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MediaMath Reviews

Updated June 8, 2017
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  • Excellent work-life balance, feel free to work from home (in 52 reviews)

  • I am truly appreciative to the CEO and all the smart people that taught me so much, thank you (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Personal Assistant/ Property Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great environment, I enjoy working for the private sector.

    Cons

    I currently live in NY and moving to Dallas.


  2. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    At MediaMath, you can build your career and have fun doing it. Staff at all levels are entrusted with responsibilities that allow them and the company to grow. Awesome work/life balance with flexible hours and unlimited PTO, plus the ability to work from home - but since the office environment is great (friendly co-workers, stocked kitchen, chair massages, volunteer events) you may not want to!

    Cons

    The company and industry are intricately complex, which may be dizzying for those new to the field. It may also be difficult to integrate across different teams.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Junior"

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    Current Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - smart people; pockets of brilliance
    - work is engaging, projects are stimulating
    - offices are beautiful
    - industry can be a rush

    Cons

    - high attrition
    - below average pay
    - Prioritization

    Advice to Management

    Middle management training :)


  4. "a review from a MEP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -incredible, resourceful people
    -amazing office space and location
    -fantastic work/life balance

    Cons

    there are no apparent cons


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    MediaMath is a pioneer and leader in Ad-tech and there are plenty of challenging and interesting engineering, analytics, and data-science problems to work on. This is a great place for acquiring valuable skills in these areas, especially given the vast amount and variety of data available. There is a culture that is open to new technologies.

    Cons

    There are occasional shifting priorities, but I think this is normal for a company that is positioning itself for success.


  6. Helpful (12)

    "Started off very good but has lost its way"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible working arrangements. A degree of WFH is no problem for most engineers.

    Very smart people with a good engineering culture.

    Sometimes the engineering work can be interesting.

    Cons

    The company feels like it's lost it's way compared to three years ago, and it's been clear that senior management still haven't figured out what direction they want the company to go in.

    Layoffs last year were really poorly handled and shook the confidence of those who stayed.

    Not enough time for engineers to resolve mounting technical debt, due to the pace of new feature work, yet at the same time huge resources have been poured into internal projects that should help engineers radically improve the product, but no-one will take the decision to properly implement.

    Advice to Management

    Please get a plan for where the company should go and stick to it.

    Consider holding a moratorium on new development for a quarter to allow engineering to catch up with tech debt and properly use the new framework that we've been told we'll be switching over to for the last three years or more.

    MediaMath Response

    Feb 3, 2017 – SVP, Engineering

    I recently joined MediaMath (3 months now) and made the decision to come over because I realized early on that the engineering culture here is amazing and quite rare. More importantly, I was super ... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Still one of the greatest places to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative, empowering, fast paced environment where you can learn a lot very quickly. While some see this as a negative, I personally love the fact that things move quickly, and are constantly changing. MediaMath allows employees to be themselves, share and implement new ideas, and get involved in really cool projects. If you are hardworking, have a great get-it-done attitude, you can be very successful here. If you are entitled, lazy, or negative, you probably won't last long. It's a very adapt or move out culture where the top performers are rewarded and those who can't handle it move on.

    Great benefits and perks - beautiful offices, snacks and drinks, fun events like Trivia night and flip cup tournament, open PTO. You get treated like an adult regardless of your role. Work hard and play hard.

    Cons

    Yes there are constant changes to the org - but it happens in every company! Management has done a much better job of providing more info to teams about company vision.

    Some managers aren't flexible about start and end times which seems a little draconian, but most teams are pretty flexible.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture of hard-working and collaborative people who are all passionate about the work they do, great work/life balance

    Cons

    Can be turbulent at times due to the ever-evolving industry - not for those who can't manage constant change


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Engineer Program"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer Program in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Engineer Program in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good coverage of the AdTech industry
    Rotational program - cover: AdOps, Campaign Management/Optimisation etc...
    Great office and location
    Highly supported role
    Lots of room for growth

    Cons

    Low opportunity to stay within the company
    Short program leads to stress in the final weeks

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in the company's developments and what to expect in the coming months/future of the company


  10. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people. Great work life balance. Technical freedom almost to a fault. I've been at the company for six years and never even came close to wanting to leave. Obviously nothing is perfect and we may have had problems here and there but I've had a very long career and this is the best place I've ever worked, by far. You owe it to yourself to check this company out. I love my work and I'm not someone who is looking for career advancement with a new title. I just want to learn more things, and get paid more. I don't care what my title is.

    Cons

    The only con, for some people, would be the loose organization. MediaMath isn't the Army. Roles are not strictly defined. You will have quite a lot of leeway to carve out your own domain, to set and achieve technical goals. Of course you have to support your team's production goals but there is a lot of leeway in how you do that, depending on your manager. Some are more laissez faire than others.

    Advice to Management

    Newer managers sometimes come in an want to rewrite everything with the latest hot language: Nodejs! Scala! Go! While we as software engineers often want to learn the hottest new tech, it greatly slows down the forward momentum.


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