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Updated Apr 15, 2019

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44%
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Itamar Benedy
19 Ratings
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  • "Management team and managers are useless(in 5 reviews)

  • "Managers in Berlin offices are not more than their puppets(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Very entrepreneurial, great global culture"

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    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Glispa

    Pros

    gispa has a highly diverse team and stellar, focused management. If you thrive in a high growth environment and a place that honors multiple nationalities, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Global offices with HQ in Berlin, therefore fiscally conservative.

    Advice to Management

    "Americanize" benefits program.

    Glispa2015-06-29
  2. "Bad management team with no vision"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Glispa full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Decent company benefits - Central location

    Cons

    - Overall ambience of the office is doing down, so is revenue. - Management team and managers are useless. There is a board located in Isreal where most of important decisions are made. Managers in Berlin offices are not more than their puppets. Shame on them - Fundamentally, products are trash. Some uneducated clients are putting some money on this product after advanced...

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    Advice to Management

    Think it out loud again if you can cally ourselves 'management team' when you have absolutely no power to make decisions.

    Glispa2019-04-15
  3. "If you are young ..."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Glispa full-time

      Pros

      and you don't have high expectations in staying long it's a perfect start in the world of ad management in Berlin.

      Cons

      ... but if you want to do serious business don't expect too much support.

      Advice to Management

      Be honest to people, be fair and respect different views.

      Glispa2017-11-17
    • "The amount of people leaving the company is shocking"

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

      I worked at Glispa full-time

      Pros

      One of the the bigger advertising company in Berlin. The ad sales team has a great top leader. CTO is also a smart and capable person. Young employees.

      Cons

      Business makes money so it will stay alive. But it is hitting a wall to be competitive in the advertising industry. New products are being released but they are a copy of what competitors do. Company talks about going IPO but there is no stock option so employee can't benefit.

      Glispa2016-04-22

      Glispa Response

      April 25, 2016VP Human Resources

      Hey there, glispa has one of the highest retention rates in the industry, running at over 89% per annum. This is especially high considering we have a highly mobile international workforce. It does hurt though when people leave, nobody likes when their friend and trusted teammate ...

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    • Helpful (9)

      "Great company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Glispa full-time

      Pros

      Glispa values transparency very highly, meaning that we all know what's going on at all times. Since the company had been self-financing since the beginning, it is on a stable growth path while still offering a lot of perks and benefits. You get a large range of different responsibilities and are involved from the beginning in small teams which can make decisions very quickly. The atmosphere is great, very international...

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      Cons

      Salaries are not quite as high as some other startups in Berlin and we just have the standard number of days off.

      Advice to Management

      I have no direct advice at this point, except to say keep up the focus transparency and maybe consider investing more in employee development in terms of seminars etc.

      Glispa2016-02-05

      Glispa Response

      February 23, 2016VP Human Resources

      Hey there, nice to see you are enjoying yourself. Good to see you that we are all aligned regarding employee development. If you have any specific suggestions you can reach out to your team lead or HR. :)

    • Helpful (9)

      "Amazing team but often inflexible guidelines"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Glispa full-time

      Pros

      +Solid business model and revenue streams +Fair salary for living in Berlin +Incredibly internationally diverse team (~120 people from 35+ nations) +Legendary company-wide events and quarterly team events

      Cons

      +Very little flexibility in regards to working hours (leaving before 18:30 is discouraged) +No flexibility in regards to working location (remote work only possible when sick) +New office near Gesundbrunnen isn't close to the Berlin action +Windows only, no Macs +Titles only loosely connected to actual function (z.B. "Senior Global Director of...", "Head of...", "Senior this",...

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      Glispa2015-07-22
    • Helpful (2)

      "Dynamic, flexible, and open workplace"

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      Former Employee - Account Manager in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Glispa full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      -Nice people hanging up together after work -fast moving, and open to react on your ideas -opportunities for young ambitious people -understanding and easy going management team -international team, and you just be curious -company sharing the personality of Berlin city

      Cons

      More fruits and more changes on breakfast. More workshops to encourage ideas sharing and mindset communication.

      Glispa2015-03-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Wait.. What are we doing now?"

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

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

      Pros

      Salary was fair Some amazing colleagues good location for Berlin the HR staff during my time was wonderful.

      Cons

      Revolving Door of employees Serious identity crisis as a brand. Upper Management in constant chaos Serious lack of knowledge at Managerial level. Mislead during in the interview about what the company actually does, and is capable of doing Direct Boss was completely wrong to put in his position. No expertise or Ability or the ability to understand the market Terrible hours of operation did I mention employee turnover......

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      Advice to Management

      I have none, it will not matter either way.

      Glispa2014-10-01
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