PointRoll

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1 person found this helpful  

Lots of bus tracks on your back.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at PointRoll

Pros

The leader in rich media advertising -- they do it better than anyone else and offer clients more than just an ad, but also information on how effective the ads are. Some really, really great people.

Cons

No work/life balance at all, and lip service to that issue. "Yes, we know people are burned out but that's just the nature of the business."A culture of badmouthing present and past employees to anyone who'll listen. Absolutely zero appreciation, but plenty of criticism. One mistake and you're history; someone at the top will be plotting your firing until they're finally able to do it. No interest in improving supervisory skills of front-line managers. The expectation is that if you're on vacation you're still expected to work at least four hours of each of your "vacation days". If profits aren't what they want, they'll slash heads, even if they're still making money hand over fist.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get managers some training on how to manage. Think more long-term. End the culture of throwing everyone under the bus and start a culture of ownership of decisions and actions -- all of which starts at the top.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the worst but far best

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PointRoll

    Pros

    - You'll learn a lot about rich media
    - Co-workers are nice and some are quite intelligent
    - Financially stable company

    Cons

    - Most, if not all employees are over worked
    - Sales person commission structure is seriously flawed.
    - Account Managers are abused in terms of hours of work, lack of support and lack of clear path of career advancement
    - Many of the managers know how to manage the business side of things but are not effective are developing talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're doing a great job keeping your status in the market place. However, additional internal reflection is necessary because your last round did pan out the way it should have you have many unhappy employees. Make them feel wanted and appreciated. 75% of the reason you've been successful is because of their hard work.

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

    As the Point Rolls...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PointRoll

    Pros

    The food is free and the non-management staff is a young, vibrant and talented group of professionals who know how to get the job done.

    Cons

    Shady management, cut throat firings, questionable salary freezes, decreasing bonus structure and lateral unpaid 'promotions' make this the most frustrating employer I've ever had the displeasure of working for. A decreasing bonus structure that was once robust and used to entice new employees to accept lower than normal salaries is used as the proverbial "carrot on a stick" in an attempt to string along existing employees to new levels of "ultra performance." The bonus is based on a mysterious sales 'number' that is often just missed by a couple of percentage points. This ever increasing and anonymous number is always just out of reach. Additionally, over the past few years the bonus has gone from monthly, to quarterly, to bi-yearly, to yearly and been cut about 75%. Meanwhile the lower than normal salaries still exist and the robust bonus is no more.

    Performance reviews without raises are facilitated by a shaky and nervous management team with a promise of a brighter future. The problem is that the future of PointRoll hasn't ever been more grim. In the weeks following a recent round of "layoffs" new employees are hired to fill the seats of the long time veterans who brought with them to the chopping block years of institutional and technical knowledge. Remote offices are opened and closed frequently. Mass confusion in remote offices is commonplace as the training staff was also recently laid off after completing a large round of 'new hire' training months after a substantial layoff. Inexperienced new employees are thrown into the vast ocean of complexities while the true "sink or swim" mentality is finally revealed to them. Couple all of this with rodent infestation, a leaky roof, and a less than desirable location and you have Pointroll. Take it or leave it. I'll leave the first chance I get!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the employees the compensation they deserve. In times of greener pastures your flock will desert you!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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