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WideOrbit Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
WideOrbit is the technology platform for connecting audiences and ads, everywhere. We simplify ad transactions by focusing on innovation, customer delight, and value creation. Chances are if there’s an ad on your local TV or radio station, we helped put it there. Our ... Read more

Mission: We make it easier to buy and sell advertising.

Company Updates

  • WideOrbit is celebrating 20 years in business, and we are thankful for everyone who has helped us reach this milestone.

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WideOrbit – Why Work With Us?


The platform for media companies to manage and monetize their content, everywhere.

People are consuming content in lots of ways - watching TV or watching video online, listening to the radio or streaming music are a few examples of how advertising has become more complicated. WideOrbit is software for media companies to manage all of their advertising business.

Quick Facts:

WideOrbit is the #1 deployed system for ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW and Telemundo affiliates (as measured by households).

WideOrbit is headquartered in San Francisco; with additional offices in New York, Seattle, Vancouver, Agawam, Birmingham, Denver, Dallas, Paris and London.

 

We talked to WideOrbiters across all teams to hear which values drive everyone to be a part of WideOrbit’s mission. Here‘s what they shared:

Diversity and Inclusion: WideOrbit believes that all people can be contributors or leaders, regardless of color, gender, age or other status. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment where people and their ideas are valued and respected.

Mary Pierce, Office Manager in Birmingham, Alabama

This month’s #MeetaWideOrbiter post shines the spotlight on Mary Pierce from the Birmingham office.

“I’m an Office Manager in Birmingham, Alabama, and have been a WideOrbiter for over 8 years.

The thing I love most about working here is my co-workers… these guys keep me laughing! I have really missed everyone during these times of shelter-in-place. I normally get to plan the office events and do the shopping… some of my favorite things to do!

I really enjoy traveling, I’m always ready for a trip - anywhere! When I have downtime around the house I love to paint and do digital scrapbooking.”

WideOrbit Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Springfield, MO
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Springfield, MO
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    I have been working at WideOrbit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    With this company I've been given every opportunity to succeed, and feel I've been more than adequately compensated for doing so. I'm proud to be part of a company where hard work is justly rewarded. I've been happily employed with WideOrbit for 13 years and have every intention of one day retiring from WideOrbit feeling every bit as grateful and fulfilled in my career path as I am today.

    Cons

    I work remotely from my home office (by choice, and I know that I could move to one of our established office locations at any time if I wanted to ), and sometimes I do miss the comraderie of seeing/working with my peers in a closer physical environment. However, WideOrbit supplies and encourages the use of cameras during internal meetings, which gives me the opportunity to have face-to-face interactions with my co-workers across the country on a consistent basis.

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WideOrbit Photos

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WideOrbit Interviews

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    Developer Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at WideOrbit (New York, NY) in March 2020.

    Interview

    The total interview process consisted of an initial take home test followed by a technical-screen video chat and in-person final round. After each stage I was contacted within a day and provided feedback and next steps.

    The take home test was broke into two parts. The first was a freeform thinking exercise where I was provided with a scenario and asked to write whatever emails to whatever parties I felt appropriate. It was meant to identify both how I approach an issue as well as my communication. The second part was a series of technical questions aimed at identifying the depth of my technical knowledge relevant to the position. The technical part of the take home test required a deep technical understanding that allowed me the opportunity to showcase my abilities, but could have done the opposite if I lacked the knowledge.

    Similar to the take home test, the technical-screen video chat required a strong knowledge of the technical discipline I was being evaluated for, but also gave me the opportunity to shine by being able to do it.

    Lastly was the in-person round where I got to talk with a half a dozen individuals across several block sessions. This started with one last technical assessment, but was largely a cultural and team fit check.

    Overall I felt the interview process did a good job at confirming I had the skills needed for the position and I felt all the people I met were quality individuals.

    Interview Questions

    • If applying for a position that requires SQL, be able to write a PIVOT, CURSOR, dynamic SQL and window functions.   Answer Question
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WideOrbit Awards & Accolades

  • Deloitte Technology Fast 500, Deloitte, 2012
  • Bay Area's Fast 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies, San Francisco Business Times, 2012
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 500/5000, 2012
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America, Inc. 500/5000, 2011
  • Hot 100 Software Companies, JMP Securities, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Fair Chance Pledge

Maintain hiring/training programs for those with criminal records as an opportunity for a second chance

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