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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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    • 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. "Marketing"

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    • 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

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to transition between different roles/areas.
    Really nice understanding and supporting people/managers
    Flexible employer (working from home, maternity leave, part time positions if needs be)

    Cons

    Compensation plans are a bit stingy, unfair and not attainable to the fullest. Software development is lacking a bit

    Advice to Management

    Please invest more into product development as this is the key selling point.


  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. "Marin software"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Marin Software full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, enjoyed management structure, a nice medium sized company. I would apply there again.

    Cons

    Lack of air conditioning was bad but I enjoyed my time there and would encourage anyone to apply to this enjoyable company

    Advice to Management

    Keep on top of 1 to 1s with employees,I would urge you to keep an eye ear to the ground against google


  7. Helpful (1)

    "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.

  8. "Senior Business Development"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Senior Business Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marin Software (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere with a real "Team Spirit" culture -
    Positive Outlook, real listening skills from management - employees side and perspective were always taken into account
    New CEO gave a new direction to the company and ensure that Marin stayed Leader in online advertising SaaS field
    Really good workplace with engaging, thoughtful and well matched people.
    Real focus on giving back - Marin Software is doing its best to help employees trough their personal/career development.

    Cons

    Cons
    The work is tough - The competition in online advertising is fierce and challenging, and for some territories it can be a challenge to reach targets - saying that, if thoses challenges are taken on the good side , you will learn a lot and it will surely help to improve selling skills and abilities.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on maintaining the Team Spirit culture, Give more incentives for people commited to go with the Xtra-mile (training, career development...)


  9. "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


  10. "Customer Success"

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    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.


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