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Integral Ad Science Reviews

Updated Aug 19, 2019

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Integral Ad Science CEO Lisa Utzschneider
Lisa Utzschneider
16 Ratings
Pros
  • "Definitely helps in having a good work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "IAS has aquired some companies in the last few years(in 11 reviews)

  • "Working through growing pains of rapid growth(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Fast growing company with great culture"

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    Current Employee - Vice President Product Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I look for smart people who are great work with, ability to solve problems and make an impact, for a company that is growing. IAS checks all of these boxes. PE has brought best practices from across their portfolio and opened up new M&A opportunities to further accelerate growth. The new CEO Lisa is smart, competent and a good person. She's capable of setting a high level vision and also understanding enough of...

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    Cons

    Scaling a company presents different challenges than growing a startup. The transition to scaling and expanding the existing business necessitates a different set of priorities and trade-off considerations. Fast growth and hiring also means that the organization may take time to mature with regard to clear and focused roles and responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Continue driving clarity around goals and objectives and driving towards accountability and results.

    Integral Ad Science2019-04-23

    Integral Ad Science Response

    April 30, 2019IAS

    We’re so glad to hear that you’ve had such a positive experience here at IAS! We’re dedicated to keeping the ball rolling - thanks for being part of our efforts to building an organization of excellence. Rose Zory - Chief People Officer

  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    At IAS you have the opportunity to grow and move to other departments if the chance makes sense. At the prior and current department that I'm in, I have the opportunity to work with a smart and fun group of people that are always willing to help and never afraid of change which encourages engagement by everyone in the Org. Here we have plenty of opportunities to share our thoughts to ultimately making IAS a good...

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    Cons

    Growing is fun and painful, especially when you are growing fast. Stress raises, it feels like you don't have enough time to get the work done.

    Advice to Management

    We need to proactively implement processes that support scale and not something we think about after the fact.

    Integral Ad Science2019-05-30
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great teams in a fast-growth environment"

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Team Member in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    --development opportunities --great co-workers, caliber of talent is high --collaborative --fast-paced --ad-tech = great space to be in

    Cons

    --office can be noisy, need more conference rooms

    Integral Ad Science2019-08-19
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Me Too Movement Needed Here"

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    Former Employee - Client Services 

    I worked at Integral Ad Science full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Promising new CEO.

    Cons

    Some male managers verbally assault coworkers without consequence. And I don't mean just an awkward phrase or rudeness occasionally......I mean repeated intimidation and sexism. One manager is often drunk during the day, which only adds to his aggression, has resulted in a high turnover on his team, plus it impacts his job and ruins projects and client relationships. It's 2019. There's no excuse for this.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let employees abuse other employees. Stand up to sexism.

    Integral Ad Science2019-08-15
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Disorganized and poor management"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Integral Ad Science full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lunch on Fridays and 401k match.

    Cons

    The company is growing at a fast pace but almost too fast. The focus is becoming more on sales than data. The cultural is completely disheartening. People are not welcoming nor supportive as one would hope. Also, middle management needs to be re-evaluated as most are not fit to be leading teams let alone departments. Great workers don’t always mean great managers. Stock options are not offered either.

    Advice to Management

    Review current management and gather feedback from their direct reports. Understand where the need for improvement lies and work to improve leadership.

    Integral Ad Science2019-07-29
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Great at first, then it just goes downhill..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Remote worker friendly Unlimited vacation Summer Fridays Good benefits

    Cons

    Toxic environment Hostility flairs in meetings and in chat, uncomfortable Managers talk down to workers, awkward Managers talk over workers, as if their opinions don’t matter Life work balance very hard People find themselves working off hours

    Advice to Management

    Discourage toxic behavior from management to workers.

    Integral Ad Science2019-06-24
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Toxic environment"

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

    I worked at Integral Ad Science full-time

    Pros

    Location, snacks and unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Low wages, no room for growth and middle management.

    Advice to Management

    Take management courses

    Integral Ad Science2019-06-18
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great team, great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Recruiting 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Innovation, great leadership, smart co-workers, ton of career growth potential and upward mobility, creativity valued, flexible and engaging work environment.

    Cons

    Rapid growth, so a lot of change, but change is often needed.

    Integral Ad Science2019-05-20
  9. Helpful (7)

    "High growth, large opportunity, bright future"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Product Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    One of the primary reasons I first joined IAS was the size of the market opportunity and the position the company was in to address it. This continues to hold true today and new opportunities continue to develop. I find these challenges incredibly motivating and consider myself fortunate to have the organizational and industry support I've had in addressing them. Diversity and equal opportunity empowerment are strong-suits...

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    Cons

    Given the size and scope of certain market problems that IAS typically focuses on solving, progress against them can seem to be made at a slow pace. When we take a step back and compare this progress against other large industry advancements, particularly with incumbent incentives against change, the steps IAS has taken forward for the industry--and for realizing value itself--have actually been taken rather quickly....

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in hiring and developing more high-potential but junior employees, particularly in R&D. With growth expected to continue, ensuring proper expectations are set around roles/responsibilities, career paths, and how we measure/define success will only become more important.

    Integral Ad Science2019-05-09
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Best Company I've Been At in a While"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Scrum Master in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Integral Ad Science full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - People know how to come together and get things done. Having worked at plenty of companies that have no idea how to do this and suffered as a result, it's refreshing to see the entire R&D group come up with a semi-realistic plan and then actually achieve most of it. There's a definite sense of "we're in this together" and disruption is planned for (to the best that it can be) and rolled with in a flexible and controlled...

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    Cons

    - There's still a vocal contingent of pre-acquisition "old guard" who use the organization's commitment to openness to express their frustration at the loss of the "good old days". Not saying that change isn't hard or that there isn't occasionally some good feedback here, and I do sympathize with people who have had the start-up environment they knew and preferred change underneath their feet. However it is frustrating...

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    Advice to Management

    Honestly I think you've got this figured out - just keep listening and being transparent.

    Integral Ad Science2019-05-16
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