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OwnerIQ Reviews

Updated Sep 2, 2019

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2.3
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OwnerIQ CEO Jay Habegger (no image)
Jay Habegger
49 Ratings
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  • "The upper management has been building this company since it was nothing(in 5 reviews)

  • "High turnover and frequent transitions make it tough to grow relationships with clients(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great company. Full of opportunities!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    OwnerIQ gives you a chance to be part of a company that has been leading the way in 2nd party data and ad tech transparency for years. It also provides a fast paced environment with plenty of opportunities for employees to develop their skills and grow inside the company and directly impact a great, differentiated product with a sophisticated platform. Beyond technology, the Q gives you a chance to work among... people who support their peers and who are smart, motivated employees who continue to educate themselves on the latest in ad tech innovations.

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    Cons

    WFH policy Limited structured on-boarding (but great mentors/teachers there to guide you)

    OwnerIQ2018-12-18
  2. Helpful (2)

    "High turnover for a reason"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Beer on tap, happy hours, and breakfast Fri

    Cons

    WFH discouraged, no 401k match, and you're made to feel bad about taking PTO

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your team so they don't feel the need to leave

    OwnerIQ2019-09-02
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Not even worth submitting a resume"

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    Former Employee - Client Service 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can openly look for a job and talk about it with you colleagues.

    Cons

    There are no core values that this company stands behind, however, if there were they are stated below below. 1. Disrespect. This is a core value that comes from the top down. The CEO disrespects his direct reports. He will yell at them and chew them out. Make them afraid to stand up for themselves for fear of losing their jobs. It actually happens at all levels. It actually does not matter the team you are on,... someone will probably disrespect you. 2. Mansplaining. If you have to work with a man, 9 times out of 10 they will make sure they mansplain everything to you. If you are a woman, just know, the way you want to proceed with a topic is probably the wrong way. 3.Harassment. While they have an HR department, they do not do anything. If you go to HR, they in no way protect the employee who has come to HR with a harassment claim. They make the situation worse. This company is known for harassing female employees because the men view them as the weaker one. FEMALES stay away. 3. Gaslighting. Now after reading all of this and it doesnt change your mind to go in to an interview. I have some advice for you while you are interviewing. 1. Be male, ideally an old white male. There is no diversity within this company. You can count the “diversity” on one hand 2. You don’t need to know the industry or have a good skill set, just tell them your a fast learner and can pivot well. If you’re on the sales team this will bode well for you. Client service is always there to clean up the mess 3. Tell them you work well cross functionally. That way they’ll know they can pin internal teams against each other and you will be able to go along with it.

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    Advice to Management

    Your employees are your most valuable asset. Years of experience is hard to replace. Don't take your employees for granted or treat them poorly. They use your internal tools and systems to interact with customers. They are your best brand ambassador. Loyalty is a two way street

    OwnerIQ2019-08-20
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Career Suicide"

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    Former Employee - Digital Team in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As the saying goes, "nothing brings people closer than a common enemy." Everyone here is miserable, so you can freely and openly talk about other roles and where you're interviewing. So much so that people on the team cover for you when you're out.

    Cons

    The worst decision of my career. Period. The Management team that took over after massive lay offs (again!) to run the New York office is vastly under-qualified, and only fell into it because everyone above them either quit or was laid off. The leadership style here are things you read about in books on how NOT to manage people. To compound this massive void of competence in leadership, this place is hurting for... cash (thus the massive and frequent lay offs). People are either laid off, or quit seemingly on a weekly basis. Prior to me leaving, in an office of about 20 people, I knew for a fact, 8 who were actively looking. I guarantee you, if you take a position here, you will be laid off, fired due to vastly unrealistic goals, or simply quit because you will realize how big of a dumpster fire this place is.

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    Advice to Management

    "How to Win Friends and Influence People" by Dale Carnegie

    OwnerIQ2019-07-30
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Get new executives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can openly look for a job at work

    Cons

    All but closed the SF and NYC office. Everyone is leaving or getting let go. The leadership on Sales and Operations have been there for 10+ years and do not have a good plan for the future or outside knowledge to share. They bring the CEO down with their politics and drama. The established executives all know how to play to the CEO’s emotions and bait him into their whims. They fore or lay off people that... threaten their authority and position, but for some reason the CEO is content to take all the blame himself and be the bad guy and let’s his buddies continue to fail. It’s a mess of middle-aged people behaving like adolescents.

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    Advice to Management

    Wake up and hire new executives!!! You’ve had a revolving door of everyone else, but nothing has changed so fix from the top

    OwnerIQ2019-06-25
  6. Helpful (7)

    ""Leadership" dragging the company down"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The product makes sense and is unique. Snacks, alcohol, water machine, NYC office is new.

    Cons

    Management is incompetent from the top down. They aren't concerned about taking care of their people and they put immense amounts of pressure on the employees, creating a stressful and tense environment for everyone. Countless individuals have quit after realizing how many issues there are with the company. Management lacks clear direction and is not good at sharing updates or information with the teams. Lots of... whispering and weird vibes in the office constantly. Not a good environment.

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    OwnerIQ2019-06-17
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Horrible ownership, not organized, and very political.

    Advice to Management

    Keep politics out of work.

    OwnerIQ2019-05-29
  8. Helpful (6)

    "Beware!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time

    Pros

    If you are wanting to learn about ad tech and programmatic, this is the place. (as long as you're willing to learn) Unlimited PTO. Breakfast Fridays.

    Cons

    Prepare to be vastly underpaid. Any sort of raise is out of the question. Layoffs have happened more than once. They've also weirdly rehired after layoffs which is such bizarre behavior and poorly reflects the org. as a whole. Huge disconnect between HQ and all other offices. For preaching "transparency" to clients, ownerIQ is truly lacking internal transparency from an organizational standpoint. CEO is way too... close to the day-to-day. Also bizarre.

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    Advice to Management

    Show you value your employees! Implement performance reviews for EVERYONE, top to bottom! Leadership, get your heads out of your behinds and implement REAL processes. This company has been around for too long to act as disorganized as it does.

    OwnerIQ2019-04-10
  9. Helpful (9)

    "Crap in, Crap out."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee, water, snacks and wine.

    Cons

    It’s broken from the top down. Extremely concerning behavior from the executive team which has a very real impact on the business. Each regional manager mimics this atrocious behavior. Examples include yelling at staff until they cry, Friday afternoon/evening emails berating direct reports and Monday afternoon all hands where senior sales leadership intentionally interrupts and derails non-legacy participants.

    Advice to Management

    This company is lost. Management is delusional and abusive. Benefits are horrific. Implement performance reviews.

    OwnerIQ2019-03-26
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Great Product, Bad Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at OwnerIQ full-time

    Pros

    Great solution, unique to the programmatic space Fun office culture Free beer and snacks

    Cons

    Leadership is awful (particularly on the Sales side). Large, impactful decisions are seemingly made on a whim, and when they ultimately backfire (which they always do), it's the employees (not Leadership) who gets blamed. Unprofessionalism and favoritism run rampant across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Read glassdoor reviews and implement changes. Conduct an anonymous office survey. Bring in a 3rd party consultant to help get things back on track.

    OwnerIQ2019-04-11
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