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Centro Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Centro is a provider of enterprise-class software for digital advertising organizations. Its technology platform centralizes, organizes and automates all digital media campaigns across all channels, accessing both guaranteed and biddable inventory, to achieve any objective. Our ... Read more

Mission: We want to provide a unified software platform that helps marketers buy media across all inventory, on all channels, with all ad formats, to achieve any campaign objective.

Company Updates

  • This month’s topic? Machine learning. We brought in Centro’s VP of customer success, Steve Monti, to give us the breakdown.

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    Ask the Expert: What is Machine Learning? - Centro

    'Ask the Expert' is a blog series that breaks down the complicated tools, tech, and trends you've been hearing about in the trade pubs and around the office. We reach out to our in-house experts to ask the tough questions and turn them into bite-sized Q&As for your reading pleasure.

  • Centro announced more than 100 new agencies have signed up to use Basis to converge their digital media planning, buying, trading, operations, campaign analytics and business intelligence into a singular platform.

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    More than 100 Agencies Sign-On to Basis Software by Centro within Nine Months of Launch - Centro

    Holistic DSP and Media Management System Helps Agencies Converge Digital Media Buying, Operations, Analytics and Business Intelligence; Basis will Facilitate $500+ Million in 2018 Ad Spend Chicago - Nov. 15, 2018 - Centro (www.centro.net), a provider of enterprise-class trading and media operations software, today announced more than 100 new agencies have signed up to use ...

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Centro – Why Work For Us?


We are good people who do great work and, every day, we aspire to be better people and do better work. We are a culture grounded by personal growth and well-being. We have a strong moral compass and know the difference between right and wrong. We check our egos at the door and believe we can make the world a better place. We roll up our sleeves, work hard and move fast. We hold each other accountable and solve problems. We care about each other, ourselves, our communities and the environment which we live in. We create raving fans of our customers and have a lot of fun along the way.


People are at the heart of everything we do. It should come as no surprise that our employees are our greatest asset. So to truly see who we are as a company, you need to take a look at who we are as individuals.  We expect these principles from each of our peeps:

Self- Improvement

Lasting happiness is achieved through continuous personal growth and self-improvement. We are committed to continuous investment in the growth of our team members while, at the same time, requiring each team member to actively take responsibility for their own self-development and well-being.

Do the Right Thing

We are guided by our moral compasses, which innately know the difference between right and wrong. We never compromise our integrity. We stand for what is just and right and hold ourselves to a high level of ethical standards,

Cultivate Raving Fans    

We create Raving Fans of our customers and of each other. Doing this requires a constant commitment to the service, happiness, and satisfaction of others.

If our customers aren’t raving about our people and our products, we have not achieved the level of customer happiness
we strive for.

Embrace Change

Change is the only constant. In a fast-moving world and industry, we seek, embrace and get comfortable that if we’re not continuously
changing, evolving and improving, we’re falling behind. No two years will ever look the same at Centro.

Believe Impact is Possible

We create lasting and positive impact in the communities and industries in which we operate. When we work hard, stay focused and act in service to others, we believe anything and everything is possible. We are limited only by our imaginations and our effort

Humility

We recognize there is no such thing as “individual success” in life. We are
magnanimous in victory and acknowledge those who have helped us along the way. Healthy team chemistry, creativity and collaboration is critical to achieving our goals. We check our egos at the door

Support Each Other

We are committed to building an encouraging, caring, and supportive environment. We share a responsibility to help our team members and do what we can to help support them and enrich their lives.

Work Ethic Wins

We hire the best and brightest minds in the industry. But we also know that intelligence means nothing unless it’s paired with incredible effort and a strong work ethic. The teams and companies willing to put in the extra effort, go the extra mile and be held accountable will be the ones who see their visions and dreams realized.

Breathe

Working hard, building amazing products, and achieving success is an exhilarating and exciting way to live life. However, we also recognize the importance of keeping life in perspective. Making sure we’re consistently finding peace and joy along our journey is an invaluable component
to sustainable and lasting success.

Dollars

  • Competitive total compensation – With base salary, bonus, stock options and much more- we provide our Centrons with competitive total compensation package against the market!
  • RRSP employer match – Centro sponsored retirement plans allow you to save for retirement by contributing dollars and we will match your contributions up to 4% with 100% immediate vesting.
  • Centro funded HCSA Accounts – We provide our employees on the medical plan with a health care savings account. This allows employees to save on deductible and other out-of-pocket expenses.

Time

  • Flexible time off – Centro provides employees unlimited paid time off each year, which can be used for vacation, sick days, floating holidays or Ferris Bueller days for those days where you need to meet the cable guy or just need a mental health day)
  • Change the world day – One day a year, you can choose to volunteer your time to a charity or non-profit event of your choice!
  • Paid 3 week sabbatical– Employees are eligible to take a three week continuous sabbatical in their fifth year of full-time employment in addition to their normal Flexible Time Off.
  • Generous Maternity, Paternity and Same Sex Partner Leave – Centro provides all employees with a generous amount of time off to enjoy their new bundle of joy.

Benefits

  • Extensive medical - Centro provides our employees with 100% paid medical plan which allows you to seek additional treatment above and beyond the provincial plan.
  • Dental plan – Employees need not worry about dental health as Centro’s plan has them covered.
  • Free vision insurance – The vision plan provides reimbursement for vision related services such as eye exams, glasses, contact lenses, and laser surgery.
  • Free Basic Life and AD&D – Centro provides all employees with free Basic Life and AD&D insurance.
  • Same Sex Partner Benefits – All same sex partners are eligible for the comprehensive benefits package.


Besides the challenging work and amazing friends we have in the office, Centro also provides the below opportunities for us to focus on our well-being and work-life blend.

Celebrate Each Other

  • Raving Fan employee award – A raving fan is a person who recognizes a Centro employee for going above and beyond the call of duty for a client, a publisher, a Centron, a vendor, etc. It is beyond what is expected from a normal company or making an internal or external person feel special in a sincere and genuine way by doing more than what is required by exceeding particular expectations.
  • Monthly happy hours – Meet and greet all the new hires! It’s a Centro tradition to introduce each new hire in a way that is unforgettable.

Focus on Healthy Habits

  • Daily fresh fruit delivery – Take advantage of the daily fruit delivery. Enjoy bananas, grapes, apples, nectarines, oranges, and more!
  • Healthy snack bar – The snack bar offers healthy options including, but not limited to, milk, cheese, Greek yogurt, nuts, and more.
  • Gym Reimbursement Program – Receive up to $600 reimbursement through Bucks to Get Buff for all fitness reimbursements, not limited to, one-off classes, personal training sessions, work out equipment and race entry fees.
  • Mindfulness and Meditation program – Meditation is offered for all Centrons twice a week facilitated by an expert! Turn those screens off and enjoy the silence.
  • Free onsite yoga – Namaste – Find some peace by participating in free yoga on-site in select offices.

Support for our Personal Goals

  • Centro Family Connection Program – The Centro Family Connection Program has a variety of programs such as Parent Coaching
  • Travel assistance services – While you are traveling for either business or personal reasons and need some assistance, we provide a 24/7 travel assistance service.
  • Adoption Assistance – For employees who are seeking to adopt, Centro is there to support them through the process.
  • Voluntary Egg-Freezing Benefit – For employees who are interested in preserving their eggs, Centro is here to assist them through the process.
  • Tuition reimbursement program – The Tuition reimbursement program will help cover tuition and book costs for up to two classes per year as long as you submit a passing grade.
  • Financial Wellness – Being the best you doesn’t just involve emotional and physical wellbeing. Financial security plays a big part as well. Centro provides access to financial advisors to help you plan for your future.
  • Centro Career Education and Personal Development – Learn and explore many training opportunities such as manager and leadership training and have the ability to focus on your personal development

Support for our Well-Being

  • Yearly Wellnesspalooza events – An entire week of wellness! For one week during the year, Centro has Wellnesspalooza, a week of various events including health screenings, food and exercise classes, and financial wellness events.
  • Free annual wellness screenings – The first step to getting healthier is knowing where you start. By testing six metrics (blood pressure, weight management, glucose, triglycerides, total cholesterol, and cholesterol to HDL ratio), you can become the healthiest ‘you’ possible!

Support for Others

  • Giving Tree Charitable Donation – The Giving Tree Committee is focused on Centro’s volunteer efforts. The Giving Tree matches up to a total of $100 per person when you donate to your favorite charity, and Centro will too!


A Vision for Digital Media 

We despise inefficiency because it wastes our most precious asset: time. Centro is on a mission to change the way digital media is done. Our holistic approach streamlines and organizes digital media operations across 100% of online advertising channels and inventory, eliminating silos and complexity.    

Decision Intelligence and Data Science 

Centro maintains a granular historical record of every campaign we've executed since 2007. That data, and associated meta-data, play a central role in the software we build. Our goal is simple: turn the raw data into actionable information and intelligence. The end result is even simpler: more effective campaigns for your advertisers and agencies.

Technology and Engineering 

Built on the twin pillars of Ruby on Rails and Java, Centro software leverages a modern SaaS 2.0 tech stack, a service-oriented architecture and machine learning. Our product suite is a marvel of efficient, high-performance, high-throughput software and systems engineering processing tens of billions of transactions per day at sub-10 millisecond latencies. These transactions are closely analyzed by Hadoop, Pentaho, neo4Js, R and some proprietary technologies that turn data into actionable insight. With RESTful APIs, we empower customers and partners and expand our ecosystem.


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    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    great management and colleagues, unlimited vacation, room for groth

    Cons

    Pay is not the highest

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Centro Photos

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Centro Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Centro (Toronto, ON) in March-2015.

    Interview

    After my friend recommended me an Internship of this company, I first got a phone interview asking me questions about background and skills. Then one onsite interview which was just two interviewers keeping asking me technical questions for two hours in an office.

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Centro Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work(#6), Crain's New York Business, 2014
  • Best Medium Workplaces(#9), Fortune and Great Place to Work, 2015
  • Top 100 Places to Work(#9), The Dallas Morning News, 2015
  • Best Places to Work, Crain's Chicago Business, 2013
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For, Crain's Chicago Business, 2012
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