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Adknowledge Reviews

Updated July 7, 2017
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Pros
  • great people, great benefits and they pay well (in 9 reviews)

  • great company culture, felt like tasks actually contributed to company (in 7 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 (1)

    "A tough but Fair Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people and moves quickly.

    Cons

    Sometimes the method of making money is in tools that border on shady.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch and snacks, beer

    Cons

    management, good boys club. Hard to get promoted

  3. Helpful (2)

    "AdParlor - Innovation and Teamwork"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In a great industry - social & video advertising. Great platform and ambitious plans for the future, including all sorts of innovation with data. Work hard, play hard culture with very supportive work colleagues. We are One Team.

    Cons

    Long hours and high expectations. I think all/ most of the negative reviews on Glassdoor were written by ex employees who were let go because they didn't fit in - not intelligent enough, not hard working enough or too political.

    Advice to Management

    Try to avid hiring the under performers, rather than hiring them and then letting them go a few months later.


  4. Helpful (17)

    "Complete and Utter Disaster (AdParlor)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    Some of the people are friendly.

    Cons

    - This place will absolutely suck the life out of you. It is nothing but a toxic environment. I started interviewing after 2 months in, but then decided to try and stick it out for longer.
    - No innovation or solid product offering. Zero differentiator from their hundreds of competitors. Typical smoke & mirrors sell with no value proposition for brands.
    - Too many empty suits and dead weight across all departments, primarily in Management.
    - Management rarely shows up to the office (often times because they are out drinking with "clients") and is incapable of leading a team. If they decide to frequent the office, they spend their time berating & mentally abusing you, talking negatively about other colleagues and the company, and making you feel responsible for the fact that they are a sinking ship.
    - Many incidents of sexism and lewd behavior, including several rumors of Executive team taking advantage of female subordinates / underage interns.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be in management!


  5. Helpful (15)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1.Free lunch twice a week. Snacks ,soda.Team build hanging out.
    2.Co-worker are so nice and helpful.Environment is awesome.
    3.Open company, transparent for anything.No drama,no politic ,no micro-mangement, team-goal ,result oriented.

    Cons

    1.Feeling good . Not finding con so far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the business, will drive more $$$


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Adknowledge full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and great benefits. Work culture very important and fun. Opportunity for professional development if you sought it.

    Cons

    Expected to be connected consistently.

  8. 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


  9. 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.


  10. 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.


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