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WordStream Overview

Boston, MA
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
News Outlet
Less than $1 million (USD) per year
WordStream Inc. provides software and services to help online marketers maximize the performance of their paid search and social campaigns, driving traffic, leads, and sales for lower costs. WordStream’s software platform, WordStream Advisor, facilitates more effective ... Read more

Mission: WordStream's Core Purpose - Bringing the Power of Online Marketing to Businesses of All Sizes

Company Updates

  • Make sure to tune in to this weeks #GoalTalk Podcast to hear from our VP of People Success, Lucy Lemons! This week’s topic: How to identify and foster high-potential employees. Check out more by reading the blog and listen in to each weeks episode on your favorite podcast app today!

    Goal Talk Podcast Episode 8: Unlocking Your Employee's True Potential

    Last updated: March 31, 2020 On each episode of this season of the Goal Talk podcast, I interview a marketing or management expert to bring small business owners and marketers the information they need to successfully grow their businesses. Last week, we started in on our digital marketing deep-dive by getting into detail about how the Google Ads auction works.

  • #thestreamteam goes virtual! Our team meetings look a little different(and with a few more furry friends than usual) but we are adjusting to our new normal as we work remotely to keep our ourselves, our families and communities safe. While it is not business as usual, we’re continuing to show up for our customers and each other through these unusual times. We are not sure what’s next but we do know that we will be here for our community, customers and teams.🤝 #lifeatthestream #workfromhomelife #marketing #coronavirus #covid19 #socialmediamarketing #remotestream

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WordStream – Why Work With Us?

WordStream is a SaaS company and the preeminent thought leader in the world of Pay-Per-Click (PPC) marketing. We develop online advertising software and provide managed services to help small businesses and agencies grow through paid search and paid social.

Founded in 2007, WordStream has evolved from a simple keyword tool into the premier solution for businesses using Google AdWords, Facebook Advertising, or Bing Ads. Our cloud-based software is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of our customers, and the results speak for themselves: more web traffic, higher-quality leads, and increased profits, every day.

  • Search and Social Media Marketing is a $70 billion industry, with more than 10 million businesses currently advertising on AdWords, Facebook, or Bing.
  • In a few short years WordStream has become an industry leader, serving thousands of clients worldwide – and we are just getting started!
  • Our award-winning software helps clients experience a phenomenal 65% increase sales and 9% drop in costs associated with those sales.

We offer a high-energy, innovative work environment where individual contributions are valued and rewarded. Our new offices, located in the Prudential Mall, are sleek and modern; our open workspace lends itself to cross-departmental collaboration and industry-shaping innovation.

WordStream is building a world-class product and an enviable workplace culture. We reward our team members with a positive environment, competitive pay, great benefits, and ample opportunities for career advancement.

Love your job and who you work with.  We show up every day to learn, be great, and make our customers successful.

Do you have the right stuff?

Are you smart, flexible, creative, and quick on your feet? Are you a visual designer with an affinity for finely-coiffed display ads? A sales rep who can close a deal with a look? A customer service savant who’d sooner go blind than see a service request go unresolved? WordStream is the place for you! We’ve fostered a culture of excellence since our inception in 2007. If you think you have the right stuff, we’d love to hear from you!

Where we rank

For the past three years, Boston Business Journal has ranked WordStream as one of the top places to work in Massachusetts among other companies of its size. We’re the proud recipient of multiple awards from MITX, and we've also been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies. This year, the Boston Globe named us the #30 Top Place to Work among medium-sized businesses. We just keep expanding, and the accolades just keep coming.

Something’s brewing…

No, we’re not just cooking up leads and conversions.  Our office at 101 Huntington Ave—a state-of-the-art Back Bay skyrise—is replete with all the bells and whistles of a rapidly growing startup. The most renown among our employees? Fresh cold-brew coffee on tap. To say nothing of the ping pong table, the snacks, the gaming consoles… We give our employees the same world-class treatment we give our customers.

A culture of winning together

Our employees are friends as much as colleagues. Nary a week goes by without an event or two drawing together WordStream-ers of all teams. From Summer softball, to ice hockey, to bar crawls, to game night—we tackle out-of-office competition with the same voracity with which we close deals and solve technical problems. Ours is a culture of winning. But more importantly, it’s a culture of winning together.   

WordStream encourages employees to embody our core values every day, and we believe it's important to recognize and reward this. That’s why our monthly company meeting includes a peer-nominated Core Value Award winner, and we host an annual Core Value Awards ceremony.

Big Company Benefits with Small Company Perks

We offer the best combination of big- and small-company benefits.

  • Comprehensive health and dental
  • 401K plan with Match
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Unlimited vacation time – that you can really use!
  • Ping pong, foosball, darts
  • Free snacks and drinks

When you pair our vibrant culture with our commitment to employee satisfaction, the result is a dynamic and productive work environment.

WordStream employees are AdWords experts - but when we’re not doling out advice on all things paid search, we’re making Boston a better place!

WordStream is rapidly growing and it’s important that the community in which we live and work doesn’t get left behind. We devote time and effort to the causes close to our hearts and we work to foster the kind of teamwork and spirit needed to make a real impact.

From donating food and toys during the holidays, to raising money and awareness for select foundations, to scooping bottomless ice cream for the Jimmy Fund—WordStream is constantly seeking ways to influence change within our community. 

WordStream Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Great place to work, learn and grow"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Leader in Boston, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WordStream full-time (More than 3 years)


    Transparent communication, great energy every day, really cool product and space


    Company now owned by Gannett, does that bring goodness and unwanted change?

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

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WordStream Photos

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WordStream Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at WordStream.


    Initially referred by an internal person to the team. Recruiter rescheduled the first call then was 5 minutes late on the phone screen. Generic interview questions were asked regarding my ability to handle
    Transactional sales cycle. No red flags came up and my
    Experience matches what they claim to be looking for. Recruiter seemed disengaged and I would have preferred to speak with someone on the Sales team. She claimed to be a part of the customer support recruitment team but helped out with sales sometimes. Just kept telling me how “fun” it is on the sales floor and how high the energy is. Quota was $3500 MRR only so not sure if i was deemed to be too expensive before we even spoke about salary ranges.... very disappointed with the recruiting process and Wordstream should have stronger first points of contact with candidates to maintain their high rating.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about transactional sales?   1 Answer
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WordStream Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work, Built in Boston, 2020
  • Best Places to Work - Perks and Benefits, Built in Boston, 2020
  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2019
  • The Boston Globe Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2019
  • Best Places to Work, Boston Business Journal, 2018
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Pledges & Certifications

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

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