1. Helpful (6)

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

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 millions of requests daily) - The MOST important reason, easy access to VP of Engineering (great boss/person), if you have any issue with your job, you can talk to him, no matter what the situation, he will make sure you leave with your mind at ease. In simple terms, working at Casale is like working on college assignements, people rely on you to give your 100%, do a good job, etc but then at the end of a few releases we go out and party hard - drink all you want, eat all you want, and some other good things I dont want to write here :) I was part of the backend team, and yes the standards are high, but that has its reasons. If you come in with even beginner knowledge of how the web works, such as how requests are handled by the web server (HTTP protocol), how cookies work, how to write a CGI programs, and databases, then you will have no problem with the training.

    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). The only con I can think of is (only relevant to backend): maybe try TDD (test driven development), since the current work-flow tends to put the pressure on the testing team. Instead, if the entire backend team is made up of dev's who also write their own test cases, testing bottleneck can go away.

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    Casale Media2014-12-02

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Casale Media is a Great Company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Sales 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Casale Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Privately held business run by smart people who treat you well. As a technology company that has become a media company, the company is very innovative.

    Cons

    Hardly any. It is a start up in an ever changing media ecosphere so there is some uncertainty there. That's about it.

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    Casale Media2014-06-11
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Less than wonderful due to isolation of management and home office"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Casale Media full-time

    Pros

    Family run company with management that's actively involved in day to day

    Cons

    No retirement benefits or stock options

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    Casale Media2013-09-13

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