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AdColony Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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  1. "Creative place; Multiple growth opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdColony (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Brilliant people from diverse backgrounds
    LA office - 360 degree views of the city; endless snacks
    Friendly and passionate but not "culty" culture
    So many opportunities for growth within and across departments
    Passionate, transparent, down-to-earth CEO

    Cons

    No complaints. Great company with clear goals!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. "Talk the talk but don't walk the walk."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AdColony full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - The people who work here are a lot of fun, if a bit cliquey.

    Cons

    - So many politics and 0 transparency which is so laughable because one of their 4 supposed values is transparency.
    - 0 cross collaboration between offices. The company is so siloed, the arm doesn't know what the hand is doing.
    - Very little opportunity to take ownership of a project from end to end. You always have to get a million people involved for their opinion, feedback, or approval, resulting in it taking forever to get projects completed or sometimes projects being completely axed by the CEO after hundred of hours of work.
    - Plenty of finger pointing and playing the blame game.
    - LAYOFFS galore. I actually got lucky and quit right before the most recent round of layoffs and feel for the poor people laid off right before the Christmas holidays.
    - I've seen one woman yelling at other employees at events as though they are children. Don't understand how she gets away with it.
    - People try to schedule exit interviews with HR and they never happen. I was ultimately told it was too much trouble to find a time that worked for both of us, showing a complete lack of interest in improving.

    Advice to Management

    - Say what you mean and mean what you say. Sometimes layoffs are necessary but if you're going to do it, notify employees so they don't just receive email bouncebacks and wonder what is going on. It leads to unnecessary gossip and poor employee morale.
    - If you're going to claim transparency as one of your core values, then really follow through on that. Don't just window dress your corporate policies.
    - Need clearer career paths and training opportunities. Would also be helpful to have individual goals that align directly with the company-wide goals so you can see exactly how you are contributing to the company's short and long terms objectives.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company for RocketShip style growth!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Creative
    Current Employee - Creative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdColony full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They really care about their people and do everything to make sure they are taken care of. Lot's of room for growth, amazing clients and work and great people to be around. Work life balance is great and the culture is strong and lively. Will is an amazing leader and is someone everyone in the company can look up to. Very special company to be apart of!

    Cons

    The sales team's expectations should be managed a bit better in terms of how creative is executed and presented to clients. Sellers have too much leverage over how projects are executed and sometimes more than not impact efficiency. Account Managers are not as diligent as they should be and that affects how efficiently projects are completed and successfully delivered, it also creates unnecessary work for the designers and eats up time.

    Advice to Management

    Manage sales teams expectations a bit better. Bridge the gap between sales and creative. Keep product details and general info transparent between teams to maintain consistency.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people, culture, and environment.

    Cons

    Somewhat stingy with raises and promotions.


  6. "Mobile Video Technology company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AdColony full-time

    Pros

    Very good technology with unique offering
    Smart leadership team

    Cons

    Siloed offices with not much team cross-collaboration
    Aggressive CRO

    Advice to Management

    Focus on personal and business growth across region, not just HQ.


  7. "Great Place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager

    Pros

    Great Food, great work-life balance, great software, great location, great results

    Cons

    none whatsoever, The location is amazing and the work culture is friendly

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what your doing


  8. "Amazing experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely fantastic company brilliant product and non-hierarchical structure

    Cons

    None at the moment !

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving forward and driving innovation in a sector that you are leading.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great people, bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at AdColony full-time

    Pros

    The people who work at Adcolony are very friendly. The product feels innovative and fresh. Great office location.

    Cons

    People are not recognized for seniority and work efficiency but instead, who's friends with who.
    There's office politics that new employees will begin to pick up on very quickly. You'll start to see people getting raises and promotions that you know doesn't make sense.
    The little guy gets stepped on early and often
    There's no career structure in place for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Even if you don't care about what's happening at the company and office, it doesn't bode well to show it in front of your staff


  10. "Great product in an emerging industry & vertical"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AdColony full-time

    Pros

    Really enjoyed working with the team, which valued production over politics. At the time the company was still fairly small (around 35-40 people) so it was a very entrepreneurial atmosphere with little in the way of fiefdoms that larger companies can develop (i.e. product, sales, and operations all worked very well together).

    Cons

    Very dependent on revenue from games with in-app purchases, which is still a very nascent industry. I'm guessing that they've probably diversified significantly since 2013, however.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on developing non-gaming sources of revenue.


  11. "Driven employees, great company culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdColony full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, great benefits, and hardworking but fun work culture. Beautiful Los Angeles office.

    Cons

    Very competitive market (mobile advertising).



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