Evidon - Ghostery is circling the drain, don't waste your time. | Glassdoor
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    "Ghostery is circling the drain, don't waste your time."

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

    I worked at Evidon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some cool people to work with in all offices (and remote). Consumer plug-in conjures up some good memories. There's beer in the NYC office fridge. Cool logo that reminds people of Pac-Man or Snapchat.

    Cons

    Ghostery is currently in its death throes after an aquisition fire sale fell through. Ghostery has never been profitable and these recent troubles are likely to be the last straw. CEO Scott Meyer and CRO Mark Rudolph regularly lie to employees about the financial well being and future outlook of the company. CEO Scott Meyer is an oblivious and incompetent executive. He's the first to blame others for his own... mistakes. Ghostery's failure can almost entirely be linked to his goal of turning it into a SaaS business. Ghostery not only fails to reward hard work and achievement, it celebrates actions that harm the company and its employees, e.g.: the massive changes to the Ghostery plug-in last year. Many employees aren't paid well, with salaries well below the average for a given job title (this is more pronounced in NY and London than in UT). There is no performance based compensation in many departments. Failure to recognize (and keep!) talent has been a problem for years. Resources continue to be dumped into projects no one needs and products no one wants (and, predictably, no one buys) while employees suffer. Department directors are not held accountable for failures; there's always someone lower to take the fall.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hemorrhaging money trying to force the SaaS model for Ghostery's failed products onto the market. Start holding execs and department heads accountable for their failures. VC specific: Clean house at a management team level and get in some people who can run the company effectively.

    Evidon2017-01-21

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  1. "Field Operations Intern"

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    Field Operations Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evidon for less than a year

    Pros

    Absolutely love this company! Small tech start up so you really get to know everyone in the company and develop great work relationships. Everyone was extremely helpful and taught me a lot during my summer internship. The CEO, CPO, and COO were always available and very kind people. Outstanding company to work for!

    Cons

    Not sure what it’s like now since they were acquired by Crownpeak but when I was there it was fantastic. I’m sure it’s still great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing and creating a positive environment

    Evidon2018-04-06
  2. "Raised the bar!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Evidon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Evidon raised the bar in what to expect out of work place; the leadership never made concessions in employee benefits and you always felt valued. The right people were put in place and the dev team had no turnover which is rare for tech. The culture, CEO and leadership made it a place you wanted to be.

    Cons

    Open, collaborative work environments can add noise to the place.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing....the leadership always made sure the employees felt heard, and valued. Crownpeak recently acquired the company and the energy and momentum continues....

    Evidon2017-11-07

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