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  1. "Greatest enviroment bar none."

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    Former Employee - Technical Specialist/Quality Support Analyst in Columbia, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at AdKarma full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    While working here at adkarma people were courteous and helpful and would never let you feel left out or excluded. It was an experience i could never forget and learned so much in my short time here at this company. This company gives back to the community along with its employees and im proud to say i worked there and encourage those to apply because it really is a wonderful enviroment not to downplay anoyone elses comments...

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    Cons

    None everything was as it should be for an ad company

    Advice to Management

    Everyone in management was very upfront with everything that was going on if there was an issue we would have a meeting and discuss how to adress it. Which was great to see.

    AdKarma2017-04-11
  2. "Definitely worth a shot if you have the opportunity to work there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AdKarma full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    First and foremost the people. After that the extra perks that were thrown in, like lunches and snacks and such.

    Cons

    The corporate people / offsite people. The higher ups constantly did things that hindered the work and morale of those in the Columbia office. Also the onsite IT guy was/is terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the group you have in the Columbia office, there are a few rising stars there in every department at that location. If you over look them, they'll end up proving their value else where, potentially with your competitors.

    AdKarma2018-07-11
  3. "Good beginner job"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at AdKarma full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Fun work environment with room for advancement. The company genuinely cares about your professional growth. The company culture is relaxed with a work hard play hard mentality. There were always fun things on the calendar like company wide outings or some group options that let you really get to know your team outside of the company. They offer some flexibility in working hours too.

      Cons

      The company's location was a con for me as it's located in Columbia, MO. It wasn't somewhere I wanted to spend the rest of my life. Some of the work can seem mundane after a bit, and in the end didn't feel challenged by the work any longer. It's a good first job or a job to get you in the door in the industry.

      Advice to Management

      Listen to your employees and focus on the feedback that they give. It's important to give some the opportunity for success and just telling them the way things have always been done.

      AdKarma2018-06-14
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      "Inflated Numbers"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO
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      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at AdKarma full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      relaxed atmosphere nice people work at your own pace

      Cons

      terrible internal communication Made you think you would make much more in sales commission than what is average

      Advice to Management

      Better communication with entire company Transparency

      AdKarma2017-05-01
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      "Stellar Company to Work For"

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      Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I worked at AdKarma full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The culture at AdKarma is unbelievable. I am an older millennial, and have worked at other companies in the tech sector that have no recognizable culture. I think many millennials looking for an entry-level position out of college have a hard time recognizing what good culture is. Good culture begins with upper management and trickles down. If you choose to work at AdKarma, access to upper management is a phone call...

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      Cons

      See advice to management below.

      Advice to Management

      During initial training, I think it would be beneficial to devote a section dedicated to explanation of the relationship between Rhythm One and AdKarma--both how they work together and how they are separate.

      AdKarma2017-02-28

      AdKarma Response

      March 3, 2017CTO

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your sentiments about our company’s culture, and the supportive, accessible and team environment that we work to instill throughout the company. I’m glad that you have enjoyed the gaming lounge and bean bags too! I hope our other team ...

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      "Great first professional experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
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      Neutral Outlook

      I worked at AdKarma for more than 4 years

      Pros

      AdKarma positives can be attributed to its dedicated management team who do truly care about the success of individual employees. Along those lines, employees enjoy a strong sense of autonomy in their roles and can clearly see how their contributions play into the success of their teams and the company as a whole. Speaking as a former employee who worked across multiple roles and was promoted to oversee my own team,...

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      Cons

      AdKarma negatives stem from its pains associated with early rapid growth, subsequent acquisition and widespread industry consolidation concerning its core business. These issues contribute to a sense of urgency in meeting goals which oftentimes seem unrealistic and beg the question of job security when not met. Top level management tries commendably to communicate the bigger picture, but product proliferation, serial...

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      AdKarma2017-02-02

      AdKarma Response

      March 3, 2017CTO

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you highlighting the contributions that each individual can bring that will have a huge impact on the success of their teams and the company. We definitely strive to find the right fit for each team member in the company, and sometimes ...

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      "Excellent Career in AdTech"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MO
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at AdKarma full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      AdKarma is a pivotal player in the continually evolving digital advertising industry. This ad tech company provides team members with the unique opportunity to grow in a dynamic business that is international in scope. The fast paced environment of the office is ideal for driven, self-motivated, and high performing individuals. Team members that demonstrate these qualities are entrusted with projects and initiatives...

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      Cons

      Sometimes, the individual projects you are working on can become stressful, however, management does an excellent job of providing support and boosting your morale.

      Advice to Management

      Continue to support a positive work environment and open communication with all team members.

      AdKarma2017-01-29

      AdKarma Response

      January 31, 2017CTO

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate the recognition of our dedicated team members, as well as the wonderful opportunities this exciting industry affords us. Also, your comment about the industry continually evolving is correct. A new adventure awaits us every day! While ...

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      "Great experience gained for future opportunities."

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      Former Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at AdKarma full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      There is a lot to learn in the digital ad space. Hires a ton of new college graduates and trains them. Managers are always happy to help answer questions. Good learning experience.

      Cons

      Not much room for growth within the company. Pay is below national average. Industry has high turn over rate. Industry has many risks when it comes to job security.

      Advice to Management

      Having a clear path of growth opportunities within company and pay raise schedule would help retain top talent.

      AdKarma2017-01-28

      AdKarma Response

      January 31, 2017CTO

      Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate you highlighting all of the exciting learning opportunities in our industry! At AdKarma, we strive to provide excellent training, as well as an open, supportive and professional learning environment. I’m sorry that you felt advancement ...

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      "DO NOT BELIEVE THE POSITIVE REVIEWS"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at AdKarma full-time

      Pros

      management is writing fake reviews to save their reputation. trust me, read the reviews that are 3 stars or under, they are the only honest ones.

      Cons

      like i said, read the real reviews. i'm not saying adkarma is a horrible place to work hands down, but there are serious issues and management is wasting their time.

      Advice to Management

      get a life and do something besides writing responses to glassdoor reviews and making fake ones.

      AdKarma2017-03-01

      AdKarma Response

      March 3, 2017CTO

      Thank you for your thoughtful, in-depth review. It is productive to read such meaningful, constructive advice and opinion rather than a review that is hateful, untruthful and offers no real insight into how we can strive to create a better work environment at AdKarma. Getting a ...

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      "Decent first post-grad job"

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      Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbia, MO
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at AdKarma for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good resume builder and you learn the digital advertising business as well as sales skills, Surprisingly good health insurance and PTO

      Cons

      For 90% of the employees, AdKarma is a starter job where they will be less than 18 months. By the time you get close to your co-workers, they move on to bigger and better things. Pay is inadequate. Commission potential is much lower than management will have you believe. I was told I had potential to make 6 figures, realistically you'll be lucky to make 40k before taxes. No recognizable culture

      Advice to Management

      Bump up the base pay. All my former coworkers got at least a 10k raise in their next job. Develop a culture. Mix up the day to day to prevent burn out.

      AdKarma2016-12-22

      AdKarma Response

      January 31, 2017CTO

      Thank you for the feedback. We appreciate you highlighting the company’s outstanding benefits, as well as our sales training. To address some of the comments you made – first, AdKarma is fortunate to be surrounded by some outstanding colleges and universities, and we recruit heavily ...

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