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MediaMath Reviews

Updated April 16, 2017
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Pros
  • Excellent work-life balance, feel free to work from home (in 51 reviews)

  • Very smart people with a good engineering culture (in 32 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Would not reccommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative company that has the right vision
    Salary is decent
    Office is nice; modern sleek
    Free breakfast and snacks everyday
    Upper management is intelligent
    Operations is streamlined which is a great position to be in for a startup

    Cons

    Middle management needs major improvement
    Re-structuring occurs way too often - different teams, new people , etc
    They do no invest in their employees at all
    No training
    Expected to sit and work through lunch
    Teams heavily divided professionally (lack of communication) and personally (too many elitiests/rude people)

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. You have a million other competitors out there especially in the digital start up world where they can find a job. Re-structuring a million times is not going to make your business successful. Try investing in your employees, and see how far your business will go.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Would never work there"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are good
    Chair massages onc ea week

    Cons

    Management is lost
    Development team is great, the management is micromanaged and then ignored when they have ideas
    projects are started and then abandoned
    People are leaving in droves because of management

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking that merging with more companies and then having your development team run by external people who aren't even in the location where the development team is, is the right way to go. Your development is leaving because of management.


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Disastrous"

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

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

    Pros

    The People- lower level, they are friendly and try to help; but are stymied by upper management

    Cons

    Upper management- they do not have a clue as to what they are doing


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible- Do not work there"

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

    Pros

    Free lunches and hours weren't bad

    Cons

    They underpay all their employees and use a non-compete to artificially deflate salaries so its hard to leave

    MediaMath Response

    Feb 24, 2015 – Chief People Officer

    We never like to see this kind of experience of MediaMath as we take pride in rewarding strong contributions. We’d very much like to address your concerns directly and hope you engage your manager ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    "Unlimited Vacation" (in quotes) and other benifits

    Cons

    No work life balance, if you are an analyst or a similar grade employee. Apparently higher level employees can "work" from home but if analysts take a day off it is frowned upon. Managers can call about the progress of the work on a weekend at 7pm and thats ok but if you take an hour off for a doctors appointment thats not allowed

    Advice to Management

    Quality work comes from happy employees

    MediaMath Response

    Aug 4, 2015 – President

    I certainly agree that quality work comes from happy employees, which is precisely why we offer our team strong benefits like unlimited paid time off (for real—no quotes) and equity, as well as perks ... More


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Worst HR department and horrible remote office culture"

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

    Pros

    Top notch work/life balance. Hard to beat it.

    Plenty of opportunities and cutting-edge technology and processes.

    Cons

    Poor compensation, but offset by the work/life balance.

    Inexperienced HR department. I had a horrible experience with HR that made me switch companies. Avoid involving HR with any issues or you'll regret it (even you're the victim of a fireable offense).

    Remote offices are stuck without having their own culture while also not integrating into the HQ culture.

    There is a great deal of arrogance/condescension at the VP+ level. If you value the personality of your bosses, this is not ideal.


  8. Helpful (29)

    "Senior Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Liked my colleagues. Good people overall.

    Cons

    Major lay offs yesterday at MediaMath was there less than a year and was directionless the whole time with no clear vision. Very high expectations with zero support.

    MediaMath Response

    Apr 9, 2016 – President, Commercial

    Thank you for giving credit where credit is due at MediaMath. The people on this team are unparalleled in their creativity, diligence and willingness to collaborate. What you are referring to was ... More


  9. Helpful (30)

    "Lay Offs: MediaMath is downplaying it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friends and smart people that I will miss working with. There are a great number of talent people working for this company but I'm afraid their time is running short.

    Great for those that enjoy the thrill of being aboard a sinking ship!

    Cons

    MediaMath had a great number of layoffs and as much as they are trying to spin it in a positive light with their Alpha program (program of "resources" to help those that were let go), the program is quite useless to the displaced workers. It's just an empty shell for PR. They could have helped these employees by giving them a lot more notice so they can start the search for a new job sooner. This Alpha team was conceived at least two months ago (February 2016) and all they came up with was a program that didn't really do anything. Now that's MediaMath efficiency.

    There were signs of doom when management was trying to sell stock to its own employees on two separate occasions. Clearly, an IPO is not hopeful to management and they're trying to milk money from employees when they know that it's not worth the price. It's a disgraceful management team leading this company that will stop at nothing to get rich at the expense of their employees.

    Word has it that there will be more lay offs coming. If you're looking to get a job at MediaMath, you should know that they have had hiring freezes and budget cuts since before the start of the year. MediaMath is not growing but in fact shrinking. My inside sources say there will be a lot more lay offs to come and that the fun, startup culture is just not there anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Give some more respect to the employees that helped build the business and give them longer notice. You're delusional to think your Alpha program is worth anything while giving employees same day notice.

    MediaMath Response

    Apr 14, 2016 – President, Commercial

    There are some true things here, as well as some assertions that are not fair to your former colleagues here at MediaMath. Yes, MediaMath restructured into regionally-led sales teams and more agile ... More


  10. Helpful (40)

    "Financial incentives for positive reviews"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Planner in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I learned a lot in my first year here.

    Cons

    after the round of layoffs i was approached by my manager and offered a financial incentive to post a positive review to glassdoor.

    i refuse to do so. any company that offers money in exchange for positive attention following botched mass-firings is not a company that i want to work for.

    MediaMath Response

    May 11, 2016 – Community Manager

    While we respect your right to voice your opinion about MediaMath’s leadership and strategy, we find it troubling that you would imply a manager would offer financial incentives to alter Glassdoor ... More


  11. Helpful (26)

    "Don't judge book by its cover"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart People
    Good Office
    Great Location
    Interesting technologies
    Evolving industry

    Cons

    Low Pay
    Limited scope for impact and growth
    Perception doesn't match the reality

    Advice to Management

    Focus on internal culture as much as you focus on external branding



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