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CJ Affiliate by Conversant Account Manager Reviews

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CJ Affiliate by Conversant CEO Waleed Al-Atraqchi
Waleed Al-Atraqchi
9 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Great culture, supportive leadership, fulfilling work."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Amazing culture, especially in the main Santa Barbara office - colleagues become friends and bosses become those rare managers that are personally invested in your success and your growth. The work itself is challenging but fulfilling - it's a fast-paced industry and to succeed and be happy within it you need to be a self-starter with the desire to learn and grow and be flexible enough to move fast and pivot often....

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    Cons

    While leadership has been moving the company toward product investment over the last few years, there's still a gap that needs to be made up - the size of the company can sometimes hinder product innovation. Pay is often not on par with industry standard - the experience that I got during my years there offset the salary gap ten times over, but just something to be aware of.

    Advice to Management

    The ability to build and update products without red tape is a luxury that our competitors are taking advantage of. Keep pushing for product innovation and don't just ask teams to move fast and work hard - give them tangible dollar incentives to do so. Raising the bar on comp for your people is not a short-term cost, it's a long-term investment in success.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-04-22
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Started strong but downhill from there"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Westborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    People you get to work with. Everyone is willing to help, majority of the time with a positive attitude. Other departments also happy to help with any questions.

    Cons

    - management is all over the place. One day it’s this, the next it’s completely different - stacks work upon work even when they know you are already at your limit - turnover rate is said to be “normal” but people seem to drop left and right - not much room to move up. Only can if someone else above you leaves, and even then you go against every other office so someone could take over who has significantly less experience,...

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    Advice to Management

    Stick to a plan and stop shifting so quickly. It causes massive workloads for employees and leaves the good ones to pick up the pieces of the others who come in late and leave early

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-05-20
  3. Helpful (11)

    "Not what it used to be"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good experience in a niche industry, fun quarterly team outings, the social committee puts on great events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Where to even begin? New leadership has caused a shift from CJ being a great place to work for work/life balance - especially if you have responsibilities outside of work like caring for a family. Not anymore! Everyone is overworked and with leadership sending emails at all hours of the night, it seems like the expectation is that all employees should dedicate themselves 110% to CJ and have no outside life. The workload...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix the issues and realize that many of the people who have been here for 5+ years enjoyed working here for the family-friendliness and work/life balance that CJ was known for. Don't expect us to adapt to this new workaholic mentality or you're going to just continue to see extremely high rates of employee turnover.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-03-15
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Time for a Change"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people. You will work with some of the brightest, kindest people you could ever imagine, who really do want to help their clients and the company be better. Portfolios are interesting and diverse, many top brands are a part of CJ so you get exposure to working with large, recognizable companies.

    Cons

    It's been brutal to watch CJ continue on this downward spiral. There is absolutely no regard to the well-being of the employees - the new health insurance is only the latest in a slew of cost-saving measures that only serve to make stocks go up and employee happiness decrease substantially. The salaries are not competitive for the amount of work you are given - BEWARE! There are much more lucrative opportunities out...

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    Advice to Management

    All the things that were great about this company - benefits, work/life balance, and fair treatment - are now gone. Stop caring only about money and start caring about the employees who service your clients. The only reason many clients stick with CJ is because of your employees who build those relationships with them. It's too obvious that the executive staff couldn't care less, and clients as well as talent, will leave....

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-02-23

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant Response

    May 11, 2018Content Manager

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with the Glassdoor community. We are extremely proud to have such exceptional talent and all around good people on our team and understand that it is because of them that we have achieved ongoing success. Our focus on innovation and partnerships ...

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "If you work hard and care about your clients, this can be an amazing home for you"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great family, strong potential, health and collaborative culture, great mission

    Cons

    Growing pains, tied to enormous corporation which can drive slow communication sometimes, but very little to complain about

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, and don't forget about the value of each and every employee's training and experience working at CJ

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2017-04-27
  6. "Life at CJ"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant for more than 4 years

    Pros

    high-tech savvy, good, highly creative, highly competetive and simply number 1

    Cons

    can be more, affected by competition, more confidence, affected by cultures and more global exposure

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2017-03-29
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Bad surprise!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Really great product and company culture. Great network. Good sales teams. Good sales leader East Coast.

    Cons

    It used to be a great company but the founders/owners left and a new management took over. His style is really tough and does not fit with our nice culture. Talented people leave and are replaced by brown-nosers.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and listen to clients. Come back in and listen to employees. Alternatively get a management coach. Not everyone is motivated by $... especially WASPs.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2016-12-28
  8. "Fun company, questionable direction"

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Young work environment with lots of energy and excitement and camaraderie. Fun events and nice office. They give you the opportunity to manage your own portfolio and make a name for yourself. Pay is average.

    Cons

    Direction of company initiatives has been all over the place. With the buyouts and changes in management, things are hopefully headed in the right direction, but new product and service rollouts were always too hasty, and there was a constant disconnect between the product development/sales side and the account management teams' preparedness. We didn't know how to use the tools we were being told to sell, and we were...

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    Advice to Management

    Sync up the marketing/sales/product teams with the account management teams more effectively so there isn't a huge disconnect between what's expected and what we can actually deliver upon. Consider a merit-based promotion system, particularly for ARs to AAMs to AMs so that we don't just feel like we're waiting for somebody to quit or get hired and then have a passive-aggressive internal competition for the opening. There...

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2016-11-07
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great teams, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    -social office -good work hours -Summer Fridays -strong new-hires

    Cons

    While I think CJ as a whole is doing great things and heading in the right direction, the New York office is a disaster. New hires have been great, but unfortunately with such a small office decisions are made by 2 or 3 people who have no idea what they're doing. Accounts and structures are changed on a whim, there is no continuity and minds are changed about important items daily. They don't seek any input about workloads,...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire new management? But seriously, this list could take hours to write. Most importantly, seek input of staff at all levels, don't make rash decision, and don't constantly change your mind once you've made changes.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2016-01-27
  10. "Great place to start!"

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    Former Employee - Associate Advertiser Account Manager in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The people are some of the best around, although the pace is a little slower than I would like, it is a wonderful environment.

    Cons

    The pay is sub-par, and the attitude of the company is very corporate and guidelines must be adhered to. The affiliate world is very mature and leads to slow paced opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aware of what is going on outside of affiliate and expand into markets that are seeing growth with affiliate.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2015-09-28
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