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Visible Measures Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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  1. "Manage servers and applications"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior DevOps Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visible Measures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    People are friendly and create a great team. Great core values of kindness and competitiveness. Also unlimited vacations for every employee.

    Cons

    There are no cons working here but I am forced to write at least twenty words here they all are.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Used to be a 2 star before it went to a 0 star"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visible Measures full-time

    Pros

    The employees all complain about the same things

    Cons

    I joined the company almost 4 years ago when it tried to value its employees. And then we did not get sold, there were massive layoffs and the company changed management, more layoffs and then changed management and has never been able to come back. It is really a company that prides itself on its analytics but at this point all its competitors have surpassed them and they have no competitive advantage. Instead the company is always trying to chase the money and makes promises to brands that they cannot deliver on. I stuck around to really see what would happen and it just got sadder and sadder as the engineers are overworked and understaffed and they don't bring in fresh young talent. Management will give you false hope of the future of the company, but we all knew the truth :(

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the discontent of your employees. If you do not have happy employees than the company will not succeed. Also lead by example. You cannot be horrible and expect your employees to want to work for you


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I cannot think of one. It used to be much better but management has changed and the way they operate is not sustainable

    Cons

    Management treats you poorly and does not listen to any issues or concerns that arise. They are more focused on bringing in short term money then to fix the internal problems and focus on long term solutions. The product is stale and you will be selling "products" that have not really been tested and the team cannot properly deliver.

    Advice to Management

    If you don't make changes soon you are going to lose most of your staff.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    "Should have remained an Analytics Company - Business model all over the place - Poor Mgmt"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun company outings. Flexible work schedule. Good compensation.

    Cons

    This is Glass Door and let's be candid here. Visible Measures was originally an analytics company which helped brands understand how their long form branded video content was being consumed on the web. When they pivoted to a media company and tried to bring analytics and paid distribution of video together it got wonky very quickly. A novel idea but it caused great confusion in the marketplace and execution of the model was terrible. Fundamentally the Visible Measures distribution model was nothing more than a glorified video Ad Network. They were buying video media on other SSP's and using other platforms to execute across so called custom site lists and deep publisher relationships where they were quote "In the Video Player" Ummm....I can go much deeper here on what was going on behind the scenes after deals were struck but the shiny object they were selling was not what was actually being delivered upon. Some agencies and brands must have finally caught on and must be one of many reasons the company has had such massive erosion and turnover. This is all the fault of executive leadership. Executive leaderships was bad news, absolutely cocky and thought they could put down competitors who are now eating their lunch.

    Advice to Management

    Try being honest with yourselves and with your staff and your customers. Stop copying and innovate. Be honest about your technology with potential hires.


  6. "Great people, appalling management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Visible Measures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work is interesting and the product has a great deal of potential (if management doesn't destroy it). The people are great, it's like a big family. Benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    Upper management seem to want the company to fail. Long-term (some original) employees are being laid-off while incompetent, non-people managers are promoted. Roadmaps change almost weekly. Morale is low, if non-existent. It's very sad.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves with competent people who understand how to manage people and build successful products.


  7. "Great coworkers and atmosphere ... Weak vision for the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visible Measures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Visible Measures has a ton of really great employees. The environment is very open with a work hard play hard mentality. Everyone seems to become a close friend and genuinely enjoys coming into the office every day. There are lots of opportunities for growth and personal development, and there's never a fear of asking for help or guidance along the way. Genuinely enjoyed my time with the company.

    Cons

    The upper management doesn't seem to have a clear mission any more. Employees are laid off left and right for cost-cutting measures and the "top priority" always seems to be changing. Too-fast growth has lead to unreachable goals over the last few quarters and there doesn't seem to be anyone stepping in to provide actionable recommendations to turn it around.

    Advice to Management

    Hire fewer people but pay them well. Salaries are insufficient for the work required, and a higher pay scale would encourage much faster and harder work. Get a consultant in there to give good advice on goal setting and ways to cut costs (without having to cut 50% of employees)


  8. "Great Culture But Tumultuous Market"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Visible Measures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Brian, CEO and Founder, is phenomenal. Great leader, strong vision, very motivational. The culture and the people there are also great. Everyone gets along and is friendly.

    Cons

    The online video marketplace is still maturing. Finding a niche in that marketplace can be challenging, especially as bigger players will sometimes dictate convention. The inherent uncertainty can sometimes affect the direction.

    Advice to Management

    Continue sharing the vision and direction with employees in a transparent manner


  9. "A dream job. Awesome co-workers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Visible Measures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Interesting problems to solve
    - Team-oriented environment thriving on intrinsic motivation
    - Mentorship opportunities
    - Friendly co-workers with diverse backgrounds
    - Open communication with management
    - Flexible schedule

    Cons

    There's no 401k match yet.

    Advice to Management

    Management is excellent.


  10. "VMC is Amazing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Visible Measures (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the company, employees and atmosphere are positive, fun, enthusiastic, and welcoming

    Cons

    as a start up, salaries are not as competitive as other companies

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing!


  11. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great platform with huge differentiators in the digital world with transparency in a medium that has been plagued by a lack thereof.

    Cons

    Have not worked there long enough to have negative issues with the company. If I had to say something it would be it takes time to develop deep sales relationships.


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