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Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Great Value Proposition for Agencies"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Consultant in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at engage:BDR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Not surprised at all that Engage:BDR is rated #3 overall best place to work by Los Angeles Business Journal for 2016. That certainly was my experience. The environment is very positive.

    Whatever side of the business you work, from sales to publisher development, to RTB, to account management - you can completely believe in the value being provided to agencies and their major marketers. With blended campaigns, Engage will deliver premium inventory with Comscore 200 publishers, always above the fold and 1st-5th impressions. Adding in RTB highly customized to target demographics, the effective CPM is a strong performer. With the continual watch of account management to optimize, every account should test with some portion of the budget, then scale up as results show.

    Great leadership and collegiate environment are great working attributes.

    Cons

    For awhile the free gourmet lunches were suspended, but is that really a con? And maybe they are back.

    Advice to Management

    Keep posting interviews and white papers showing leading thinking in the entire digital realm.


  2. "You've Been Warned"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at engage:BDR full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful office space looking over LA. Pet Friendly.

    Cons

    Like many have said before, positive reviews are more than likely solicited by Upper Management. CEO is more concerned with his image: collecting fancy cars and homes than what is actually happening at his own company. Sends the wrong message when you go through layoffs then have a brand new $100k+ car the next week. Have heard multiple complaints from vendors not getting paid, making your job virtually impossible and putting your own reputation on the line.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your publishers and think of a long term strategy.

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    "New Employees Beware"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hollywood, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at engage:BDR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No pros. This place should be out of business.

    Cons

    Engage:BDR has a habit of tricking good people to join their organization. Please read all negative comments before making a decision about joining this company. As mentioned in other posts, Engage will try to bury negative reviews with fake reviews. Note dates of negative reviews vs positive reviews. Don't make the same mistake many of us already made.


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    "Pathetic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You will definitely be the smartest person in the company on your first day. You will also get really good at lying to people because the company needs to lie to publishers and demand partners in order to run any business. They do fly remote employees out to the West Hollywood office, but since the company has no money you will have 50 layovers.

    Cons

    I need to comment on the most recent review as well. They offer unlimited vacation days, but don't let you take them, and by offering unlimited vacation time, if you quit or are fired they don't have to pay you for your accrued vacation time. Every thing they do for employees is in place to benefit themselves.

    The company tells people to post fake glassdoor reviews. Look at every negative post by an employee, and you will see it is followed up by 3-5 reviews talking about how working there is the greatest thing that will ever happen to you. There have been 4 fake reviews posted in the past 2 days.

    The CEO doesnt even know what his company does. He builds platforms specifically engineered to bypass IAB regulations,.

    Also, you will NEVER get a commission check. An email was sent out in Q1 explaining that money is tight so no one will get their commissions.

    Advice to Management

    No one likes you our your horrible mandatory hour long daily all hands meetings where EVERYONE in the company talks about what they are doing today.


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    "Nepostistic Cauldron of Lies"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at engage:BDR full-time

    Pros

    You'll make some friends, who will be your friends because misery is company.

    Cons

    Where do I begin? The prior post prompted me to write in , because I couldn't agree more. Every. Single. Word.

    The worst part is watching Upper Management drive into work revving engines of super cars, while refusing to treat anyone outside of the small 'inner circle' with appropriate pay or consideration, all while expecting them to hawk Engage's poor excuse for proprietary adtech.

    Advice to Management

    Get down in the dirt with the people who are holding the company together with their bare hands.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Awesome Workplace!"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager, Publisher Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager, Publisher Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at engage:BDR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great knowledgeable co-workers who always take the time to help in anyway they can. Jumping right into my role - it was clearly defined with reachable goals providing all the necessary support to set me up for success! Great place for anyone who is starting out in AdTech or for seasoned veterans looking to develop their career. Dog friendly! (for animal lovers)

    Cons

    Dogs in the office daily (con if you're allergic or dont like animals)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be adaptive to industry changes as well as being receptive to employee feedback


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Awesome place to learn and contribute!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at engage:BDR full-time

    Pros

    + Great communication
    + Leadership driven, quick on-boarding for new join
    + Monthly stand ups
    + Open culture
    + Opportunity to learn and innovate

    Cons

    - Planning lacks some times.

    Advice to Management

    Being open to all in meetings about status of the company will help a lot to employees to build their faith. Anyways, you do awesome!

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at engage:BDR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Senior Management teams are very considering of their employees.
    - Very clear goal of their directions.
    - Friendly, fast and work hard play hard environment. Colleagues feel more like friends than co-workers.
    - As for engineering team, they actually let you figure things out by yourself when you first joined. You will have to use wide range of latest technologies regardless of the time you joined the company, which is perfect for early career software engineers like me.
    - Pay is pretty good for LA area. Full dental and vision.
    - Free lunch and snacks!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.


  9. Helpful (9)

    "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at engage:BDR full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Engage did a good job of integrating me with their team and their team culture.
    Casual work environment and very dog friendly.
    It is a fun environment to work in and management does a good job of listening and working alongside everyone. It's one big team.

    Cons

    You get what you put in with training. There is no set training schedule or criteria. You have to put the training into your own hands and learn a lot of in on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Great job of providing an inclusive environment.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Keep on Keeping"

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    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in West Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Campaign Manager in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at engage:BDR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and values. promising business and great space to innovate good place for young people to dev their career

    Cons

    Something to keep in mind: EngageBDR is so good at creating an awesome culture, some employees tend to get too comfortable. Don't mistake their kindness for weakness -- do your job, get results and always do what's best for you and the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep things awesome.


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