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dataxu CEO Mike Baker
Mike Baker
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  • "Senior management values time-in-seat more than productivity(in 4 reviews)

  • "The Ad Tech industry in general is complex and changing rapidly(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Rewarded for doing well

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I worked in sales at dataxu for over four years and can honestly say that if you are independently motivated and are able to work autonomously there is a lot of opportunity to do well. You have support and visibility all the way up to the CEO and have opportunities to work along side the executive team. The direction we are headed with the technology to back it makes dataxu a solid career move for any seller. It's not...

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    Cons

    You need to be able to work very independently, you cannot rely on receiving a lot of sales support. With any tech company, there are a lot of people coming and going. Industry and direction of the sales org is constantly changing.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to how each sales group is being managed and how much support the individual sellers are getting from their managers. Managers seem to be more concerned with internal communication up the chain and less concerned with helping sellers close deals.

    dataxu Response

    October 2, 2018SVP, People Strategy

    Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you had a very positive experience during your four-year tenure with dx and we wish you all the best in your future endeavors! Please keep in touch.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Past its prime

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    - Amazing and talented employees - Great office space - Great tech that is under appreciated in the market

    Cons

    - Touts it’s transparency, but not actually transparent - Constant reorganization - Certain members of the leadership team are checked out

  3. Helpful (8)

    Company past its hey day

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    Current Employee - Ad Operations in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    -The pay is competitive and benefits decent for a start-up. -Recently, management approved a 401k match -Smart people throughout the Company -Senior management seems to be transparent in communication and Company meetings -Nice office space with free food/snacks and close to most public transportation

    Cons

    -GTM team experiencing a serious exodus of talent and no telling when the bleeding will stop. Its so bad that we recently had an executive quit before they started. Getting harder and harder to hire once candidates investigate our reputation. -Multiple layoffs globally in last 18 months bringing about feeling of zero job security. Some people have been hired and then let go within a matter of months -Seemingly constant...

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    Advice to Management

    -Pick a strategy for the future and stick with it. Stop pivoting. -Better training on new products and processes -Instead of bribing employees to vote in online polls for "best place to work", actually find a way to improve morale and make the votes legitimate. -Communicate why we are supposed to believe there are no imminent layoffs in the future again. I wouldn't refer my friends anymore for openings for fear they'd...

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    dataxu Response

    October 12, 2018SVP, People Strategy

    Thanks for your feedback! As a current employee, you know that dataxu values any and all feedback from its employees and actively solicits it on a regular basis through a few different vehicles – our anonymous ask the CEO questions at every global monthly company meeting, our annual ...

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  4. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Leadership is very concerned about long term growth - Leadership is fairly transparent about the state and strategy of the company - Employees are treated fairly - Company culture does a good job with work/life balance

    Cons

    - Most of the people who left around me did so because they wanted higher salaries - The promotion and pay structure seems very rigid so you may have to struggle to get the money you want

    Advice to Management

    10x is a real thing. You're better off paying you're 10x employees more and letting go of someone who is failing to contribute.

  5. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great culture, amazing coworkers, dynamic product with lots of innovation

    Cons

    Currently they don't offer 401K matching

  6. Helpful (4)

    Good place to work for strong sellers, tough place for genuine technology enthusiasts and innovators

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Dataxu seems to pay higher salaries than other firms in AdTech. Company benefits are relatively good.

    Cons

    Dataxu is not a driver of new technology in the market and is generally 2-5 years behind. Senior management is not able to define a strategic position for dataxu in the global market and can't close essential partnerships with other tech vendors. It is becoming isolated in its independence so that the term of being an agnostic platform slowly starts to dwindle. Selling Dataxu's products seems to be overly reliant on outcome...

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    Advice to Management

    The management needs to understand that one can't build a platform that is second to none and sell it if the best full-stack developers work elsewhere and the majority of their employees has never run a programmatic campaign using a DSP themselves. There is a too strong focus on the effort of winning a new client compared to the effort of retaining and growing a client at minimum costs.

    dataxu Response

    October 2, 2018SVP, People Strategy

    Thanks for your feedback and I am sorry you didn't find dataxu as innovative or cutting edge as I or others do. dataxu leads the market with our 3 TotalTV product offerings and is always iterating and evolving to be best-in-class. dataxu's vision is and has always been that data, ...

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  7. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    The people at DataXu are it's biggest asset

    Cons

    It's been an up and down market for the company with no clear exit strategy to date

  8. Helpful (9)

    Wouldn't Recommend

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    Some truly smart and innovative people; founders are part of the company

    Cons

    Toxic work environment; poor leadership; competitive; constant power struggles; was laid off with one week of severance and 10 days of health care; future is uncertain and there is no exit strategy

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote people based on tenure, promote people because they're qualified. Recognize people who do good work and don't tolerate people who hurt the culture

    dataxu Response

    March 27, 2018Manager, Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to submit your feedback and share your perspective on your time at the company. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed working with the people here at dataxu and value the role of our founders. We truly believe that the people and our innovative culture are ...

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  9. Helpful (13)

    Lay offs and bad managers are a thing.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    Free food once/week. Founders are part of the company.

    Cons

    Lots of good people left. Lay offs happened. Substandard middle level management .

    Advice to Management

    Ask what your engineering directors and managers are bringing to the table. Get them to do weekly status report too.

  10. Helpful (13)

    Hit or Miss in Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    Work on cool technology, constantly doing the newest thing. Do your 2-3 years here, get great technical resume builders, then move on. Great place to start early in career as you will learn tons technically.

    Cons

    Half of management has no clue how to manage or grow employees - especially the senior half. There is virtually no career growth aside from "learn technologies". No feedback on how to grow to next level, and virtually no chance at promotion beyond senior engineer. Senior management values time-in-seat more than productivity. Most of the senior people* who have been "promoted" lately are widely known to be poor performers...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring horrible managers. Seriously. Bad managers cause people to leave. When those bad managers leave, don't just promote the next most senior engineer - most of them have no business managing people. Only put those with the right skills into management positions. Its ok to leave a position unfilled for a couple months to get a good person in. Of course, that would assume you could hire a good manager. Career growth...

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