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MarketLive Reviews

Updated December 19, 2014
Updated December 19, 2014
33 Reviews
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33 Reviews
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  1.  

    Exceeds expectations

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

    I have been working at MarketLive full-time

    Pros

    The mix of a startup and an established company all in one experience. It's not a hipster startup nor a conservative bureaucracy. Deep domain knowledge and strong passion and drive in key areas.

    Cons

    Benefits (particularly retirement) have room for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain/continue leadership and culture. Focus on customer experience, innovation, and growing the business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Work/Life Balance

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance. We all work hard, but we are also given the opportunity to play hard as well. Company puts on regular lunches, happy hours and parties and does a good job teaching each other about the different roles and responsibilities. Very creative and entrepreneurial work environment makes the day to day job exciting and ever-changing.

    Cons

    Working between departments can be difficult as everyone is very focused on their own tasks at hand

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is moving in the right direction

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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

    I have been working at MarketLive full-time

    Pros

    - Strong vision
    - Transparency
    - Company is finally on the up-and-up, after a slump
    - Approachable management
    - Supports local businesses (Three Twins, Petaluma Coffee, etc)
    - Friendly, bright people
    - Dog-friendly office
    - Monthly massage option
    - Regular employee gatherings (beer bashes, offsites, etc)
    - Typical "Silicon Valley" vibe
    - Flexible work space/times

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Building isn't exceptionally clean or laid out well
    - Bathrooms are in desperate need of a remodel
    - Almost TOO casual
    - Where are all of the sales people?!?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Everyone should be on an MBO track and held accountable for the success of the company.
    - Consider pushing your team to understand the "bigger picture", some seem jaded
    - Stock and 401k matching options would be GREAT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great spot, great people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Product in Petaluma, CA

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

    Pros

    Great offices. Great location. Great people. Great environment.

    Cons

    None cons worth mentioning. Trivial stuff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well. If I had "advice to management" I would tell management rather than barf it on the internet.

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

    Sr. Account Execuitve

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

    I have been working at MarketLive

    Pros

    Working with the best in the business. Very open team who listen and want feedback and ideas. Even though MarketLive has been in business for 18 years we still work like a start up. Its a great work environment.

    Cons

    The ecommerce industry is changing. Which means so is MarketLive. Good thing the executive team is open and ready to evolve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open communication.

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a good place for work-live balance

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

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

    Pros

    Direct manager is fine however company direction and objective is unclear causing constant changes in product - project initiative.

    Cons

    Forget about your work-live balance, there is none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketlive is a great way to get introduced to the e-Commerce business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development in Petaluma, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Petaluma, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun sales group to work with.

    Cons

    Lost a lot of customers and not adding many new ones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sinking Ship

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

    I worked at MarketLive full-time

    Pros

    Great location in Sonoma county. The majority of coworkers are nice and hard working

    Cons

    I hate to say this because I would like for sonoma county businesses to succeed but Marketlive is a sinking ship. Clients are unhappy with a faulty product that has bad code on top of old bad code. The previous CEO threatened to "outsource jobs" if the product team couldn't "get it together" DemandWare and Magento are dominating the industry and Marketlive is a 10 + year old company that is basically operating as a startup with little hope of acquisition in site. Not one review in 5 years and raises were on hold because of poor financial situation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on treating your employees and customers well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Experience

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

    I worked at MarketLive

    Pros

    The coworkers were friendly and hard working. Management made an effort to reduce the workplace stress.

    Cons

    Lot of politics in play. You need to post your time daily and give a detailed account of every hour you have spent.There is no work-life balance. You need to be thick skinned to work here.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    Not a good place to work - location is excellent, environment terrible

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy for me, initially made huge changes and had freedom to make improvements
    Good development team that wants to do good work

    Cons

    - No feedback, no reviews, no idea of standing until sudden layoff
    - Terrible communication between & among teams
    - Little value placed on workers - except the chosen few. Big favoritism, division instead of teamwork
    - Encouraged to pursue dead-end paths
    - People actually ignored me much of the time when I tried to ask questions
    - Terrible disorganization, especially by product
    - Personal connections promoted to management positions and put in place over existing employees, many completely unknowledgeable or useless and without valuing or even exploring what had been done before their arrival

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop supporting the favoritism and actually talk to everyone
    Consider losing a lot of the managers
    Require reviews

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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