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WideOrbit Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
1999
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$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.

WideOrbit – Why Work For 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's 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.

We’d like to introduce you to Zach Hahn! Here’s what the Lead Implementation Specialist in Vancouver has to say about life at WO:

“As the Lead Implementation Specialist for WO Streaming in Vancouver, I ensure that new streaming customers are successfully onboarded and trained in platform best practices. I’m approaching my 5th year at WideOrbit and love my team—everyone on WO Streaming is so friendly and helpful. I’ve learned a lot here and can absolutely attribute that to my coworkers and the company’s eagerness to facilitate learning new skills. I’m constantly expanding my knowledge. When I’m not working, I’m enjoying the outdoors with my wife (and occasionally the indoors with my video games). This past year I picked up a fly fishing rod and am hoping to catch salmon and steelhead soon!” #WeAreWideOrbit


WideOrbit Reviews

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Vancouver, WA
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    Pros

    As a developer, my base pay and benefits matter, but what makes a job great for me is the learning opportunities available. WO has many, many products that leverage multiple technologies and languages. There's always new things to learn and ways to grow as a developer. WO also provides (at least currently) paid subscriptions to Lynda.com for every employee.

    The office I work at has around 20-25 people which is great for me as it has a small company / startup feeling, while benefitting from being part of a much larger, established company.

    The people here are amazing. Friendly, open, honest, intelligent and helpful. However, that seems to be the overall trend within the company at large from what I've experienced.

    The benefits have been great. HR actually listened to our suggestions and came through to provide a very great plan, while also reducing our out of pocket expenses. Dental, vision, life, health, plenty of vacation leave, paid personal time, lots of sick leave, etc.

    There's always plenty of snacks, soda, sparkling water, and a super fancy coffee machine. Video games, nerf guns and other toys. Company parties are always a lot of fun here, especially thanks to our awesome home brewers who happily share!

    Development here has been pretty good. Management is always open to discussing process changes, new technologies, etc. I don't feel like I'm just a mindless drone carrying out programming tasks, as I've felt at other places.

    Cons

    Technology changes happen a bit slower than I'd like sometimes. Artwork is kinda lame.

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WideOrbit Interviews

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at WideOrbit (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Timely and professional but lacked organization of position and growth opportunities. employee I interviewed with was fairly new and did not understand the exact position hiring. Felt like the company was just looking for bodies.

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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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