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CJ Affiliate by Conversant Reviews

Updated May 19, 2019

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Found 103 reviews

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CJ Affiliate by Conversant CEO Waleed Al-Atraqchi
Waleed Al-Atraqchi
42 Ratings
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  • "CJ tends to do this thing where we push and sell a certain "hot topic" but literally have zero means from a product level to support it(in 14 reviews)

  • "As with any advertising/marketing agency, busy season is during the holidays, which isn't great for time off and work/life balance(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and strong values"

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    Current Employee - Account Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - great work/life balance - fun office culture with company happy hours and outings - good onboarding process and ongoing training - co-workers are super friendly, collaborative and helpful - good on-paper benefits (401k, unlimited PTO, health, dental & vision, commuter benefits, etc.) - higher-up management/directors are very open and transparent about what's going on in the company - definitely feel like...

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    Cons

    - Nothing significant so far - At first I was a little hesitant/stressed because of an isolated bad transition, but now I definitely can see how much the company is invested in training employees and creating upward mobility/growth opportunities for employees within the company

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-01-30
  2. "Great Place to Work!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    CJ Engineering makes a point of hiring competent and cooperative people and then enabling them to learn and grow. The department is continuously examining itself and its practices for ways to improve and then implementing those improvements.

    Cons

    Legacy platform slows innovation. Many strong, independent minds sometimes lead to difficulties in coordinating efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more! Existing engineers are stretched thin maintaining multiple competencies to cover all the required work!

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-05-19
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, experience depends on your portfolio and office turnover rate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Depending on your portfolio, you can get exposure to a variety of big-name clients and learn how their affiliate program + overall companies run -The people you work with are friendly and helpful -Fun company outings -Flexible time off -Can usually work normal 9-5 hours

    Cons

    -My office has had a problem with attrition lately which means everyone has had more on their plate than they should. However, if you work efficiently and prioritize you can still get out of the office by 5-5:30 on most days -As with any advertising/marketing agency, busy season is during the holidays, which isn't great for time off and work/life balance -Working remotely is allowed but not encouraged. You need to provide...

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    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees and make sure they are not overworked. A good way to combat this would be allowing us to work from home more regularly

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-04-06
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Good company, poor management"

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

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time

    Pros

    High caliber clients and variety allow one to learn alot about the affiliate industry -Colleagues -Our office let you bring your dog, some do not

    Cons

    -Account Directors - very poor leadership; they offer no assistance and are unprofessional and arrogant -Toxic environment - high-stress, lack of trustworthiness, lack of respect towards employees -Sweatshop - Directors do not care about any work-life balance; be prepared to work all hours of the day and weekends -Low Pay and no bonus or signing plan for some positions

    Advice to Management

    Be a professional company where you have Directors that set an example for those working for the company. Leave your egos at the door for a more positive environment. Value good work and good people. The turnover rate is off the chart and everyone pretends it's fine and does nothing. Talk to your employees about their days, their challenges. The business will always be there - it's time to start taking a look at your...

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-02-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for with excellent company culture."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant

      Pros

      - collaborative enviornment amongst peers - career progression opportunities - strong leadership team - challenging work - Denver work:life balance

      Cons

      - workload can be tough to manage if you’re not efficient at time management

      CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-01-15
    • Helpful (1)

      "Electric Office Atmosphere and Laid Back"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Very laid back office that is dog friendly.

        Cons

        Not quite being paid what I thought I would be.

        CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-01-14
      • "Amazing company culture"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA

        I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Company culture was great. The "CJ Summer Olympics" is hilarious – everyone dresses up according to different themes and goes down to the beach to compete. Halloween is also a huge to-do at CJ ... each department does something special. The people are friendly – as is usually the case with people in Santa Barbara. Many employees are young and embarking on their digital/affiliate marketing career. Many people have been...

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        Cons

        Annual raises are minimal. To earn more $ you'll need to be promoted into new roles.

        CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-01-15
      • Helpful (12)

        "Incompetence at all Levels"

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        Former Employee - Digital Account Coordinator in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Lunch is provided often, semi convenient location

        Cons

        Poor Management, very long hours, getting sold again this year, not much company culture in NY office

        Advice to Management

        The New York office looks and feels like the it was forgotten by the rest of the company. The employees at other locations actually feel sorry for us if you ever get the chance to speak with them. I know that the work culture is different in NY compared to CA, but its too a point where we are being taken advantage of. On multiple occasions smaller teams were forced to miss company wide social events to address non priority...

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        CJ Affiliate by Conversant2019-01-21
      • Helpful (5)

        "CJ Affiliate - Great Place to Work"

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        Current Employee - Publisher Development Manager 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        I truly do love coming to work at CJ every day as I am constantly motivated and encouraged by my supervisors, teammates, and clients to succeed in my role. Over the course of my 1.5year employment, I have been challenged to achieve and rewarded with promotion. CJ values hard work, positivity, collaboration and thinking outside of the box. The company is growing at a steady pace and I can confidently say I will be sticking...

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        Cons

        Cross-Department collaboration needs to continue to be improved in order for the company to run as efficiently as possible. This is a work in progress!

        CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-11-14
      • Helpful (3)

        "Power Through People"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook

        I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Within my team's experience, CJ management 100% cares about its people. When the team was faced with a year-long influx of workloads, management strove to ensure teammates were taking due rest/PTO to avoid burnout. While this is a serious business, the culture of people I've experienced is that we don't take ourselves too seriously. In other words, supervisors are more like mentors, coworkers and managers all have a...

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        Cons

        I occasionally sensed that entry level positions weren't always respected as anything other than entry level; that said, I'd mentioned this to management and saw noticeable positive changes were made during the start to end of holding an entry level position. Still room for growth, but never a bad thing to know that management is actually listening. The culture can feel too corporate at times—in other words, process...

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        CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-10-31
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