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Austin, TX
51 to 200 employees
2010
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
OwnLocal is a fun-loving and hardworking Austin-area startup with a crazy plan to help local media companies survive in the digital age. We built this fancy tech to automatically generate digital campaigns for their local business advertisers. OwnLocal powers digital services ... Read more

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.

OwnLocal Reviews

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Lloyd W. Armbrust
31 Ratings
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    "Still the best job I've ever had"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
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    I have been working at OwnLocal full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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!

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OwnLocal Interviews

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    Customer Success Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at OwnLocal (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

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