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Outbrainers are driven, friendly and transparent

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

I have been working at Outbrain full-time (less than an year)

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

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Positive Outlook

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    Great product; bad working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Outbrain full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Outbrain boasts one of the most exciting products out there in the online space, and as the company is growing rapidly you're working in a fast-moving environment. As it maintains a start-up feel the job can be varied, challenging, and with room to get creative. There's some great people from around the world who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Outbrain is at war with its competitor Taboola, so it can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs depending on who's winning the battle. Management often knee-jerks to the competitor's movements, and the lambasting and name-calling of them to their advertisers can be very unprofessional. In the race to first prize you see the darker sides of business - that coupled with the long hours can make it a stressful and unpleasant place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the right balance between 'start-up' feel and established business: put in place middle managers who are there to actually manage the team. Currently, old-timers want to keep all the key accounts but give little time to manage, delegate or listen to junior members.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    friendly people but lack of direction.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Outbrain full-time

    Pros

    people are nice and in general fairly smart. diverse culture and people from various places. company places emphasis on quality of advertisers and publishers. there are also free drinks, snacks and occasional lunch.

    Cons

    increasing number of old-timers adding little value to the business. promotions look very few and far between whilst expecting you to be available every hour of the day and night. there is no work/life balance. there is also a lot of tension between teams especially those high up. i have been seeing more negatives than positives in the last six months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    decide on a direction and stick with it. be less reactive and more proactive. more internal professionalism needed. managers need to calm down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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