MediaMath

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MediaMath Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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4.2 57 reviews

96% Approve of the CEO

MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki

Joe Zawadzki

(53 ratings)

88% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • MediaMath hires really smart people and challenges them every day(in 9 reviews)

  • Best work/life balance of any company I've worked for(in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Since the company is growing and has a limited amount of space, desk sizes are somewhat tiny(in 9 reviews)

  • We're short on conference rooms and desks, which is frustrating at times(in 3 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Would never work there

    Technical Writer (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits are good
    Chair massages onc ea week

    ConsManagement is lost
    Development team is great, the management is micromanaged and then ignored when they have ideas
    projects are started and then abandoned
    People are leaving in droves because of management

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop thinking that merging with more companies and then having your development team run by external people who aren't even in the location where the development team is, is the right way to go. Your development is leaving because of management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Would not reccommend

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsInnovative company that has the right vision
    Salary is decent
    Office is nice; modern sleek
    Free breakfast and snacks everyday
    Upper management is intelligent
    Operations is streamlined which is a great position to be in for a startup

    ConsMiddle management needs major improvement
    Re-structuring occurs way too often - different teams, new people , etc
    They do no invest in their employees at all
    No training
    Expected to sit and work through lunch
    Teams heavily divided professionally (lack of communication) and personally (too many elitiests/rude people)

    Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in your employees. You have a million other competitors out there especially in the digital start up world where they can find a job. Re-structuring a million times is not going to make your business successful. Try investing in your employees, and see how far your business will go.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Has potential

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsIt is one of the top companies within its competitors.
    It has Intelligent executive leaders.
    It is a fast growing company.
    It has the potential to exit well.

    ConsUnfair compensation to employees.
    Leadership more focused on exit opportunities than investing in employees.
    Threaten to quit for fair pay or promotion is the norm.
    Hire inexperienced managers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe biggest asset to any start-up is it's employees, invest and pay market value to your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good luck if you work in a satellite office

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsMediaMath can be a fun company to work for and it is growing fast and it seems like there are good opportunities on the horizon. The executive team is made up of extremely smart and motivating individuals.

    ConsCompensation is low and benefits are expensive. Good luck trying to get ahead or noticed if you work in a satellite office. HR only seems to care about getting good reviews on job boards, but when it comes to actually listening to employee questions and concerns, they disappear and/or seem completely clueless. They appear to be incapable of handling the company's rapid growth. The HR business partners have no idea what is happening if you don't work out of the NY office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to employees below a senior level and implement changes to improve morale. Make sure your visions trickle down to even the lowest level employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Sales Director (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat technology but does not know how to support sales people.

    ConsIncompetent Sales leadership, especially at the VP level.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore autonomy for individual contributors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Used to be on a great path...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart people, problem solvers, collaborative work environment

    ConsThe organization as a whole is very disorganized. Everything is done extremely last minute so there are constant fire drills that distract from real goals. There is a re-org and change of focus for the company every few months. The executive team rarely communicates to the rest of the company and can't even get on the same page. There are a couple brilliant minds on that team and a couple that no one has any idea what they do and contribute very little value if any. Very little room for career growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet organized, stay focused for more than 6 months at a time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    There a much better places to work in the industry than MediaMath

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots of vacation time
    Smart people
    Good benefits and perks

    ConsLow compensation compared to other companies in the industry
    make employees fearful of leaving (i.e. Non-compete agreement, which is very broad in terms of language). Could hinder future opportunities to better yourselves.
    Company is heavily divided internally.
    Not a sales focused organization
    HR department is terrible

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep with your competition in terms of compensation.
    Design a better on-boarding process for new employees
    Become a more sales focused organization

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Can be a great place if motivated

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- Fast growing and innovative
    - Intelligent and very experienced business leaders for management
    - Great people and great working environment
    - Lots of room for growth and career opportunities (if politics are played correctly)

    Cons- Very low pay in comparison to competitors and other firms in the industry
    - 401(k)
    - Career growth and opportunities are only given to star performers (Top 1 or 2) and need to be played with basic office politics
    - Always reogranizing the company structure

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow and develop your current hires rather than hiring "experienced" talent. Your older employees know your business much better than the so-called "experienced" hires.

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    Great Benefits and Company Culture but Engineering is a mess

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsBenefits are really awesome, they pay for your health insurance and give you FSA money. Overall there are smart engineers here and many opportunities to gain experience. Junior level and mid-level back-end engineers would benefit most, but expect to outgrow your job and your team quickly. Engineering management is enthusiastic and wants engineers to be successful - you do have the opportunity to propose and implement your own projects. You get a lot of freedom to implement your own solutions. Product is actually really nice and willing to give you more time to do things right. Very diverse work environment, people are treated fairly and respectfully regardless of gender or ethnic background.

    ConsEngineering management lacks real tech experience. The department is very frantic and scattered without a solid long term vision. Poor handling of politics between teams, very immature environment, lots of junior high name-calling behind backs happening at management levels. Teams are not effectively managed, under-performing developers are not put on performance review plans or otherwise dealt with, and over-performing developers get rewarded with additional work the under-performing developers can't do. Teams don't work well together. Some teams are micromanaged to require detailed specifications in order to code anything, other teams work in silos and don't communicate with teams their code overlaps with. Finally, very limited opportunities for engineer advancement, very few truly "senior" engineers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire people with proven track records at major tech companies. Get rid of dead weight, you can't retain good engineers if you keep the bad apples around.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Brilliant minds, but the folks running the show day-to-day? Complete disconnect. Unpleasant most times. In-fighting.

    Account Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsTo learn from some of the most brilliant minds in math, statistics, performance metrics while laughing at the sharp, snarky humor.

    ConsSecrets, don't say this or that, especially to that person. No one taught me so why should I help you? A lot of throwing others under the bus. Very sad circumstance and culture during the time I was there, and I believe MediaMath is a phenomenal company which will go very far. I wish I could have been there during a better time, to shine rather than cower in fear.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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