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Conversant Reviews

Updated June 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is decent for vast majority of people (in 19 reviews)

  • Overall Great company and great people (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Somewhat detached upper management (in 26 reviews)

  • No work life balance whatsoever (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Good Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work life balance and company culture is great
    Very Collaborative- open to change and new suggestions
    Not micro managed
    Really gives you the tools to succeed

    Cons

    Not all the offices have free snacks


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location, good office vibe
    Very smart people work there

    Cons

    The company is run by a bunch of bullies that seem to be arguing over turf... likely the result of many acquisitions over a short period of time.

    Advice to Management

    1975 called and they want their Neanderthal management style back! Quit being bullies, managing by intimidation and start building high-functioning teams. Additionally, the conflict between offices and within upper management is palpable - everyone knows it and it borders on pitiful to watch.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Proceed with extreme caution..."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Only a few kind, genuine and hard working individuals. Oh and maybe the stale bagels on Fridays and the free tap water?

    Cons

    As per the other reviewer's spot on contribution; Insecure Management derives gratification and control from bullying and intimidation. Can get extremely toxic and hostile at times from the power trips. Be very cautious with whom or which team you are assigned to and don't think they or especially HR are your friends. Be prepared to be deceived and in competition with everyone on your team as opposed to working collaboratively towards the same goal. Some teams have it better than others as you can easily spot the ones who are miserable and ready to jump ship. Only a handful of management are professional, personable, and knowledgable mentors so, YMMV!

    There is no opportunity for growth. Detached and clickey upper management, private organization attitude with somewhat a high school type gossip, bullying and impersonable environment. No work life balance whatsoever. Wishful thinking on promotions or career advancements.

    Advice to Management

    Has the potential to be a good local company only if your in the right department and have a sane manager. Some managers have been there for over a decade with no advancement. Whom in turn will make ur life and position Miserable! I would pass or proceed with extreme caution.

    Company's social culture tries to be active and overall is ok to work with. Have a new departmental leadership shift for keeping a low turnover rate and retaining talented and dedicated individuals. Tips for the Exec's --- you can't walk on water! Check that ego!


  4. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and flexible time off

    Cons

    Moving up is very slow, disappointing raises

    Advice to Management

    Some departments should hire new managerss


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Decent, but YMMV"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun culture and has a startup feel to it
    Fantastic office design
    Great people and work if you get on a good team

    Cons

    People on bad teams look miserable
    HR is not your friend and never will be

    Advice to Management

    Some arguably unethical practices going on that you should look into


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Business Development Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Business Development Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Current Employee - Global Business Development Manager in Santa Barbara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training and great company culture. Great place to learn from others and great career development. Managers push you to go out of your comfort zone.

    Cons

    Not alot of incentive bonuses which makes things less motivating. Also, company has been bought out and getting very corporate. Loosing market share.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Engineering Teams in a larger slower company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The individual engineering teams in this company are amazing. They are focusing on such specific technologies that you really get to focus on your work. Work life balance is great. Benefits have been great as well; however, I wish they still offered the California HMOs

    Cons

    The parent companies can be slow, and unfortunately can kill the momentum that the smaller teams can have. Pay is based on the parent companies location, which is Chicago, meaning if you work for one of the teams in San Francisco, your pay is drastically lower than surrounding companies.

  8. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great culture, employees are willing to work hard and boost company revenue.

    Cons

    - Will try to pay the bare minimum, even if you switch departments and functions. Fair market wages rarely paid.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Leadership team needs help"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people - work hard play hard. Social committee is active.

    Cons

    I've been here less than 2 years and seen 6 HR people disappear with no explanation. Leadership team is a group of bullies who get off on making women cry in team meetings. No female representation in leadership or engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Try to lead by inspiring and motivation. Bullying will only get you so far. Why do you think so much great talent is leaving to go to competitors? Someone please do something about the culture of fear and intimidation here.


  10. "Vice President"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Conversant full-time

    Pros

    Innovative company with a vision for future growth

    Cons

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