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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated May 18, 2018
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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)

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

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  1. "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!


  2. "Rubi getting its mojo back"

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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

    Collaborative culture
    Back on the upswing
    Pioneer in the space

    Cons

    Industry is unstable
    Turnaround environment not for everyone

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent, don't lose emphasis on clients coming first

  3. "Was Great While it Lasted"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  4. 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.


  5. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company In Trouble"

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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

    Catered lunch
    Nice location near the beach
    Rooftop patio

    Cons

    No vision from senior management
    Outdated technology
    Stock price circling the drain


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Risky"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    - good co-workers
    - free lunches and snacks
    - good benefits

    Cons

    In the last 13 months after the new CEO and management team were put in, the stock price has dropped by 70%, revenues dropped by about 50%, there was layoff of about 25% (all public info). The broader ad tech industry will continue to have challenges, especially since the decision to remove buyer fees will continue to cause price pressure across the industry, which makes things risky

    Advice to Management

    Better strategic decisions

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Director"

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

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits and work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of Direction on where the Company Wanted to Go
    No clear direction from Management on what to sell and to whom to sell to
    Behind the competition in terms of product offering - lack of Header Bidding at the time


  9. "Excellent place to work with"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Transparent and friendly environment. Great team work and 'We are a team' attitude

    Cons

    Team spread out in many locations - which could be challenging at times


  10. Helpful (10)

    "This Ad Exchange's Days are Numbered"

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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

    Pros

    People are nice, projects are fun, salary and benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    This company is not profitable. It was not profitable before removing buy-side fees, and it is even worse off now. It's days are literally numbered. This is all public information.

    Advice to Management

    It was a sneaky move on the part of the former leaders of this company (who drove it into the ground) to leave before the full reality of the situation they caused was known.

    For current management, why don't you try out a little bit of honesty when you know that everyone wants to know -- needs to know -- how the company is really doing and whether they will have jobs tomorrow.


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