Marketo

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Marketo Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
65 Reviews
3.8
65 Reviews
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Marketo President & CEO Phil Fernandez
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learn something new everyday, and extremely fast paced so you're never bored or unchallenged (in 6 reviews)

  • Some of the smartest hard working people are here and you feel part of a strong brand (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • I would not recommend it because: work/life balance, C-level views their structure with blinders on (the system feeds you leads that you then close (in 6 reviews)

  • No work/life balance, mostly work (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marketo as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Open culture and flexible working hours and friendly working atmosphere

    Cons

    not busy hectic work style

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have a clear plan and schedule layout for the interns before they start

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

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

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

    Pros

    cool people, strong leadership, future looks good

    Cons

    sometimes the managers tend to micromanage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep it going

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Meh

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

    I worked at Marketo as a contractor

    Pros

    The company is growing quickly and has been killing it. Always something to do and keeps you busy.

    Cons

    "Room for growth" isn't reality. They will bring in external folks with less experience to fill a position that you would be more than qualified for, making it difficult to grow. Lots of promises with no action. HR department is a bit of a joke and unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and mentor "leaders" who are willing to help their subordinates grow. Good managers help grow folks who will one day take their position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud to be a part of this team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I work under Finance and have been brought on to help build infrastructure as the company grows and matures. I feel very fortunate because I love my job and work for a great manager and a great department. In my role, I interact with all levels of employees across all departments. Often, I have to communicate, educate and train on new processes or systems; for the most part, colleagues here are respectful, want to learn the new process and do the right thing. There are a few people who don’t like change or don’t want to follow a new process, but those types exist in every company – nothing unique to Marketo.
    Marketo’s corporate culture and philosophy resonates with me personally. It is a very “employee-oriented” company and that focus comes directly from our CEO. There are a lot of intelligent and talented people who work here and I am proud to be a part of this team. I have worked in the Valley for many years with different tech companies and I can honestly say that Marketo is a great place to work. On top of all that, I believe in the products and the company – how awesome is that?

    Cons

    Keeping up with the fast-paced environment and growth – but that’s actually a good thing. The open-floor plan takes getting use to and may not be for everyone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your “small company” spirit as long as you can. Also, keep listening to your employees … if you take care of them, they will most definitely take care of you!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    A leading company, a great ride, but not for all

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    If you do good work here you are rewarded - if you want to see how companies in the valley function this is a great place to be. Some of the smartest hard working people are here and you feel part of a strong brand. The products work, and the customer roster is strong.

    Cons

    The hours will be long and not all managers are created equally. Some are opportunists, some actually care. Snacks and lunches are good but that's table stakes at most companies in the valley. As the company's grown that has meant more policies and procedures - some make sense, others feel like needless bureaucracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation needs to be competitive or your best will leave. Mean what you say about company values. No more "behinds in seats" mentality just to make things look busy - trust your staff, treat people like adults, manage by exception.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    So far so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, but surrounded by helpful peers.

    Cons

    Learning the product takes time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little more time teaching the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales Development Representative

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Marketo is pretty generous to all their employees. The interview process can be a bit lengthy but when a company offers great pay, awesome benefits, and an environment only a tech company can provide; well it is well worth the time investment.

    Cons

    Result driven environment. This is not a negative thing, but apply knowing that if accepted you are expected to perform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great at listening to employees and any concerns they may have. They are quick to offer any amenities that my improve the office environment or quality of work life. The growth in the company is laid out, clear as day. Perform at quota for X amount of time and you will receive X.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Have your First Job

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -A lot to learn
    -Always something to do
    -Management has a great balance of work/play

    Cons

    -training process is a more learn it yourself approach

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Smart people, fuzzy career growth

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

    I worked at Marketo

    Pros

    Marketoites are super sharp, helpful, and driven.

    Cons

    Not so clear career growth and career track planning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value the growth of employees as much as you value the growth of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid Tech Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Marketo full-time

    Pros

    Strong product with smart co-workers and fanatical customers. Currently providing more "perks" that are expected in tech.

    Cons

    San Mateo location. Most of the praise comes in forms of money (which isn't really a con) but there is limited positive feedback. Flexibility of working from home is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow a more flexible work/life balance. Partner with more companies for better "perks" including local discounts for things like gyms and attractions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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