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Helpful (5)

"Uninspiring and Demoralizing"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Very casual work enviroment. You can even wear shorts to work if you'd like. Stock purchase plan at a discounted rate (if you make enough to afford)

Cons

So many cons I just don't know where to start. I read the other comments and these are legitimate negatives of the company. Management really doesn't know how to manage people and strategy. They care more about their bonuses than the people that actually helping them hit the bonus target. Junior people are not part of the bonus pool. Morale is low and the pay is low. If it wasn't for the economy, I would not be working here.

I notice that the senior management team is not very professional. VP don't act like VP. They act as though they are still a small organization. Decisions are made at top but never communicated down to people executing. If something goes wrong, they blame it on the people executing.

One recently promoted VP is the worse. He does not give enough directions to managers to execute. I heard that the previous VP was also incompetent. There was also a Director that was bad.

President of the division is not transparent about any actions. Very cold and top down. Great at managing up to corporate.

HR is a joke here.

Advice to Management

-Do a better job of hiring leadership (you can promote within but do a better job of grooming the person to go to the next level).
-Be transparent about actions taken.
-Communicate openly and clearly about strategy and decisions.
-Pay better. If the economy comes back, you will loose a lot of people.
-Less favortism

Other Employee Reviews for Conversant

  1. Helpful (5)

    "No Value at Valueclick"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule, ability to work from home
    -Casual work environment; jeans and sandals type casual
    -Good benefits including discounted stock purchase program

    Cons

    Terrible management team (director and above). Middle managers are ok but senior managements don't communicate well. They lack professionalism. Recently promoted VP is very incompetent. He doesn't know how to run a group and is not appreciative of the middle managers that actually do the work. Don't know how to communicate and really should have never been promoted.

    President of division is good at hiding problems from corporate. He made several bad hiring decisions and created a lot of problems. He doesn't make an effort at connecting with the people working in organization. Top down decision making without communicating to middle managements.

    Advice to Management

    Management need to do a better job of hiring/promoting people into the senior management positions. There have been several incompetent VPs and directors put in position that ended up being let go.
    Less favoritism. Too many blatant unfair treatments of employees


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Poor Leadership, No Communication, No Long Term Strategy, Stale Environment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Monrovia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    -Decent benefits
    -Easy to maintain work life balance
    -Casual environment

    Cons

    -Dysfunctional senior management team
    -Senior management is never held accountable for their terrible business decisions, lack of knowledge and experience and short term money making schemes (will never invest in long term strategy no matter how often they say they will)
    -Broken, ill-maintained internal systems and tools
    -Absolutely no transparency and embarrassingly low interdepartmental communication
    -Lack of upward mobility
    -Non-existent company culture (they are trying to fix this but have a very long way to go and it seems far from genuine at this point)
    -Little to no training and resources are made available (unfortunate considering most of the staff is very junior)
    -Very high turnover
    -This Valueclick unit does not have an HR presence and this becomes very obvious when working in this office
    -Office is stale, bare white walls, pictures sit on the floor forever rather than being hung up, no one speaks out loud and you will end up feeling more like you are in a hospital than you are at a fun, exciting place to work

    Advice to Management

    -Leadership is learned and you can do a lot of damage to an organization by placing an unfit VP in roles without ensuring they have the skills necessary to successfully manage teams
    -Promote people to management who have true leadership qualities (experience, people skills, self-awareness, innovative)
    -Take a genuine interest in your employees, invest in their careers and encourage career development
    -Stop worrying about your bonuses and stick to a long term strategy

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