Pubmatic Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
45 Reviews

2.9
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  1.  

    Completing a period of transition and positioned for strong growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is at the forefront of the programmatic segment and recently rated as #1 by Forrester in its category. It's no longer a startup and has gone through the awkward transition to a more mature company in the last two years, with a lot of the weaker team members moving on to create a much stronger business. The executive team have a clear vision on where the company is going and a focus on getting there. Salary and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    The usual downsides of a high-growth company: aggressive hiring, ambitious objectives and probably trying to do too much. If you're not interested in a high-growth environment, this is not the place for you. The company has a strong sales performance ethos which is not to everyone's taste.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent communication to the team. Empower mid-level leaders more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not good place anymore

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time

    Pros

    Excellent product and technology stack

    Cons

    New managers coming will keep asking you about JIRA ticket status every time. Doesn't matter whether it adds any value to product.
    You now focus more on updating tickets than doing actual work
    No more a startup kind of place. You will feel leaving office early.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the startup culture remain.
    Hire technical managers who are willing to have product knowledge.
    Actual productive and good employees may get pissed off because of non technical managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, challenging & fun place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    There is a great sense of teamwork across all PubMatic offices. There is always someone who can help or point you in the right direction. There is a huge focus and effort around us being the best in the industry! We take pride in delivering the best technology and customer service to every one of our clients.

    The company is filled with a large number of industry, product and technology experts who are looking at ways of sharing their knowledge across the business. PubMatic's Training and Development team have just launched a new and exciting learning tool for all employees to access. Knowledge & innovation is at the heart of our development.

    The UK Leadership Team are extremely approachable and there is very much an open door policy! I have worked for some great and horrendous companies in the past and I would definitely consider PubMatic to be one of my favourite places to work. PubMatic is at an exciting point in it's growth and I can't wait to be part of its success.

    Cons

    HQ processes and procedures need to be localised as our Non US operations grow bigger and bigger!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find more ways of spending dedicated time with your global teams. The time you spend with them is invaluable and can go a long way to making your them feel appreciated and that their voices are heard!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice place to Work With

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pubmatic for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good learning place with high motivation.

    Cons

    Some time favoritism covers your good performance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pubmatic

    Pros

    good life balance,salary,perk more good here

    Cons

    management crazy guys,no hike is tere

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Good for starters : Not much for leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Exciting industry and PubMatic is at the right place at the right time.
    - Work environment is pretty cool, loud music playing on the floor most afternoons! Might get distracting for few but then for those people we have meeting rooms!
    - HR and support teams are quite supportive to anyone reaching out proactively for help. Many fun activities organized by HR team
    - Flexible work hours/No leave policy
    - Great pay - I doubt if there's any other company in this industry paying better than PubMatic

    Cons

    - Too many frequent leadership departures (many of them involuntary) causing too much flux.
    - There are "a few" smarties around and some really poor performers hanging in there for years. At times you will realize that it's a "Owner driven company" with all key decisions taken by one of the founders with other leadership having little or no say in the decision making.
    - Few "chosen ones" are treated special and are always backed even for their mistakes. In short, if you're one of the "chosen ones", expect great support and career path otherwise getting acceptance in the leadership is tough irrespective of your caliber.
    - Treat it as a career-in-between. Need for some much changes in the higher management based on real leadership qualities.
    - Dysfunctional groups at large. Product vs Engineering, Architects vs Developers, Old timers vs newbies and so on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - The whole engineering organization belongs to the CTO, not just the CTO group.
    - Lot of favoritism for a few chosen superheroes vs everyone else. Fundamentally, co-founders need to change their mindset from "My company" to "Our company", provide more decision making freedom to senior leaders hired from the industry.
    - Do not forget the leaders who've brought the company to a stage where we're now able to attract industry veterans and make ourselves known in this space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Best Company to Start with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pubmatic

    Pros

    Very good learning curve. Good people and very friendly culture. Good quality of work in front end team

    Cons

    Most of projects are delivered under high pressure and stringent timelines. Upper management needs to improve on decision making and planning

  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Potentially in a growth industry.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Their 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lack of talent development

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pubmatic

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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