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Marketo San Mateo Reviews

Updated November 20, 2017
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  • Work/life balance can suffer against meeting profit targets (in 21 reviews)

  • Growing pains make it challenging to have consistency between locations (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Still a great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Marketo is a high-energy environment where creativity and hard work are appreciated. Solid management team. Strong vision.

    Cons

    Unfortunately there still is a fair amount of turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! However, remember that HPLEs are not the answer/solution to every opening.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Marketo full-time

    Pros

    Great product and exciting place to work.
    Great leadership.

    Cons

    Lack work life balance but that comes with their striving for excellence.

  3. "Exciting Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Marketo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Things move fast at Marketo. We are always innovating and experimenting with the latest technology stacks.

    Cons

    Things move fast at Marketo. You have to be ready to pivot at any time.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember it is the people that make Marketo great.


  4. "Interesting Engineering Challenges Included"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In software engineering the Google Cloud migration is one of the most interesting projects ever. Some applications are being shifted with minimal changes but everything else is reengineered to take advantages of tech such as Spanner and BigQuery. Good if you like new technology. The new senior management are strong believers in the company and know that technology is t the very foundation of success.

    Cons

    None so far, company is growing fast, some rough edges are expected.


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Don't Believe the Current Rating"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential
    Collaborative teams
    Thought provoking
    Great people

    Cons

    ~All the above changed shortly after the acquisition was finalized and the pre-acquisition executive team exited.

    ~Marketo began soliciting employees to write reviews towards the end of July/early August to help increase the company rating. Most of the reviews have been completed by employees with only a few months of service.

    ~No work life balance.

    ~Slow to hire.

    ~Company has started to hire inexperienced team members as a cost cutting measure. Doesn't really work out in the end.

    Advice to Management

    ~Pay people what they are worth.

    ~BE transparent, don't just say you are.

    ~Get rid of the aptitude test. It hasn't proved to be anymore successful in keeping hires than before. It only delays the hiring process for an already stressed out and overworked team.

    ~Executive Leadership should be more concerned with why people continue to leave at such a fast rate.


  6. "Excellent IT Team"

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    Former Employee - IT Team in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - IT Team in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Management and IT team
    Lots of challenging projects
    Good pay and benefits
    Lots of training and great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Many resources have left the company after acquisition
    No shares or RSUs are given to employees anymore
    Rarely hire in San Mateo office

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering the team


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Don't believe the forced reviews - stay away!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They used to have a cutting edge product before there were 5000 companies in the martech space.

    Cons

    Loss of talent and knowledge over the past few years. Command and control management. Technical and UX debt. Declining revenue growth. Rampant sexism (possibly the worst I've ever seen).

    Advice to Management

    If PE can fix this then good on you.

  8. "Great place to work, going through change from acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture improving, CEO, new leadership are good points. Product is market leading and not hard to sell. Competitors in enterprise are losing some ground to Marketo.

    Cons

    Some change and turnover causing shifting priorities. More communication vs less will help employees stay focus so keep communicating. Also make sure you hire to the culture vs cost.

    Advice to Management

    Get through changes faster then focus on vision and execution.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Not my fault!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good for the Bay.

    Cons

    S.O.P.s are out of date.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire me for forgetting to renew the domain - fire yourselves for not updating the S.O.P. on when this should have been done!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Marketo: Good place to learn, but wouldn't hang my coat there for more then 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Committed people/employees
    - Great product

    Cons

    - Management team doesn't know product (how many of them have ever logged in?)
    - Giving perspective employees exams sounds like something a communist country would do
    - Register your domains

    Advice to Management

    - Reward employees with stock and better benefits


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