Pubmatic

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Pubmatic Reviews

Updated Jul 28, 2014
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3.0 42 reviews

62% Approve of the CEO

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Rajeev Goel

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    3 people found this helpful  

    A lot of potential that is blocked by office politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsA lot to learn, great technology and resources to learn many different moving pieces. Ample opportunity to own your own book of business and be as involved as you would like. A valuable place to learn from and have on your resume

    ConsOffice politics between employees can get toxic, comes from mid level-directors seemingly thinking they are fighting for their jobs and stirring the pot that trickles down into the dynamics of their teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPotentially in a growth industry.

    ConsCulture is horrid. Never had a good feeling about the people working or leading the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook for writings on the wall if you want to build a great company. Seems you are out there for a quick buck.

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    This company is all about words and no action. A start up that tries hard to be corporate resulting in being neither.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI honestly can't think of any reason people would work there. Horrible culture, low pay, terrible management and politics.

    ConsTheir business decisions absolutely make no sense. I came there as part of an acquisition. And I was considered to be a "very key" person. They bumped up my salary laterally and tried to push a very very restrictive non-compete on me. They managed to bully some of the people into signing that but majority just left. Not one person was happy with the offers they have received. Considering they basically robbed every single person of the money with the acquisition where they really did not negotiate in a good faith, they could have at least made people happy. But it seemed they preferred to loose everything they have invested but would not raise salaries to make people happy. They have created a toxic environment and had the nerve to tell all of us "assume good intentions". Please... Actions speak for themselves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to treat your people with respect. Make your "key" people happy and not try to bully them into giving up any opportunity for advancement. But I honestly don't believe you would listen anyway, your company's culture is poisonous and any person with half of a brain will leave your company

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

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of talent development

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome smart people, trying hard to be cool, programmatic in general is the wave of the future so it's a good space to learn.

    ConsWhat others here have said about the high churn and the layers of mid level managers is true. Short sighted ethos pervades.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Too many cooks in the kitchen

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGet some programmatic exposure though you'll really have to struggle and fend for yourself which is somewhat comforting because everyone is in the same boat. I would say about 70% of the employees are just faking it until they make it. Just try and ask them a question and watch them stutter and reply we'll look into that for you.

    ConsYou'll notice most have been around for less than a year which speaks to the high turnover rate. While most of these layoffs weren't of choice for me the frequency is worrying because it indicates a company that lacks direction. They tend to feed you a lot of BS about how PubMatic is so far above competitors like Appnexus, Rubicon and AdX. If you do research on your own YES programmatic is growing BUT there's not a lot of money in SSP. PubMatic is no longer just a premium publisher partner they have more lower tier accounts in reality and a handful of actual premium publishers. It's an everyday struggle with publishers who are working with AdX/Rubicon and are seeing much better results with those partner than with PubMatic. This sounds harsh but just do everyone a favor and either sell the company or go out of business already.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey don't need any advice because they are so caught up with meetings and fighting the fight to stay in business that any advice would just be disregarded.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    all work with no direction or long term prospect

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosstart here was good with package but things went downhill quickly on work. nice new offices. hr efforts to keep the work environment fun. those who are new to the line will learn lots of stuffs if there is interest. support and interaction with other departments including sales and services. some products are new and opportunities are there to involve in fresh development activity.

    Consentire middle management is making decisions to protect itself and not for or supporting the good developers. cofounders running the show mostly or engaging a politics driven culture. short-sighted decisions on people and infra affect all. constant code fixes to hide mistakes and no controls therefore one team impacts other teams. plan to work half the time correcting old error. product and algo teams are fully new every year... no appreciation of major efforts but publicised action gets awards. not much chance for onsite opportunities and India team will be big base... good for those who wants to stay in Pune.

    Advice to Senior Managementspend for the longer term not for exits. visit the location where the max employees are and hire for quality instead of chasing customers who are leaving due to bad product and dev short term decisions. streamline bloated India engineering team with no power to managers and mixed up efforts. solve some problems for future... and at least stop the blame games by getting some trust back into teams and tackle root cause of issue

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    'Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.' Hunter S Thompson

    Sales (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsWorking at PubMatic for nearly 2 years, I can honestly say my company is remarkably genuine... In good and challenging times.

    I can count on my manager and executive team to display great judgement for our business, team, and clients.

    I've never seen us compromise on values or mission statement.

    Our work ethic resonates and builds our creditability.

    Recently our Redwood City, New York and London offices moved into new office locations because of our growth. It's crystal clear in each of these new offices, the execs are creating a place for us to do incredible work!

    Our offices are like our second homes, a place to hang out with friends, and where we come daily to be inspired!

    ConsAttrition last summer was disconcerting until transparency brought forward the reasons why.

    Employees on their way out sparked fear and intimidation in newbies - wasn't ideal for company culture.

    At our old offices, we'd run out of conference rooms and have to entertain clients or interview candidates at coffee shops or restaurants.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinued effort by leadership to be a little more deferential, complimentary and interested. Its risky and understandably somewhat vulnerable for executives but you're all doing great at helping people feel a little better about themselves and is inspiring!

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

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    Great product and clients...horrible management and processes

    Account Executive (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFun industry, great technology and great clients

    ConsHorrible management team, disorganized and inefficient business practices

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of focus on infrastructure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlexible work/life balance
    Every opportunity is a learning opportunity
    Proximity to senior managers
    Generally good natured team

    ConsThe wheel is constantly being reinvented because management gives no focus to establishing, implementing and executing rudimentary processes/procedures

    All decisions seem to be geared to building a superficially attractive company without depth

    Movement is strangled by upper managements need to be involved in every single aspect of a process, lack of trust in the team

    Management does not know how to effectively share and inspire with the vision

    Voluntary exists is HIGH because there is no infrastructure to base growth upon

    Advice to Senior ManagementBuild a company from the inside out. Invest not only in what makes or saves you money but in a successful future. Run a cost-benefit analysis that capitalizes on intangible values and benefits.

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    Where is this company headed

    Client Services (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsCEO who works hard and has grown the company sets a strong example for others. Opportunity to work on challenging problems in adtech and some large publishers.

    ConsChanges in last year by new leadership have negatively impacted morale and employee turnover. Bringing in new president has not helped the company build strong brand and identity in the industry. Company is losing some good clients. No product and technical innovation in the past year and competitors like Rubicon are coming back strong. Engineering organization is bloated and technical architecture is weak compared to competition.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the positive energy that existed early last year. Hire smart leaders and managers, not cronies. Become visible in the market. I worked here for over 3 years but for me the fun and excitement was lost in the last 12 months.

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

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