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"Challenging and Rewarding, but not for everyone"

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Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

-The best part of Marketo is the people. A-players that really want you to succeed, and a great environment where you can prove yourself through hard work. Everyone is willing to help you out and to help you grow professionally.
-Management are super smart and know what they are doing.
-Company is destined for great things, and will look great on you resume.

Cons

-No work/life balance, mostly work.
-Micromanagement, and management through threat of losing your job.
-Very stressful environment. Although you should know all of this before accepting a job at Marketo, and understand what you are getting yourself into.

Advice to Management

Doing a very good job at building a successful company, but employee retention may be a problem in the future. Lighten up!

Other Employee Reviews for Marketo

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Harsh culture; you gotta be ruthless be ruthless survive."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marketo as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fast-paced business - you won't get bored. Seems to continue to grow - so lots of hiring opportunities. Appreciate new ideas. Paid a great contractor salary.

    Cons

    Harsh culture. Lots of micromanaging and egos. I witnessed a peer in tears after meeting with their VP. Open setting can be a challenge for focusing on your work. It can be noisy. It's just tables with laptops.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Interesting, Challenging, and VERY Stressful"

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

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

    Pros

    - Awesome product
    - Fast growing
    - Great user community
    - Great people (many A-players) to learn from
    - Plenty of opportunities to take initiative, prove yourself, and shine
    - Good pay
    - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Extreme workload (hard to handle for people with families)
    - Low flexibility for working from home
    - Not enough time to keep-up with the product advances
    - No consistent messaging in after sales areas (customers complain that every person they speak with gives different answers)
    - No clear career paths
    - No chance to earn stock options beyond what you are given at start of employment
    - Incredibly loud office environment (open space, no partitions) often makes it hard to hear prospects or clients on the phone

    Advice to Management

    You have lots of awesome people in the company - please ask them and listen to their concerns more regularly (make the employee surveys quarterly or bi-annually), and make it such that they don't fear being honest.It would be a shame for good people to leave when you could tweak a few little things and make everybody much happier.

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