Smaato Reviews

Updated Apr 27, 2021

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2.7
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Smaato CEO Ajitpal Pannu
Ajitpal Pannu
21 Ratings
Pros
  • "International working environment(in 11 reviews)

  • "Flexibility to some policies to have better work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Upper Management doesn't follow their own processes(in 7 reviews)

  • "However, the full-time staffs tend to have much longer working hours(in 4 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Definitely a winner

      Mar 8, 2021 - Senior Legal Counsel in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very focused, professional environment, with competitive compensation in an expanding industry.

      Cons

      Personnel are in short supply as the company ramps up hiring.

      1 person found this review helpful

      Smaato Response

      Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. It's great to hear you enjoy working at Smaato and have positive feeling about our future. We are happy to have you on board, too! Let's keep up the spirit.

    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Run Away

      Apr 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to move up the ladder with the high turn over rate

      Cons

      MicroManagement, Long Hours, Toxic Environment New leadership destroyed everything that was great about Smaato The company is run by the CEO's ego

      7 people found this review helpful

      Smaato Response

      We appreciate your openness. However, contructive feedback would help us better meet your expectations. We are open to hearing more details if you feel comfortable sharing them with the HR team, we foster growth mindset and are always open to feedback and strive to elevate employee experience.

    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Rebuilding. Heading in the right direction.

      Oct 23, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - A lot of great people work at Smaato which want the company to succeed. - CEO is transparent. He shares updates via emails and also through company all hands meetings. - Product is releasing new offerings which are driving incremental revenue. - There are many new initiatives in place which should result in a strong 2021.

      Cons

      - Smaato is going through a lot of change. It will be good to stabilize.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Gut

      Oct 14, 2020 - Anonymous in Germany, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      flexible working times, home office

      Cons

      micromanagement, lots of change going on

      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Amazing Place to Work

      Jul 20, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      If you're looking for a company that is really good to its employees and has an incredible work culture, I wouldn't look further than Smaato. During my tenure here so far, both management and my co-workers have done everything in their power to mentor me to success and help me grow as an employee. Smaato has an amazing product, and everyone here constantly works very hard to innovate and make sure it is the pinnacle of the industry. Everyone here is very passionate about what they do! Smaato is a fun place to work with a motivating and inspiring work environment that will spring you out of bed in the morning. If you're looking for a place where you can grow as an individual and employee tenfold, apply to Smaato.

      Cons

      Honestly, I've found absolutely nothing negative. Smaato is a super positive company and the best place I've worked at.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Rep

      Mar 12, 2020 - Inside Sales Representative 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great company to work for

      Cons

      none to mention- all good

      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Best Work Experience of my Career

      Aug 1, 2019 - Senior Account Manager in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Where to start? The people were fantastic, a great work-life balance, unmatched benefits (insurance, transportation, etc) compared to any other company out there. Upper management values your opinion and there is a clear strong chemistry and culture with the Americas team.

      Cons

      Sometimes it's difficult to be completely on the same page with the HQ team in Germany but besides that, no cons come to mind.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to start off your career

      Jun 5, 2019 - Anonymous 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good environment to learn about the ad-tech industry and work with seasoned professionals. The NY office is oriented more towards sales, account managers, and client-facing roles. Great office location and space.

      Cons

      Workload can become repetitive. Management strives for transparency but updates/promises on new initiatives and benefits have a tendency to go nowhere or trail off. Communication between departments is difficult since departments/heads are usually based in other offices like Germany or San Francisco. Product/Tech needs more work. Pay and compensation is below industry standard.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Exciting Fast Paced Industry & A Global Company

      Oct 28, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The people are great to work with and PTO package is pretty generous. Benefits are paid for the employee and there's still a large premium for dependents that the company pays for as well. Free commuter costs, and the Office Manager does a great job of keeping us well fed. There's opportunities for travel as Smaato is a global company with a big office in Hamburg, one in Singapore, and a smaller one in New York as well. There has been a lot of turnover, but there is a new HR team in SF trying to take on new initiatives and put things back into place. There's also been a handful of promotions in the past year, so if there's budget and the opportunity is there, you can move up if you hustle.

      Cons

      Being a global company with the CEO and Co-founders working out of Germany, it can be hard to find a unique identity. Though there needs to be consistency throughout all the offices, each market and city is different. In the San Francisco tech industry there's so much stiff competition and glorious perks such as work from home days, unlimited PTO, puppy daycare, etc are the norm. Being a little flexible with allowing employees to work from home perhaps once a week or once a month would be a nice benefit, as well as an anniversary or birthday day off, or a greater PTO accrual for each year of service, 401k matching, can help with employee morale and to attract new talent.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Environment, Big Changes Coming

      Feb 17, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There have been a lot of changes in the past few weeks, all for the better. As the company continues to grow under new owners we're seeing some management and personal changes, as would be expected. However, most of the changes are what you would expect from a tech company going through an acquisition. These changes are also opening the door for current employees to grow within their roles, and for teams to expand. I'm personally very excited about the changes and where the company is going. Every office is a little different, but overall it's a fun place to be. People get along well and you can tell there is some real talent here. People don't take each too seriously, which makes the office a comfortable place to be. Additionally things like vacation time and benefits are pretty good, better than other places I've worked. Tuesday lunches, Wednesday breakfast, snacks, full cost of medical and public transportation, etc.

      Cons

      - Sometimes communication from exec team/upper management doesn't get to the rest of the company in a timely manner. - Can be fast paced environment and you are expected to learn quickly. That's often the case for any tech company though

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      1 person found this review helpful
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