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Lots of Opportunity

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Marketo

Pros

-opportunity to advance
-lots of autonomy in most positions
-fascinating insight into global business and marketing
-company seems to be doing well financially, growing like crazy
-fast growth offers opportunity to create process that is already pre-defined in larger companies
-extremely diverse team (good mix of genders, ethnicities, sexualities, and ages - it's really nice to work with some older folks, not a white dude frat house like a lot of local startups!)
-shuttle from CalTrain, lots of parking, extremely close to freeways and the San Mateo bridge
-food trucks come to the office!

Cons

-open office plan is extremely loud; headphones are essential for concentration
-the "break rooms" are really just kitchens with a couple of small tables - it would be nice to have somewhere to get away from your desk with couches and nice ambiance
-fast growth has meant systems and processes are outgrown quickly leading to some amount of frustration with the pace of needed business and product changes for scalability
-poor transit options from the East Bay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-company needs an internal chat system for all employees to help integrate remote employees and departments that don't work together often
-new features may sell new subscriptions, but performance and architecture increase referrals and renewals; would be nice to see a stronger focus on unsexy back end improvements.

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  1. 8 people found this helpful  

    Not What Most in Tech Are Looking for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Pros

    IPO coming. Good recognition as a "hot" company/technology. Smart people, dedicated front line employees. Good name to have on your resume going forward as I believe the company will be successful.

    Cons

    A bit of a negative vibe. A lof of management by fear. I've seen some real disrespect by managers toward employees and people thrown under the bus for making a reasonable mistake. Standing up for yourself is discouraged. The company has none of the cool "startup vibe" that if you've worked in one, you know. The most structured company of this size and stage I have ever seen. Lots of reports and planning. Seat time and face time are VERY important. If you want any of that "wild west" nature from a startup or young company where you can make decisions on the fly, this isn't it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold managers accountable for low morale and when employees are treated poorly. I've seen things I have never seen before in terms of how people are spoken to. Downright abusive at times. Note to upper management - this management style when out in like 1975 and never existed in tech. It really doesn't even feel like a tech company the way it's run/managed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo

    Pros

    Great people, Great Company, Great opportunity....

    Cons

    Really faced pace...If your not up for it, going to show very quickly.

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