the legally obligated initial screening)

    Advice to Management

    You might want to soon address the loss of overall value that has occured on both the Health Guru and Kitara side after the merger. Kitara workers lost their "personal days" and Health Guru workers now have a longer workday, reduced vacation days, less company contribution towards healthcare, etc. without any added compensation. This effective loss in salary hasn't even tried to be matched or talked about for that matter. Withholding last year's bonuses in an ever extending payout date with no plans to award them to those who are no longer with the company (but would have earned them had they been paid on time) is not a smart way to offer incentive to stay through the adjustment period. If you don't have the funds to continue taking care of your employees, you have no business thinking about acquisitions. In the initial stages of a merger it is short-sighted thinking and will result in talent leaving at a time that they are needed (or at the very least caring less about their job). In just a few months, many have already left the company, but there's still time to fix this. Maybe take a few pointers from the way Healthguru was run.


  2. Helpful (1)

    A company of growth & expertise

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Kitara Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employees are treated like family here. Kitara technology & business models are cutting edge which allows for employee skill sets to be constantly updated with that of industry standards & beyond. Office environment is open and friendly. Salaries are competitive. Bonuses & good commission structures are always given. Great benefits & days set aside for company fun.

    Cons

    You must be able to adapt quickly. Kitara is filled with an abundant amount of highly skilled employees. Don't be intimidated. Get motivated & make your mark in a company that fosters growth & rewards accordingly.

    Advice to Management

    Set up more reward programs. The employees love to compete & flex their revenue making muscles!


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