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Updated May 24, 2017
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DataXu Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Baker
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Pros
  • smart people, motivating work environment, upward (in 11 reviews)

  • Allows for a great work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Constant changing commission plans, lack of focus on revenu responsibilities moving quotas, management doesn't communicate to lower platers (in 3 reviews)

  • Upper management turns a blind eye to these issues and pretends like nothing is wrong while many are drowning (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -To me, the biggest pro is how transparent the company is, both with our clients and internally. The CEO shares exactly how we're doing financially each month and it doesn't feel like anyone is keeping secrets.
    -The training and onboarding process is extensive and makes you feel like you truly do belong.
    -There are ample opportunities to grow if you work hard.
    -Everyone is incredibly friendly. When I started I immediately felt welcome, which doesn't happen everywhere.
    -Pay is competitive.
    -They take employees' needs into consideration (i.e. the ping pong table in Boston, standing desks, free lunch every week)
    -The product offering is strong. Programmatic is a tough industry to be in and our engineering team does everything it can to set us apart.
    -Sales Kickoff is a great way to boost morale and bring the entire company together.

    Cons

    The only con I've found is that they don't offer 401K matching, but I believe it's in the works.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


  2. "Legit happy to be at work everyday"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DataXu full-time

    Pros

    Open and collaborative environment, the people are very accepting of each other and look to work together for a solution-not get caught up in office politics. There are snacks provided, catered lunch once a week, company happy hours. The heads of the company are inspiring, as well as, humble; very rare to find in C level employees in most organizations. Laid back environment, yet still professional. This company really does care about their employees.

    Cons

    Have not found anything yet

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work with sql and Lunix"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Junior Support Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment, friendly co worker and get benefits. Managers work with you to produce your best work.

    Cons

    Alot of information will be handed your way, it's your job to handle it. Nobody will hold your hand


  4. "Amazing place for innovation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very welcoming people across every team, easy to make friends
    - Strong product offering and industry leading strategy
    - Commitment to innovation
    - Driven, hard-working people
    - It's just been a ton of fun!

    Cons

    - Can be hard to navigate how each department collaborates together


  5. "Great Work Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Data Scientist Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Very friendly team (people in general are very friendly)
    - Not a rigid program
    - Actually doing work a data scientist would do

    Cons

    - Could have had a longer program (then again I am a rising sophomore in college so I do not blame them)

    Advice to Management

    - Keep the company culture up!


  6. "Nice work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DataXu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will be working with small team and get to express your opinion.

    Cons

    Nothing what I can think of


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Accont Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Education, Passion, Remote options, Firehouse startup- excellent technology.

    Cons

    Constant changing commission plans, lack of focus on revenu responsibilities moving quotas, management doesn't communicate to lower platers

    Advice to Management

    value your employees. tossing them out during transitions is an awful message

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Not SaaS Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young pre-IPO/acquisition company with best-in-breed technology solutions for the digital media space. Had a great territory and account base.

    Cons

    Poor leadership from the top down, arrogant leadership team. When on boarding new hires, let them know that this is just a media sale and not SaaS.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineering Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at DataXu (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning New Technologies, Start up Environment, Supportive Colleagues, Lunch and Learn

    Cons

    Need to appreciate people and let them know their value

    DataXu Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – SVP, People Strategy

    Thank you for your review and the 5 stars! I’m glad you had a good experience and had supportive colleagues and hope you enjoyed your time as a DataXu intern.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Never a dull moment - if you get yourself involved"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a strong esprit de corps at DataXu with a corresponding and an astonishingly low amount of ego in many of the teams. There is still much to be accomplished and very many opportunities for those who want to get involved. Many of the founders are still actively involved in the company.

    Top management is very approachable and sincerely wants to create an interesting and exciting environment with opportunities for growth but also one that has a good work/non-work balance.

    There are really smart people from all over the world working here - meaning that there are always many different and valid views on how to solve a problem; if you pay attention, you can learn a lot quickly.

    Cons

    The strategy and objectives are not always well-communicated to the rest of the organization. Sometimes new strategies and products are not known until they are complete.

    Salary is only on par with the industry.

    If you do not ask questions and insert yourself into situations and opportunities, you may feel like you are being left out. It's not intentional but it does happen.

    It can be easy to become burned out - you must speak up for yourself. A 'pro' is that this is not frowned upon at all.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes it's not only OK but necessary to turn the speed dial down from '11' to maybe 8 or 9.


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