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Updated November 22, 2017
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  • Upper management is very political (in 27 reviews)

  • No work life balance whatsoever (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "mostly boring"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Westlake Village, Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    They look after their own, relaxed culture and unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    My god the work is boring. Managing ancient code bases and almost no time spent on fixing old architecture just making business happy with new features.


  2. "Decent Entry Level Start"

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited Vacation. Working from home options. Relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    Upper management is very political. Only care about the employees that directly benefit their pockets.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Product Manager - 2 years"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible time off

    Cons

    Bad top down management

    Advice to Management

    Need direction and get out of the retail and agency business. It's dying


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture is fun, they have plenty of social events and the people are smart. They also pay a fair wage.

    Cons

    They're VP heavy although VPs aren't empowered to make decisions without presidential approval.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your working staff. Eliminate layers of managerial waste that have no knowledgeable working experience.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Their reputation in the marketplace precedes them..."

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ad ops is run very well.

    Cons

    Management is just god awful. There is serious problem with favoritism, varying standards, and accountability. Many rumors of sexual harassment/inappropriate behavior, and even some lawsuits that came about as a result of the above.

    You're not really ever setup for success at Conversant, nor is there really incentive or encouragement or development of your business. They have tunnel vision when it comes to the short term, and they are SUPER behind the curve in terms of their product. The tech stack is TECHNICALLY there but they've not done a great job of porting into solutions that can be sold. Look no further than their acquisition of SET computer vision technology....that could have been a HUEG service for DSPs...and now the technology is basically dead because they bought it and invested no money in it.

    The culture in the NYC office is very old school traditional media -and it's not a fun or encouraging environment.

    Their recent earnings, and drag on the bottom line for Epsilon, is telling about where their business is going.

    Advice to Management

    Actually manage and develop your employees. And look at the long term.


  6. "Was Great Training"

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    Current Employee - Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of investment in your development.

    Cons

    They pay seems to be below average and bonuses are light.

    Advice to Management

    Identify why there is turnover and build incentives in those areas to retain top talent.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "If you only care about work life balance this is for you"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Vacation, Casual Dress, Friendly Employees
    Opportunity to make an impact quickly

    Cons

    Compensation is far below market average with zero room for growth
    Employee turnover (i.e. 6+ engineers have left in the past 30 days)
    No room for growth in the company

    Advice to Management

    Don't expect employees to stay when you give them more responsibilities and look the other way when they expect fair compensation.

  8. "Data Scientist"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment; nice people.

    Cons

    Low payment; not tech-oriented


  9. "Promising platform, tough execution"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has some of the best data in the business

    Cons

    Multi layered organization that gets in the way of bringing client management

    Advice to Management

    Get closer to client needs


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Upper level Management! They gossip and really don't hear what their employees are saying. Feel like women don't get a chance to be heard or promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team and give constructive advice. Weed out the bad stuck on themselves managers.


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