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Kenshoo CEO Yoav Izhar-Prato
Yoav Izhar-Prato
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  • "No 401k match and very stringent on expenses(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Leading The Pack: People, Product, Purpose"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenshoo full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Kenshoo offers best of breed industry leading technology supported by some of the brightest minds I have worked with over my 20 plus year career. Company core values are paramount in preserving community elation across customers, partners and employee’s. Kenshoo continues to heavily invest in R&D to best support the evolution of the greater digital marketing marketplace with a primary interest / focus of driving...

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    Cons

    Kenshoo competes in a highly competitive, technically advanced space that warrants massive marketing spend. They continue to evolve products and new channels that at times can be overwhelming for those with limited digital marketing experience.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the course. You continue to outpace the competition with your passion for tech, people and purpose.

    Kenshoo2018-12-19
  2. "Innovative AdTech Tool Provider On The Rise"

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    Current Employee - Client Solutions Specialist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for a growing career path on nearly every team A product that is diverse, multi-faceted, constantly evolving, and widely used A knowledgeable, yet humble workforce who are all dedicated to clients' success Travel opportunities/flexibility to work out of a number of global offices Superb benefits that now include 401K matching and a day off for your birthday

    Cons

    A complicated software to learn to use especially if you are new to Paid Search, Social Media, or E-Commerce digital advertising.

    Kenshoo2019-01-30

    Kenshoo Response

    February 4, 2019HR Manager

    Glad to see the work Kenshoo has done to expand benefits and focus on career development are being felt by the team. Keeping you happy, engaged and doing interesting work is what we want. Thanks for sharing!

  3. "3 Years of Good Experiences"

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenshoo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - 401K Matching - As of late 2018, Kenshoo offers 401K matching. - Great health care with 99% coverage (you pay a little for the best plan, but it's pennies on the dollar) to name just a few of the perks. - Reasonable leadership, which means reasonable expectations. Whether you are new to search advertising or already have experience, Kenshoo is a good great place to learn and grow. There are opportunities to...

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    Cons

    Kenshoo is a growing company with aggressive goals. Sometimes it feels like they try to do too much with too little. This can translate into genuine efforts feeling half baked or misguided. I believe the new efforts (as recently as October 2018) to improve company culture will address this, but it was a lingering problem during my tenure. Compared to other tech companies, some of Kenshoo's perks feel muted or dialed...

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    Advice to Management

    Take competitors employee perks in the bay area seriously and keep up the good work improving company culture!

    Kenshoo2018-12-13
  4. "Great place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenshoo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great place to gain experience Great culture Direct contact with upper management Ability to transfer internationally

    Cons

    Difficult to move cross-departments Reviews are minimal and access to HR is minimal Lack of promotions can cause low morale

    Kenshoo2018-09-21

    Kenshoo Response

    October 29, 2018HR Manager

    Thanks for taking time to leave your feedback! I'm glad to hear the work exposure and culture you're experiencing at Kenshoo has been positive. Development and mobility are things every company is always working to improve, including us. We've done a lot this year to focus on employee ...

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  5. "Challenging and rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenshoo full-time

    Pros

    Broad diversity — cultural, geographic, age, gender, experience — (which I've learned not take for granted in tech) leads to creative collaboration, innovative thinking and a persistent emphasis on empathy. Kenshoo is of a decent size, so no one statement applies to everyone; that said, the talent here tends to be exceptionally bright, self-motivated and sincere. Management leads with integrity, not ego, and isn't afraid...

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    Cons

    Competition is stiff, and we've got work to do to both maintain our leadership position and accurately articulate the incredible value of our tech. If you find that energizing, game on. If you're easily intimidated or change averse, it might not be your bag.

    Advice to Management

    The same geographic diversity that makes working for a global company so meaningful also requires a good bit of effort. Don't underestimate the importance of getting some regular face time at all major offices.

    Kenshoo2018-08-07

    Kenshoo Response

    August 17, 2018HR Manager

    Thank you for the feedback; It's nice to hear all the things you enjoy about Kenshoo- we feel the same! The advice on leadership getting more time at all offices is great, we'll make sure that gets back to the right folks.

  6. "People Make the Difference"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenshoo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Kenshoo is full of brilliant people, who all share the goal of making clients' lives easier. There is a culture of excellence and of lending a hand to one another, regardless of the roles/departments. It's never boring, and you can be proud of being among the best in the industry.

    Cons

    Digital Advertising is a challenging field in general, much less the automation and productization of it. The Paid Search/Social worlds are constantly changing and evolving, and those that would support advertisers need to be flexible and earnest.

    Kenshoo2018-07-31
  7. "You get what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenshoo full-time

    Pros

    Management listens to ideas and promotes thinking outside the box. Smart people who have great industry experience. Lots of recent internal education about competitors.

    Cons

    More competition, leading to more work managing tests and expectations.

    Advice to Management

    More investment in interview process and new hire onboarding to illustrate/cultivate the kind of culture you'd like to have.

    Kenshoo2018-08-14
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Glass half empty in 2018"

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

    I worked at Kenshoo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Kenshoo has held fast and maintained solid market share against stiff competition. Expansion into new channels, particularly e-comm, should help ensure new business moving forward. Product’s DR focus makes them a good fit for agencies and large direct advertisers alike. Work-life balance can fluctuate but is generally very good. Entry-level salaries above average for the industry.

    Cons

    In the software space, the addition and subtraction of a few dynamic leaders can make all the difference in terms of corporate culture. Unfortunately Kenshoo doesn't seem to be making an effort to retain top talent, which has filtered down to poor mid-level staffing, client churn, and low morale. The absence of active management in the Americas has made for an often toxic work environment. During the latest period...

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    Advice to Management

    Loosen the coffers--it’s not worth risking key clients because you’re not willing to retain your best employees. Keep in mind that you're competing for talent with Silicon Valley tech companies with serious perks, 401k matching, swanky offices, and flexible work-from-home policies. By the same token, it's not worth risking strong employees at the expense of bad ones. Given the decline in quality of hire, stronger performers...

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    Kenshoo2018-06-07
  9. "No longer just a start up"

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    Former Employee - Client Success in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Kenshoo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    The company has continued to diversify its offering to clients making it a more exciting place to work and opening new opportunities to grow as an employee.

    Cons

    Senior management can be, at times, short-sighted and with the bottom-line being considered more important than their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to identify and nurture talent within the company.

    Kenshoo2018-05-09
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Growing innovator at the forefront of adtech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kenshoo full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great internal employee culture Company strives to create growth opportunities at many different levels Work travel opportunities Competitive salary Solid benefits package Increasing amount of internal systems for platform training Efforts to bolster communication among departments Strong org structure to support client success managers Work/life balance is better than agency life

    Cons

    Can be a hectic/stressful pace for certain roles if that's not what you're looking for 401K available, but currently no match

    Advice to Management

    Continue trying to promote from within wherever possible Create more opportunities for incremental title or pay increases to support retention of CSMs and CSDs

    Kenshoo2018-04-20
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