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Rubicon Project Overview

Headquarters Playa Vista, CA
Size 501 to 1000 Employees
Founded 2007
Type Company - Public (RUBI)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Relentless in its efforts for innovation, Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions ... More

Mission: Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising.

Rubicon Project – Why Work For Us?

Rubicon Project is a leading technology company automating the buying and selling of advertising. Relentless in its efforts for innovation, Rubicon Project has engineered one of the largest real-time cloud and Big Data computing systems, processing trillions of transactions within milliseconds each month.

The company’s pioneering technology created a new model for the advertising industry – similar to what NASDAQ did for stock trading. Rubicon Project’s automated advertising platform is used by the world’s leading publishers and applications to transact with top brands around the globe.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Los Angeles, Rubicon Project has fourteen offices including New York, San Francisco, Paris, Hamburg, Sydney, London and Tokyo.


Our goal is to build and grow a truly unique company. From the passionate problem solvers we hire, our commitment to managing culture like a product, the scale and scope of the products and infrastructure we engineer, to the way we partner with our buyers and sellers of advertising on our technology platform (and help them deliver value to their customers), and creative rewards for our team members, we aim to make Rubicon Project an exciting experience – not just a “job”.


Based on the foundation of People, Product and Customers, our company Culture is defined by the following 11 cultural values:

Innovation: We invest our thinking and resources into change that will propel the industry and Company forward.

Excellence: We do things right, not always first. If we can’t do it best, we won’t do it.

Good People: Pride drives us to win, respect and humility help us learn, and having fun celebrating our wins (big and small) keeps us energized.

Competition: We are driven to win and are highly competitive; externally not internally.

Transparency: Knowledge is powerful. Transparency keeps us honest. We believe in the highest level of transparency possible with our team, investors, customers and partners.

Active Communication: Communication makes or breaks relationships. We will devote time and effort in making communication a priority.

Accountability: Personal accountability is the fuel that powers our overall system of accountability.

Speed: We go fast but don’t hurry.

Mistakes are OK: If we aren’t making mistakes, we aren’t moving fast enough. Making mistakes is the key to innovating and learning.

Test/Measure Everything: What gets measured gets done. What gets tested gets better.

Community: We consider ourselves to be fortunate and believe in paying it forward to those in need.


Since Rubicon Project was founded in May 2007, community and philanthropy have been fully ingrained into the fabric of our company. In addition to revolutionizing the automation of advertising, our founders set a policy of donating 1% of our profits to charity. In 2012 we updated this policy to distribute that donation by contributing ½ of our charitable donation to CASA, and ½ to be distributed equally among charities chosen by our individual team members.

With an aggressive growth plan ahead, it is vital to our company’s success to remain a positive force within our communities and true to our Cultural Values.


A Place Called Home
AIDS Walk Los Angeles
Alzheimer’s Association
American Red Cross
American Cancer Society
Ample Harvest
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association
Asha for Education
Best Friends Animal Society
Black Women for Wellness
Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Camp del Corazon
Camp PALS Chicago
Cancer Care
Cancer Research Institute
Catherine’s Health Center
Catholic Relief Services
Cato Institute
Center for Prison Education
Centerpoint Room
Cesar Millan Foundation
Cherry Lodge Cancer Care
Childhood Leukemia foundation
Children’s Defense Fund
Children’s Tumor Foundation
Concern Foundation
Crystal Stairs
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dizzy Feet Foundation
Doctors Without Borders
Dog’s Trust
Electrical Frontier Foundation
Environmental Justice Foundation
Evergreen SGV – Evergreen Baptist Church
of San Gabriel Valley
Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust
Food Democracy Now
Food for Hungry People
Friends of Animals Foundation
Friends of Father Pedro: AKAMASOA
Generation Rwanda
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity – San Gabriel
Happy Angels Dog Rescue
Hartley House
Heal the Bay
Heifer International
Hermosa Beach Education Foundation
Hope Again
Hope Through Health
Humane Society
Innosight Institute
International Red Cross
International Rescue Committee
Jewish National Fund
Kakamega Environmental Education Program
Karma Rescue
Kids Across America
LAGRANT Foundation
Landmark Legal Foundation
LA’s Best
LA’s Midnight Mission
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Lulu Leo Fund
March of Dimes
Marie Curie Cancer Care, Ealing branch
Memoirs of Bald Bride
Michael J. Fox Foundation
Mission Mexico Childrens Refuge
National Alliance of Mental Illness
National Association of Free Clinics
National Film Preservation Foundation
National Marfan Foundation
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Occidental Rugby Alumni Association
One Million Moms for Gun Control
Operation Blankets of Love
People Assisting the Homeless
Pet Orphans of Southern California
Planned Parenthood Foundation
Project Futures
Pug Rescue of San Diego
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
Red Cross
Restore The Shore Benefit
Rockaway Rescue Alliance
Sankara Eye Foundation
Santa Monica Malibu Education Foundation
Scott Weingard Memorial Fund
Semperfi Fund
Sierra Club
So Cal Bulldog Rescue
Special Olympics
Special Olympics of Southern California
St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
St. Luke’s Hospice
Stoked LA
Stop Hunger Now
Student Conservation Association of Charleston, NH
Surf Rider
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
The Asante Choir
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Pablove Foundation
The Trevor Project
Tree People
Trident Swim Foundation
Trout Unlimited
Victorian Country Fire Authority
Washington Trails Association
Wimbledon District Woodcraft Folk

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    A healthy, people-centric culture like nothing I've ever seen before

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
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    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time


    Benefits are incredible Really thriving in a culture of growth Embrace change and utilize new talent seamlessly Incredibly smart, driven team (company-wide)


    If you don't like companies that pour into creating a thriving team culture, then this place isn't for you.

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    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Rubicon Project.


    Applied online and i was contacted by HR in few days. They setup my interviews with different team members over the phone, skype etc. I found HR to be really really helpful in the whole process. I was provided feedback/update before and after the interviews on time. This was the first time i had such a great experience dealing with HR. Whole process took around 1 month and was very smooth. Had 5 rounds of interview and all of the interviewers were very polite.

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    • Technical question about projects in the past etc. Had one telephonic round with an engineer and asked many basic but tricky technical questions regarding unix, c++, http, python etc. Can only be answered if you really work on the technology. Then had a technical test over the web to solve a puzzle and 2-3 programming questions using python/java.   1 Answer

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  • TiE 50, TiECon, 2009
  • Top 100 Companies, OnMedia, 2008

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