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"Regrettable"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Adap.tv full-time

Pros

1. Past - must have started during an interesting period of digital advertising
2. Produced a new library for building infrastructure software
3. Managed to convince AOL it was better than Brightroll @ $405 mil

Cons

1. Nepotistic, cliquish, stratified management (including engineering and product) - affects hiring, compensation and promotion
2. Non-structured, ill-defined career path - promotion without adjusted compensation not unheard of
3. Highly-skewed work-life balance - either over-worked martyrs or upward-moving charlatans
4. Compensation far below market. The current CEO once emphasized in a meeting: there is no way it'll be comparable to Google and like. Otherwise, benefits and perks are nothing out of the ordinary.
5. Abysmal employee retention (including co-founders)
6. Engineering full of home-grown technologies that are still unstable, sometimes unscalable, and seem to have no future beyond the company (who codes exclusively in C anymore?)
7. Non-citizen/non-resident employees' immigration process long, drawn out, inefficient, error-prone.
8. Immigration status may affect compensation: non-citizen/non-resident employees conjectured to be paid lower

Advice to Management

Increase diversity, improve compensation and career opportunities, and bring transparency

Other Employee Reviews for Adap.tv

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great environment but frustrating promotion process"

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

    I have been working at Adap.tv full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company culture, good benefits

    Cons

    Executive team doesn't really show the loyalty they say they will, career growth which is touted during the interview process isn't necessarily realistic, especially after the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Promote employees before they get tired of doing their new job without any recognition and start looking elsewhere.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great work culture, good people!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Adap.tv full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart motivated people. company pride, and opportunity are key drivers for joining Adap.tv. Compensation is fair and they offer quarterly bonuses to all employees, great benefits (free catered daily lunches, snacks, and refreshments), generous medical/dental/vision benefits and perks, and very positive culture.

    Cons

    Lots of change, recent acquisition by AOL has changed and slowed many processes, however the company has tried to maintain their own culture.

    Advice to Management

    Overall strong leaders with great aspirations. Management could improve with better planning vs. re-active development. Engineering leadership has room for improvement. Technology used is outdated and they need to use more recent leading edge tools.


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