MarketLive Reviews

Updated March 4, 2015
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  1. Exceeds expectations

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

    I have been working at MarketLive full-time

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

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    Great location for local North Bay people...........

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Small company in great location for local North Bay individuals. Frequent lunch and learns and beer bashes. Low key environment; casual dress, dogs are allowed. People at the company, including CEO, are truly passionate about their customers, which is refreshing.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is a challenge, expectation is to be available pretty constantly. Not a lot of flexibility, in general for working remotely and alternative work schedules, if that is important to you. The company has a CEO who founded the company, and many people are "lifers" and have little experience at other companies in the past 15 - 20 years. As a result many people are in higher / lead positions because of the number of years and relationships instead of because of their talents and capabilities.

    Advice to Management

    Better flexibility - try to separate personal relationships from true talent that can drive the company forward.


  3. Good Work/Life Balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    The company is moving in the right direction


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  5. Work Hard, Play Hard

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

    I have been working at MarketLive full-time

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

    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 Management

    - 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


  6. Great spot, great people

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

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None cons worth mentioning. Trivial stuff.

    Advice to Management

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


  7. Go

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MarketLive

    Pros

    Location Nice co-workers Free food in meetings

    Cons

    Dwindling business No salary hike for past 4 years No bonuses

    Advice to Management

    Please turn the company around


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sr. Account Execuitve

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

    I have been working at MarketLive

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep up the open communication.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Not a good place for work-live balance

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

    I have been working at MarketLive full-time (More than a year)

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

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun sales group to work with.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Improve your software.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Sinking Ship

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

    I worked at MarketLive full-time

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

    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 Management

    Focus on treating your employees and customers well.



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