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"Chaotic, demanding, and fun"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at OpenX full-time

Pros

The work is interesting, the office amenities nice, and the people by and large are talented and easy to work with. The exec team is approachable and smart.

Cons

Compensation is on the low side, and retention seems to be an issue. A decent number of employees don't make it more than 1-2 years either due to poor performance or burn out.

Advice to Management

Bring compensation in line with the industry.

Other Employee Reviews for OpenX

  1. Helpful (3)

    "One of the best technology companies to work for in LA."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Pasadena, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at OpenX full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO is transparent and trustworthy. Culture rewards performance and strives to make it a great place to work. Company is well respected in the space and has made the tough decisions necessary to be successful in the long term. Great network of people who are already starting to spread across the Los Angeles Technology landscape.

    Cons

    Based in Pasadena so commute can be an issue for anyone on the west side of Los Angeles. Limited amount of post-work social interaction.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "Lots of smart people, too much politics. Trying to do too many things before mastering any one thing."

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

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

    Pros

    1. Lots of super smart talented people there. I've definitely learned a lot working here
    2. Laid back environment - pretty flexible work schedule as long as your work gets done
    3. Free lunches 3x/week. Fully stocked kitchens with snacks & drinks
    4. Friendly people - the majority of them at least, with a few bad apples
    5. Great location in the heart of Pasadena
    6. CEO is very friendly and down to earth - but may be a little out of touch w/ the lower ranks

    Cons

    1. Very political. There's definitely the good 'ole boys club. There's only 1 woman in upper management level.
    2. Some members of upper management should not be managing people - they yell and intimidate rather than motivate and guide the team
    3. Salary is pretty low compared to other companies in the industry - they compensate by offering stock options
    4. Trying to do too many different things, rather than mastering 1 or 2 things. Sales teams go out and sell new product offerings before other internal teams are equipped to handle it from an infrastructure and process/personnel standpoint
    5. Not much opportunity for career growth unless you're part of the boys club clique
    6. Revolving door - I've lost count, but in the last year more than 30 people have either quit or gotten let go
    7. Roles and responsibilities constantly change. And expectations for career advancement keep changing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the politics affecting the lower ranks. Opportunity for career growth is not felt unless you are part of the clique.

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