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Marin Software Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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Marin Software Founder/Chief Executive Officer Chris Lien
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Pros
  • I'm also constantly supported to have a strong work/life balance (in 19 reviews)

  • You can work from home, good food and drinks provided (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • I left during some turbulent times as they were having some financial growing pains, but I can't say I had any major complaints (in 6 reviews)

  • very political culture -- people were rewarded based on relationships with upper-management vs performance in their role (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marin Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent communicative and collaborative environment that provides unparalleled work/life balance. Management looks to ensure employees are happy and developing their professional skills.

    Cons

    It would be nice if the market properly reflected the company's value in the stock price.

    Marin Software Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Head, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your kind words! Every day we work to create an environment that people would want to work in and on a super cool product. If we continue to do this or stock price will grow for sure!


  2. "Overall good work experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Understand and capable upper management in this company.

    Cons

    The stock value doesn't reflect the company value

    Marin Software Response

    Jan 31, 2017 – Head, Global Talent Acquisition

    Thanks for the nice words! We strongly feel our hard work will be reflected in our stock price soon!

  3. "Marketing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Dynamic market, smart teams, and an interesting legacy.

    Cons

    Co-ompetition with Google and Facebook makes winning business challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Clarify value proposition in all public-facing materials and website


  4. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    The Pay is not bad

    Cons

    I Can't think of any


  5. "An okay place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Marin Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, stocked kitchens with very tasty treats.

    Cons

    Poor management and no strong long term vision

    Advice to Management

    


  6. "The Stock Performance Says It All"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people mid level. Strong search product.

    Cons

    It started off so amazing, but it's starting to seem like going public is a death sentence for Ad Tech companies. When your focus changes from being product and customer focuses to only being Stockholder focused, performance drops, moral drops, and everything falls apart. So many talented people left the company, that it's difficult to stop the bleeding.

    Advice to Management

    Your few bad managers are killing the company. Listen to your glint survey's (and not by means of word clouds, that's ridiculous). Focus on the product and solving problems for your clients.


  7. "n/a"

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

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    great people and great location

    Cons

    leadership is lacking, technology is behind

  8. "Customer Success"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    -Great, talented people.
    -Supportive, available management.
    -Autonomy.

    Cons

    -A trend of shrinking budgets.
    -Increasing turnover.
    -Cross-department collaboration is not good.


  9. "Sales Development Researcher"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Researcher in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Development Researcher in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    Nice office, amenities, and people to work with. Great culture!

    Cons

    Encourage entry level employees to take on more responsibilities for career growth within the company.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Easy Job with Good Benefits that You'll Probably Hate"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Customer Success in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The benefits make Marin worth it. Flexible work from home days, a fully stocked kitchen, and unlimited PTO are all nice perks that make you want to stay. The casual environment and frequent little parties are nice. The work/life balance is great - I never worked beyond normal business hours and could easily step away to take care of things.
    The work was never hard or stressful though. We had a lot of downtime (mostly due to lack of new customers).

    Cons

    Lack of direction - they've been floundering for a while and keep saying they're on the right path, but nothing ever happens.
    Upper Management is completely out of touch with what's actually happening for their employees.
    Mid-level management really wants to be your best friend, not your boss. Great when you want to hang out, but not great when you actually need a boss to be involved.
    They try to maintain the start-up vibe, which is great in theory, but not executed well.
    Their financials are a mess and after each lay-off, they keep saying it's proactive. But after how many layoffs and down quarters will you admit that cashflow is poor?
    Lack of 401k matching was a big con. The official response was "we're working on it" but never saw any updates.
    There's never any talk of mobility. They don't focus on advancing anyone.

    And then the real kicker - a "bad actor" posed as the CEO via email and obtained employee and former employee information, including SSN. I know breeches happen, but when you directly email it out...

    Advice to Management

    Get it together. Listen to what your employees are saying and act upon it. Put money into important things rather than "teambuilding"


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