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Adknowledge Reviews

Updated March 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Relax company culture, good code, good management, free lunches (in 30 reviews)

  • Decent benefits including free lunches twice a week and free beverages (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes have to work long hours on short notice (in 6 reviews)

  • Mismanagement of funds leading to tons of people let go (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They really try hard to make everyone feel welcome. HR is great at building a strong community in the company.

    Cons

    Miscommunication and managers who don't know what they are doing. I had a manager who had no idea how to do any of the tasks I was responsible for, so that made things somewhat difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Check in frequently with employees and make sure that everyone is doing something they enjoy


  2. Helpful (14)

    "Extremely Sexist Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Myers, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture but you will always feel "less than" as a woman due to the "good old boys" cultural mentality.

    Cons

    If you are a woman, you will be paid less than your male counterparts even when you negotiate aggressively and, if you manage to get raised or promoted, your male counterparts will also be promoted simultaneously.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with staff, and more fair and inclusive to female employees who outperform their male colleagues for less pay.


  3. Helpful (6)

    "Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adknowledge (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible culture that promotes creativity and learning new skills. The strength and agility with which you adapt and learn new technologies is valued . The work schedule is flexible as you long doing your work and staying up to date in your area of expertise.

    Cons

    dealing with the changing direction of a business unit, you to be able to pivot fast and this can be hard but strengthens your mind.


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  5. Helpful (19)

    "Great company for results-driven professionals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, hard charging, focus is on results not politics. Very flexible schedule. Good collaboration. Great company events make for a dynamic, positive culture.

    Cons

    Information does not always filter top down. Given fast moving business, need to continue to over communicate vision & strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Take the extra step to celebrate success/key milestones.


  6. Helpful (18)

    "Never a dull day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Ambitious, challenging company trying to shape the fast moving digital advertising industry. Smart bosses and coworkers. Work hard, play hard atmosphere. Learn a lot on the job. Nice open plan office and fun activities

    Cons

    No formal training program. Several 'pivots' in strategy create a bit of insecurity (but that is the industry)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, and please communicate the strategy/ vision a bit more often (as it changes so much)


  7. Helpful (14)

    "Awesome people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and leadership who are all professional, hard working and intelligent. Collaboration is easy and our customers generally love us. You can tell that people like their coworkers by the way they socialize after work, and even after leaving the company.

    Our tagline 'Demand More From Digital' says a lot about our culture. We work hard, play hard and are never satisfied.

    Cons

    If you are hard working, good at math and professional, plus a fun person to work with, then you wont find any problems here.

    People who expect a fully structured 'big company' environment struggle.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  8. Helpful (18)

    "A rollercoaster with great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Passionate, hard working people who love the industry and want to make a difference. A pragmatic balance of technology and great service. Fun activities and good leadership who really care

    Cons

    We have had some great times and some bad months, due to losing a few good people. The tech used to be weak but has improved a lot lately

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose faith - this is a winning team. Keep challenging, supporting and inspiring us (and listening)


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Pushes you to the limit"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Adknowledge full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I have worked at Adknowledge for several years and have worked in multiple roles and various products. Adknowledge is a restless place - always striving to innovate, differentiate and stay ahead of the adtech market - which is really fast moving. That means that only smart, hard working, slightly paranoid people survive here.

    The open plan office is always buzzing, events are fun and managers are approachable. My coworkers are awesome!

    Cons

    With all the changes, a lot of people worry about job security. Also, there is no formal training program and career path (but you learn a ton on the job).

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you keep your hard working loyal people happy and not just your 'superstars'


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Exhilarating!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart, ambitious, professional people who really care about making a difference.

    Open plan office and no politics. Everyone challenges bureaucracy whenever they see it.

    Interesting industry - advertising technology is constantly changing.

    Cons

    The team runs really lean, so hours are pretty long. It is also difficult to keep up with all the changes going on regarding products and organizational moves.

    Advice to Management

    A few extra hires would be welcome, to ease the workload and provide some 'redundancy'.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Portfolio of opportunities and talent"

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    • 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 Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    Portfolio of lots of ad tech businesses gives financial stability when one business unit has a bad quarter. It also means talented people can be moved between business units to help out.

    People are passionate and professional. They love what they do and making their customers successful.

    Dogs allowed in the office :)

    Cons

    The adtech industry is hard work and very volatile. Don't join if you want a 9-5 job or a stable, predictable year.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for you support and challenges!



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