VivaKi Reviews

Updated Aug 22, 2019

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VivaKi Chief Executive Officer 	Frank Voris (no image)
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  1. "Finance Director"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at VivaKi

    Pros

    great parent company, great benefits

    Cons

    confusing career path, confusing company objectives

  2. "Very political"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Accounts Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VivaKi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities within digital advertising

    Cons

    Very political culture, changed from "start-up" to witch-hunt very quickly


  3. "Respect VivaKi and embrache it"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VivaKi part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Knowledge at VivaKi is superior to the labels

    Cons

    Possition is below labels, but should be above

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  4. "VP"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VivaKi full-time

    Pros

    Fun Friendly environment. Great energy and spirit. Good collaboration between teams. Programmatic advertising is an exciting place in the market.

    Cons

    Constantly changing fast paced business climate created a lot of tension and stress over the last couple years as the company is still working to reposition itself within the larger group of companies at Publicis.

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  5. "Exciting transitional company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Solutions Consulting Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at VivaKi full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance as part of an engaged and intelligent team. People here are that rare combination of qualities where they are both skilled and enjoyable to work with. With VivaKi's model inside Publicis there is also a lot of potential to impact the entire industry, which is very exciting.

    Cons

    Publicis is still transitioning into its new model, so there is a lot of change and uncertainty around where everything is going. If you like the idea of making an impact, this is great, but if you want to just settle into a comfortable, well defined role, this isn't the place.

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  6. "Associate Director"

    3.0
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VivaKi

    Pros

    Great flexibility, good culture. Compensate relatively well - probably around market levels

    Cons

    The vision has gotten a bit lost in the past year as there have been many leadership changes and structural changes at Vivaki. Many gaps in internal communication

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  7. "Fun while it lasted"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at VivaKi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Fun, energetic office - Work that made you think - Good hours - Good people - Get to work in an exciting time in the ad tech community

    Cons

    - No idea what was happening at higher levels - No snacks (I know this more of an absent perk rather than a con, but snacks, it's true) - Not great pay

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    "Manager"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at VivaKi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits , time off and pay.

    Cons

    Poor direction, no company vision.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Engineering its all about favoritism,nepotism and Racism"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Acquisition Developer in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VivaKi full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good location decent benefits free perks I cant really find anything good to say about this company,I'm glad I don't work here anymore

    Cons

    Racist office environment,if you are non white you will be treated like a second class citizen. It starts at the TOP of engineering and extend to middle management . The highest turnover I ever seen. Very big on micromanagement. Low salary Bad benefits

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Changing with the times"

    4.0
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    Recommends

    I have been working at VivaKi

    Pros

    I've been with the company for about 4 years and like across the ad tech/agency/trading desk landscape, the one thing that is always certain is change. After the reorg in early 2015 (which had some big time bumps along the way) it took a few months but currently the focus is strong and relevant - at least for now. The shift from straight trading desk to a centralized tech, data and platform vetting "VOS" was the right move. Whether the model works in the long term no one knows. Work life balance and benefits are good and the option to move to other agencies within the Groupe is supported without having to "start over" with vacation time etc. People are generally smart, responsible and "adult" in a good way.

    Cons

    Constant change - if you don't like it you're probably in the wrong industry. Some groups are less solidified post re-org than others still finding where they fit into the business model. Can be slow to promote/give monetary compensation.

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