Taboola

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Taboola Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
16 Reviews
4.1
16 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Casual, Fun and Challenging. The perfect environment to thrive as an engineer.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    I have worked for many years as an engineer at Perfect Market, which was acquired recently by Taboola. It was great to realize how much of a match the culture, drive and passion that both companies shared making for an excellent acquisition. Working at Taboola now is casual, fun and challenging in a good engineering way.

    I would probably compare it most to the type of culture and work ethic you would see at companies like Facebook and Google. Light weight management that is very engineering strong making great decision for the company, which make sense. Engineers are driven and passionate on what they do. Culture is casual, motivated and people really do care about each other. Our CEO Adam is not only a great speaker but passionative, driven and very engaged with making our vision happen.

    As an Engineer I have the ability to work on frontend or backend or both in an agile fashion, which not only keeps me engaged but also sharpens my skill set to new tech. Taboola management works very closely with engineering so ideas can go upward and help shape product direction. It really is a great time to work for Taboola and I would definitely recommend it to any engineers out there that want to make a difference, ramp up their skills and work with a great team.

    Cons

    The office location in Pasadena is not that ideal as most tech companies are on the westside. However the location is right next to a lot of restaurants, which make it nice at lunch time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing! It's working!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people / No egos!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Taboola full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love working with smart and diverse group of people. Especially those with no ego! There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skill and everyone is encouraged to continue learning and improving existing skill-sets. The office is in a fantastic location with more than 100 restaurants in walking distance.

    Cons

    Its a fast growing company so there are plenty of challenges, in particular communication across offices in five time zones.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Really interesting, smart, hard working, fun team at Taboola

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

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

    Pros

    Most of the employees have a great attitude, the company is growing fast so fun to be on a winning team. Also great office location and perks

    Cons

    Typical fast growth challenges - communication could be better

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work a** off without any recognition or pay package

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    You will have to work on every maintenance project

    Cons

    How hard / Intelligently you work, your work won't be recognized and appreciated. You won't get to work on interesting projects. There are few favorite employees, they get first preference and you just have to work supporting them. Even if its your Idea, you won't get recognition. You need to work extra hours to finish tasks of projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop taking advantage of hard working engineers. You need to appreciate hard worked employees and reward them. You have to give growth opportunities for every employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Amazing company to work for. High growth, high octane.

    • 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 Taboola full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Revenue is exploding, great vibe in office. Drive to win the game, highly competitive atmosphere, they want to kill it!

    Cons

    Highly competitive space with not
    much differentiation from Outbrain, their main competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more straight with your employees, no BS.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, fast paced, still growing.

    • 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 Taboola full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's a start up so there is time to carve you're own niche among teams.

    Everyone is delightful to work with and very motivated.

    Technology team is constantly innovating.

    Cons

    Still figuring out their footing in regards to paying sales reps.

    I agree that it seems frowned upon to leave at 6 but it's a sales office so that is to be expected. However anyone in sales knows that sales is not a 9-5 job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your sales team as they are on the front line every day.

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

    Taboola... not so great.

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

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

    Pros

    Free Office Food
    Fast Paced
    Extremely sales driven organization
    Business makes money

    Cons

    - Horrible Upper management
    - culture is all about selling and you couldn't leave at the designated 6 p.m. dismissal without feeling like a slacker. Their underlying expectation is for you to work over time all the time
    Zero Work life balance, yes I understand it's a start up but you should be able to have a personal life too
    Did I mention horrible upper management? They do not have a clue in managing teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper Management should take into consideration taking training sessions on how to be an effective manager

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Work with smart and motivated people

    Cons

    Lots of work to get through, but that is part of being a startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Revolutionizing Content Discovery

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

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

    Pros

    - Amazing people
    - Fun culture
    - Constant change and new product launches
    - Rocket ship atmosphere with amazing growth potential

    Cons

    - Company has outgrown office space

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Unstable management driven by unprofessional leadership

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

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

    Pros

    Company grows quickly, lot's of funds.
    Fully stocked kitchen, great office space with comfortable public transportation

    Cons

    The management is unprofessional - managing people by manipulation and preferring personal relationship over professionalism, leading to a situation where only mediocre employees will stay.
    Company in not realistic about the goals it sets, not understanding it's true place in the market. Blinded by the quick and truly impressing growth in the past year, the management seems to have "lost it".
    Employees are working extremely hard and not getting compensated accordingly.
    Due to the growth (I guess) it's quite easy to get in, and the percentage of quality people is decreasing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up. Leave the sales slogans outside of the company, the employees (the smart ones at least) will appreciate it better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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