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Updated February 6, 2017
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  1. "Ann Arbor office is a good place for young people to jumpstart a career in tech."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ann Arbor office a great place to start your career. Smart, motivated people

    Cons

    San Mateo office is not compelling- can't compete with talent/offers in Bay Area. Poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people


  2. "Smart people, stifling environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay, smart and accomplished people, great business model. They've since been acquired and senior execs including the CEO to the SVP of engineering are gone now.

    Cons

    Too much territorial behavior at the top made it difficult to do your job. The place was driven by fear of being yelled at by the CEO.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good knowledge building, terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn the ropes in data fueled marketing. Startupy vibe. Work with big brands.

    Cons

    Seriously some of the worst work sociopaths I have ever seen in my career and they are all middle management or higher. Jerks thrive here because company is small and everyone is more scared than motivated to solve issues which results in kangaroo court when things go wrong. Lots of kids work here so they had to start editing suggestion box entries during meetings as many would use it to hurl childish insults at each other anonymously. The former CEO would come and tell everyone to play nice with each other. A company wide meeting about bathroom etiquette was needed at one time....

    Advice to Management

    Develop skills and integrity.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment for young professionals"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MyBuys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    This is a growing company in an exciting industry, providing employees with the opportunity to receive great experience, and have a good time doing it. The best part about working at MyBuys is the people you work with each day, they make getting up and going to work fun everyday.

    Cons

    In an ever changing industry, you may feel some what disconnected at times with industry norms. More regular training and workshop sessions could easily provide more guidance for changing tides in the industry.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Office Politics Slowly Decaying The Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of activities to build morale such as scavenger hunts and tailgates and happy hours

    Cons

    Upper management panics and needs to find a department or individual to blame. Responsibilities get deflected and creating new roles and titles to try and improve "work delegation" is simply a front to satisfy office politics and present an environment of career development.

    Advice to Management

    Just because an employee has seniority does not mean he or she is competent. Remove the toxic members of the team to build up the team.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "On Right Path"

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    Former Employee - Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity to learn new technology
    Small and Growing company - lot of opportunities to work on different area. You wont get bored
    Fair management, Active HR management to get employees feedback regularly
    Good product suites
    Strong and Organized operation team.
    Flexible work hours
    Nice/Convienient office location

    Cons

    Follows waterfall design. Progress is slow towards agile development. New management appears to be more committed towards agile and fast development cycle now
    Under staff PM team

    Advice to Management

    Move to agile development for shorter release cycle
    Hire fast and fire fast
    Link Compensation with Contribution


  8. "Good experience"

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    Former Employee - BDA in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - BDA in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The main pro is the industry and products that MyBuys is developing. They are technological and data based solutions in an industry with a pressing need for solutions that work.

    Cons

    MyBuys provides a great work environment but lacks structured training required to give new hires the skills they are looking for -- especially at the entry level

    Advice to Management

    To retain a higher rate of new hires improve training practices


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A good place to start"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with MyBuys exposed me to a very wide variety of technologies and professional situations. I worked directly with clients as an engineer, was given responsibility to develop and deliver on my own, and was rarely micro-managed. The work environment was fun. MyBuys tends to hire heavily based on personality, which makes for good relationships with your coworkers.

    Cons

    I feel that the actual product was not as interesting and sophisticated as MyBuys would lead potential employees or clients to believe. The company is very sales driven, and it really felt like engineers didn't have much of a say in strategy most of the time. Product features were developed with the goal of giving salespeople another talking point on the phones, and not to actually better the product itself.

    Advice to Management

    Engineering is undervalued in an engineering company. Do what you need to do to shift the focus from sales back onto the people that develop and drive your company.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor company declining in a rich, growing industry"

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    Former Employee - Client Success Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Client Success Manager in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - young and vibrant work culture
    - digital marketing is a huge industry with tons of opportunities and MyBuys has various products that will get you familiar with ads, email, web
    - offices in cool locations (ann arbor, san mateo, ny)
    - Ann Arbor has a terrific HR director who is a smart and thoughtful leader. He does his best to handle the company's flaws
    - rotational program exposes you to different departments to give you diverse experience and direction in your career
    - make real friends with your coworkers

    Cons

    - extreme micro-managment. You will not be trusted to do your job well, nor rewarded if you succeed. It's best to commit yourself to mediocrity and save yourself the stress of working hard. Or, get a job at a company that recognizes talent and effort
    - always growing an excessively large sales team who pushes a product that has lots of flaws instead of ramping up engineering hires or product developers to strengthen the core product
    - compensation not competitive with similar tech companies for entry or mid-level jobs
    - management can be condescending and opaque. You will know very little about what's going on behind the scenes, and what you do learn will not please you
    - high layoffs and poor quota pay, all under the guise of necessary measures taken towards "profitability"
    - promises are not kept. Expect anything positive that is told to you to be forgotten or skewed
    - younger recent college grads are manipulated and tricked

    Advice to Management

    - return to how the company used to be
    - be transparent in your dealings with employees and your direction as a company
    - fix your product so employees aren't passing on your false promises to clients
    - pay people fair wages on time
    - stop firing your quality employees because they're "overpaid" a fair wage
    - take 2 steps forward and 1 step back
    - reward employees who work hard for you without finding reasons to discount their effort


  11. "BDA"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - BDA in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - BDA in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team environment
    Provide strong training
    Thoughtful and understanding managment

    Cons

    Growing pains as the company scales to size



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