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Helpful (5)

No Value at Valueclick

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA

I worked at ValueClick Brands

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

-Flexible work schedule, ability to work from home
-Casual work environment; jeans and sandals type casual
-Good benefits including discounted stock purchase program

Cons

Terrible management team (director and above). Middle managers are ok but senior managements don't communicate well. They lack professionalism. Recently promoted VP is very incompetent. He doesn't know how to run a group and is not appreciative of the middle managers that actually do the work. Don't know how to communicate and really should have never been promoted.

President of division is good at hiding problems from corporate. He made several bad hiring decisions and created a lot of problems. He doesn't make an effort at connecting with the people working in organization. Top down decision making without communicating to middle managements.

Advice to Management

Management need to do a better job of hiring/promoting people into the senior management positions. There have been several incompetent VPs and directors put in position that ended up being let go.
Less favoritism. Too many blatant unfair treatments of employees

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Poor Management, Poor Environment, Poor Communication. Decent Benefits + Work/Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA

    I worked at ValueClick Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Casual working environment
    - Decent benefits as part of ValueClick Corp package
    - Flexible / Relaxed Work Schedule
    - Free drinks + snacks

    Cons

    - Poor Management - little to no communication, inexperienced management .
    - Staff is made up of 80% junior staff (industry experience 0 - 2 years)
    - Office is library - like; no talking, everyone with their headphones on
    - Environment is very somber; staff is not encouraged to mingle / speak to one another

    Advice to Management

    - Get to know your employees - make them feel valued!
    - Hire management that has actually managed a staff (who has not managed in China, where the environment is very different).\
    - Invest in people's careers; there is no training or learning going on.


  2. Helpful (5)

    Poor Leadership, No Communication, No Long Term Strategy, Stale Environment

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

    I have been working at ValueClick Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Decent benefits
    -Easy to maintain work life balance
    -Casual environment

    Cons

    -Dysfunctional senior management team
    -Senior management is never held accountable for their terrible business decisions, lack of knowledge and experience and short term money making schemes (will never invest in long term strategy no matter how often they say they will)
    -Broken, ill-maintained internal systems and tools
    -Absolutely no transparency and embarrassingly low interdepartmental communication
    -Lack of upward mobility
    -Non-existent company culture (they are trying to fix this but have a very long way to go and it seems far from genuine at this point)
    -Little to no training and resources are made available (unfortunate considering most of the staff is very junior)
    -Very high turnover
    -This Valueclick unit does not have an HR presence and this becomes very obvious when working in this office
    -Office is stale, bare white walls, pictures sit on the floor forever rather than being hung up, no one speaks out loud and you will end up feeling more like you are in a hospital than you are at a fun, exciting place to work

    Advice to Management

    -Leadership is learned and you can do a lot of damage to an organization by placing an unfit VP in roles without ensuring they have the skills necessary to successfully manage teams
    -Promote people to management who have true leadership qualities (experience, people skills, self-awareness, innovative)
    -Take a genuine interest in your employees, invest in their careers and encourage career development
    -Stop worrying about your bonuses and stick to a long term strategy


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