Extreme Reach Reviews

Updated March 26, 2015
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  1. Fun, fast, friendly

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Needham, MA

    I worked at Extreme Reach full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparent management, minimal politics at the exec level, high growth potential. Competitive annual salaries, monthly sales bonuses, very solid benefits package.

    Cons

    The most successful employees made themselves available 24/7. Standard for competition was high. A good con to have, very high performing environment with challenging growth goals.

  2. I couldn't be happier working at Extreme Reach. My ideas are heard and often built into our products and services.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent credibility with brands, agencies, and press.
    Market leader in TV ad distribution. 90%+ of the top advertisers use ER.
    Full of talented employees that go way above and beyond.
    Stock options are given to top performers every year.
    Pay is great and the vacation policy is generous.
    Known for world class customer service.
    Also a leader (and the best) in talent and rights management.
    This company sees the future and is doubling down on the future of television, digital video.
    ER has been on an acquisition spree and the revenue growth is insane.
    I believe the company is investing into the right areas to ensure it continues to lead TV, and to become the leader in digital video.

    Cons

    We used to get free lunch on Fridays, but that's been discontinued.
    There are a few employees with bad moral and a negative outlook, but they're the exception.
    Health care provider is fine, but not my favorite.
    Work load is high for some folks, but not too much for me.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back Friday lunches.
    Continue to invest in new technology and keep hiring AAA players.

  3. Helpful (2)

    No plan in place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Extreme Reach full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They definately do a great job selling you on how great you're going to be working with them until you get in the door.
    Some employees are really great people and fun to work with.
    I learned a lot about my industry by having to do it all myself.

    Cons

    This company tries sooo hard to stuff it's culture down your throat but they don't even know what their culture is. They had no plan past aquiring their competetors and now the leaders are coming up empty for ideas.
    The worst morale I ever saw and i used to work at McDonalds in high school.
    No one gets a say in anything.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the good people you still have left.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Cogs welcome

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you can sit down, shut up, and just do what you're told without wanting silly things like to contribute or matter or advance in any way, you'll fit in great.

    Cons

    Zero direction or comm from mgmt, terrible morale across departments with people scared for there jobs and completely unable todo anything about it because no one above manager level title will listen to any of the drones. Layoffs followed by brag about how profitable the company is. Huge influx of employees from buying a competitor that have fostered weird distrust between them and "old timers."

    Advice to Management

    Initiate some kind of upward feedback. Employees get reviews but get no chance to review their bosses or departments. I can promise you'll be surprised at what you hear.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Extremely Bad to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Some really great people to work with until they are so overworked and unappreciated they finally quit

    Cons

    I do not fel like I have any input into the direction of the company, my department, or even my job.
    Absolutely zero meaningful dialog with mangerment. Say 1 thing do something completly different.
    Terrible work life balance. Hope you enjoy sleeping at the office.
    Get a good review and congrats you get the option to waste your money giving it back to the owner for stocks that do nothing
    I think about 10-12 people I work with directly are looking for jobs. execs either dont know or just don't care.
    1 round of layoffs recently. Rumor is more coming b/c this company is not doing as well financially as they like to try to present to investers. currently all hiring and promotions and whatnot are stopped.

    Advice to Management

    just sell it already. We all know that's what your waiting for.

  7. Helpful (5)

    Extremely Disappointed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at Extreme Reach

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with a handful of people who I deeply admired and enjoyed going to work with everyday.

    Cons

    I have never worked in a company with such entirely poor morale across the board. Lots of bureacracy and red tape held up projects, leading to many late nights and weekends. In the end, I was transitioned to contractor status, only to be laid off weeks later along with dozens of others. While this worked out great for the company (since I was no longer a regular "employee", they did not have to cover any of my unemployment benefits,) it has been devastating for me and my family. For a company that stresses value and culture so much, I can't help but feel this was a cold and calculated move that goes against all of those supposed values.

    Advice to Management

    When you have to put up signs in the office explaining how great your company culture is, that's a red flag. If layoffs are eminent, at least have the decency to provide your employees with the safety net of unemployment benefits.

  8. Helpful (6)

    very poorly managed with strategic vision beyond the next quarter

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Extreme Reach full-time (less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    some of the people are nice
    pay is average or almost average

    Cons

    extremely long hours, especially in IT and Engineering
    extremely unstable and poorly architected/designed platform and network
    senior management is clearly more interested in getting more rounds of funding from investors than in producing a good product and seems to only care about getting to the IPO so they can make off with their golden parachutes
    PTO policy is only average and time off requests are regularly refused
    any and all criticism or suggestions for improvement are seen as being negative and result in employees being castigated - once new employees realize this, they simply clam up to protect themselves and start looking to leave the company (as I am)
    CTO writes most of the code himself, which goes a long way to explaining why 1- suggestions for improvements aren't taken in a positive light and 2- the coompany's technology footprint has no clear future plans and is so unstable
    all the micromanaging, lack of leadership and uncertainty about the future leads to a lot of tense feelings within the company
    All conversations concerning improving the company end with the same statement - "But that's not the ER way." - which just shuts down all discussion.

    Advice to Management

    From all your acquisitions and despite your illogical decisions when it comes to the many layoff rounds, you employ people with extremely strong skill sets, if you would only listen to them.

  9. Helpful (3)

    DG Systems Rocks

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    Former Employee - Shipping in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Shipping in Louisville, KY

    I worked at Extreme Reach full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    DG was a great place to work. Everyone at DG had a smile on thier face every day.

    Cons

    You a number in a huge corporate world.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know the people that make your company what it is.

  10. Helpful (5)

    Not for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Extreme Reach full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co workers, good work balance

    Cons

    values, office culture, not enough time off

  11. Customer Support, Tier I

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    Former Employee - Customer Support, Tier I in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Support, Tier I in Irving, TX

    I worked at Extreme Reach full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great compensation & benefit package, as is the culture and values. The teams and products are overall solid. I loved the flexible work schedule, quarterly bonuses after one year of employment.

    Cons

    Lack of training for new employees.
    Company changed names several times in the four years I was there.
    Company sold to Extreme Reach early 2014. Layoffs thereafter.

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