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Marketing Evolution Reviews

Updated March 12, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Performance based culture, constantly evolving"

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

    I have been working at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you want to be surrounded by other high performers this is the place for you. The company is constantly evolving forward if you can keep up your skill set will advance too.

    Cons

    Spreading best practices to all as the company scales and staffing to scale. If you need a lot of direction you wouldn't be happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Need to step up hiring game to make sure that only the high performers make it on to the team.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Keep your resume active"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Client Services Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    High pay, decent benefits, flexible hours

    Cons

    Long hours, very disorganized. Priorities change like the weather. Zero job security.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on one thing and execute it. The day to day moving targets killed morale


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Manager was overwhelmed"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Marketing Evolution (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Can work across teams - opportunity to experience interesting work and cross-functionalities

    Cons

    high turnover, manager was overwhelmed - uninspiring


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Tremendous Opportunities for Personal Growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Spent six years at Marketing Evolution. Cannot say enough positive things about the firm.

    Marketing Evolution has a very strong and unique culture that permeates every level of the company. Every team member is given the opportunity to truly own their work and when they prove they can handle one task, then they are given the opportunity to take on another. Employees are promoted based on their ability to take on the next challenge and not just on tenure or seniority.

    Employees are given the opportunity to move across different functions of the firm, either formally or informally, which makes it a great place to acquire a wide range of skills. I spent time performing client work, business development, and financial forecasting.

    Teams are collaborative and people genuinely enjoy working together. Employees are able to have flexible schedules, as long as they get their work done.

    The CEO is very hands on and cares deeply about the success of the firm and its clients. In my first week at the firm, I was working alongside him on a key account.

    Cons

    Marketing Evolution's culture is not for everyone. You must be comfortable in a fast-changing and sometimes ambiguous environment. The firm moves very quickly to stay ahead in the rapidly evolving marketing technology space. Expect your responsibilities to change as the marketing landscape evolves and the product evolves with it. Those periods of change are challenging.

    The firm can be a tough place to work if you don't feel comfortable pushing forward without detailed guidance. But if you enjoy being given that latitude, you will be a great fit.

    Hours can be long, particularly if there is a key client deliverable due, but that's true of any client facing company.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Innovative, interesting, challenging work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional co-workers who are extremely smart and collaborative; supportive culture; junior level employees have access to senior management; all opinions are valued; work is challenging and engaging on a daily basis; firm is committed to innovation that will push the industry forward.

    Cons

    Because of the focus on rapid innovation, employees are tasked with embracing ambiguity and defining new processes regularly. This is not a great fit for everyone.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "'Industry Leader' That Makes it Up As They Go After Promising It to Clients"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - On the cutting edge of the market (i.e. growing pains)
    - Friendly and helpful coworkers
    - Small company environment where hard work gets recognized

    Cons

    - Below market pay
    - Tight deadlines with repetitive work
    - Management is disorganized and doesn't follow through
    - HIGH turnover

    Advice to Management

    - If you want to retain top talent then pay them like it
    - Management always has grand ideas that are never followed through
    - Worker morale is poor because of high turnover and repetitive high stress workloads


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Hardworking bunch of smart, fun people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone was smart, very hard-working and always treated each other with respect and kindness
    The work culture was relaxed and goals-focused. What mattered was getting your work done well and not how long you clocked-in
    Work was interesting and varied, and you were given ownership of project(s) relatively quickly
    Great office location

    Cons

    Not all the offices had same opportunities or types of projects which sometimes limited your exposure to new initiatives or approaches


  9. Helpful (2)

    "This is a growing small company that recognizes talent and is teeming with opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - high level of responsibility
    - growth opportunities
    - entry level employees have open access to executive leadership
    - values innovative thinking
    - offers performance based incentives

    Cons

    Small company culture requires managers to get their hands dirty and do work that might be delegated to lower levels at other companies.

    Overlapping deadlines can see some weeks become very long.

    Advice to Management

    Capacity planning to understand where lower level resources are spent. In general doing a good job of taking the company from small to mid-size.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Marketing Evolution - a great place if you can self-manage."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in El Dorado Hills, CA

    Pros

    Good location if you live in the area. Talented co-workers. This company has the talent and the where-with-all to go places. The senior management does a wonderful job of selling the product.

    Cons

    Poor benefits package - but for the area may be considered a very good package by some. Lack of management, communication or guidance. Middle level management is needed as the upper level does not have the time or energy to keep personalities at bay. Many of the employees are hired directly out of college, given a small amount of training and then left to their own devices.

    Advice to Management

    Offer regular feedback and advice, being proactive rather than reactive. Guidance is important to allow employees to do their job well. Communication is key - being sure to watch for internal politicking.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Make Impact Day 1, Growth Opportunities, Management Team listens/takes ideas from anyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketing Evolution full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are what makes this place great. The culture is a work hard/play hard attitude that is very fast paced but appreciates and encourages contributions from all. In many companies, it is rare to see a CEO and executive team willing to take ideas from anyone and always wanting to learn. However, at Marketing Evolution, everyone's ideas are valued and management is willing to test out new strategies, regardless of where or who they originate from. This ideology fuels Marketing Evolution's continuous innovation. If you enjoy structure and doing the same exact thing every day, Marketing Evolution may not be the place for you.

    Marketing Evolution does not baby new-hires and lets you make an impact day 1. I think some people may want additional training/hand-holding and this may be something ME needs to adjust upon each person's needs/personality. For myself, I was so glad I didn't have to sit on the sideline for 6 months being trained up and not trusted yet. Instead, I was given the ability to identify and implement changes from day 1 with full support from the company.

    There are little to no politics in the company from what I have seen. You are rewarded if you do well. There are numerous examples of employees that have started as interns/entry level employees and are now Directors and VPs. However, just doing the basics may not get you noticed. The company looks to hire and promote those that are proactive, adaptive, creative and not afraid of taking on challenges. If you do this, you will surely be rewarded and have many growth opportunities within the company.

    Back to culture, there is a relaxed nature in how you get your work done – but a strong emphasis on hard work. There are work from home opportunities, team bonding activities, happy hours and overall there is great team/company camaraderie. The vision and future of the company is very exciting which helps motivate everyone to see it come to fruition.

    Cons

    Because of the nature of client based work, the hours for many people can be very long. It is obviously caused by workload by I am also wondering if it has become ingrained as part of the ME culture.

    Personally, my training was sufficient and I enjoyed making an impact right away but for some, additional help could be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    The executive team often realigns direction/key focuses to the important ideas at a given time (as they should) but this can lead to some confusion and less sticking-power of changes.

    Address and find a solution to long hours of some employees.

    Marketing Evolution Response

    Mar 13, 2017 – Ceo

    Thank you for the advice regarding "sticking power." Here is what we are doing to improve: We are spending a lot more time with everyone in the company on the "playbook." This 5-page document ... More


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