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Updated March 3, 2019
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  • "Dysfunctional management (don't you dare disagree with the CEO or middle management" (in 7 reviews)

  • "They were the only ones treated well at the company (with the exception of upper management)" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Sales Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exponential full-time

    Pros

    - People are amazing! Maintained lots of great relationships since my departure
    - Great upper management... I was fortunate to have hands down one of the best managers I've ever worked under in my career
    - When earning the chance for brands to test the product, it almost always exceeded goals

    Cons

    - I recommend working here!


  2. "Great Product That Can Walk the Walk"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Exponential full-time

    Pros

    *Exponential has a great product that can absolutely walk the walk. The ability to sell something that works for both clients and agencies on a metric that is performance based was incredible.
    *The compensation package and set up was built really nicely for sales people.
    *The analytics and creative teams were top notch and everyone was able to support or contribute to sales calls. They were also open to have conversations about out of the box solutions or ideas and that always makes a sales role more exciting.

    Cons

    *The sales team is relatively junior and there are growing pains in the organization as a result that are hard to ignore for more seasoned teammates.
    *There is little to no opportunity for career growth. Many people leave to take the next step in their path as there isn't really an option to map out within Exponential.
    *During the interview and onboarding process, there was a lot of talk of work-life balance which was the opposite of my experience (likely due to inexperienced teams). In my region, there was NO flexibility and morale was not great.
    *Providing this feedback upon exiting the company seems to fall on deaf ears. They seem okay to churn and burn on talent / headcount.

    Advice to Management

    Check in on your remote offices. Make sure that your teams are providing feedback across the board on a regular basis. This company has great potential and a great product-- but a lot of broken puzzle pieces slowing you down. Utilize something like Tinypulse or cultureamp to gather feedback and then actually act on that feedback to make Exponential an exciting place to be.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Do your independent analysis!"

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Exponential full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Work life/balance, benefits, compensation, leave policy

    Cons

    Financials, internal communication, culture, CEO

    Advice to Management

    Stop the YOY bleed, stop the constant internal fighting, create an actual culture team that cares rather than just "shows up". Explain to potential employees that Dilip runs this ship and if you are not comfortable with a 1 person 1 rule that will change at any given moment for good/bad- do not join . CEO is not accountable


  4. "Great company and amazing culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exponential is unlike any other company, the compensation and career growth are remarkable. Also, the culture specifically in the NY office is something I am going to miss.

    Cons

    The company is rolling out new products which can cause some confusion when going into market. That being said, the teams are supportive and will be supportive 24/7!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Keep making yourselves accessible.


  5. "Excellent People and Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology works, the people are amazing and the benefits are very generous at Exponential

    Cons

    Great work life balance and opportunity to learn a lot!


  6. "Career Killer"

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

    I worked at Exponential full-time

    Pros

    If you are in Sales- you're treated with kid gloves and can do basically anything you want.

    Cons

    Only two C-level positions one including the owner aka CEO, the other (rumored to have been) a friend from college- NO true or experienced leadership team. This company will probably be bankrupt within the next two years. Hemorrhaging money, but keeps hiring even after multiple years of downsizing.

    Advice to Management

    CEO/Owner needs to sell the company. He may be a talented developer and even managed to leverage a once good idea to create the company but has zero knowledge of how to run a successful company. Wake up, stop allowing the Sales teams to run your company into the ground. They need a leader who is capable of saying "NO" and sticking with that decision.


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    "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Unlimited PTO
    -Catered Lunch
    -Free Insurance
    -Fun outings

    Cons

    -Sales reigns no matter how terrible they are
    -No promotions or raises in 3 yrs
    -Work hard and 0 reward or acknowledgment

    Advice to Management

    -Hire decent sales people. Just bc they make money, it does not give them the right to treat their support team like garbage.
    -Don't stunt your employees growth at the company. If they've been working their butts off, promotion should at least be an option yearly even if funds are not there for raises.
    -Respect your employees and listen to their concerns and address them
    -Stop re-hiring former employees who were fired or quit. There's a reason they left, so stop being so desparate.

  8. "Exponential Lifer"

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    Current Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Little to no red tape - as an individual contributer, I feel I have a say and they value my feedback on product and process.
    - Very competitive pay structure that rewards ambitious and savvy sellers who aren't afraid to get their hands dirty and wear a few different hats.
    - The people are really incredible. Exponential is my 2nd family.

    Cons

    - The lack of "red-tape" does mean there can be room for a lot fo change. So if you're comfortable with the routine and are adverse to change, this may not be the company for you.
    - Definitely wish there was more internal support, but that also has made me a better seller because I sometimes need to know exactly what's going on behind the scenes.

    Advice to Management

    - Get rid of any dead weight that isn't contributing their fair share. We are a strong company and an anomaly that doesn't lean on VC or look to get acquired. Let's stay that way. We can definitely hire better and brighter in areas where we need to.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Caters to Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Exponential full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, unlimited PTO, free health insurance.

    Cons

    It's funny, but not at all surprising, that the only employees speaking well of the company are from the sales team. They were the only ones treated well at the company (with the exception of upper management). It totally makes sense that a happy sales team should be maintained because they are the ones bringing in revenue, but people reading reviews should understand that the culture is completely different for those outside of sales. It's especially illuminating that the salespeople writing reviews keep talking about not having enough support because I worked in a sales support role and found the sales team to be incredibly difficult to work with and unappreciative.


  10. "Strong momentum"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exponential is a private company that makes it own decisions without outside influence, lending everyone in the company a voice. Its path to growth has been slow and steady, but with a legacy of 17 years, they are one of the more experience companies in ad tech, and therefore, have a lot to teach new employees about the landscape.

    Cons

    Without outside or VC funding, the company is 100% self reliant, which can be restrictive at times when it comes to staffing & resourcing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course on product and publisher development while refining tech stack to integrate more with industry leading platforms