ContextMedia Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2017

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4.0
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ContextMedia Chief Executive Officer and Founder  Rishi Shah
Rishi Shah
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Had no idea what / who ContextMedia was prior to Interviewing with them(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and a fun company culture; ping pong, free lunch, coffee bar, etc(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Strategy Analyst"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Truly talented employees who encourage growth, change and efficiency. Training program allows you to learn about every aspect of the business, from the filming of customized videos, the installation process, the manufacturing process, to the sales process and everywhere in between.

    Cons

    Not a con in my book but can imagine this job would be very difficult for someone used to a "routine". There is so much growth and innovation, the ability to adapt is definitely a skill.

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Best-in-class benefits"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the fact that we have taken a holistic approach to benefits. Rather than think of benefits piecemeal as healthcare and other perks, we have redesigned benefits to address the various aspects that affect us and our families and bring forth solutions that address most of them. Introducing - Care@ContextMedia - a Best-in-class benefits program with 7 pillars under it: health, family, time away, convenience, finance, learning/growth and community. Each of these pillars asks the question what does our community and their loved ones care the most about and how can we make it as easy and effortless on them to gain access to what they care about while they do their jobs of transforming healthcare, which is what ContextMedia is all about. Some examples of industry leading benefits under some of these pillars include additional time off for your wedding (not part of your PTO), cry-freezing and fertility support, college loan refinancing and very generous survivor benefits (in the unfortunate event that something happens to the employee, their loved ones are taken care of for a very long time), recharge - a full month of paid time off after completing 5 years of continuous service etc.

    Cons

    I know the company will continue to evaluate their benefits each year. However, the one area where we fall short of our competitors is our PTO policy, which can and be more generous

  3. Helpful (35)

    "Inflated Valuation - Buyer Beware"

    1.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time

    Pros

    Beautiful office in convenient downtown Chicago location. Company has recently rolled out refreshed benefits plan that demonstrates improvement.

    Cons

    Steve Jobs said it best: A players hire B players, and the cycle continues. We're welcoming classes of D players on a bi-weekly basis. Immature and inexperienced management fosters an environment of backstabbing, gossip, and known harassment issues. This seems to be a way to distract from the fact that our members simply are not using the product. Limited opportunities for career advancement across the board, particularly for women (the woman President is notoriously threatened by other intelligent women). Brain drain is a very present threat, as I've watched some of the company's best leave en masse. Business ethics are not a priority, and some decisions related to data manipulation are questionable at best.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Driven Organization"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Context Media presents a great opportunity and environment. It is aggressively driven against a very clear vision or who we are and where we are going. If you are not interested in a hard driving environment, not the place for you

    Cons

    As Context Media has seen exponential growth, the organizational structure and processes have down evolved at the same pace. Somethings are still run like a small young organization. Which you just can;t do when nearing 500 employees.

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  5. Helpful (19)

    "ContextMedia: Smart Leadership, Rewarding Work, Lifelong Friends"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia

    Pros

    - Amazing company at the intersection of healthcare and tech that is bridging the gap between patients, providers and therapies -- you feel like you can go home at the end of the day knowing you've done something good for the world through contributing toward a strong social mission - I love my coworkers. They are some of my best friends. - The people in my team are hard-working and motivated, which challenges you to up your game professionally to contend with the best - If you truly put in the time and effort, you will be rewarded and afforded opportunities to own projects/initiatives - The leadership team is off-the-charts intelligent - you can't rest assured that you are in good hands. We're talking about a couple co-founders who dropped out of college to found one of the fastest growing digital healthcare companies in the world - 100% bootstrapped company with no outside funding - full strategic control is in the hands of the founders, Rishi and Shradha - The hiring and recruitment process is really important to the executive team. They care that candidates are treated with respect and move though the interview process quickly - I've seen this first-hand through my involvement in the interview process for a team earlier this year. - Very few people know that CMH manufactures it's own hardware (Tablet & Wallboard products) and has made significant improvements to its product portfolio in 2016, with some really exciting ideas floating around for future product releases - CMH has an incentive program called an RIA that vests over a five year incremental schedule -- they claim that the company could possibly have a minimum valuation of $15B which would mean this package could be worth more than $100K for someone who joins the company today. Also have 401K plus match. - A lot of perks: modern office, in-house barista, free catered lunch every day, cold breakfast provided, free gym access in-building, free yoga and meditation classes, expensive work stations (two huge mac monitors)

    Cons

    - There are a couple managers in the company who don't seem bright (despite what I said above). There are always a couple bad apples, but I think the executive team has taken notice of this and has made some adjustments. - You can't get attached to one way of doing something, because it will 100% change. CMH is growing so damn quickly that sometime communication lags behind the innovation that's happening. The leadership team is aware of this, but they could do better in making sure that everyone is informed of changes at that they are keeping messaging consistent. - You work incredibly hard at this place and have goals that are stressful. There's a reason why this place is growing at 200%+ per year, but it comes at a cost.

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "High expectations"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at ContextMedia full-time

    Pros

    It is a newer company which makes it a great time to join and become a part of the growth.

    Cons

    Training process was not long enough to set up the employees for success.

  7. Helpful (34)

    "ContextMedia is a facade"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time

    Pros

    The office space is beautiful, there is a barista bar with free coffee and specialty drinks, free lunch and fun company events. But don't let that trick you...

    Cons

    The CEOs keep fooling themselves that they run a Silicon Valley tech company on the level of Facebook or Google when in fact they provide a very basic service. It's a nice company and there are lots of nice people but the pure talent level inside the company is nothing special. The company lacks experienced and dynamic leaders which brings me to my next point...

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Patient Engagement Specialist"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patient Engagement Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity within a growing company and industry leader. Compensation is great compared to other tech/healthcare companies.

    Cons

    Due to fast growth, communication between departments can be lost.

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "Excellent Opportunities at Context Media!!! Impressed all around..."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is in a high growth period. There is a clear vision from management. They find positive culture important and want to keep employees happy and enthusiastic about the company mission. Everyone I have met seems genuinely happy & hard working. Very extremely brilliant executive team. There is a ton of opportunity for this company to increase revenue and partners in the coming months and years. Looking forward to a long prosperous career here. So far, there seems to be a ton of support for my role and all teams working together for the end goal of Patient education during point of care to make more informed decisions.

    Cons

    Pretty lengthy interview process. At times I felt they weren't interested anymore in me as a candidate due to lack of communication. However, everything worked out in the end. Seems to be a work hard - stay in the office kind of place. Can be a pro such as catered lunch in office every day and barista + coffee bar with free lattes. They make it hard to leave the office ever :) Surprised they didn't have a Health Club allowance. They do have access to the free building health club which is pretty lame. Also surprised they did not have Flex Spending options for pre-tax payment opps for Healthcare. Very surprised with a Healthcare company this large and growing...

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  10. Helpful (12)

    "Most problems are 1st world problems"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ContextMedia full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - You will meet some of the best personalities to work with in your whole career. - Great office space and view that gives you enough vitamin D to make you naturally happier - There is a real scrappy approach to problem solving that gives a breathe of fresh air in comparison to established companies that are heavily focused on step by ste processes - Most people are hired on personality and attitude so if your resume doesn't have all the experience you normally would need for the role, it's okay here. - 8a-6p work policy has been removed as a result of glassdoor reviews (Management read the posts and made the change accordingly which they didn't have to do at all!)

    Cons

    - Most people are not happy with the compensation. Prepare to have your most recent tax return or pay stub reviewed to validate how much you made at your last job. - Expect raises to be an ackward conversation you must initiate yourself because otherwise the conversation will not happen. If you're fine with this, then it my be a pro instead of a con. You can bring up the conversation of a raise each month if you like but you better have reasons to validate it each time. - Most people are hired based on personality which results in many teams that have a lack of experience and execute things in ways that make it very obvious. Nobody is really held accountable for their mistakes and actions as a result. - Sales has a lot of autonomy in how to "get the sale". So much so we can sell on things that don't exist and pressure other people to deliver on a non-existent things because otherwise we'll "lose this hard to get sale" - Executive team functions as if the company has thousands of employees and too many people to manage when it only has less than 400 employees. The startup culture has been lost here as a result of an exec team that is too busy to pay attention to implementation details. Most of these problems are minor in comparison to the fact that you will enjoy your day to day experience here. Everyone else in the company has their version of these problems so it makes it an even playing field. If you hustle hard, you will get the recognition you deserve.

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