Marchex

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Very good.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Marchex

Pros

At Marchex you can work with great developers/people, learn a lot, and work on technically interesting projects. The management from top to bottom is responsive and treats people as the company's most important assets. Marchex is in a leadership position in the market in the call advertising space, and is growing ...

Cons

Other than being in downtown Seattle -- which many people see as a big plus -- there's not many cons to working here. The benefits are very good, having recently improved significantly, but not as good as some big companies.

As with all organizations, it's sometimes a struggle to get everything flowing in the right direction, but Marchex has good people in place to make things happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep moving forward, hiring great people, and pushing the products. The temps who post on glass door seem to be disgruntled; I agree there is segregation, but I don't know how much of a problem that is, but low morale certainly could be a problem to address.

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Delusions of greatness

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Marchex

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Nice location
    Good morale events
    Most people are nice

    Cons

    VERY politicial
    Lack of leadership, especially in technial areas
    Execs are always chasig the next $$$ deal (aka interested in pumping up stock price)
    "Rock star" culture rewards show off behavior vs really getting things done
    Basic IT systems do not work and very few people understand them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot build a great products / company on foundation of sand

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Emerging Seattle Tech Player with Product Chops

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Marchex

    Pros

    - Seasoned management team from Google and Infospace
    - Creating the biggest most innovative calls advertising platform in the world
    - Up or out culture; the "strong survive"
    - Colleagues are the smartest I've ever met and have the "juice"
    - Competing with Amazon, Facebook, and Google for sustainable talent
    - Growth through acquisition (technology and people) is a competitive advantage
    - Bonus: amazing views of Puget Sound and Seattle skyline from downtown
    - Never a dull moment

    Cons

    - Challenge the status quo and be ready to defend your case
    - Tinge of Internet boiler room culture but changing over time
    - Acquisition integration is an after thought
    - Politics are important at all companies but more so to get ahead here; have an exec "sponsor" before you join
    - Cash paycut but equity upside is substantial
    - Benefits feel like start up benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Onward and upward

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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