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AdRoll Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Very Flexible company in terms of Work-Life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people, great work-life balance, exec team is very approachable (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is growing so fast that it's tough to get to know everyone on a personal level (in 5 reviews)

  • Work life balance can be tuff to balance during busy times (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Best place to work, for real"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AdRoll has been awarded best place to work year after year and they truly deserve the title. AdRoll invests heavily in their workforce through "Roll Well" initiatives, on the job training, fun activities, regular performance review cycles, and a friendly office environment.

    Cons

    Location is a little far for east bay commuters.
    Work force is a bit young and could use more "adult supervision" in certain teams.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on growing great people (owl) and sharing the vision for our bold future (jellyfish).


  2. "Good business. Fast promotions. Cut-throat"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AdRoll full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The business is doing well in terms of revenue. And the company is always "roll"-ing out new products. You'll hear lots of puns like these in the company.

    There are lots of team outings, and you will see efforts to improve the culture and the feedback system all the time. You will get chances to go to meetups, conferences, give tech talks, and grow in your career.

    In fact, this company has alarmingly fast promotion rates. It seems like every other person gets a senior or a director title every 6 months. So to re-iterate - the business is good.

    Cons

    Everyone from the executive team, the vice presidents, to the sales pitches are all swinging the company's Big Data accomplishments. Big Data this, Big Data that. "Do you have something to say about our Big Data? No? Then I'm already bored of this conversation."

    If you aren't doing anything related to Big Data, you won't get much attention from the executives about your individual contributions. So all the reward systems set in place are mainly for Engineers who specialize in working with big data or sales people who can bring in large clients.

    The executives don't have time for sugar coating. While efficient on their part, you are left wondering if you would do better in another company. And if you voice this concern, you'll probably be asked to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Relax. Just breathe. Make others feel welcome in the company as well

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good engineering"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdRoll full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Smart people
    * Good salary + benefits
    * Uses a lot of new technologies/languages
    * Executives seem to know what they're doing

    Cons

    * Coworkers can be cynical about the product/direction of the company


  4. "Love the people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good mission
    - Great people

    Cons

    - Some disorganization
    - Some departments need more seniority within their leadership


  5. Helpful (4)

    "AdRoll does not value your referrals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at AdRoll full-time

    Pros

    You can bring your pets to work.

    Cons

    As an employee here I had a very demoralizing experience with the referral process. Referrals, innumerable followups, and countless pings - and not even a lousy phone screen. Was the resume weak? Not at all. I would not put my personal reputation on the line. I’ve had an easier time putting friends in touch with other companies. Bottom line - AdRoll does not value your referrals - don't bother.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "You better drink the Kool-Aid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AdRoll full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The only ones who benefit from working at AdRoll are the people fresh out of college because they don't know any better. If you're young at heart and physically fit then perhaps this is the place for you, as long as you drink the kool-aid. Any comparisons to a profitable company will put you in the dog house.

    Cons

    They don't have extraordinary benefits or a competitive tech culture package. They will say that it's work from home friendly, but the CFO has stated that what matters most is how late people stay in the office. The office is full of young faces, hardly anyone over 35.

    Advice to Management

    Think about those candidates that will add to the culture. If the work/life balance isn't fixed then no one on salary will want to stay there.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AdRoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The leadership team are some of the best in the business. Smart, compassionate and socially/globally conscious.

    Cons

    Young sales department. Learn to manage own career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the rewards on merit.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company...Nothing is Perfect"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AdRoll full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity for career growth if you work hard. I have read other reviews and agree that politics play a role in your trajectory, although not to the extent some folks make it seem. I truly believe based on years of experience at AdRoll that if you work hard and produce results you will be rewarded for it.
    - New office in the Mission is great.
    - The culture is really strong. The large majority of people here are fun to be around, smart and generally good natured. It makes working here a pleasure.
    - The advertising industry is fast paced and always changing, which affords companies a lot of opportunity to find success. It's also an interesting space to be in as an employee. Granted, you are not saving lives here, but it's more interesting than most jobs.
    - Executive team is transparent, almost to a fault.

    Cons

    - Highly competitive space to be in as a company. When you win 5 clients you're just as likely to lose another 5 which can be demoralizing.
    - The product is not best in class. AdRoll attacks a unique market segment compared to competitors which has led to success, but continued growth will require a stronger product.
    - Employee retention is a problem.
    - The benefits are not fantastic, at least in comparison to other similar companies.
    - Product and Engineering are understaffed and unable to focus on fundamental product improvements while off chasing moonshots at the request of upper management. The result is cool new stuff to talk about but issues with basic product features that result in churn.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Tipping point"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As many others have said the CEO and upper management truly are top notch. They are extremely down to earth and have laid out a good overall strategy and direction

    Cons

    Middle management - A lot of management is very inexperienced and is ever changing. It is not not uncommon to have a new manager every single quarter. Company is at an inflection point, and could either really take off, or could hit a really rough patch as many senior and long time employees are leaving

    Advice to Management

    Big picture looks bright, people's everyday picture is extremely chaotic and stressful


  10. "A Marketer / Ops dream job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations/Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Operations/Technology in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AdRoll full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are marketing or operational focused and want to see first hand how a MarTech company/product is built, want to network / solve hard problems with some of the brightest minds in the MOps world both internally and externally and/or want to be at the forefront of the most cutting edge marketing/ops strategies then AdRoll the place you should be. Was at AdRoll for over 3.5 years and I wouldent trade it for anything. The product is expanding into really unique innovative areas beyond retargeting, they value their customers and employees like family. The internal company culture is the gold standard in the tech world as far as I am concerned. Like most things in life, you get out what you put in, management notices drive and passion at AdRoll, if you pour yourself into the company, the company will have your back through thick and thin.

    Cons

    I cant think of any, maybe start catering lunch regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing and don't change a thing.


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