Marin Software Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2020

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3.4
57%
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Marin Software Founder/Chief Executive Officer  Chris Lien
Chris Lien
56 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work/life balance and benefits(in 23 reviews)

  • "Great people- some of the most intelligent people I have worked with across all departments, who I was sad to leave(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Culture, great people. Interesting engineering problems

    Cons

    Competition is fierce in the market.

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    "good job experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Technical Analyst 

    I worked at Marin Software part-time

    Pros

    smart people, good atmosphere, community feel

    Cons

    long hours, sometimes tedious tasks

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible place to work - nervous of the future"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Support Analyst 

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    Very flexible system with some very good coworkers.

    Cons

    Staff numbers keep decreasing and unable to see a light at the end of the tunnel for the company.

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Lousy place to work, run as fast as you can"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    None that exist or can think of.

    Cons

    Discrimination, politics, cheating customers and much more

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    "Great people, but seems like end days"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    - Good people: Most everyone I worked with at Marin was kind, intelligent, and supportive; definitely doesn't feel like a cut-throat or dog-eat-dog kind of place. - Good work/life balance: People are focused at the office, but not stressed out, and there seems to generally be a good work/life shift at the end of the day - Great office perks: free snacks, drinks, and catered lunches, along with tons of one-off treats and celebrations make for a very pleasant environment and good morale/vibe

    Cons

    - Sadly, the company seems to be on its last legs - Departments are pretty siloed, and it can be hard to sync up across teams

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Caring Executive Team - Difficult Ecosystem"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Success Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    The executive team seems to genuinely care about the employees. Good autonomy Opportunity for career growth and taking on new challenges

    Cons

    Ad-Tech ecosystem is difficult and most companies are no longer growing - Marin is no different and growth has evaporated. Trying to stay afloat and show value to customers as an independent solution from one of the publisher stacks.

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    "If Marin is Going to Survive - They're Going to Need to Work More Hours"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Marin Software full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, great location, great views from office.

    Cons

    The company is failing. Everyone is checked out. For a struggling company, no one works long hours (it's a ghost town on Friday afternoons). This is everyone, including upper and mid-level management. There's other issues, sure, but they should at least be trying versus riding it out.

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  8. Helpful (5)

    "A lost company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  9. "Great culture, great team, great leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Opportunity"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

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