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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated October 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Culture, Free lunch, Fast Growing, Nice people" (in 30 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 6 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. "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

  3. "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


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. "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!


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. 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)


  10. "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


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