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AppNexus Reviews

Updated January 13, 2018
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AppNexus Founder and CEO Brian OKelley
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  • Middle management could use some attention, but where couldn't it (in 16 reviews)

  • Growing pains as the company has doubled in size over two years (500 to 1000 EEs); all very normal in my opinion (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome people. Very impressed with the talent."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppNexus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast paced, driving the industry, making change and impact. Very talented people. Impressed with the team. Positive culture and environment.

    Cons

    Can’t think of any at this time. As they scale, need to ensure how they remain agile and continue to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on middle managers


  2. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AppNexus part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I loved my time at AppNexus. The culture and fellow employees were amazing. The work was satisfying, the events more so and I couldn't have been happier during my time there. Weekly family meals, in house classes, parties and games kept everyone really entertained while providing some challenging and fulfilling work.

    Cons

    My team was outsourced without warning so we all lost our jobs in one big meeting...

  3. "An amazing place to start your career"

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

    Pros

    -High caliber of talent: Extremely smart and talented people
    -Unique culture of strong community, cohesion, and identity
    -Flexible work hours
    -Fun events and perks
    -Fast pace
    -Lots of opportunities to learn new things and work on interesting projects
    -Genuine focus on diversity and inclusion

    Cons

    -Constant changes in strategy, priorities, org, and hiring due to an unpredictable, cutthroat ad tech industry
    -Hard to experience growth or feel like the company is investing in you if you don't work in the New York headquarters


  4. "IT administrator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AppNexus full-time

    Pros

    nice environment to work for

    Cons

    Stress work place to work

    Advice to Management

    Love your employee so they can love you


  5. "A great place to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    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 AppNexus full-time

    Pros

    AppNexus has always been a place of tremendous growth, both in business and employee competency. People are smart, they generally care, and it's easy to make friends. Working at internet scale is always exciting, and the problems we solve are interesting and relevant.

    Cons

    While our leadership claims to care about the voices of the everyday employee, larger decisions are generally handled behind closed doors. Historically, this has resulted in some severe tech debt, among other problems. Additionally, some people may have a hard time getting excited about ad tech.

    Advice to Management

    Question your own decisions more frequently, and don't be afraid to take risks.


  6. "Operations Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    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 AppNexus full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Culture
    - Work-life balance
    - Benefits

    Cons

    - Large company
    - Upward mobility can be difficult


  7. "No longer a startup"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AppNexus full-time

    Pros

    Atmosphere, smart people, benefits, wide exposure to ad-tech industry

    Cons

    Executive Management (brilliant folks) micro manages their mid level management. Mid level for the most part tend to micro manage the staff.

  8. "it's active"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at AppNexus full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    dynamic and super rapid growth

    Cons

    not a small company any more


  9. "My AppNexus Review"

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    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Louisville, CO
    Former Employee - Front End Developer in Louisville, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AppNexus (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work for. I loved food and it is always to get some free. lol

    Cons

    It is hard to find something wrong with this company. I pretty much enjoy myself there.


  10. "I appreciated working there"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AppNexus full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people focused on the business.

    Cons

    I could have used some more support from my management


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