LiveRamp Employee Reviews about "culture"
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- "1) Great people / mentors / colleagues /" (in 78 reviews)
- "Great culture inside and outside the office to win and have fun doing it." (in 56 reviews)
- "Great benefits (getting better in 2022)" (in 41 reviews)
- "Work life balance is great" (in 25 reviews)
- "Great technologies and coworkers!" (in 22 reviews)
- "The leadership team is born and bred within LiveRamp." (in 10 reviews)
- "We need continuous training for all departments as a standard" (in 8 reviews)
- "Growing pains always happen when you're on a rocket ship but as long as upper management continues to be transparent, there are no issues!" (in 6 reviews)
- "But as teams continue to expand and have dependencies across other teams, there needs to be a minimum set of guidelines so that the communication is effective." (in 6 reviews)
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Updated Dec 3, 2023
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- 5.0Nov 19, 2014Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
- Awesome, competent co-workers who quickly became my good friends - As an engineer, opportunities to very quickly contribute and take ownership of important projects - A mentoring-focused culture: it's very easy to learn from coworkers and quickly gain new skills and expertise - Interesting problems to solve: LiveRamp is dealing with some really massive data and trying to do a ton of interesting things with it. - Acxiom acquisition has had a minimal impact on LiveRamp's culture. We now have many benefits of being part of a large company, without many of the hang-ups.
- For the data scientist: LiveRamps problems are more practical than theoretical. We do some machine learning, but not as much as a recruiter might lead you to believe. - Work/life balance is something you have to make for yourself. No one is going to stop you from finding that balance, but no one is going to proactively help you either - The speed at which the engineering team has been asked to develop new features has made the company competitive, but also created a complex code base with lots of debt.
- 4.0May 28, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
The company is ridiculously fast-paced. When people talk about the growth rate/speed of development and work, it might seem exaggerating but it's not. A lot of the employees are from top-tier schools and the company has a very young crowd atmosphere. Descent free food, snacks, ping-pong table,billiards etc. Managers are very open about your development and progress and you will learn so much within a year than you would in 3/4 years in most places. The merger with Acxiom personally makes me feel comfortable as you have a godfather like presence looking at what you are doing and making sure everything goes according to plan Remote working (as long as you do your work) is encouraged.
It is a very typical 'startup' culture where the word 'cool' gets thrown around a lot. So if you are the kind of person who wants to do everything methodically, this might not be the right place. Not a big fan unlimited fan of unlimited days off. The old-school fixed 15-20 days/annually would be much better.
- 3.0Jan 27, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Very flexible and good work culture
Scattered leadership with too many goals1LiveRamp Response11mo
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- 5.0May 23, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
LiveRamp employs some of the smartest people I've ever had the privilege of working with. This company expects a lot of it's employees while also placing a huge value on culture and fun. Best place I've ever worked. Management is exceptional in terms of how they value employees and plan carefully for next steps. They're conscientious in the best possible way.
There is a high value on self reliance which makes getting a good training program going difficult, but as the company grows, the training has improved.
- 5.0Jun 1, 2020Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
Nice, smart, and helpful people. Positive and friendly culture.
There aren't many. Some days I feel that there are too many meetings that could be replaced with Slack messages, etc..LiveRamp Response4y
Thanks for sharing your experience so far—I'm glad to hear it's been a good one. You make a good point about meetings and ensuring that they don't take over our calendars—especially given our value to "respect people and respect time." Deep thanks for all you're doing to help us learn and grow. - Brandon
- 2.0Jul 1, 2023Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsSan Francisco, CA
pre-pandemic: great office events, off-sites, connections with people, overall energy Benefits in line with tech, good opportunities with the right managers
heavy attrition, including the leadership team. unfortunately that's when things starting declining. the culture is just not the same and I don't believe ever will be. too many people giving lip service but really just prioritizing their bottom line...not employees. hiring friends to eliminate differing opinions is dangerous. had a lot of great experiences here and sad to see where Liveramp has ended up2
- 3.0Nov 4, 2022Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
Flexibility and collaborative culture across orgs
Newer products (eg Safe Haven) don’t have the fleshed out structure that Core does so pretty much your role (selling , supporting, etc) has many limitations because the product is being built in real time still with many limitations Even with flexible PTO people are still expected to be accessible and responsive on Slack and email. Disrespectful. There were layoffs this week and the previous review was right. Those remaining have to pick up the pieces for those who left. Senior people with expertise and technical know how that add value to clients and differentiate LiveRamp were let go but somehow they’re scaling up the sales team. No type of direction. I won’t be surprised if more people leave after the holidays/collecting their commission and bonus if there is one.15
- 5.0Dec 12, 2019Software EngineerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Francisco, CA
This review is a bit biased towards the new grad engineering experience since I just recently graduated and joined this year. - The average age of people in the company is a bit on the younger side, which is great because it's easy to connect to everyone. Everyone is very passionate about their work and interested in learning and iterating quickly. - I have had a great mentorship experience because my mentor is only a few years older than me and has a lot of advice from his experience of starting as a new grad. - A lot of opportunity for growth because the company is moving so fast. Many managers started as individual contributors in the company and started taking on leadership roles before transitioning to a manager. Lots of new projects, which give more opportunity for anyone interested to take lead on. - Easy to move between teams. Many senior people here have switched teams multiple times. No formal process needed to start a conversation around trying something new. - Collaborative and genuine culture. Have not met a single person here that has been hard to work with. Everyone is willing to help you grow. - All Silicon Valley tech company perks (great benefits, free lunch, etc.)
- The company is growing fast and processes are not keeping up. A lot of recent experienced hires to help put structure in place to decrease growing pains. - Many senior people now were hired as new grads and never worked anywhere else. Breadth of industry experience is a bit lacking, but we have been hiring more senior engineers to fill in the hole.LiveRamp Response4y
Fellow LiveRamper - Thanks for sharing your experience and for all you're doing to build and scale our platform. You make a very good point about the importance of good process as a company grows, as well as the value of experienced hires to help pave the way. This year, for example, the engineering team is on-pace to grow roughly 30%, and most are experienced developers. Please let me know how else we can be supporting your team for the years ahead—I welcome the feedback. - Brandon
- 4.0Oct 18, 2021Technical Entrance Rotation and Mentorship ProgramCurrent EmployeeSan Francisco, CA
Young and fun company culture
The product is quite complicated and not very exciting
- 4.0Jun 13, 2016Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsSan Francisco, CA
If you get an offer at LiveRamp, consider yourself lucky. -The people here are a unique combination of intelligent and kind, and the cross team interactions always remind me of that. -The product is also something to be proud of, as we really own what we sell and have pride in the proprietary technology that we have built over the years. -The top management is very strong on strategic thinking and industry prediction, which has guided our product successfully for years. -The acquisition by Acxiom had its growing pains, but the management has done a stellar job at turning it into an advantage and minimizing bureaucracy. Any red flags get addressed with urgency on this front, and the Acxiom CEO is also very understanding and values LiveRamp highly. -The company has a very strong and self aware culture of improvement / solving internal issues before focusing on external. This makes it a place you really believe in.
Beyond middle management, there is a recurring issue with exec team indecision/ambiguity leading to project plans drastically changing for our teams. This is not something unusual, but it is unusual if you still keep all deadlines the same while making these changes. Changes should reset deadlines as teams have to start from scratch. You guys are good at setting course, but know that the ship needs time to steer! While top management is very good on navigating through the industry, middle management is growing as we rush to add more experienced hires, and this has cause some problems outlined below: -middle management hired in from elsewhere sometimes have low regard / low respect for other teams and have no context on what those teams have accomplished / why their perspective is important -middle managers hired above can make or break a team's career advancement. Some are great for their team and focus on advancing the careers of everyone on that team. Some are less rewarding and have the opinion that careers should move forward much slower, Its the luck of the draw here...1LiveRamp Response8y
I read through all the Glassdoor reviews as they come in (as it's a really useful pulse on what's working and what's not working). I found this review particularly prescient, especially around the risks of middle management. I'd love to get your thoughts on this and how to solve it if you're willing to ping me directly about it. We're at a size/growth rate where it's a critical thing to get right. In general, up to size ~100-150, communication can flow organically between a small set of leaders w/o need for mid-management. Once you get beyond that size, you need mid-management for cross-organizational communication to work well -- but there are a lot of risks if you don't set up this layer correctly. I'd love to get your thoughts on what's working/not working here so we can fix it!