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3.6
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Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
185 Ratings
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  • "The bonus structure changed almost yearly, never to the benefit of anyone who wasn't upper management(in 7 reviews)

  • "Poor on-boarding, salaries are not competitive, little room for growth(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Centro does a great job bringing in talented, intelligent and caring people. We have an incredible company culture that truly embodies it's core values and encourages personal growth for all employees. They offer ongoing training for all levels and help you create a career plan specialized with your manager. Unlimited FTO, Ferris Bueller days, Save the World days, etc. etc. Also offer yoga classes and guided meditation...

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    Cons

    No dogs in the office! :(

  2. Great Company, Great Culture, Great Place to Learn and Grow

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Lots of encouragement to learn and grow on the job. Unfortunately, it's so hard to get in now that I'm not sure that they're even hiring anyone who'd need to learn on the job. Great people. I personally had wonderful managers.

    Cons

    U.S. based offices could use a lot more ethnic diversity. I had a lot of friends interview without much explanation as to why they did not move forward in the process. Some of the sales leadership comes off a little sleazy.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to Work For, But Has Some Challenges to Overcome.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Centro was a good company to work for. The product - Basis - is fantastic, and will truly be a game changer for small to mid-market sized agencies and companies. Perks to the job were great - unlimited PTO, competitive salary, good health benefits, tons of flexibility in all aspects of the position. There are a LOT of good people at this company. A few bad eggs that stand out, but overall, you'll find many...

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    Cons

    In my time there, the company was going through an identity shift from services to software as the main offering. Unfortunately, this was not the first identity shift Centro had gone through, and the market I worked in recognized it, making it difficult to position Centro as a stable company. I was a remote employee, and support overall was okay. My manager supported me well, but beyond that support was lacking. Sales...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay on the current path, but realize what your sweet spot is, and adjust your pricing model accordingly. You'll make the sale stronger, and win a lot more business.

  4. Good People, Inflated Success

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

    I have been working at Centro full-time

    Pros

    Good group of people and solid benefits.

    Cons

    Shrinking business and desperately trying to move into a new crowded field. Low pay for industry standards.

  5. Helpful (9)

    Quick to let people go

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, unlimited time off.

    Cons

    Shawn Riegsecker, the CEO, always would speak about how he takes care of his employees & it's all about their growth & being a good person. Yet, when times got tough he was VERY quick to let people go - right before the holidays. This makes him & Centro a bit untrustworthy if you ask me. Also, it takes years for employees to actually get promoted at the company. Don't believe all this hype about "hiring 100+...

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  6. Helpful (2)

    Company that you will enjoy working for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, great technology

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  7. Helpful (5)

    Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Nothing noteworthy to mention as pros. Just a regular technology company trying to stay in business.

    Cons

    Poor management, no career growth, no skill development, the list goes on. Most of the effort just goes in handling poor managers and their egoistic attitudes. Plus there is shortage of staff with all the laying off and some smart people leaving the company. Day to day effort goes in training new folks than learning anything new. This used to be one of the companies with best work culture. But not anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Try to retain good employees than restructuring and experimenting.

  8. Helpful (8)

    Centro is the best company I've ever worked for (and perhaps the best company I'll ever work for)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The people at Centro are what make this company incredible. From our Founder and CEO Shawn, to our interns we call Centerns - everyone I've interacted with at Centro is kind, respectful, intelligent, driven and quirky. This is not by accident; everyone who works at Centro is carefully vetted, not only to determine if he or she is a good fit for the position, but most importantly, to determine if he or she is a good fit...

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    Cons

    I haven't noticed any cons to working at Centro. I've heard that other companies in the industry might pay higher salaries; however, I imagine those companies' cultures and benefits do not remotely compare to Centro's.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Great culture, lacking product

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Centro

      Pros

      They want to do the right thing

      Cons

      They do not have the product to compete with the big boys. Also they spend way too much time on being named the best place to work versus advertising effectively to their prospects

      Advice to Management

      Grow up. Be transparent with your pricing

    • Helpful (6)

      Time to spread my wings

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

        I have been working at Centro full-time

        Pros

        * Our kitchen is stocked with snacks and fruit comes once a week * Free Citibike membership * Unlimited vacay (within reason)

        Cons

        I've seen many good people leave, all for various reasons. They've all been spoken about, again, as "having their own reasons for leaving," but in reality, it's pretty clear: the vision changed, and with that, the company realized it didn't need the talent it already had. Therefore, people are finding better opportunities where they are valued and respected. Culture has shifted and it's made me realize there are...

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