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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated March 1, 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people, free lunch and snacks everyday, laidback, no micromanagement, people are freindly, laidback work, great salary" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Good culture, Lunch, great work/life balance" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance is great for your personal life but sometimes frustrating when trying to rally a group to go all-in on a big push" (in 7 reviews)

  • "Upper management should be more open and transparent with their team members" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Software Engineer in Test"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, Lunch, great work/life balance

    Cons

    sometime it might be hard to find out answers to legacy stuff


  2. "Decent enough I suppose"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer In Test
    Former Employee - Software Developer In Test
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    - Smart people. Free lunches. Growing revenues as of lately.
    - Relaxed office culture

    Cons

    - Overseas team is lackluster and sometimes difficult to work with
    - Using new technologies and going out of your way to improve things is often seen as a waste of time
    - Zero recognition for anything you do. I automated tons of processes and improve things people wanted all the time but nobody cared.
    - A culture of doubt rather than trust.
    - Request to switch roles constantly ignored.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees. Listen to what they want to do to help the company grow. Don't resist improvement. Adapt to your employees wishes and understand what they are seeking in their career.

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    "Company is on the up and up"

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    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    So much room for growth if you're highly motivated. They're a great contributor to the ad-tech space, so if you're a Java developer, this is the place for you to make a real impact in the ad space.

    Cons

    Not a lot of structure so it tends to be the wild, Wild West and confusing/frustrating when in need of answers.

    Advice to Management

    Manage. There is no structure in engineering that promotes lower-level management to actually do their job. Given the companies history, it would great to take a step back and look at what the customer(s) need and look at overhauling the system. I'd also look at


  4. "Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Laid back culture, free food, unlimited vacations.

    Cons

    not doing well in market, job security

    Advice to Management

    Tell in advance if you are planning for layoffs.


  5. "Highs of the highs and lows of the lows"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    platform, company culture, benefits, location

    Cons

    One of the giants, sadly no longer


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Flawed company & Disappointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Intention to grow and be competitive in the market
    - autonomy in day to day (also a con due to lack of department leadership)

    Cons

    - overall disappointing leadership. promises of bonuses that never came, or in my case, did come but then Rubicon chased me down for 2 years to have me PAY THEM BACK the small bonus I was promised and deserved. Disgusting.

    - Poor department leadership, needed to manage managers and help them do their jobs and look good


  7. "Good for software engineer"

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

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    General freedom of software solutions. Great perks/benefits.

    Cons

    Some projects may seem slower than others.

  8. "Amazing place to promote career and enhance your skills"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Amazing work culture, no blame games, everyone is super practical
    - There's no routine job description. You can switch it up, poke ur nose, explore and learn a lot. If you're comfortable doing the same thing every day, you can suit yourself
    - Flexible work timings and wfh.
    - Unlimited paid vacation.
    - Awesome benefits - commuter benefits, life insurances, pet insurance, visual and dental, 401, 401k Roth, etc etc etc
    - Games in the office: chess, fooseball, shuffleboard, board-games, mini-golf, etc
    - Fun activities once in a while
    - Free food (breakfast and lunch) Stocked up fridges

    Cons

    - Based on the team you are in. Some teams are super chilled out and others lack proper work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    The progress is commendable. Stock prices are increasing as well. Thanks for your hardwork


  9. "On the path"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generally good place to work, and continues to get better as Rubi turns the corner. People here want to win, and our clients seem to want us to win . Good to see the hard work over the past year plus showing results.

    Cons

    Could be more career growth opportunities, fast-paced environment can be draining, isn't for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Transparency is great, keep it up. We've still have great people here, hold on to them!


  10. "Great Place if you don’t mind a boys club"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Very smart people. Lunch provided

    Cons

    Boys club in the executive team

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women of color into leadership positions