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MediaMath Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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  • 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)

    "Great place to start with limited growth potential"

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

    I worked at MediaMath (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great benefits and work/life balance, including stock options, insurance, unlimited PTO, and freedom to work from home.
    - Company sponsored happy hours, dinners, events, free snacks, once-a-week chair massages.
    - Incredibly intelligent employees and upper management.
    - Given the responsibility and freedom to attend conferences and expand your knowledge base.

    Cons

    - Very much a horizontal structure with limited growth potential within teams.
    - Will not promote or increase compensation without upper management first being approached.
    - Vague goals and limited feedback.
    - A number of teams understaffed after recent reorgs.

    Advice to Management

    - Provide much clearer goals and opportunities for growth.
    - Invest in talent, give compensation in line with the market, and provide proactive feedback and growth potential rather than being reactive when employees approach management.
    - Increase transparency between upper management and employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Experience and Great People"

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

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

    Pros

    +Great work life balance and unlimited PTO
    +Surrounded by top talent and management that fosters career growth and technical skills
    +New projects to work on and management takes your input on what clients you may prefer to be on
    +Highly collaborative teams, very little bureaucracy and politics

    Cons

    -flimsy explanation on recent reorgs and why certain people were let go
    -not much transparency as to what executive envisions for the company

    Advice to Management

    +need slow down on number of reorgs, too many team shifts
    +hire more employees in satellite offices, hq is staffed alright but other regions could use additional help


  3. Helpful (42)

    ""What happened to our love""

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

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance and PTO

    Cons

    Oh MediaMath, we had a good thing going...but you squandered it on reckless spending and attention to delusional executives. All the things you once stood for are disappearing fast. I will have to move on to another that rewards effort and sacrifice. Very disturbing to read the review below - someone is happy that a massive amount of hard-working people were layed off in such a cold manner.

    Advice to Management

    Endless PowerPoint presentations are not impressive.


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  5. Helpful (23)

    "Don't do it"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice office, friendly office managers, neat perks (massages, stocked kitchens, company lunches, etc.) They do a good job of onboarding new hires into training them about the ad tech industry (...maybe too good. It made me realize that it's not an industry I want to work in.)

    Cons

    People are rude and treat you like you're disposable. Many people on the tech side are narcissistic, immature, and act like petulant 3rd grade bullies. They'll trash talk each other in "private" chatrooms and then pretend to be all smiles when dealing with you directly. You'll get put on and pulled from projects faster than you can imagine, leading to you completing nothing in the end. No direction, no clarity, no structure.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the quality of the humans that you hire. Nobody wants to work with oversized children. Treat humans with respect. Nobody wants to feel disposable.

    MediaMath Response

    Jul 6, 2016 – CIO

    We try hard to foster an environment on our tech teams and across MediaMath that promotes respect, trust and professional maturity. What you describe here is not common or acceptable from members of ... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Talent Acquisition Consultant"

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

    Pros

    Fun work environment within the digital space. Surrounded by highly capable colleagues, some of which are Mensa-level intelligence. Sense of importance surrounding what you are doing

    Cons

    Senior Management will openly state that if you are not someone who can find comfort in a continuously changing environment, and who will become openly-annoyed and frustrated when an initiative you have been working upon is suddenly "scrapped", then this is not the place for you. But, if you are someone that thrives in an environment that is open-to-change, and constantly evolving to maintain a competitive advantage, then this is the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Most organizations have room for improvement when it comes to communication between Sr. Leadership and the "ranks", and MediaMath is no worse than other organizations I have worked with previously. That said, in all fairness to MediaMath, I found leadership communications to be relatively adequate, but again, there is always room for improvement.


  7. Helpful (48)

    "Don't risk working here"

    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    You're likely here because you're thinking of working at MediaMath or maybe you have an interview scheduled.

    And like any big decision, you want to make sure you know where you'll land before you make the leap either from another job or maybe this is your first job out of college.

    This review is a warning to you.

    You see, choosing a job isn't just about earning a living.

    It's about choosing the people you spend 8+ hours with a day, 5 days a week.

    It's about putting your faith in the stewards of the company to make the right decisions.

    Decisions that affect your life and livelihood.

    If you have a family, the company's decisions affect how you can take care of your family and children.

    If you're just starting your career, it will affect your career path.

    Your decision to work at MediaMath is not a light one. It's not just about collecting a paycheck.

    Here's my warning to you:

    You cannot trust this company.

    The biggest evidence is their secrecy. Nothing is ever discussed openly. They laid off an entire company all while smiling and giving signs that the company was doing fine to all employees before axing 10% of the workforce.

    You can't trust working at a company that wants to hide information. Especially when that information would have reduced harm to their own employees.


  8. Helpful (38)

    "What happens when consultants and salesmen take over a tech company?"

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

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

    Pros

    Some brilliant people, great work-life balance, countless interesting problems to solve. The company is well positioned to win big in the space.

    Cons

    Upper management is unable or unwilling to make the necessary investment to seize the market opportunity available to MediaMath. A generous series C was squandered on an army of sales and account people, plus a thoroughly useless "product planning" team. Now they've had to turn around and lay off all those people, only to discover that the technology has fallen far behind the offerings of our nimbler and better-financed peers.

    The CEO is a fool. The presidents, Mike and Ari, are brilliant but completely out of touch with reality. The company's new restructuring won't save it: for the most part it's more of the same poor judgement. Two of the three business units are now headed by sales types with no understanding of - or interest in - the technology they're meant to be selling. Executive leadership claims to be investing in the product again, but the proof's in the pudding and there isn't any pudding yet.

    Advice to Management

    You need twice as many engineers as you have in order to meet your product ambitions. Even if you start today, it's going to be hard to hire all those people before you're overtaken. Paying your engineers a competitive salary would help.

    This is a 21st century business. You can't run it like a consultancy or an agency. Our customers are going to figure out which is the best product and they're going to choose it. Check your egos at the door, roll up your sleeves, and figure out how to improve the product.


  9. Helpful (34)

    "The Leftovers..."

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

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

    Pros

    Great people overall and the best work from home/PTO policy you could ask for.

    Cons

    I joined this company because of the tangible culture you could feel when you walked into the office. That is long gone. What's left at the "new" Four World Trade Center office is an array of open and empty desks and a dismal looking set off staff. The recent layoffs have left an unrecognizable MediaMath behind. HR has been an easy target to blame, when they themselves have been left in the dark with no leadership while operating lean for months. It's unfortunate when lower level employees have excellent performance and could really make a difference in the organization but are overlooked and stumped by the wads of money spent on the front of house teams budgets and spending. Most lower level employees are underpaid and could make loads more at any other job. Only thing keeping me here is the unlimited paid time off, but wouldn't be surprised if that went away next...considering every perk that make it bearable to stay here has been slowly taken away or lessened greatly.

    Advice to Management

    Prioritize. Listen to lower level employees. Stop trying to lessen the recent layoffs and acknowledge that hardworking teams took HUGE hits because of mistakes and bad decisions made by those higher up. PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES BETTER SO THEY WANT TO STAY!! Equity means nothing when you're not making enough money to sustain your own living expenses in NYC.


  10. Helpful (17)

    "Enginnering"

    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
    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.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Best Company for a Reason!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    MediaMath is comprised of intelligent, solution-driven, friendly and hard-working people which fosters a creative, positive and fun working environment. I have worked in both large and small companies and MediaMath has proven to be the best thus far. There is a reason why it is voted one of the best places to work! Beautiful offices, smart/friendly people, a stimulating/challenging work environment and unlimited food/snacks/drinks? Sign me up!

    Cons

    The exponential growth of MediaMath means that process/people/things often change to keep up with the company's fast growth. I prefer to call this change "progress", but understand how change can be viewed in a negative light from people who don't like change.

    Advice to Management

    I know you are all very busy (as we are too), but try to get to know the employees who you don't normally work with.


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