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ExactTarget Marketing Cloud Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
126 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fast paced, lots of ambitious smart coworkers, great benefits (in 13 reviews)

  • And, work life balance is a focus of the company - in a real way - that allows the best to shine through (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Difficulty of maintaining positive work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

  • There is no doubt the work environment is fast-paced and expectations to produce are high (in 10 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome Work Place, Better Benefits, High Growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Consultant in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Fast paced, lots of ambitious smart coworkers, great benefits. Salesforce acquisition has if anything improved career opportunities. Seems as though they are letting us do our own thing and letting Scott Dorsey remain in control of company decisions.

    Cons

    Midwestern pay but cost of living in Indy is so low that this isn't really a Con. Much more opportunities for salary growth once you prove your worth. No complaints!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on keepin on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The most employee friendly company in Indy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Good people, respect, snack rooms, meaningful work, philanthropy, ORANGE!

    Cons

    Indy isn't always the most fascinating city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    One of the best places to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    - Energizing Company
    - Great Culture
    - Great compensation packages
    - Young workforce

    Cons

    - Difficult to Advance if you aren't working 80hrs / week.
    - Highly competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take personal interest in your employees, and help them navigate the political waters to achieve their goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture, environment, opportunities, leadership team, team members

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Best Job I've Ever Had

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Principal Product Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Fast-paced, aggressive R&D budget means tons of cool stuff to work on. Company really seems to care about employees. Very flexible on working hours, working remotely, etc.

    Cons

    So many great ideas that some projects never quite get completed. A new product will get about 70-80% done and then the team moves on the next shiny new object.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pause the innovation once in a while to button up, solidify the current (great) features you already have.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great people, comp and benefits don't compete outside of Indy

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

    Pros

    ET is full of great people, and for the most part the core people still act like a start-up. Let's be honest, Midwest people are just some of nicest people around. If you live in Indy there are a lot of great opportunities
    The sincerity of leadership and the people quickly make you happy to go to work, I actually consider 90% of the people I worked with friends.

    If you manage your time and have a general interest in the technology there are tons of things to do. I've dabbled in product sessions, support workshop hours, custom app dev, etc. All while doing my day job.

    Because Indy is small most of the talented people in the area end up at ET. A lot of talent resides in the town, and the C level team strives to keep the company local.

    Cons

    Only Product jobs are in Indy.
    Comp is only great if you live in the Midwest, if you're hired to work in a remote office be prepared to work with clients of similar skills sets that will make a lot more than you.
    Benefits are not equal per locale, some offices get parking, food, gyms, subway passes, etc.
    Simply because that's the bare min to acquire people in that locale, too bad for you if you don't live there.

    PTO is really poor compared to our parent company SalesForce
    Benefits are not up to par with our parent company SalesForce, try to find ET benefits and then find SF benefits. You'll notice ET's benefits are impossible to find and SF brags about theirs. That should be your sign.
    If you're assigned to SOW in Services or Support, there is little to no incentive to move you into something challenging. Most changes are done because of attrition as the organization are pretty flat outside of product.

    Salary bands don't exist, or if they do they are very lax.
    It's common someone on your team negotiated really hard and someone just took a college entry job. HR still doesn't have a classification for all skill sets in the field.

    SaaS margins puts a huge amount of pressure within Support/Services orgs, teams are currently being forced to find ways to offshore aspect of their work to India.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    The best culture!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    ExactTarget allows you to be innovative and share ideas, there is optimal opportunity to learn and grow. The HR Team is bar none they really know how to care for their employees coming in and going out. CEO and COO are hands on type of people even as the company grows beyond belief. The opportunity to meet and greet clients and be a part of the annual conference is priceless.

    Cons

    Because it is a fast paced environment, sometimes decisions are made to quickly that can ultimately cause friction when things do not go as planned. Sometimes folks are promoted based on time in service over whether they are truly qualified for all aspects of the job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR wouldn't change a thing, Directors and Middle management listen to the folks in the trenches a bit closer, they may be able to save the team and the company time and money. Be willing to try new ideas even though you may feel you are stretching.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Always-on, fast-paced, semi-organized chaos

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Producer  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Technical Producer in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Smart, friendly and professional co-workers.
    Flexible hours.
    Free snacks and drinks.
    Lots of positive energy.
    Very good at marketing.

    Cons

    Difficulty of maintaining positive work-life balance.
    A pressure to be working at all hours.
    Poor communication and documentation, resulting in different teams re-inventing the wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transfer some of the entertainment funds to create teams that focus on development of up-to-date documentation, best practices and tools that allow the Services team to succeed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fast-paced, changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Lots of room for experimentation

    Cons

    The wheel is reinvented all the time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Flexible workplace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    Pros

    Quick growth, lots of money thrown around for technology and parties. Very flexible work/life balance. Work from home options were excellent.

    Cons

    The quick growth really stretched some business processes, and some people got lost in the shuffle.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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