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Conversant Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Conversant is the leader in personalized digital marketing. We help the world's biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people. We offer a fully integrated personalization ... Read more

Mission: Our mission and culture are best embodied in our core values; 1% Better Everyday, Automate So You Can Innovate, Differentiate or Die and Today, Not Tomorrow. These values are rooted in excellence, passion, service, integrity, ownership and leadership. They are in our DNA ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Conversant's Max Vice-Reshel recently shared his perspective on the field of digital marketing and how Conversant is leading the evolution of personalized marketing to a select group of students from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Economics Department.

  • Epsilon and Conversant are honored to be recognized as the "Most Innovative Culture - Tech Provider" WINNER in the 2018 Digiday Worklife Awards! Stay tuned for details on what makes our #culture so innovative and see all the winners here:

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    Bloomberg Media Group and New York Media take top honors in the Digiday Worklife Awards - Digiday

    New York Media took the top spot in two categories in this year's Digiday Worklife Awards, which recognize media and marketing's top employers as well as the cultural initiatives that make them unique. The company has been awarded Best Onboarding Process and chief HR officer, Lou Gretta, was named HR Leader of the Year.

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Conversant – Why Work For Us?


Conversant is the leader in personalized digital marketing. We help the world's biggest companies grow by creating personalized experiences that deliver higher returns for brands and greater satisfaction for people. We offer a fully integrated personalization platform, personalized media programs and one of the world's largest affiliate marketing networks—CJ Affiliate™—all fueled by a deep understanding of what motivates people to engage, connect and buy.

In December 2014, Conversant was acquired by Alliance Data and became the digital media arm of Epsilon. As a business unit of Alliance Data, a Fortune 500 Company, Conversant associates are part of an organization that’s committed to offering a vibrant work environment which promotes the career advancement and performance development of its associates and provides opportunities to share in the company’s success.

We are an organization that is driven by data and results, but we know our associates do their best work when they have work-life harmony. Conversant offers an abundant amount of benefits, incentives and programs that help our associates achieve that. 

Our office is vibrant and fun with a variety of creative perks including: cold brew coffee Monday, bagel Friday, ice cream socials, freshly roasted local coffee, foosball, shuffleboard, trivia events, intramural sports, associate appreciation days and an associate-led band. We continue to look at bringing our employees together to from bonds that go beyond the walls of our offices. At the end of the day, we’re winning together!

Great stories deserve to be told. We believe in rewarding and celebrating associates whose accomplishments have gone above and beyond to significantly impact our business. Each quarter, Conversant recognizes associates with our Go Big Award. This award is presented to those who live and breathe our core values and exhibit the excellence to which we all aspire:

  • 1% Better Every Day: We strive for excellence and to consistently improve – even a little bit – each day to drive the company forward.
  • Automate to Innovate: Automation is key in allowing our associates to spend their energy on differentiated solutions. We’re always looking for new ways to increase throughput and quality.
  • Differentiate or Die: There’s a lot of noise in our industry. If companies don’t differentiate, it’s just a race to the bottom on price. We’re here to change the game, raise the bar and lead the market.
  • Today, Not Tomorrow: We empower associates to take ownership and exhibit leadership. The key is to prioritize what’s important, communicate to stakeholders and get after the important work.

Innovation is at the heart of our business. We embrace an innovative mindset and approach to our products, platforms and solutions. Conversant strives to push the boundaries of digital marketing and advertising via our proprietary technology, personalization platform and cutting-edge creative capabilities. We couldn’t do any of those things without an extremely talented team of individuals across all areas of the business, including engineering, data analytics, creative technology, marketing, business development and more.

From developing tools for advertisers and publishers to gain GDPR and ePrivacy Directive compliance to providing our clients with more transparency with our self-service marketing and analytics platform, Mesobase, our passion for excellence means we are constantly striving to improve – even if it’s a little bit – each day to drive the company and our community forward.

If you want to be part of a company that puts people first, work with some of the biggest brands in the world, thrive in a rewarding culture, have endless opportunities to grow and develop, and are ready to push the envelope, check out our job openings to see how you can make an impact through a career at Conversant.

Conversant supports various non-profits, programs and causes to make our communities and world a better place. From tutoring Chicago high school students for college entrance exams to constructing homes and playhouses for Habitat for Humanity to giving back to local foodbanks to providing grants that fuel local and national causes, the work and time we give today shapes what tomorrow can bring.

Help be the solution and be a part of a company that prioritizes giving back to the community. Check out our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter page to see what our associates have been supporting and see where your passions can benefit a brighter tomorrow.

Conversant Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very positive working environment and culture. Makes you do your best and work towards their slogan of "1% better every day".

    Cons

    Personnel hire/fire/exits are not communicated like they used to be from 2012 through 2016. Now one has to resort to the "grape-vine" sources.

    Advice to Management

    While there is formal top-down communication, encourage cross-team communication culture - to prevent teams from gravitating towards working in their own silos.

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Conversant Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Conversant (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Got an initial phone screening describing my resume. Received an interview offer at the office and was interviewed by 4 people. They were all very nice and welcoming which made the interview a lot easier to handle and made me feel comfortable there.

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Conversant Awards & Accolades

  • Most Innovative Culture - Tech Provider, Digiday WorkLife Awards, 2018
  • Crain's Tech 50 of 2018, Crain's Chicago Business, 2018
  • MarTech Exec 50 Women You Need to Know in MarTech, MarTechExec, 2017
  • ASPY Awards “Best Industry Innovation”, ASPY Awards, 2017
  • Built in Chicago Top 100 Tech Companies, Built in Chicago, 2017
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Pledges & Certifications

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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