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Outbrain London Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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London, England (UK)

4.6
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Outbrain Co-Founder & CEO Yaron Galai
Yaron Galai
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Pros
  • Good working atmosphere and good work/life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Great Company, Great People to work with (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Have not been able to keep up with the growth and their service and work/life balance of employees suffers because of this (in 3 reviews)

  • Very few resources in the SF office for new hires (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity for Personal Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting and fast-growing company. Great culture.

    Cons

    Not many. . .


  2. Helpful (7)

    "DON'T WORK HERE"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, free food in the office, healthcare etc.

    Cons

    No leadership at all. New products either shelved or not rolled out at all. No coherent go to market strategy. Seems only strategy is to sell or IPO.

    Advice to Management

    Not much point

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and culture, fast-paced, exciting technology, good leadership team, great benefits.

    Cons

    Too many middle management roles. Seems that some people are there just because they have been with the company for a long time.
    Compensation so so.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the hierarchy. Better communication regarding company's plans.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Great product; bad working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outbrain boasts one of the most exciting products out there in the online space, and as the company is growing rapidly you're working in a fast-moving environment. As it maintains a start-up feel the job can be varied, challenging, and with room to get creative. There's some great people from around the world who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Outbrain is at war with its competitor Taboola, so it can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs depending on who's winning the battle. Management often knee-jerks to the competitor's movements, and the lambasting and name-calling of them to their advertisers can be very unprofessional. In the race to first prize you see the darker sides of business - that coupled with the long hours can make it a stressful and unpleasant place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Find the right balance between 'start-up' feel and established business: put in place middle managers who are there to actually manage the team. Currently, old-timers want to keep all the key accounts but give little time to manage, delegate or listen to junior members.


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