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Updated September 3, 2017
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  • Business seems to be going downturn as compared to before, but still strong revenue due to ad tech industry (in 2 reviews)

  • Non-structured, ill-defined career path - promotion without adjusted compensation not unheard of (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Manager, Software Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great teams, competitive pay, also good culture

    Cons

    Business seems to be going downturn as compared to before, but still strong revenue due to ad tech industry


  2. "A lot of lay offs"

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    Former Employee - Product Support in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Product Support in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adap.tv full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The money and people were good.

    Cons

    Frequent lay offs. Hopefully with the Yahoo acquisition this will add stability to the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Hopefully with the Yahoo acquisition this will add stability to the organization.

  3. "Senior software engineering manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adap.tv full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, great work environment

    Cons

    It's getting downhill after AOL accusition

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in great engineering, which is the money printing team


  4. "Ad Tech company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good team, relaxed work place and free food

    Cons

    old technology, lots of changes due to merger with AOL, Yahoo etc


  5. "Innovative, challenging experience in a start-up environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People who worked here were very smart and easy going

    Cons

    Career path structure was lacking
    Cheap pay


  6. "Client Services Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company and leadership pre-acquisition. All hands on deck approach to our day to day jobs and everyone bought in to the overall goal.

    Cons

    Brought in leadership that brought morale down. A lot of the leaders scratched each other's backs and made sure they all succeeded rather than take care of the gaps on the lower spectrum of company


  7. "Good corporate workplace"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Focus on getting the job done, not assigning blame
    Low politics (at least at the lower levels)
    Friendly environment

    Cons

    Feeling our way into Agile
    Product Management was understaffed, now training new staff
    Slowly resolving product integration direction and schedule

    Advice to Management

    Stop asking us for annual (or even quarterly) goals if we are supposed to be Agile

  8. "Great former startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adap.tv full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was fun while it lasted

    Cons

    Now part of Verizon and big company culture


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Former Ad tech star fades"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great founding management team
    great results driven culture that was fun.
    before purchase, was leader in its category

    Cons

    founders exited 1 year after purchase was complete
    culture changed to AOL, older, slower moving company
    AOL big company processes slowed down innovation and time to market

    Advice to Management

    operated with the urgency of a startup
    manage big company processes, so they don't impact productivity


  10. "Fun place to work, learned a lot."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, fun environment, lots of perks. This was my first job as a software engineer, perfect landing spot. I learned a lot about best practices and large scale development practices.

    Cons

    The pay was a little under market. The company exhibited some pains associated with the acquisition. AOL came in and changed some things for the better but also some things for the worse. A bit of brain drain post-acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some UX designers to help the product process. Focus on engineering and recruit top talent. Try to limit brain drain as it lowers morale.


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