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Updated January 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Good learning, Product development Company, Great work life balance (in 30 reviews)

  • I am very proud of my company as it provides extremely healthy & contended work environment for working mothers (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • My biggest complaint would be the 401k match is small but it is a YOYO economy (You (in 9 reviews)

  • I have found no cons yet in the company (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Welcoming to All Skill Levels"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago Ridge, IL
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chicago Ridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Interview process was pretty streamlined
    -Surrounded by people willing to help you
    -Bagel Wednesday :D
    -Proper training to prepare your for the role
    -Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    -401k match could be greater
    -Most likely will have teammates in a separate location

    Basically, if you're a developer that prefers to interact with people directly around you, be ready to adjust to Internet calling and messaging as your only forms of team interaction. Nothing else to really cite as a true negative regarding the job itself.

    Advice to Management

    It's already trending upward, but a greater match for 401k would be appreciated.


  2. "850 Lb Media Gorilla"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse team. Market leader in media management agency software. Tons of perks around the office - game room, frequent food, monthly breakfasts, flexibility in office hours, well known brand in market, very intelligent team and organization

    Cons

    Office politics, a lot of chatter, some folks are bi-lingual in that they talk out of 2 sides of their mouths, sold to Vista Equity Partners in 2015, 20% lay off followed, sometimes too many projects going on at once makes delivering on customer needs and expectations challenging

    Advice to Management

    set measurable and attainable goals with clear expectations of what defines success and ability to receive full commissions or variable compensation bonus and put those goals, expectations on paper for both parties to sign and check in on throughout the year so that there should be few surprises

  3. "Great workplace, Surely recommended"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Pleasant environment
    Amazing colleagues

    Cons

    Didn't find any as of now


  4. "Great company and workplace, highly recommended!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and work life balance, no complaints here! Leadership is fantastic as well.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better


  5. "QA Automation Engineer"

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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
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work was good; increased skill-set to be valuable in market.

    Cons

    Flexibility for work at home was lacking.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Enjoyed My Time There"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some great people. No complaints.

    Cons

    After the Vista Equity purchase, things went down hill. Very disappointing.


  7. "Customer Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    Interesting & challenging work, great people, strong management

    Cons

    There are no cons! Very happy with my career.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Old Sinking Ship"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    - Excellent work life balance
    - Fast paced
    - Solid opportunity to gain exposure to AdTech industry

    Cons

    - Very low salary, way below market rate
    - Raises will be cost of living, don't expect actual promotion raises even if you get new title
    - Highly disorganized/dysfunctional corporate culture which stems from C-Level downwards
    - Generally inadequate middle management without experience or ability to manage teams and individuals
    - Poor investments into companies that have no panned out

    Summary: Mediaocean is a sinking ship. They sold themselves to Vista in order to get cash to acquire some companies with products that they hoped would become "stars" for them. Instead those acquired companies have basically failed and haven't generated any revenue so to speak. The company survives through the continued dependence on their very old cash cow software which is ripe for disruption.

    Do not take a job at Mediaocean unless you have no other options what-so-ever. This is a sinking ship. You will be overworked, underpaid and watch as this company gets acquired again.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "MBuy"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Open and Honest workplace culture, Good Work-Life Balance.

    Cons

    Pay isn't horrible but could definitely be much more competitive.


  10. "Great people, culture, and office space"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    There's a consensus among the employees at Mediaocean that the best thing about the company is it's people. Everyone is super friendly, the New York office space is gorgeous, and there is a great culture; during a happy hour, the CEO randomly decided to roll a bar on wheels to pour margaritas to all of his employees; truly a man of the people.

    Cons

    Unfortunately my tenure was not long. Expectations were not clear. I worked overtime every day, going above and beyond, and was getting great feedback so the termination felt very sudden and out of the blue.

    Advice to Management

    Don't shy away from negative feedback to employees so it is not a surprise when they get terminated. Also, implement a system so that potential for career advancement is clear to employees.


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