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CJ Affiliate by Conversant CEO Waleed Al-Atraqchi
Waleed Al-Atraqchi
42 Ratings
  1. Helpful (4)

    "Do NOT work here!!!"

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits on paper Some coworkers are great, NOT all

    Cons

    Too strict Below average pay Corporate politics Micromanaging Overworked Dishonest in interview process

    Advice to Management

    Let your employees be who they are and say what they feel. Support them. Uplift them. Be flexible. In the end, that's how you can find out the best in them.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-11-10
  2. Helpful (4)

    "Truly Fulfilling Work Experience"

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

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

    Pros

    When I started at CJ, I came from 9 years at a previous company and was nervous about making the jump. After 3 years with CJ, I can honestly say that it was the best decision I could have made. I've had ample opportunities to grow and exercise my expertise with a variety of people in the company. My managers have been wonderful about giving me a chance to push my boundaries and stretch the scope of my work. I work with...

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    Cons

    In reading some of these reviews it seems like some other departments may have some resource issues that is causing burnout. However, there has been a lot of efforts made lately to adding headcount to solve for those concerns.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-10-17
  3. Helpful (9)

    "A downward slope"

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

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Free food, Fun perks, Decent benefits, Company makes an effort to keep employees happy, Friendly environment.

    Cons

    This company is quickly losing all of its experienced employees for better places and cannot replace/train fast enough. Very low salary for this industry and the women are getting paid less. Very little work/life balance, you're just asked to keep working at all times at all hours and they don't offer any overtime pay. Can be extremely high-stress. Extreme life quality differences depending on what clients you get...

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    Advice to Management

    You can't simply tell people they have to keep working past 5pm when the work from clients could be endless. You also can't endlessly keep pushing work onto all your employees with no incentives. It's 2018 and people are going to talk about their salaries, don't be surprised when your employees are upset with pay discrimination.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-10-02

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant Response

    October 15, 2018Content Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your recognition that the company makes efforts to keep our employees happy! We also take your concerns very seriously and do take great care to monitor our pay practices to ensure equity, fairness, and compliance with wage and hour laws. ...

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  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    They really want their employees to have a good work/life balance, and strive for good morale. Coworkers are friendly and collaborative. Opportunity to learn more about digital marketing, as well as develop yourself professionally. We are under a large company so there are great benefit to that, but the CJ team is smaller so you never get lost in the large corporation. Management listens to employees, you have a voice...

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    Cons

    Lots of calls/meetings to let clients know what we are doing & to justify our service. Many don't fully understand affiliate marketing and its breadth so you have to explain. Pay is lower than other companies for similar work, but you can learn lots of things to elevate your position in the company.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-09-10
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Running out of steam"

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

    I worked at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Great place to start your career and build a foundation in digital marketing. -Overall great people to work with -Good benefits -Great training and learning opportunities

    Cons

    -Management. Upper management has been at the helm for a few years but still has little grasp of the dynamics of the business. Decisions are issued and retracted quickly. Aggressive personalities make it difficult to have a constructive discussion about the path forward. You essentially need to get in everyone's face to advance your ideas. This in turn leads to similar personalities getting promoted and the cycle continues....

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-09-15
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mistreating Employees & Going Downhill"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers are helpful and talented. I've become close friends with many of my CJ co-workers. The benefits (401k, flex time, etc.) are on-par with most other companies.

    Cons

    Toxic culture. Management revolves around politics and favoritism. They are losing all of the best and long-term employees due to mistreatment. Management doesn't care who is working hard, maintaining client satisfaction, or accomplishing their goals. Instead they care about their buddies and favorites, and leave the rest of the employees in the dust. The employees work hard on building a positive culture, but the management...

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    Advice to Management

    You're losing all of your top talent.. start investing in your employees! Current directors and senior managers need to be replaced.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-10-05
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome people, but overwhelmed with underwhelming work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Client Integration Engineer in Westborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great place to start your career. - Tons of training, and they ease you into actual work slowly, allowing plenty of time to familiarize yourself. - The people at CJ are great. My former department, Client Integrations, had some of the best people I'll probably ever meet in my career. - Pretty good benefits.

    Cons

    - Below industry average pay. - You will loaded up with what was in my opinion very underwhelming work. In my department, Client Integrations, I can tell you that calling it "engineering" as the title suggests is a long shot. Every single solution you look at is designed for you already, with only minor details needing to be worked out. It's technical consulting packaged into an attractive title. - But don't worry...

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    Advice to Management

    My advice to any management reading this would be to care more about the day to day work your employees do, and care more about how they envision their future. Regardless of which department you're coming from, it's unlikely your staff see the role they're in as the last in their career. Specifically to the Client Integrations department - if you want to maintain technical talent, you need to find a way to make the day...

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-08-14
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Engineers are given autonomy to choose the tools and processes that solve the business demands - Good work/life balance - Experienced and friendly colleagues - Cutting-edge technologies, agile development

    Cons

    - Nothing significant so far

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to feedback from the team members.

    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-07-17
  9. Helpful (4)

    "10/10 Would Recommend"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous- Advertiser Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The career development and training you receive here is invaluable… it’s extremely motivating to work under brilliant people who are willing to teach and always encourage you to be the best and most critical thinking version of yourself. This is a place to develop your business skills from every angle... There is nothing cut and dry about this job. It is ever evolving and ever-challenging in a really exciting way. ...

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    Cons

    Not ideal for the tactical, check-list person-- this job requires serious self-motivation and drive to excel. C'mon-- seriously where are the snacks?! Or a latte cart once a month?

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire the best of the best-- get competitive and get your name out there. Companies are getting more aggressive and we're losing ground by not retaining our talent. We are given lofty goals from our clients and we need well-rounded teams to accomplish them-- keep it up with the training and the perks. Don't let employees get lost in the big corporate game-- making people feel seen and valued goes a long...

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-05-30
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Amazing Career Development Opps"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CJ Affiliate by Conversant

    Pros

    This industry is demanding, competitive and always changing. If you are a hard worker who is open minded, you will begin to use the adaptability and flexibility this job teaches you as a strength, rather than seeing it as weakness. The work, is no doubt, challenging. You need to be motivated, proactive and downright assertive at times. But learning to navigate the company and difficult clients has been one of the greatest...

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    Cons

    While I agree with the messages new management is driving, often times they are delivered in a way that is not effective. Fear will never be a great motivator. Product development has been interesting. 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. Or the tools we do have are totally outdated and upper management is clueless....

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    Advice to Management

    Listen. Listen. Listen. Literally just stop talking so much. The best leaders listen and then take action. If you show people you are truly invested in their growth and professional development, rather than trying to stump them in a team meeting, people will respect you and the work they are doing so much more. Face the retention issue head-on. Little perks matter and keep people around. Can we get an ice cream truck...

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    CJ Affiliate by Conversant2018-05-22
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