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AdGear / Samsung Ads Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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AdGear / Samsung Ads CEO YVES POIRÉ (no image)
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10 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - decent pay, if they really want you to work for them - strong hacker culture in the dev team, many opportunity to learn

    Cons

    - low morale in the dev team - noisy open office - internal communications bad - company now a very small unimportant part of huge appliance manufacturer

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2016-11-20
  2. Helpful (15)

    "Disorganized and frustrating to work at"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads full-time

    Pros

    * Flexible time, nobody closely watches your hours * The offices under construction will be very well located and spacious * Part of a larger company now, jobs are safe in the short/medium term * Very talented and skilled people work there * Travel opportunities to Mountain View, New York City if that's your thing * Technical presentations on Fridays to learn new things * 5 days/year that can be... used as paid sick days or as days off * 3 weeks of vacation per year * Employees come and go so you get to meet a lot of new people * The scale of things we work on is big, few companies see as many requests per second

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    Cons

    * Horrible codebase: messy, confusing, poorly documented, poorly tested, and it's not getting better with more hacks pushed to production weekly * Project are very poorly managed, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is up to, a lot of work gets rushed because of arbitrary deadlines but eventually ends up being discarded, dependencies aren't understood or planned for * Very little to no manager... feedback, no personal development plans to further employee's skills * The company is split across several locations and we've moved several times over the last few months * Management is extremely secretive, employees are completely left in the dark and informed on a need to know basis only. It's getting even worse since the acquisition because the acquiring company distrusts its employees and is old fashioned * Half of the perks from the job ads don't exist (there are no board/card games in the office, there hasn't been any yoga in several months, no running/cycling groups, the ping pong table has been broken and used as a meeting table for about a year now) * A minority of the engineering team is very elitist and dismissive of others who they don't perceive as worthy as themselves * Management lives in an ivory tower, completely disconnected from reality: the morale is low, the noisy, cramped, fly infested temporary offices wore everyone down, people are disengaged, several high profile employees have left since the acquisition

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    Advice to Management

    You were very lucky to have a few very talented employees join the company at the beginning. They got their friends to work there too, and they built you a gold mine. However, they are slowly but surely leaving and if you don't make this place enjoyable to work at again, you will soon be left with a pile of technical debt and no one who knows what to do with it.

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2016-10-13
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Great learning experience and work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone is super friendly, caring, and helpful - Great culture: Food Fridays, Beer Fridge, ping pong table, relaxed - Great learning environment

    Cons

    -No one plays ping pong with me :(

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the environment and learning oportunties for employees

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2016-02-24
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work at"

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     in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads

    Pros

    -Good Work/Life Balance -Nice perks/benefits ie; kitchen w food, beer, ping pong table -Great people -Management is very positive, will look for extra projects to for you to work on if possible

    Cons

    Nothing negative so far, keep it up!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great morale at the company!

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2016-02-23
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Operations"

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    Québec in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads

    Pros

    Easy going, fun place to work at.

    Cons

    None so far, everything is going well.

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2015-09-29
  6. "Tres bien!"

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    Current Employee - Ad Operation Specialist in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AdGear / Samsung Ads full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexibilite, Environnement de Travail, Ambiance, Responsabilites

    Cons

    Pas beaucoup d'evolution de carriere possible a ce poste

    AdGear / Samsung Ads2019-07-09
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