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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Culture, Free lunch, Fast Growing, Nice people (in 29 reviews)

  • Great benefits, working with great people, and maintaining a good work-life balance (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Top heavy, too many VPs and Directors (in 12 reviews)

  • The upper management and CEO has no idea what they're doing (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "A New Day"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounts in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As everyone notes, benefits are on the very high end, free food, phone, healthcare, gym - unlimited vacation. The culture has always been great, fun and fast paced, but took a hit along w/the business in '16 with some poor leadership choices. The company is much faster and leaner after the changes, and the new leadership, starting from the CEO and CTO are amazing. The culture and business are bouncing back fast. Feels like a startup again.

    Cons

    This is a hyper competitive industry ruled by a couple $500B. It is not for the weary, pack your competitive spirit.

    Advice to Management

    Move fast, execute, have fun, and take no prisoners.

    Rubicon Project Response

    Apr 10, 2017 – Director, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for the great review! We've been through a transformative time and we're excited about the leadership team we have in place. Our people is what makes this place thrive!


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Team Spirit
    Free Food
    Great Benefits
    Challenge
    Good Environment

    Cons

    Long hours
    Not really Opportunity for growth outside of department

  3. "Account Management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, Quality Clients

    Cons

    Communication between client facing and product teams is lacking which means platform and product suite is . Focus has been on short term revenues rather than long term vision to create and and shape the future of the ad tech industry.


  4. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to launch your Programmatic career. Excellent work-life balance and company perks.

    Cons

    Upper management should be more open and transparent with their team members. Regardless of title everyone should be included in the vision and direction of the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent and inclusive of the community of employees you work with.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good but missing"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Free Lunches
    Active and open workspace

    Cons

    Product is to complex for general market


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company, Great Perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Free Lunches, Sully stocked Food/Beer Fridge, Really Amazing and Smart colleagues (some of the industry's best), unlimited PTO, Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Constant Change for everyone (but thats the Adtech industry every company is in)

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on what really matters to our customers, don't put too many resources to one side of the business and neglect another.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Hiring Interview Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Great scheduling coordination and user friendly web interface. Met very friendly HR and IT personnel. Provided culture, IT, and work duties information in adequate format. Great open space which brings open communication. Beautiful facilities.

    Cons

    Only had an issue with communication to upper management who happened to be at a remote site that day. After talking to HR an IT support person came right away and fixed the issue. I think it is more of a Pro since the issue was fixed immediately.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I was sold a bad bill of goods."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch. Ok health insurance. Support staff is great.

    Cons

    My stock is worth 75% less in the last year. The leadership (VPs and above) truly have no idea what they are doing. There is no autonomy. Culture and moral is a joke. I was looking for a new job the week I started.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your hires.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "In general a not bad place to hang on"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people to get along with

    Cons

    Not so great management to put the company on right track


  10. Helpful (1)

    "On the right track"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Current Employee - Senior Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Positive working environment filled with extremely intelligent people who want the business to succeed. Company is clearly reinvigorated under new leadership who are taking clear, decisive actions with a focus on turning business around and returning to growth. Great benefits, good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Still have some pains to work through in the market.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue with clear decision-making and execution - don't get lost along the way like in times past.
    Focus on retaining and compensating your valued employees who are doing the lion's share of the work.


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