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Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
18 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at eMarketer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company values (everyone is on equal footing) there are no cubicles, there is no dress code. Most of the company is young and it has a very "start up" feel. The internal decor is nice and contemporary looking. The unlimited vacation time and 100% covered healthcare are huge pluses. The company fosters career growth above most things and they want you to be eager to learn new things even if its not in your job title. They're willing to move you around to different positions if you think you want to try something different or might fit better somewhere else. Your encouraged to question the way they do things as a company if you think you have an idea of a better way to do it.

    Cons

    That the office is based near times square which is a tourist trap which isn't really a con, but it can get cumbersome for when you go on lunch break.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    If it sounds too good to be true, it is.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative
    Former Employee - Business Development Representative

    I worked at eMarketer (more than a year)

    Pros

    No dress policy, unlimited vacation (to a point), great benefits.

    Cons

    - HUGE amount of favoritism. If you're well-liked, you'll do anything you want at any time. If you're not, you don't get much respect.

    - Training and ongoing support are sub-par. With no HR department, training is left to whoever's schedule is open at the time. This leads to incomplete training, mixed messages about your job and the company, and generally makes your new company seem like a chicken with its head cut off.

    - THERE IS NO HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT! If you have any sort of issue, the only real place you can turn is your direct report, and usually they're too busy to address the issue appropriately. Instead of HR they have "organizational development," which looks nothing like a real HR department should. From personal experience: I was mistreated by a member of upper management and when I reported it, no investigation began nor were any resolutions sought out.

    - Extremely high employee turnover rate.

    - Very very cliquey.

    - Incentives seem to be decreasing. Seems as though the executives are not fans of paying their sales & account management people commission.

    - Essentially no communication between top management and employees. This leads to confusion and poor office morale as changes come without notice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a robust HR department and a system of handling disputes, etc. Invite younger folks to toss up ideas on how to improve the company and actually act on them, rather than just listen and nod your head. Remember that without your employees you wouldn't be where you are today, so think twice before changing compensation plans and potentially harming office morale. Be open and honest with your teams about what changes are happening rather than carry the attitude of "we decided this, so deal with it now."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great organization and strong business plan

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

    I worked at eMarketer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Really enjoyed my time with the organization. The CEO takes the time to meet with each individual person to discuss how they view the company and whether any changes should be discussed. They brought in an excellent sales leader to handle the new business side of things as well as invested a lot of time and effort into marketing and lead gen.

    Cons

    While discussions about changes to product and structure are discussed at length, decisions are less frequent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    A good place to work.

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

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

    Pros

    The pluses: friendly, intelligent, and motivated colleagues. People at eMarketer have a passion for their work and are often encouraged to pursue creative solutions. This drives a positive, entrepreneurial culture in the office.

    Cons

    On the downside of the freedom and entrepreneurial culture - it can at times feel like different departments, or individuals within departments are all pulling in different directions. Lack of leadership / politics often determine directives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and make leadership a priority.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    It has been a positive experience, professional and mostly collaborative culture.

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    • 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 eMarketer full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company is very entrepreneurial, allows work-from-home arrangements and pays for health insurance. It is a forward-thinking, innovative company. There is no set vacation policy--the company allows you to take as much time off as you wish.

    Cons

    Movement up is challenging. There is a small cadre of decisionmakers and influencers that doesn't want to let anyone else contribute creative ideas. Management gives lip service to wanting new ideas but it's only from a select few.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tap into existing employees' hidden talents--uncover them, listen to them, instead of always relying on a select few. Don't always bias toward younger employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Toxic work environment: favoritism is rampant, no HR, poor leadership (still)

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    • 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 eMarketer full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited time-off policy, beautiful new office, intelligent co-workers and a highly respected brand. Compensation is competitive and medical benefits are 100% company paid (very high deductible):

    Cons

    The favoritism that exists at eMarketer is a real problem. VPs and Directors that have been promoted over the years are not experienced to manage, nor mentor their teams. Cliquey. Lack of diversity in terms of employees. The subscription sales & account management teams are in constant churn. No HR point person. No matching 401K. No Bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire a new President and CEO. Bust up bureaucracy. Help monetize new ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior management confusion

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

    I worked at eMarketer full-time

    Pros

    Laid back work environment
    Great benefits

    Cons

    Unclear path to professional growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to work

    • 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 eMarketer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Leading company in its industry.
    - Transparency within the plans for the business.
    - Flexibility, casual ambient.
    - Great people!
    - Opportunities for personal growth, multiple resources for learning and training.

    Cons

    It's hard to think a con for eMarketer. I'd say a few Sales people are really unhappy there and that affect work sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep an eye on teams' moral. Be aware of 'unhappy' people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strong management team, great business and worklife.

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

    I have been working at eMarketer full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The management team is very strong, and improving. They make tough decisions for the greater good of the business, and are working to improve the company and transform it from a successful midsize company to a successful large company.

    There are great people working here.

    Cons

    The pace of change is fast, and employees must be ready for it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid...

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

    I have been working at eMarketer full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back dress policy, most colleagues are helpful.

    Cons

    High churn in sales department, high favoritism, middle management is generally ill equipped, long sales cycles, lots of dissension amongst the ranks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a sales infrastructure that supports sales reps. Simply hiring sales reps is not a growth strategy, they need leads, support, and achievable quotas. Also, realize that we are post 2008, so marketing and expectations should evolve accordingly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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