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Mediaocean Software Developer Reviews

Updated March 27, 2017
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Pros
  • If you want a great work life balance then this is the company for you (in 19 reviews)

  • I am very proud of my company as it provides extremely healthy & contended work environment for working mothers (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Insurance could be better, 401k match is laughable (in 7 reviews)

  • I have found no cons yet in the company (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Best software company I've ever worked at over 15+ year career"

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

    I have been working at Mediaocean full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture is great. No politics. People are professional and willing to help. Leadership genuinely tries to balance doing what is right for the company, clients and the employees.

    Healthy technology stack and processes: java, spring, spring boot, maven, mongo, oracle, docker, git, jenkins, knockout, bootstrap, grunt, require js, bower.

    People who don't perform or who have attitude problem will be given chances to improve but will be let go if they don't change. This sounds cold but those kind of people can be cancerous to others.

    The company is well positioned to grow. It has a stronghold on the traditional media world. However, with the changes in the way media is consumed, there is a lot of change and potential for growth.

    Cons

    - No bonuses
    - 401k matching is soft
    - Development teams are spread across multiple teams. This is both bad and good.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great company to work for."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    - Very good work environment.
    - Everyone from different teams worked well together. No personality clashes.

    Cons

    - After company purchase, not so sure anymore.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck moving forward.


  3. "Awesome, chilled, cool and stylish place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation, fantastic location in the heart of Manhattan, Free fruits, snacks and coffee. Great management, kind and friendly people, yoga and zumba classes and the main thing, FIFA on XBOX ONE!

    Cons

    None actually, just wished employer would match on the 401k as well.

    Advice to Management

    You guys really know how to keep employees happy, motivated and cheerful, and also healthy ;-)


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  5. "Great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Development in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Smart and talented team
    -Fun environment
    -Great opportunity for growth

    Cons

    None, enjoyed working at MediaOcean.


  6. "Mediaocean is a GREAT company with strategic direction"

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

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

    Pros

    People are great-- very smart, hard working, willing to help
    HR onboarding was excellent-- best of my career
    CEO is open, accessible, personable, communicates often, and shares goals
    Company feels like a family-- breakfast, events, all hands, happy hours.

    Cons

    CEO is great, but his 2 presidents are not as approachable and open...
    Company can probably move faster
    Some antiquated technology needs to be updated

    Advice to Management

    Bill is a leader, the rest of senior management should be leaders as well


  7. "Excellent Work Life Balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - You get to work with cutting edge technologies.
    - Managers and upper management always encourage you to innovate and back you.
    - People are very professional.
    - Healthy work environment.

    Cons

    I have not found any cons yet. You get a lot of time to work on yourself and improve your skill set.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to start your career with"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A place where there is no hierarchy.
    Everyone is approachable be it the head, managers or colleagues.
    The trainings over here are great.

    Cons

    Haven't found any yet.
    I don't think there'll be any cons as the management is proactive.
    There is just a space crunch currently but the management has figured out a new workplace.


  9. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Approachable seniors, frendly colleagues, good management, open door policy, great for freshers

    Cons

    No flaws as yet since i'm fairly new to the profession

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. Helpful (13)

    "What a Waste of Time......I mean Really........"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After working for 2 years Full time i cant believe that i need to think this hard to write about the Positives or PROS............Still no answer.....nothing come to my mind...........

    Cons

    MediaOcean as a company is really well placed to provide a Fair and Good work environment to its employees because of its limited size and manageable customer base, But thats not how things really are on the contrary its the opposite the work environment is BAD and its so unethical that it drives you CRAZY, moving on if you feel like doing some good work there is no support or any encouragement to do so........
    Q:-This leads to the BIG QUESTION- "Why Do you Want to Work for this Company ???"
    Ans:- You should not, if you still are better get out much better options outside.....

    Complete Lack of technical leadership and drive from Pune, Lack of process discipline at multiple levels.

    Another note worthy thing is the Finance team at MediaOcean- They mess up big time on there day to day tasks and this has lead to a lot of issues personally for me, i mean how can they be so careless and outright idiots MOREOVER they behave as if they are doing a BIG favor if you try to call them or talk to them for the mess they created.

    BOLLYWOOD CALLING......[THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE NAME OF THE OFFICE IN PUNE]
    I dont know how many of the previous Employees in Pune have noticed but i felt strongly- There is a little too much of Women Empowerment going on.......looks like Congress party is the Decision maker here.

    IN SHORT ITS A DHOBI GHATT..........

    Advice to Management

    MOVE ON LET SOMEONE ELSE BE THE SHEEP HERDER.......


  11. Helpful (14)

    "Bad , very BAD work environment, only politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are a slave today working under fear of losing job anytime. You have nobody to approach . if you speak up , you are sure to get fired !
    Company has been sold , no future for employees . one day they give you awards and after few days you will be shown the door . shocking

    Cons

    Today in mediaocean only politics is the focus , work has taken back seat .im really frustrated with the attitude of the managers you cannot trust anybody , your colleagues are your enemies , beware.
    Everyday you reach office fearing what might happen , whether its your turn today ?
    Better to save yourself and leave , leave. Get out of this mess soon, sooner the better. Recruiters will tell you good things at the time of hiring , but its all fake i realise it in 3 months .Recruiter will write good reviews here to mislead candidates. They will hire you on basis of some aptitude test .. all questions are known in the markets , consultants will tell you , ask them. Its a scary place to be in ,spoil your career and waste your time.

    Advice to Management

    people are frustrated , see the ground realities .