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MediaMath Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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  • Excellent work-life balance, feel free to work from home (in 48 reviews)

  • Smart people and hard problems everywhere, with every opportunity to create the job you want (in 31 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Started off very good but has lost its way"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Smart People, Bad Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -smart people
    -good product(s)
    -key platform in ad tech space

    Cons

    -didn't hire or retain talent very well
    -lots of turnover
    -lack of focus and organization

    Advice to Management

    Need to focus on being the best at one to two things rather than trying to compete on everything. With as much turnover as MM has had over its existence, hard to understand core values and culture.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Program, Rotational portion is wonderful

    Cons

    Manager of the program is incompetent

    MediaMath Response

    Nov 15, 2016 – Senior Manager, MEP

    Thanks for taking the time to review the program. We appreciate your positive review of the program experience and rotational aspects. It’s important we create a supportive and collaborative ... More


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "It has its goods and bads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are energetic. There are lots of communication between teams.

    Cons

    Some employees are snobbish and stereotyping.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open-minded. Have more perspectives than focus on the presence.


  6. Helpful (79)

    "A Sinking Ship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful offices in great locations. Overall, the employees are great people. Hard-working, dedicated, friendly, creative, the list goes on. Perks are on par with other tech companies.

    Cons

    MM is underway with yet another reorganization, however this one came with a heavy round of layoffs. The layoffs are being painted as giving the people who are now jobless an opportunity to connect with partners and clients, but at the end of the day, many, many talented, dedicated, and loyal staff members are simply out of a job. Seemingly little thought was given to who would be let go and why; valuable, core members of teams were let go simply because they were a redundant number on a spreadsheet. The leadership has fallen far from the days of caring about the people who have made this company a success and now only care about making themselves and the board wealthier. There's no heart and soul left at this company. It's all about the appearance of success and the bottom line.


  7. Helpful (28)

    "Disorganized and unprofessional"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    a handful of really great people have and continue to work here

    Cons

    a haven for incompetence and ego


  8. Helpful (17)

    "Enginnering"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work. Excellent perks and PTO policy.

    Cons

    Over spending and callousness. Massive layoffs and Hiring freezes.

    Advice to Management

    Budget better and don't recruit people if you can't afford to.


  9. Helpful (14)

    "Unsure of the Waters They Tread"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MediaMath full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with some amazing people
    my team had strong guidance and good leadership
    the perks are pretty good (good healthcare, equity, free food, etc)

    Cons

    Although individual teams that I worked with seemed to operate with efficiency, the work that was generated did not seem to add up to a coherent whole. So a lot of moving parts and hard work by people that would eventually amount to nothing.

    Advice to Management

    You've laid people off to make the company leaner and I guess that makes sense. Now give people some clear direction and get everyone on track so it does not happen again.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "MediaMath"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    Great upper Management willing to teach willing to roll up sleeves
    Very bright people and nice office

    Cons

    work life balance, support, transparency,
    very siloed departments


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Great technology and energy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to more new technology than can be imagined -- not the place to work if you want to stay comfortable with your current skill set. Learn or burn,

    Cons

    Chaotic, inconsistent practices across org.

    Advice to Management

    Set some guidelines and let folks meet those however is best suited to their team.



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