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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated August 9, 2018
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Rubicon Project CEO Michael Barrett
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Pros
  • "Great Culture, Free lunch, Fast Growing, Nice people" (in 31 reviews)

  • "Very good benefits and work life balance" (in 11 reviews)

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

  • "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 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

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

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, good people, flexibility, challenging work

    Cons

    Tough industry right now, constant leadership change but better now with new CEO (Barrett)


  2. "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

  3. "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!


  4. "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


  5. "growing but flawed"

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

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

    Pros

    great place to learn and work in growing industry

    Cons

    middle managers are immature and lack fundamental leadership qualities

    Advice to Management

    identify and promote a culture of talent rather than cultivating yes men/women


  6. "Smoke and Mirrors"

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    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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Extremely flexible work life balance, mostly because not many people are around anymore and no true upper management to enforce

    Cons

    Turnover rate is tremendous, every week multiple people are leaving the company and HR can't do anything about it because most of their team is gone as well
    No career progression or advancement opportunities
    No clarity into executive plans or company direction, employees just get the fluff
    Perks continue to get cut to save money

    Advice to Management

    Just sell the company already, you've made it abundantly clear getting profitable trumps any innovation or product advancements. Employees are just coasting by waiting to see what happens


  7. "On the mend"

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

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Rubicon seems to have its stride back. Engaged team, increasing revenue, and good environment

    Cons

    Very competitive space and change always seems to be happening in the Ad Tech space

    Advice to Management

    Continue the good work and please listen to the troops. Great ideas come from all corners!

  8. "Was Great While it Lasted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The perks are amazing and the culture is fairly relaxed.

    Cons

    The company is a shadow of its former self.


  9. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people, tight culture, good market position

    Cons

    Lack of direction at that time

    Advice to Management

    none to share


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Basic"

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

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and lunch is catered everyday.

    Cons

    Very volatile industry which can lead to uncertainty.


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