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Marin Software CEO Chris Lien
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  1. "Lots of Opportunity for Professional and Personal Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity for intensive professional and personal growth interesting challenges to be solved excellent culture and flexibility open and approachable executive team open communications between co-workers low corporate politics brilliant and hard-working team mates opportunities to work on many different types of projects significant amount of personal autonomy to solve problems and come up with solutions that...

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    Cons

    Lots of interesting problems to be solved, high level of employee churn (which is common for advertising tech industry), lots of organizational changes (which can be hard for some people), perceived lack-of-stability which may be challenging for risk-adverse candidates.

    Marin Software2018-09-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "A lost company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    - Great boss ( But he is no longer there) -Great co-workers (Most don't work there anymore tho) - Great clients (Most have left to go to Google)

    Cons

    They need to hire better people working on the platform. They are so far behind I can't see them catching up. They had great Directors and employees but due to the fact Google keeps taking all their clients. Everyone that made the job great isn't there anymore and the people they decided to keep are what made the company awful.

    Advice to Management

    Start valuing the right people instead of the wrong ones you keep picking to promote.

    Marin Software2019-03-08
  3. "Great culture, great team, great leadership"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company has maintained a very positive culture of teamwork that starts from the top - the motto is "Keep it real" and the transparency and openness to new ideas is a key part of making Marin a great place to work. Helping customers be successful is a core philosophy across all teams, and there's a strong sense of mission.

    Cons

    The digital marketing landscape is a very dynamic space - new concepts, features and ideas are always springing up. This presents challenges for an advertising technology company to keep up and develop features for customers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on the customer and their key needs - a true partner with service and technology to help them succeed in the digital advertising space.

    Marin Software2019-01-16
  4. "Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to take leadership and run with you initiatives

    Cons

    low morale and the company is struggling financially

    Marin Software2018-12-07
  5. "Sales Development Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Sales Development Researcher in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Marin Software is in a good location in downtown Austin. They have a pretty good time off policy, a kitchen full of drinks and healthy snacks, and they even reinmburse half of your bus pass costs. The platform itself is a really good concept. The researcher position is a great first, low-stress position that teaches you a lot about prospecting.

    Cons

    Marin is has not been performing well recently. They have lost a majority of their stock value over the past few years. They are not backfilling a lot of positions as they don't have the means to. They are trying to restructure their business model as they tried to grow too quickly, but cheaper alternatives became available. Most people seem very apathetic about the success of Marin throughout the organization. Not the...

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    Advice to Management

    Try to foster a culture of engagement and hardwork. Despite the company's failure, there needs to be work on management to better encourage their employees because they fear at any moment they could be laid off.

    Marin Software2018-11-01
  6. "Great location but poor company culture"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Marin Software full-time

      Pros

      Office in great location - easily accessible

      Cons

      Many silos and not much cohesion amongst teams - made morale pretty low

      Marin Software2018-11-28
    • Helpful (5)

      "Remember it’s all about people"

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

      I worked at Marin Software full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      - Well established software company - Exciting industry, large clients remain - Cross-channel vision could still work... see cons - Decent salary and okay perks - Unlimited PTO - Smart folks remain

      Cons

      - Recruiting is the hidden but fatal flaw - No new talent acquisition strategy - Software company that forgot what good software is - Engineering and product criminally idle - Engineering and product are a wasteland - Abysmal expectations leading to people coasting - No sense of urgency - Given the above, 0 chance to deliver on vision

      Advice to Management

      Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of Marin’s culture is attachment to the past, especially in how it translates into recruiting. Need a new generation of hungry smart folks to turn the company around? Nope, let’s bring former employees back to coast while remembering the good old days instead. Especially at the leadership level. Guys, wake up. You need new blood. No one believes in returning to growth anymore, you...

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      Marin Software2018-08-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Old ideas and talent - leadership doesn't know what it takes to build good software!"

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      Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Marin Software full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      good Bay view from the 26th floor on one side of the bldg - which is conveniently captured by EVP of course

      Cons

      - Old ideas - Most execs have worked here from past 7 - 12 years, and they don't have current knowledge to build modern software. - Terrible hiring

      Advice to Management

      Stock is under $1 (after adjustment for stock split) - Move on fellas, your time (and ideas) is done!

      Marin Software2018-08-14
    • "Great"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Marin Software part-time

      Pros

      Pretty good but room for improvements

      Cons

      More team building and initiatives

      Marin Software2018-06-08
    • Helpful (1)

      "Sales Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

        I worked at Marin Software (Less than a year)

        Pros

        Great people and nice location

        Cons

        Slow tech dev in a very competitive arena

        Marin Software2018-04-30
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