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Inform Founder, Chairman and CEO Greg Peters
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Good Work Culture

    May 10, 2020 - Manager in Agoura Hills, CA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Good work culture in the agoura hills office

    Cons

    open office format was not the best fit for the company work style

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Do not bother

    Nov 30, 2019 - Campaign Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    You could choose what type of computer you wanted.

    Cons

    Everything. Very toxic environment.

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  3. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Terrible leadership, growth opportunities are non existent, & turnover is at an all time high

    Aug 15, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The NYC office was in a great location and there were free snacks before they shut the office down completely and let everyone go. Everyone that has been let go from the company has gone on to much better companies, positions, and are leading happier lives and are genuinely grateful for having been let go so they could move on to better opportunities. Most people stay because there's not much to do.

    Cons

    Leadership was terrible. Members of leadership are married which proves to be quite the dramatic scenario. One Senior Leader takes many "sabbaticals" when enough people and clients complain about her but she always comes back for more because of a family investment when the company was first starting. The company has had so many barriers from the top down that people coming in were often lied to in the interview process just to get them to accept an offer. A number of failed acquisitions always lead to rounds of lay offs in the latter or early part of each year. In February of 2016 out of a 13 person office about 5 people were let go without notice. A former Senior Leader took a vacation and never returned because the entire job became just firing people. I won't even get started on the actual product...the team knows what they are and they are not selling to their clients.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Great People, Great Offices, Great Opportunity

    Dec 1, 2016 - Consultant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The company culture is a great balance of fast-paced hard work and easily accessible colleagues at every level of business up for grabbing a drink after work. Lots of laughs around the office, which is in the middle of Buckhead and very spacious and comfortable. Free snacks and overall a really positive work environment. Tons of stuff to work on. Lots of room for personal and company growth, which after a down-time, is beginning to accelerate again. Solid management personnel in key roles, who know where to steer product, and how to get things done.

    Cons

    Re-investment in product is beginning to come back online in a major way, after months of plateau.

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  5. 1.0
    Former Employee

    New name, same terrible company

    Sep 30, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Absolutely non. They give you and iPhone & iPad, and sometimes they even pay their cable bill and the tv's in the office actually work!

    Cons

    Where do I begin? The company has a history of not paying it's bills. Check the reviews for NDN, since that is the previous name. They bounced payments to publishers, which is hysterical because they pay their publishers 120 days after the month ends. The management team is either inept or mentally handicapped, but either way you should not work here if you want to learn about the industry. They offer a rev share to publishers and content creators, and have decided they should take the lions share of the revenue, which upset publishers who drive the revenue.

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    14 people found this review helpful
  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Avoid at all costs

    Dec 28, 2015 - Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    Pros

    Health insurance is covered in full. The core business model is excellent although ignored by management. Some of the staff are fun to work with.

    Cons

    Company is a mess. Nobody listens to the customers. CEO has the company focused on products that the customers don't want. The company attempted to strong arm some of its top partners which backfired and cost them significant revenue. The leadership of the company continues to make bad choice after bad choice and does not listen to advice when given. The company has burned through its cash reserves and is running on fumes but seems to be ignoring that this is the case.

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    8 people found this review helpful
  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Product has potential however leadership is scattered

    Aug 9, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    - Sharp and eager mid-low level hires - Decent products that have potential - Full benefits - Opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - Weak leadership - Lack of innovation - Discourage employee input/advice

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  8. 2.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Lots of churn

    Oct 20, 2015 -  
    Recommend
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    Pros

    If you're fresh out of college, and want to get a bit of experience selling online advertising, this might be an okay opportunity.

    Cons

    The philosophy seems to be hire lots of young people at low wages, work 'em hard and replace them when they burn out or get fired.

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    11 people found this review helpful
  9. 1.0
    Current Employee

    Avoid at all costs

    Feb 22, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Health Insurance premiums are 100% covered, some friendly people, good industry exposure to online video advertising, small start up mentality

    Cons

    Employees are expendable and restructuring lead to a round of layoffs with poor communication. The long term strategy of the company remains unclear and a continued brain drain has only complicated the situation. Lack of investment and lack of direction has resulted in consistently falling short of unrealistic expectations.

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    7 people found this review helpful
  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Good on the surface; run for the hills

    Feb 16, 2016 - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Health Care paid in full by the company most people are great to work with in all departments other than management decent location with access to Lenox Mall, Marta, and Phipps Office is colorful and stimulating Snacks are freely available Salaries are competitive Provide Macbooks and Ipads for most sections of the company. New Finance team is super solid Company has a mysterious power to get people to believe in rainbows and unicorns

    Cons

    Too many to list. Core issue is an utter lack of communicated and connected leadership at almost every level of management. Company is fixated and stagnating on the same revenue model that it used in 2012/2013 and refuses to invest in the core business model which is viable, but mostly ignored by the business. Touted as a multi-million dollar company but it is not profitable by far and has been unable to either provide products that attract more customers nor innovate in an effective way. Internal disparity and conflict inside the business is rampant with a cold war being waged between Executive leadership, Sales, and Advertising Operations on one side and the customer facing aspects of Account Management, Engineering, and Content Management on the other. Instead of repeating what is known to work in Software as a Service models, this company has been sold a bill of goods about innovation that Engineering can't support due to a lack of effective and technical leadership in Engineering. Company also ignores about 130 years of Industrial Revolution research and psychology and expects 50+ hour work weeks, open and distracting floor plans, constant on-call availability, Waterfall "git er done!" software engineering, and a lack of product focus that makes a crack using ferret look calm. This despite numerous sources of information about how to effectively manage people. Engineering-wise the east coast team seems to work on all revenue generating products while the west coast team does work that doesn't generate any revenue, but costs the company money and resources. Not sure what they do. Account Management is expected to run reporting, technical support, and maintain sales/partner relationships while a marginalized and understaffed Engineering group cranks out non-viable products that don't meet customer needs because AdOps and Sales are constantly throwing customer product spaghetti against the wall to see what sticks. Company has seemingly lost a sizable percentage of staff and leadership over the last year as evidenced by a LinkedIn search for NDN/Inform so that is a con as well since you never know who you will be working for. CEO and subordinates will regularly go radio silent or mic drop major information in dysfunctional all hands meetings. He seems to follow the Forbe's list of Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives amazingly especially habits #4-7. CEO will frequently shutdown any commentary and blacklist people who don't do what he wants while trying to emulate Yahoo (aren't they failing miserably?) and Flipboard(hello 2000s we want your app!) The culture is frantic and scattered most of the time with the only real cultural leader having just left the company in Jan of 2016. Do not expect any elevation of your career path or other personal attributes once you are on board as they do not believe in personnel investment as I was there for 3 years with nary a single training, conference, or other compensation other than some online training that the aforementioned cultural leader obtained for a us (a group that wasn't even his to manage) Vision and Long-term planning is not on the menu which of course breeds a lot of fire-fighting. Not sure what the vision or overall plan is for the company other than panic which certainly creates a lot of trust. You will read this and convince yourself that this is all an inflated story from a former disgruntled employee and in a sense you would be right. They will tell you that it is all part of change of leadership and part of some mystical growth process. The company looks good on the surface. Don't believe it. Confirm anything you see in the reviews by asking them the hard questions and if their answers leave you with a glimmer of doubt, then run for the hills.

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