Outbrain Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
7 Reviews
3.6
7 Reviews
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Outbrainers are driven, friendly and transparent

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

    I have been working at Outbrain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Egos don't really exist here. Everyone can talk to anyone about anything.
    - Every position is fluid in its own way--you'll find yourself working with every other department at one point or another
    - Outbrain is by far the biggest and highest quality player in content recommendation, so working here is an opportunity to be on the frontier of that area of the industry

    Cons

    - You might gain weight because of all the snacks and drinks available all day (although a gym membership is part of your benefits package)
    - You'll probably be pretty busy all the time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Lots of talk, no action

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

    I have been working at Outbrain full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many interesting and smart people, perks include beer cart thursdays, lunch on tuesdays, friday 'treat', fully stocked kitchen and gym membership. Still freedom to make decisions on your own, since the company is not huge yet. I heard it used to have a start-up feel, but is quickly growing up.

    Cons

    Some senior level management are not kept accountable for their actions, and are able to be very unprofessional behind closed doors without reprimand. There are some enormous egos which can affect employees moving up in the company. HR will not do anything or will likely side with senior employee they have ignored complaints in the past, and will likely keep ignoring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mandatory training of how to deal with employees. Third party present at reviews and potentially important employee-related meetings, so managers are accountable for actions and words. More transparency as to how the department is doing financially/business-wise with respect to the rest of the company. Departmental deep dives would be helpful. If you keep employees just because they have been at the company 'since the beginning', and not because of merit, it is detrimental to your business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Meh...

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

    I have been working at Outbrain

    Pros

    The are some really great individuals here, and I love working and learning from them. And the stocked fridge is a nice bonus.

    Cons

    So the company really tries to maintain that "start-up" feel; I don't feel it. There seems to be a huge disconnect between the executive level and the rest of the company. In can be very frustrating not knowing where the company is headed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    While the new all-hands monthly meetings are great, make them twice a month, and get rid of the bs. Let's talk about what the plan is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Outbrain part-time

    Pros

    good i like it. not a bad place to spend your time during the day. nothing else really to say here about anything. i think its all good.

    Cons

    i like the place i thinkits good. it can be a little hecktic but nothing too serious.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing. i have nothign else really to say about any of this. i generally like the place. good place to be.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Okay

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

    I have been working at Outbrain

    Pros

    Good office. Nice people. Nice atmosphere. There are quite a few here.

    Cons

    There are quite a few to list here so I'll keep it to a minimum. At a minimum it is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work I know

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Country Manager  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Country Manager in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

    I have been working at Outbrain full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Great senior management
    - Very innovative company
    - Very informal and open door management style
    - Cares about work-life balance

    Cons

    Still needs to improve processes and enhance communications among divisions and international operations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, a chance to effect millions giving them great content on the Web and advance personally & technologically

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Algorithms and Software Team Leader  in  Netanya (Israel)
    Current Employee - Algorithms and Software Team Leader in Netanya (Israel)

    I have been working at Outbrain full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Interesting challenges, both advanced algorithms, high-end software development and management challenges
    -Great people, both personally and professionally
    -Management is wonderful, connected to the technological and business side, business model is well defined and successful, ability to change over time and adapt
    - Agile development methods and working with a lot of open-source products
    - "startup atmosphere" - everyone is effecting the company, customers and revenue

    Cons

    No longer a small startup (but trying to keep the spirit)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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