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Great company, a chance to effect millions giving them great content on the Web and advance personally & technologically

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Algorithms and Software Team Leader  in  Netanya (Israel)
Current Employee - Algorithms and Software Team Leader in Netanya (Israel)

Pros

-Interesting challenges, both advanced algorithms, high-end software development and management challenges
-Great people, both personally and professionally
-Management is wonderful, connected to the technological and business side, business model is well defined and successful, ability to change over time and adapt
- Agile development methods and working with a lot of open-source products
- "startup atmosphere" - everyone is effecting the company, customers and revenue

Cons

No longer a small startup (but trying to keep the spirit)

Recommends
Positive Outlook

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Outbrainers are driven, friendly and transparent

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    - Egos don't really exist here. Everyone can talk to anyone about anything.
    - Every position is fluid in its own way--you'll find yourself working with every other department at one point or another
    - Outbrain is by far the biggest and highest quality player in content recommendation, so working here is an opportunity to be on the frontier of that area of the industry

    Cons

    - You might gain weight because of all the snacks and drinks available all day (although a gym membership is part of your benefits package)
    - You'll probably be pretty busy all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of talk, no action

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many interesting and smart people, perks include beer cart thursdays, lunch on tuesdays, friday 'treat', fully stocked kitchen and gym membership. Still freedom to make decisions on your own, since the company is not huge yet. I heard it used to have a start-up feel, but is quickly growing up.

    Cons

    Some senior level management are not kept accountable for their actions, and are able to be very unprofessional behind closed doors without reprimand. There are some enormous egos which can affect employees moving up in the company. HR will not do anything or will likely side with senior employee they have ignored complaints in the past, and will likely keep ignoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory training of how to deal with employees. Third party present at reviews and potentially important employee-related meetings, so managers are accountable for actions and words. More transparency as to how the department is doing financially/business-wise with respect to the rest of the company. Departmental deep dives would be helpful. If you keep employees just because they have been at the company 'since the beginning', and not because of merit, it is detrimental to your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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