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CJ Affiliate by Conversant Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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Pros
  • People, company size, work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people; interesting work; laid back environment; (in 6 reviews)

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 (in 9 reviews)

  • Channel is the smallest for most advertisers so it receives little budget (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Solid Company, But"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a lot of very smart engineers willing to mentor and bring up those less knowledgeable. The pair programming + test driven development helps greatly when learning and makes the codebase very robust.
    The hours are stable and rarely must you work more than 8 hours unless you need to stay for a deployment once in a while.
    Very well organized sprint cycles in an agile environment. The scrum methodology is executed very well here.

    Cons

    Pair programming can become quite tiring after a while and the experience will depend on whom you are working with on a particular day. They also force out a number of engineers each year to keep newer, fresher engineers coming into the company. This makes more room for newer developers+ideas coming in and pairing brings them up to speed fairly quickly. This is a horrible way to treat dedicated employees though and reflects poorly on management.
    I hope it's changed since I've been there.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good people but pay is not competitive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Smart, fun, and nice employees
    - Flexible time off
    - Good work/life balance
    - Can WFH as needed

    Cons

    - Very low pay compared to most marketing companies in the city
    - Medical benefits and budgets keep getting cut each year after ADS/Epsilon acquisition - I presume it will only get worse
    - No HR (or anyone else to step up in place of) so there's not much culture and synergy in the office
    - Management only seems to care about acquiring new clients and pleasing big clients without much care for their own employees. They are often disconnected from the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Culture needs to be improved in non-HQ offices. Employees who work in satellite offices are often disconnected.

  3. "Senior Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People, company size, work/life balance

    Cons

    Not competitive with compensation package


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great teams, poor management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changing for the better"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Software Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oxnard, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oxnard, CA

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

    Pros

    A lot of great people. Learned a lot. Very knowledgeable engineers willing to share and mentor others.

    Cons

    Lot of turn over due to change of direction. The way some people were let go from the company was off putting.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant Response

    Dec 15, 2015 – CJ Culture Champion

    Thank you for recognizing the great people at CJ and our talented engineers. We are continually working to improve our internal communication, so thank you for sharing your feedback regarding your... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Wealth of knowledge, but management less than awesome"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, passionate coworkers. Good working principles and a wealth of knowledge that they are willing to share.

    Cons

    Thr team leads have upper management's unwavering support, so the non-leadership employees are doubted whenever problems come up.
    Opportunities to work on different tech than usual are scarce, so the work might get boring.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertiser Account Representative
    Former Employee - Advertiser Account Representative
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I came to CJ a year out of college and it was great way to dive straight into the digital world. They do a great job of training you on all things affiliate and then putting you on accounts that fit with your experience level. I was lucky in that I had great senior managers and directors that really helped with my employee development. Additionally I also had great accounts which made my job a lot better! They do a great job of fostering growth with leadership clubs and employee training!

    Cons

    It's a young company and there's a lot of employee turnover. I think the majority of it comes from many not understanding what affiliate is versus the company itself. I had a great experience working there, but I always wanted to transition more into full digital which is the reason I left.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in employee development and creating a positive company culture! Now that CJ is under the ADS umbrella it feels more corporate, which takes away from its vibrant advertising culture.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant Response

    Dec 15, 2015 – CJ Culture Champion

    Thank you for the great feedback and for recognizing so many of the things that make CJ great! Your constructive feedback is also very helpful. We have already incorporated your feedback into our... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Current Employee"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly atmosphere and great people to work with. Company encourage team outings to get to know your team well.

    Cons

    Pay is subpar and they are currently taking away a lot of the benefits package. The structure is fading and employees demeanor has started to fade since the company was bought out


  10. "Webmasters get the worst end of the stick"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Online Marketing Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Auto payment
    - Huge list of companies
    - Multiple types of promotion

    Cons

    - If an advertiser revokes the amount make, CJ won't interfere and dodge the questioning of the advertiser. "I lost $4,500 when an advertiser pulled the earnings"
    - CJ will dodge the questions because they don't want to be held responsible with legality issues with advertisers
    - Lost leads due to adblockers

    Advice to Management

    Be straight forward and don't prolong the issue when legal issues are present


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