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Adchemy Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2018

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Murthy Nukala
38 Ratings
  1. "An agile company with smart, talented people, focusing on great ideas. Great leadership."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, Business Development, Actions in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great leadership from the top, with fast moving teams. Working a big market with huge growth potential. Great work life balance with fun work environment/ perks. CEO moves fast, delivers results. Ad Ops team is stellar and always on top of their game. Perks: Lunch Monday- Thursday, snacks, fruit, beer, yogurt, bagels, Philz coffee. Also unlimited PTO! Great company parties too.

    Cons

    Growth faster pace than can be supported. But not a bad problem to have. Manpower should soon match pace. Also if you can't keep up with growth, pace of innovation, may not be right for you,

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing hard with aggressive goals and innovate fast. Compensate great employees well to ensure they stay and acquire smart talent in the same way. If employees can't keep up, need to have quick review process to improve and help them get up to speed. Keep the compounding interest philosophy from Einstein going!

    Adchemy2013-10-11
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Can't think of any. Seriously I am not able to think anything just completing 20 words criteria

    Cons

    No direction Running out of funding and employees Every Quarter you see more than 50% of work force is new

    Advice to Management

    Stop posting fake reviews about company on Glassdoor

    Adchemy2013-10-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "A good company changing the Search business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adchemy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Company attracts smart, ambitious people - Payscale at upper end of range - Strong senior management team

    Cons

    - Occasional politics - Strong personalities - Tenancy to be top heavy - Takes too long to get things done

    Adchemy2013-06-10
  4. "A company with a very strong potential and sharp focus on execution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Promising product vision and product road map - Engineering org is on path to strike the right balance of experience range within teams. - A no compromise approach to building a product that's easy, intuitive and fast. - An opportunity to work with latest greatest technologies and build highly performant distributed systems

    Cons

    - Quick responses (i.e. re-prioritization and timelines) to changing market opportunities can be disconcerting to some employees. Be ready for dynamic and fast paced in a true sense - A tendency at times to debate technical options beyond a point of usefulness. (engineering specific)

    Advice to Management

    keep the laser focus on execution.....

    Adchemy2013-06-11
  5. "Adchemy is going places"

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    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the company has recently pivoted from a services company to a software company, and has brilliant product leadership in place driving this vision. The velocity of execution and feature releases is off the charts, and the product is getting rave reviews from customers. This in turn has significantly boosted morale at the company. One of the hardest working and dedicated engineering teams I have seen.

    Cons

    must be comfortable in a rapidly changing environment.

    Adchemy2013-06-21
  6. "Great experience to launch my career in Silicon Valley"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Software business unit is full of well grounded people who make it easy to enjoy your time around colleagues. Dynamic and nimble staff who willingly take on new challenges. Great learning experience given product innovations that attempt to tackle Search Engine Marketing market challenges.

    Cons

    Not a good place to "move up" or develop your career. Good place to perform your core function.

    Advice to Management

    As you scale operations, think about human capital development as much as you think about product development.

    Adchemy2013-05-22
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning experience at Adchemy. Fun place to work. Valuable experience to be gained by working here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Get to work with a lot of really smart people. The company presents a lot of learning opportunities. The company culture is very relax and stimulating. HR and other departments always have tons of fun activities planned. Work/life balance is great. Food is catered everyday for lunch!

    Cons

    Company goals or strategy can be a bit sporadic.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with goals and state of the company. Less politics involved.

    Adchemy2013-05-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Having Fun While Working Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting Product, Great Opportunities, Free Food, and Fun People

    Cons

    Sometimes you need a map to navigate the office politics, However if you're smart you can turn that into opportunities as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep all of the senior managers communicating, to ensure the product team does not get to far ahead.

    Adchemy2013-05-09
  9. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time

    Pros

    - Smart people - Good Tech - Free lunches

    Cons

    - life/work is cut short because of workload

    Adchemy2013-05-01
  10. "Great research team!"

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a review for the research team - get to work with intelligent, creative people. - the team & the leadership foster independence and initiative - opportunity for self-growth - good benefits

    Cons

    - high attrition in the engineering team

    Adchemy2013-04-30
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