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CJ Affiliate by Conversant Reviews

Updated January 21, 2018
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CJ Affiliate by Conversant President Waleed Al-Atraqchi
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a really bright future here at CJ. We went through a lot of interesting changes last year, but it seems every organization must go through change in order to accomplish bigger and better it things. It feels as though all of the changes have been for the better. The organization as a whole seems to be making strides in the right direction. More recently we've had several new accounts come in that are pretty exciting to work on. It's really fun to work at a company that's viewed as an innovator in the space and invests in its employees. CJ is definitely one of those companies where you can learn a lot and grow your career. There are a lot of people who have been given opportunities to move and work in different departments and that's really cool. With all of the opportunities that exist in San Francisco, CJ really feels like one of the best places to work. The team in SF is really great and we are always encouraged to think outside the box, innovate, pitch new products, work with other divisions and prepare investment opps and more. I'm really enjoying it here so far! We also get unlimited vacation which is pretty awesome.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Beware of management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Great salary
    -Great people
    -Great location

    Cons

    -Horrible management
    -Your job is so unfulfilling
    -Ridiculous favoritism for a select group of employees

    Advice to Management

    -Promote internally
    -Fire yourself, and rehire new management

  3. "Good Entry- level job."

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Representative in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexible time off. Good opportunity to learn. Exposure to a new industry.

    Cons

    Bad morale at the lower levels. Small location in Westlake.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Blowing in the Wind"

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

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Used to have a good culture where everyone was collaborative. Generally nice people. Tries to maintain good benefits and budgets money and time for teams to have fun together.

    Cons

    The company literally and figuratively has no vision. Strategy is driven by the loudest client threatening to leave which leads to a constant state of scrambling. There is a dog-eat-dog culture of open disrespect and this is slowly driving out all of the high-performers. Low-performers are allowed to stay for many years without contributing and barely showing up enough to do their jobs. The leadership team is comprised of aggressive personalities with little to no experience in their respective fields.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on core offering rather than bright shiny objects to bring more in line with the competition. Also don't forget about retaining good employees in the process. Retention isn't always about money (though that can significantly improve) but is often about fostering a healthy work environment where nobody feels attacked in their jobs.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Positive Trajectory if Talent is Retained"

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

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Great office environment -- smart, fastidious teams who look to collaborate proactively.

    Cons

    Going to have a tough time retaining highly contributive/sought-out team members with the current promotional/compensation structure in-place.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No work life balance."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time

    Pros

    The company offers a lot of perks. Of course it's in Santa Barbara, so that is already a perk. Free donuts and bagels on Fridays. And there is a lot given back to the community.

    Cons

    There is absolutely no work life balance. You are expected to work VERY long hours. Mostly everyone is on salary so there is no overtime pay. It is expected that you work and put 200% in your job. There is no option for family. The vacation is said to be unlimited, but that is not the case. Some are allowed to take multiple vacations while others don't get the same treatment. There is no fairness to the vacation policy. Working from home is an option for some-but not all. No lunches. No breaks. You can get burnt out very easily. The pay is not enough to cover how many hours of work there are.

    Advice to Management

    Please understand that employees need to have a life outside of work. We will put in every effort while at work but there needs to be time to unplug.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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
    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 (More than 5 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

  8. "Sales Rep"

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    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


  9. "Great culture, great perks, unclear future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, lunch once a week, free snacks, challenging work

    Cons

    No major cons. There was a lot of shifting in the company when I left - suggest a better plan of action to prevent people falling through the cracks.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Bad surprise!"

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    Current Employee - Associate Account Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    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 (More than 3 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.


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