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Casale Media Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2015

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Joe Casale
13 Ratings
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Opportunity to understand the wonderful world of ad delivery."

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    Former Employee - Backend Test Developer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Casale Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Honestly, If you want to work on and understand the complexity of ad delivery (millions of requests daily) Casale is the place for you. - No red tape, no useless meetings or emails - Open Source stack - Simple management structure, no hiearchy - Since everything is inhouse, you can literally work on any kind of software work you can think of (everything from front end web dev to Big Data to writing to code to handle...

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    Cons

    First a correction, work-life balance at Casale is like any other company of its size, most people work between 40-45 hours per week, no work from home, or anything like that. I feel a lot of people that are complaining of the work life balance are the people that came in with missing prerequisites, and had to spend extra time to complete their training assignments (I did that in the first month, than I caught up)....

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    Advice to Management

    - re-evaluate what is actually needed to be successfull in difference roles, and then make the necessary changes in the interview process. That is, since it is really important to know how CGI programs work make sure that is asked in interviews - Many people are oblivious to how interesting it is to work on ad delievery, go to various university and colleages and do tech talks!

    Casale Media2014-12-02
  2. Helpful (5)

    "Bad Company Overall"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Casale Media

    Pros

    Free Lunch on Fridays Free Snack Pantry Great coffee machine

    Cons

    Don't know where to start. Management doesn't like suggestions, even when they asked for it. There is always a person roaming around with target on their back. It's managers job to make the person either quit or fire them. Once the person is gone, they move to the next person. They take pride in hiring new immigrants/new grads, stating that no one else wanted you in the industry so be thankful for the opportunity we...

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    Advice to Management

    Its a family run business and there is no management / HR to talk to or give advice to.

    Casale Media2015-07-02
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Casale Media full-time

    Pros

    Commission structure People Some of the products we sold. Young staff

    Cons

    Upper management was hostile and irrational. Very young staff who was worked too hard and expected too much of. Undefined rules and guidelines. Some people could get away with anything if they were chummy with the young boss.

    Casale Media2015-04-25
  4. Helpful (12)

    "Beware of this Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Casale Media

    Pros

    Free lunch, snack rack, foosball

    Cons

    Hate everything about that company

    Advice to Management

    Please look into why people are leaving. There is a reason and its better if you know it soon

    Casale Media2015-02-26
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Poorly behaved managers"

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    Former Employee - Test Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Casale Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Decent pay - Free snacks - Top notch equipment - Working on a big complex project

    Cons

    - PERL. While rest of the world moves forward with Node, Javascript, Python, GO etc. even PHP and Java is moving on. - Poor documentation, not updated regularly. - Mid level managers don't behave well. Mostly because they are also under pressure. As a result there is no real mentorship. A poorly designed training program is there to make up for it, but it isn't the same. - Very strict conditions on the contract, e.g.,...

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    Advice to Management

    - Learn from other companies who are better at managing their resources. - Hire mid level managers who have people skills as well as technical skills. - When interviewing a candidate, let them meet the managers they'll be interacting with. - Clearly state what skills you are looking for in a candidate. E.g: you need PERL developers, so advertise for PERL developers only.

    Casale Media2015-03-06
  6. "Been working for Casale Media for 4 years+"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Casale Media

    Pros

    - Great environment - very good communication and respect among employees - Good pay - Good benefits

    Cons

    - Hard to move up.

    Casale Media2015-01-14
  7. Helpful (13)

    "High Stress Environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Casale Media full-time

    Pros

    - Decent benefits - Free lunches on Friday - Free snacks and drinks - Free parking.

    Cons

    - Brutal 'training' process (many new hires get outright fired after 3 months). - Management that hardly communicates in positive ways. - Unresponsive coworkers who are clearly too stressed. - Barely any company culture. You go there to work and nothing else. - Sub-par project planning - unrealistic deadlines and expectations. Often results in people working into the night. - Overall negative energy. Many people...

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    Advice to Management

    An environment that appreciates employees would be great. Rather than making them feel like slaves.

    Casale Media2014-11-26
  8. Helpful (12)

    "They don't give employees chance to grow"

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    Current Employee - Test Developer in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    it's challenging and there is a lot to learn. Benefits are really good.

    Cons

    People are very stressed there and they don't even say good morning. Employees don't give much chance to correct their mistakes and grow. They use Perl, you know. Training program is badly organized. There is little communication between management and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Take time to communicate with new employees at the beginning of the training session rather than firing them at the end of evaluation.

    Casale Media2014-11-18
  9. Helpful (15)

    "A messy high turn over company"

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

    I worked at Casale Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Company is expanding along with the fast growing online advertising industry. Salary and benefits are decent. Work is very challenging.

    Cons

    - Very high turn over - Long hours, no bonus, no overtime pay, very little vacation. Management always thinks it's a privilege for you to work there. They give you enormous work with inadequate time. - Condescending management, very little room to make mistakes. Be ready to be blamed on any mistakes. What they want is perfect man. If you are not perfect, you gotta be a yes man. Do not ever try to explain. It will...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen and observe broadly, not just from yes man!

    Casale Media2014-12-10
  10. Helpful (18)

    "This is "Real - No Gimmick" Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Casale Media full-time

    Pros

    benefits, snacks, free Friday lunch, learning experience

    Cons

    Majority of the "good" reviews written are fake! If you worked or currently works here, you can tell who wrote the good reviews. You're in if you are a "Yes Sir!" type of person so if you can live that culture, you will get promoted, get a decent job title, get a little bump in your pay, and get tons of work load! Read one of the reviews here that talks about hiring new grads and new immigrants - what was said in...

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    Casale Media2014-11-26
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