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  • Management cares about the people in the company and providing both a good work environment and work/life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Nice work culture and chalenging (in 12 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "3rd class management"

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

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

    Pros

    They will tell something & will be doing something else.

    Cons

    They will tell something in all hands & other manager's/VP's don't follow what have been told. Doing something else. They will not think about employees future & their development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone informed about decision communicated during all hands/townhall. Show maturity to respond if kept in any communication.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Marathi company"

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

    I worked at Pubmatic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology stack
    Good team outing
    Good to work for 6-8 months and then look for some big company. Staying more than 1 year will put you into office politics

    Cons

    Meetings are held in marathi. For non marathis someone will give you the pointers on what to do.
    Work are not evenly distributed among all the people in the team. There is a lot of favoritism in assigning the tasks. Some dont get good work to prove their potential and are fired when there is a round of firing.
    Salary structure is uneven in the company. Some get very good hikes and some don't even if they have the same potential.
    No corporate ethics, mainly because of inexperienced managers and directors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the employee as just head counts. Need to trust employees having triple digit employee number.

    Pubmatic Response

    Mar 4, 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to read about your experience and would be happy to discuss the points you have raised. As a global company English is the language to ... More


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Worst experience for my life time"

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

    Pros

    They motivate you to change your company. They did fringing many times. People only make to their repo by their words. No need to work. you can take as many leaves as want. Manger and hire management is foolish

    Cons

    People are very bad in pubmatic. on you mouth they are so sweet and you think they are really your well wisher but truth is always bitter. your ideas have no values if you are not experienced

    Advice to Management

    Please check who is working and who is not. and fire them who are not required.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome People"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Nice People, Nice Office,Cool Environment,

    Cons

    Not stable at all. There is Always threat of Layoff / Firing. Cant stay that the job is stable. Very uncertain .


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time

    Pros

    No good thing I can manage to think of

    Cons

    Seniors are all messed up with favoritism
    Pathetic way of working
    Vague processes
    Leads have personal favorites.
    People create personal relations with people managing them and take benefits out of it.
    Blame game
    Hire and fire. They do fire even people in a day of joining.. immature management

    Advice to Management

    No advice, company will shut down soon
    Favoritism never leads to growth


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Pubmatic Culture - Award Wapsi"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pubmatic (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing much except for lot of free time time to study

    Cons

    Bad Culture and HR practices.

    One example to give you a flavor

    Recently I was given a award and i got a mail asking to collect money from HR, then after a few days from that I have put down my resignation papers and serving notice period.
    When I went to collect Money/Coupon from HR they denied saying that we will not give reward money to notice period employees
    Following are the words said by HR , Since you have broken your commitment by resigning ((as if i have given a commitment to work here life long) we also break our commitment.

    Also when i quoted them the rule book and said there is no rule like that , they say its our interpretation(rule book talks about only bonus , and interpretation is "any reward is a bonus").

    So in effect its AwardWapsi .


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good for learning"

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

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

    Pros

    Got to work with many talented people on project built from scratch.
    No politics
    Good appreciation and rewards

    Cons

    latest firing dissolved the trust of many employees in the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Both good and bad experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and culture. Great place to learn and experiment things.

    Cons

    Very bad management and firing policy.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make short term decisions to survive in market.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Badly managed. Do not join."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pubmatic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was an amazing place to work till two years ago. We had the best time then.

    Cons

    Poor management and high level of politics has created this situation. They fired all good people.
    Very insecure feeling in most of us now.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to run a company. Stop the use and throw mentality. We are not fruits and vegetables whom you can hire and fire at any time.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Black Tuesday!!!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (East Timor)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (East Timor)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nothing good here, everything is bad.

    Cons

    Fired 168 employees y'day. No plans company hav they are just on verge of shutting down.

    Advice to Management

    Sale the company if you can't run it.