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CJ Affiliate by Conversant New York City Reviews

Updated March 10, 2017
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CJ Affiliate by Conversant President Waleed Al-Atraqchi
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Pros
  • People, company size, work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people; interesting work; laid back environment; (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay is subpar and they are currently taking away a lot of the benefits package (in 3 reviews)

  • While I think CJ as a whole is doing great things and heading in the right direction, the New York office is a disaster (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good reputation in the field, strong technology platform, great consultative resources

    Cons

    highest cost in the space, charging customers biggest percentage rates for their commissions.

    Advice to Management

    lower rates


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great teams, poor management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Account Manager in New York, NY
    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 (More than a year)

    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, and then send an email "surprise" like teams are supposed to be excited about the constant change in direction. Clients are privy to the lack of organization and direction for this office, and there accounts suffer because of it.

    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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Changing for the better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Many office locations allowing you to work around the country
    - Leader in affiliate space
    - Good vacation policy
    - (Recently) began hiring qualified, smart and reliable people
    - Last 6 months have changed dramatically. Began hiring more talented people. Positive future for company seems to be on horizon.

    Cons

    - Tedious, repetitive and monotonous work. Way too much time analyzing data and building decks for QBRs and then repeating the never ending process.
    - Product updates are often rolled out way too slowly and/or not finished.
    - Interdepartmental collaboration is next to none. Ad dev and pub dev often work against each other.
    - Channel is the smallest for most advertisers so it receives little budget. The incremental value affiliate provides for many is very little more often than not.
    - 75% analytics and 25% account management

    Advice to Management

    - Develop strategy on how to get pub dev and ad dev to work together towards one common goal.
    - Continue hiring people of the caliber you have within last 8 months.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not Great...At All"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1. Some big name clients to work with

    Cons

    1. Management is awful, problems persist for years with tons of promises but no change
    2. Overworked, staff is in short supply and huge promises are made to clients anyway
    3. Mundane work, just push papers at all levels
    4. Incompetent co-workers, they will hire anyone with a pulse
    5. Being promoted is tedious because you have to apply like it's a new job and it's inconsistent, some people are promoted in months and others years
    6. Pay is better at other ad tech companies

    Advice to Management

    Do something, anything at all to fix the problems. Hire more people. Make sure those people are competent. Start to manage client expectations. Stop changing procedures every few weeks so people know what to do. When management makes a promise, follow through.


  6. "Breeze by with mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy work
    Relaxed
    Good Work/Life balance
    Good co-workers to have, management included.
    For what you do, the pay is fine

    Cons

    Compensation is too low
    High turnover because pay is weak
    High stress but monotonous easy task. Basically doing the same thing a million times

    Advice to Management

    Let workers become more creative in their job. Find a way to get more budget to keep talent. Build team morale better with outings or events or better perks. People there are too talented to be doing the same things and aren't given enough room for creativity.


  7. "Overall good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, generally good hours, day to day is generally not too stressful. Good culture overall.

    Cons

    No clear strategic direction, poor communication across the organization. There seem to be lots of initiatives and talk of changes, but very little trickles down.


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