ValueClick

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In Transition

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at ValueClick full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Good team environment, a lot of growth potential, innovative and fun products.

Cons

Needs help with communication throughout the organization.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Over communicate, it helps.

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    Great people, great experience if you make it one

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior IT Engineer

    I have been working at ValueClick full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic workplace, many intelligent and motivated colleagues. Lots of great technology, great ethics - the company helps to improve the reputation of the industry. It is on you to advance your career and strive to move upward - people aren't promoted just because they do a good-enough job in a given position to the right amount of time. This may be why people feel like there is high turnover in certain parts of the company - some people feel they don't move up fast enough, but from what I have seen those have been people who did not go out of their way to stand up.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do, especially in Q4. It is on you to maintain your work-life balance.
    Some teams don't have a strong sense of ownership, the mindset of middle management plays some of a role in this. This is also why the Dotomi people are making major inroads and progress in forging the path for the joint/new company - their open cross-team communication, structure, agility, and very strong sense of ownership are things that need to be embraced more in the rest of VCLK.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The process for opening up reqs for new hires needs to be streamlined. The company is clearly aggressive about hiring and hires great people... but the process for a manager to open new positions puts a few barriers up for the manager. This leads to team leads/managers not being able to push it through with a reasonable amount of effort, causing frustration among team members who are in desperate need of help. This comes from our friends in Chicago more than anyone else

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lacking in solid leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westlake Village, CA

    I have been working at ValueClick full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some undervalued talented people, who deserve better. Casual dress code. Decent benefits, for the most part, that's changing with what they're doing to the vacation policy.

    Cons

    When John Giuliani speaks of the business, it's clear he's not thinking of the other facets of his company, he's interested in re-telling and highlighting the Dotomi story. Employees of other divisions are concerned about how a company their parent company bought could have staged a takeover of their own and seem to be completely in charge.

    A new vacation policy is going into effect for 2014, employees won't accrue days anymore, you just request from your manager time off and you take it. It's supposed to sounds like a hip and cool perk, in reality it saves the company money on it's balance sheet by not counting it as an employee pay expense and they're counting on employees not realizing how few days they're actually taking off. They forcing employees to take their 2013 accrued time off now so they don't have to pay them out at the end of the year! They're willing to take less productivity in the 4th quarter over having to pay a few employees a check for their unused days. Nobody should have to be told what to do with their vacation days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the GM of the ValueClick Media Division. How many quarters does it take for one to not set realistic goals and hit them for that person to lose their job. The Media division doesn't need a hundred cheap sub-par salespeople, take that money and hire several great salespeople with connections that understand the business. Spend the money on engineers to build great products and have sales push those instead of always playing catch up with half finished solutions that only suit one or two clients that never fully deliver the dollars promised by sales.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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