MediaMind

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MediaMind Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
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2.6
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Neil Nguyen
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Laid back culture, generally cool people, exciting work, global opportunities (in 6 reviews)

  • Someone else wrote "Some original talent and great people still working there (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • C level management unapproachable and unfriendly, do not care for employees (in 2 reviews)

  • Training for job-based skills such as client services, escalation, sales, etc (in 2 reviews)

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    Ex - Product Marketing Manager

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at MediaMind full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In 2014, Sizmek (formerly Mediamind) really managed to turn around their culture following the departure from DG. Now have a strong set of global values and the company is very globally connected. Progression is available. There is always plenty of work to do when competing with Doubleclick/Google. Some very talented people work there who are loyal to the company that used to be Eyeblaster years ago. With over 44 offices worldwide it still feels like a small company and its easy to get things done and make decisions. Very flexible in terms of remote working policy and attire. Local offices are always in high spirits and greet travelers with open arms making it fun to travel.

    Cons

    Needs better support around initial training. Having such a global company can be a challenge, especially when so many developers are based in Israel. Need to have a thick skin for occasional client gripes and master clear communication with teams overseas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its time for Sizmek to grow its employee base so as not to overwork the loyal folks putting in extra hours. The company is doing well so it makes sense. Keep compensation competitive (admittedly not easy).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn about advertising technology, not great for job-based skills

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Client Services Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Client Services Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    MediaMind (now Sizmek) has a product or partnership for every digital advertising technology need, which makes it a great place to learn about the marketplace and existing solutions. Once you've proved to be a dependable employee, there is an incredible amount of flexibility - unlimited vacation, work from home, time allowed for volunteering. Middle management, generally speaking, is actually very knowledgeable on the offering/products.

    Cons

    Training for job-based skills such as client services, escalation, sales, etc. is non-existent. Very much a figure it out mentality for everything besides "the platform". Payment is average though the expectations for the pay isn't really fair. Leadership at the executive level is a joke - there is only quarterly communication from the CEO, if that. And basically no communication from other C-Level or country level executives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice is to actually hire more client service people to devote to clients. Provide more skills/job-based training for all departments so that they feel like they're growing their career, not just knowledge of the platform.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Things Could Be Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at MediaMind full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart people with lots of passion and industry know-how
    Lots of freedom to do your job the way you see it best
    Company can invest in new ideas and new products

    Cons

    No vision to take advantage of the company resources, so good product and tech ideas get ignored
    You basically get ignored. Your direct management understands the issue, and tries to help, but is helpless
    Company basically just buys new companies, and forgets to actually innovate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are a tech company.. innovate! Actually innovate. This doesn't mean "buy a point solution". It means filling customer needs in a way that makes them want to use us. You actually bought a company that used to do this (EyeWonder), so the know-how to innovate is there. You just need to take advantage of it. What you are doing now isn't actually innovating.

    Pay attention to employee issues and try to solve them on a company level. You have a lot of really smart employees, some of them you pay very handsomely, that you basically do not take advantage of. Take advantage of it.

    Remember when I said you need to innovate? Do that. We'll all get rich (yes, including you) together that way.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ok, but lacks direction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great pay, Great benefits, Great work/life balance

    Cons

    No clear vision. It seemed like every week there was a new direction to go in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break out of the silos.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Future is cloudy...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    I have been working at MediaMind (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment and people.

    Cons

    IT is a mess for North America. The company HQ is in Austin Texas but the IT HQ is in Israel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move or create a NA IT HQ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    so many changes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    management has become more lax about the working-remote policy. They know we're all getting our work done, so it doesn't matter where we complete it from. This is a global technology company. its about time.

    Cons

    recent changes in management have led to focus on cost cutting. Which means employees are working 60hr/weeks without new headcounts being added to any departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You continue to burn out employees, and you're loosing good people. Only to replace them with JR level experience employees? Sometimes you need to pay for talent to get the job done right.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    There is a big gap between execs and the rest of the company.

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    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    The people around you are nice. Open space leads to more interaction between teams. Free snacks and taco Mondays. Some happy hours and internal events every now and then.

    Cons

    Executives moved to Austin and they never really introduced themselves to the office. Many employees don't even know who is who. Plus, who wants to work at a place where the company's own CEO won't even say hi to you and looks the other way when running into him in the hallway.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more in touch with your employees. Don't just walk around them, get to know them. The office is NOT that big.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not quite there

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at MediaMind full-time

    Pros

    Industry. Culture. People. Location.

    Cons

    Employees are skeptical current Executives can right the ship, lead company to success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to gain the trust of your employees. You're viewed as only out to enrich yourselves.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Run the other direction! One of the lamest group of managers you could ever meet. From the President down.......

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Free food and beer for on Mondays and Tuesdays when the delivery arrives....get it fast before the gluttonous slobs devour everything or take it home with them.

    Cons

    Lousy management, very inexperienced sales team unable to land business. The LA office is certainly on the way out. The Sales team has lost one major account after another, but seem to blame everyone else, namely client services and creative services.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people smarter than you, at least admit your shortcomings and try to build a better organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Run, don't walk

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Snacks provided
    Office in front of 6 stop, easy commute.

    Cons

    Sizmek-DG-Mediamind-Unicast-Eyewonder has a real identity crisis. Their operational leadership would rather pick apart work of front line employees than handle any of the big issues affecting the company. There are a few executives who are rude to everyone they comes in contact with and don't understand the business enough to be leaders.The NY Office has lost 30% of their people in the past few months with more on their way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the execs who are not in line with the culture. No one needs bullies running the office.
    Understand the seasonality of the job and use it to your advantage when budgeting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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