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Amobee Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Pros
  • Culture is good as is the work/life balance compared to a lot of other companies in market (in 8 reviews)

  • A lot of companies say they have a great culture - but there is something very unique about our culture and the amazing team we have (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • There is a lot of upper management, so it is difficult to move up the ranks (in 5 reviews)

  • Matching 401K would be nice, but not a knockout factor (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (10)

    "All about the spin"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are some really exceptional individual contributors at Amobee, some of whom came from their acquisition of Kontera Technologies in 2014.

    Cons

    Management is willfully ignorant. It's not like they haven't had feedback, they just don't care. Many of them have been raised to management through the Peter Principle. The HR department has no power at all, so don't expect anything when you complain to them.
    There is a severe lack of long-term thinking in the leadership. They will spin this as "make money today so we can do better things tomorrow", but tomorrow never comes.
    The claim of being a tech company is totally bogus. Yes, they have some cool tech, but it's barely used. Mostly, they resell online ad space.
    Employee happiness isn't even considered. They talk a good talk about work/life balance and flexibility, but in reality they expect everyone to be available around the clock and physically in the office every day regardless of the insane commute.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Send them to management training and then let HR enforce the management best practices like regular 1:1 meetings & real reviews.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Meh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Amobee full-time

    Pros

    In theory, it could be good...someday. Also free snacks.

    Cons

    Integration of the 3 companies is taking a lot longer than anyone planned. The company is all over the place and seems to lack a clear vision. At the end, I think the sum of the parts was more than the sum of the whole. Middle management is inexperienced and tends to play favorites. Culture seems forced.

    Advice to Management

    Please be honest to employees and the market what can and cannot be done.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "OK at best."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Typical tech company perks, i.e. stocked kitchen, frequent happy hours. Fun atmosphere at times.

    Cons

    Poor management, favoritism. Very cliquey, Sales support teams are under-appreciated and treated like assistants.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure Sales Support teams are treated respectfully. Be more transparent.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    "Total disconnect between management and the "worker bees"."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great hires made working with the people there a pleasant experience. Also, employees are given a good amount of autonomy.

    Cons

    Upper management very obviously did not care about the success of the company and very rarely interfaced with the employees. Shady deals and acquisitions only contributed to a sense that the executives were simply trying to cash out.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some executives who 1) understand what the business needs to succeed, and 2) are not purely interested in their own bonuses.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Potential in future perhaps but chaotic and lacking in many areas"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good entertaining budgets
    Team environment
    Training
    Small frequent in office perks
    Opportunity for small promotions

    Cons

    Miscommunication
    Unrealistic expectations
    Lacks respect
    Benefits so so
    Culture
    Zero transparency
    Vacation policy and work flexibility


  7. "Employees are disposable, creative work is underpaid and underappreciated."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Designer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Amobee (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some level of autonomy in creative work, nice office, good social occasions.

    Cons

    Pay was terrible. They survived on free interns who they'd let go when their internship was up. The rest of the design team were ALL junior level (no widweights, no seniors at all) and thus direction and quality suffered. Salaries are as low as possibly acceptable (20k for a designer in a 5-strong team of designers, all on 20k). No bonus scheme etc. Senior management show up late, spend most of the day doing nothing and leave at 4pm.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company culture - poor team culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)

    I worked at Amobee full-time

    Pros

    Fun company culture as a whole was a redeeming feature

    Cons

    Pay was well below industry average, only paid 40K initially - was told by HR everyone in my position gets paid an equal/standard salary just to find out that was a lie.

    Was guaranteed a promotion in writing signed by MD with agreed upon date, when time came for promotion management did not deliver on their word without offering a reasonable explanation (although I proved I had the necessary skills to progress to next role)

    Poor team culture in Ad Ops team: Employees were not treated equally & fairly and were not offered the same benefits. Directors of team demonstrated clear discrimination against certain employees and let their personal feelings affect their judgement & business decisions, also disrespectful at times resorting to public shaming.

    High team turnover rate.

    Worked countless overtime hours and weekends with little recognition or appreciation.

    Advice to Management

    Act with honesty & integrity. Be more professional.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, bad management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in Herzliya (Israel)
    Former Employee - Operations in Herzliya (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very skilled people on the Israeli site (development site), great atmosphere.
    Benefits are not bad, relative to competitors of that scale.

    Cons

    Unstable management. VPs constantly leaving\fired.
    Not a good sense of job security... management can decide on massive deduction of employees at any given day.

    Advice to Management

    Get stable


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