Marin Software

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Marin Software Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
49 Reviews
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49 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience in the Silicon Valley

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Junior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Marin Software as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great working atmosphere, very nice colleagues.
    A lot of flexibility for working hours as long as the work is done.
    I was given a lot of freedom handling my internship project (research on online bidding algorithms).

    Cons

    No lunch provided, only dinner 2 times a week.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Great product, company culture quickly changing

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marin Software

    Pros

    -The product is industry leading and the folks building it are really smart
    -Competitive salary
    -Ok work life balance
    - being in a remote office is fairly autonomous as long as you get your work done

    Cons

    -Becoming consumed in corporate red tape
    -Management overhaul- original management from start up has left and new management doesnt care as much about culture
    -lack of visibility in remote offices. People in SF are getting picked for all special projects
    -lack of management direction. We've been in a state of constant flux for 1.5 years with no goals or reviews

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Settle on a structure and have the discipline to stay with it. Work on ways to keep old employees, historical knowledge is huge in a tech/software company and the ramp up speed is slow.

    Keep putting emphasis on building a great product. It's easy to stay excited when great things are coming out

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, good, product, good service...

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice location with great benefits ranging from commuter/parking reimbursement, flex spend, stocked fridge, 3 weeks PTO, solid salary, etc. Product is strong in the market and constantly evolving for the better. People are smart and assertive.

    Cons

    Business units are silo'ed and they don't work together cohesively sometimes. Silos create their own culture and they dont always keep the overall mission in mind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the silos - managers need to build cohesive and synergistic teams to really push Marin forward.Keep innovating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great people, Great Product, Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    great vibes all around. work with very smart people. they pay really well and have good perks for employees.

    Cons

    competitive industry, my role there was repetitive but that's all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't give away ipads to people that barely did anything

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart, talented people in a fast growing company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    Great product, has good potential especially now that the company has gone public. Lots of smart, talented people in the company to work with, can definitely learn a lot while working at Marin.

    Cons

    Company is getting a lot bigger really fast. A lot more processes, HR involvement, making it that much harder to get things done. Not a lot of visibility into company/product vision.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    An established company with the feel of a start-up environment, and great people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development
    Current Employee - Business Development

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Marin are what make the company so great to work for. The hiring managers do a great job of hiring individuals that are not only qualified, but incredibly talented on a number of fronts. The management is better than anywhere else that I've worked previously, and for the most part the teams are well organized and cross-functional overall, with information flowing freely to and from each team member to help each other become more effective w/ their particular role.

    Cons

    The company is growing quickly and the market is maturing faster by the day. Marin has established itself as a market leader and would like to keep it that way in an increasingly fragmented and competitive space. This being said, as a company that's going through changes, it's difficult to minimize the "growing pains" experienced by employees. Keeping up with the face rate-of-change can be difficult for some.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great company in a challenging market

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Localization Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Localization Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - best benefits I have ever seen
    - "we don't play the blame game, we look for solutions" is practiced (most of the time)
    - exceptional CEO
    - good work-life balance
    - very diverse group of employees on all levels
    - outstanding engineers

    Cons

    - a tad too compartmentalized, groups don't share enough ideas (look how Goggle does it)
    - in some cases, skills of individual employees are not fully utilized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - since it's a public company now and short-term steps have higher priorities, don't loose the original goals from the long-term plans.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good product, OK management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    A solid product that continues to innovate.

    Cons

    Senior management is not in tune with the organization as it continues to grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend some time getting in touch with employees and allow them to help you improve the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, but needs more innovation

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

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Excellent life/work balance
    Everyone is well paid, almost too well paid
    Amazing location
    Everyone works hard

    Cons

    Getting to be too bureaucratic
    Upper management only available to Ivy Leaguers
    New features of product are half-baked, take too long to develop, and seem to lack innovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with our own ideas, not what's driven by sales. If there's no innovation within the company, talented contributors will leave. Act like you've been there and lead, don't react. If we aren't careful, we will get lapped by our competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work with lots of problem solving for an ever evolving SEM market.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Services in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Global Services in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    1. They pay half your commuting costs
    2. Kitchen is stacked
    3. Micro Management is frowned upon
    4. CEO is an actual human being
    5. Tenacious - when it comes to getting the deal
    6. Good People all around in the organization
    7. Deficiencies are "worn on the sleeve" and company is always trying to improve itself.

    Cons

    1. Dev Cycles are slow
    2. Google defines the rules, which means the game can be changed quickly.
    3. Services is leaned on heavy to accommodate the lack of supporting 3rd party publisher features.
    4. Market moves faster than Software development which means lots of expectation setting with customers anxious to utilize new market features.
    5. Margins on Services side are watched closely

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to get on the same page on the direction the product needs to go in. Management also needs to work more collaboratively across teams to see where opportunities for efficiency gains exist.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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