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"Great Stepping Stone"

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Current Employee - Ad Operations in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Ad Operations in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Smaato full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Industry leader in its field great start up like atmosphere nice office view beer on fridays high risk high reward environment

Cons

No clear direction, high turn over rate, communication flow sucks, too much red tape

Advice to Management

pick a side of the fence

Other Employee Reviews for Smaato

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Working Student in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Intern - Working Student in Hamburg (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Smaato as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Competitive compensation
    - Excellent organizational leadership, passion, and culture
    - Programs really make a difference in the students' lives

    Cons

    Any new site comes with some growing pains and so we are still figuring some things out as we go. Could use a little more direction or "best practices" from other sites or leadership. But again, these things come with any new sites!

    Advice to Management

    Leadership does an excellent job of connecting with the lower level employees. This really goes a long way so keep it up leadership!


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    "Dishonest executives, low employee morale, a company in slow decline"

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    Former Employee - Product in Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Product in Hamburg (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Smaato full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the people that worked at Smaato before the massive exodus in 2017 were great.

    Cons

    The CEO and "Chief Alliances Officer" are entirely focused on using this company as a vehicle to build their personal brand and reputation. They won't think twice about spending thousands on plants to serve as a backdrop for their personal photoshoot in the local paper, but paying employees a decent wage is out of the question.

    Almost all recent hires have been out of country workers, moving to Hamburg on work visas, for an extremely low salary.

    People do not matter to the executive team. Their entire focus is saving face with the new owners, grasping at straws to continue their tenure, destroying what could have been an innovative company.

    Advice to Management

    The company isn't your personal PR machine.

    Assuming you can perform every job within the company better than the employee you hired to handle it is immature.

    Learn about the industry.

    Terminate the "Chief Alliances Officer" who has yet to create a single meaningful partnership.

    Don't lie to your employees.

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