Mission: Removing the expense and inefficiency of ad agencies by working directly with partners to automate the building and buying of advertising. To be the best and last local marketing decision a business will ever make.
I have been working at OwnLocal full-time (Less than a year)
I've learned and experienced so much during my time at OwnLocal that has set me up for a great career.
My co-workers are hard-working, supremely helpful and understanding. We have a very open no-dumb-questions culture of learning and improvement that I'm glad I've been able to help grow.
I have had a lot of opportunities to significantly improve our product and customers, and I'm very excited about our future roadmap.
Focusing on new unproven platforms at the expense of the existing product was a pretty serious misstep, thankfully this has been corrected.
We're a bit of a rowdy bunch on occasion, can get somewhat noisy. Nothing a good pair of Bose headphones can't cure.
Advice to Management
Having a significant portion of your company laid off on short notice is a bit of a downer. I understand the need business-wise but most companies I know announce layoffs before taking effect to give people time to prepare.
I'm more excited about our future than (frankly) I've been in a while. We're on a great and still improving trajectory, keep it up!
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OwnLocal (Austin, TX).
The first interview was a screening with HR. I thought the recruiter was nice and friendly, but when discussing the benefits of the job she made some comments I found to be inappropriate. An interview is as much about me as it is about your company, and when you say that we don't get paid a liveable wage because the CEO wants you to be happy, but doesn't want to be buying your pants, I do not want to work for you anymore at that point.
OwnLocal acquired technology startup Sidengo http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfhh
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