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Bobby Emamian
22 Ratings
  1. "Amazing place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Very flat organization - Lots of opportunity to learn and grow - the company core value of "roles not boundaries" gives you flexibility to try the things you want to try without people getting territorial - great work-life balance for an agency - sound approach/process to building products that people love - fun projects to work on - prolific gets a variety of startups as well as mature companies - nice, respectful...

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    Cons

    - if you're not a self-starter/need lots of direction, you probably won't thrive here given that it's a fairly loose and flat org structure

    Advice to Management

    - continue to stay true to the companies core values and you'll do great - recognize that strong company and project leaders can come out of any department (not just product management)

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great environment and lots to learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exciting partners and products. Opportunities to work on different projects, with different people, to step up and influence change if you show commitment. A good benefits package and a healthy work life balance - especially the flexible vacation policy. Great office space, especially if you like dogs. A really positive environment. People are welcoming, encouraging of each other and generally very down to earth.

    Cons

    Some recent changes that are still being worked out, and a high turnover last year as a result - some inevitable negativity in response to change.

  3. "Best Product Minds in the Game"

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    Former Employee - Product in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -Works with the a wide array of business from different verticals and stages -I worked there for over 3 years, I always had amazing talented colleague from product, design, growth, and engineering -Learned a TON

    Cons

    -Sometimes long hours -Challenging to deal with tough partners

  4. Helpful (1)

    "A place that really cares about improving. There is a lot of value in this."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prolific Interactive full-time

    Pros

    I've never been part of a company that cares more about the people who work there. I think we all take this for granted most of the time, but I've never worked anywhere else that stands behind this. We get to work on high-impact projects, feel ownership over our work, and work beside some of the smartest people possible. I have a lot of faith in this agency and the BIG places it's going. This is my favorite workplace...

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    Cons

    Growing pains are growing pains, and there is no perfect way to avoid making any and all mistakes. The true test is learning from them, which I've already seen happen in several instances. Occasionally, I've seen coworkers become negative without being excited about coming up with solutions.

  5. "Great company, greater people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Working with smart, dedicated, hard working people who believe in making THE impact through awesome apps and products. Very supportive managers and mentors who will always get your back.

    Cons

    High turnover — which is common for agencies. Nothing much to comment.... Short term partnerships? Company can focus more on re-structuring the long term partnership business model.

  6. "Great Experience"

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      Current Employee - Intern in Brooklyn, NY

      I have been working at Prolific Interactive for more than a year

      Pros

      I have absolutely loved my time at Prolific. The people, environment and culture champion creativity, kindness and generosity and they also greatly value a healthy work-life balance which has been wonderful to experience. I was pleasantly surprised by this as some of my previous internships were much harsher and stricter. I felt welcomed into the Prolific family from my first day there. At least 10 people took an hour...

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      Cons

      Honestly nothing bad about my experience.

    • Helpful (10)

      "Some red flags"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Prolific Interactive full-time

        Pros

        For a certain type of person, Prolific is a decent place to work. Hours are truly 10-6 and most people completely sign off for the night at the end of the day. The office is beautiful and located in a prime spot in Dumbo. Typical start-up/agency perks: above-par snacks, ping pong tables, dogs in the office, and a fridge full of beer that no one really drinks.

        Cons

        So much chaos. Office politics are through the roof, there is very little transparency, most of leadership doesn’t really seem to care about supporting peoples' longer term careers, onboarding is a disaster, teams are siloed, and (in certain departments) titles/salaries are skewed in comparison to the rest of the industry. But most notably, turnover is nothing short of jaw-dropping—about 30% of the company has churned...

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        Advice to Management

        This is services business... your success is entirely dependent on the strength of your people! Put more energy into hiring smart people and do a LOT more to keep them from leaving. Re-build most of your leadership team from the ground up. Just because someone has been around forever and been promoted a few times does NOT mean they are a qualified leader or director. Hire people who know how to run a business and...

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        Prolific Interactive Response

        August 21, 2018CEO

        Thanks for your feedback. It’s disappointing for us to know that you haven’t had the positive experience that we strive to provide for our employees. We always aim to place people on projects that will genuinely challenge them, and give them the opportunity work across different projects ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Not a good time to join"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Flex pto, fancy dumbo office, dog friendly workplace (if you are into that)

        Cons

        Don't know specifics on why a ton of VPs and directors all left in the same month - and why they still keep them on the website (Are they trying to fool people that we still have leadership? They've updated the site with new people so it's not just ignored backlog.) Constructive feedback doesn't usually happen in a timely or an actual "constructive" way and turns out to be negative and sometimes gets personal. The...

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        Advice to Management

        If you aren't willing to hear that things are broken, stop asking employees to talk to you about it.

        Prolific Interactive Response

        August 21, 2018CEO

        Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your experience of working at Prolific. Prolific is definitely in a period of transition, and our priority during this time is to set ourselves up for success, not only for our stakeholders and partners, but also for our employees. ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Bad projects, worse leaders."

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

        I worked at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        The trauma that is working hear build very strong bonds among your peers.

        Cons

        The projects are bad. the leadership is harrable.

        Advice to Management

        StartOver

      • Helpful (11)

        "Great in many ways, but terrible leadership"

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        Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Prolific Interactive full-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        Amazing clients Great for getting experience early in your career across departments Energized coworkers Beautiful office Beer on tap Great processes for development

        Cons

        Leadership is terrible. Members of C suite are delusional and emotionally abusive to employees. Taking bad clients is your fault, not the employees you force to do your bidding. Not many women around certain departments. None in places of actual power in the org.

        Advice to Management

        1. Don’t be so smug. 2. SF has problems — folks who had to work with one particular individual often cited her in their exits from the company. 3. If someone in leadership gets cited by more than a few people during a mass exodus of employees, talk to him seriously — don’t change his C title to something else he has no experience in. You should do an internal investigation and consult HR’s files — they have receipts....

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