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MediaMath Reviews

Updated 21 de Aug 2019

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MediaMath CEO Joe Zawadzki
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195 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/life balance is also a major draw card; the work environment is very flexible(in 59 reviews)

  • "Amazing collection of smart people, focused on a common goal(in 38 reviews)

Cons
  • "All good problems - the company is growing so quickly that the dynamic environment can be hard to manage(in 14 reviews)

  • "Growing pains, recent re-organization led to more politics in inter-group relations;(in 10 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "HR and Sales leads a mess"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MediaMath full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexibility and learning opportunities

    Cons

    HR is not well prepared, there are kids leading the processes and conversations very unprofessional. Not a real global company, they only care about NY office.

    Advice to Management

    Put key well prepared people in main roles. If you say you are a global company, BE a global company. HR changes ASAP.

    MediaMath2019-08-21
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    - Extremely intelligent group of people who are always happy to help each other - Great culture with regular team outings and and impromptu events - There are many departments in the company so there is always something new to learn - Flexible working arrangements - Highly respected company - Strong relationship with all clients and industry peers

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    MediaMath2019-05-13
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Never ending growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    For the most part, the people at MediaMath are great. Hard-working, courteous, avid learners, etc. There are always a few bad apples that can spoil the bunch. The offices are well-maintained and beautiful, the snacks are good, and the flexibility to WFH or run errands, basically live life when it happens, is amazing.

    Cons

    MediaMath is literally constantly changing something. There is a re-org at least 2 times a year; directives on projects that take a long time to plan and execute are constantly changing. The values are constantly changing. The executive team and other leaders are constantly changing. It makes feeling motivated to do anything difficult and worse, it makes you feel like the work you have put in has been for naught.... There are a ton of great ideas at this company, but not enough people to execute, not enough resources dedicated to executing, and too much emphasis on collaborating. It can literally take over a month to get a simple ask approved because about 16 different people need to weigh in. It's a wonder the company has survived this long.

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    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at your high-functioning teams - even if they aren't the revenue generating ones. The teams that have stable leadership and deliver consistent results. Pick those folks' brains for a chance. You might just find a lot of wisdom.

    MediaMath2019-05-09

    MediaMath Response

    June 4, 2019Manager, HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. While we’re in an industry that’s constantly evolving and rapidly changing, what does not waver is our commitment to delighting our clients and putting the consumer first. In fact, management regularly evaluates how we’re structured, how we’re working ...

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  4. Helpful (12)

    "Used to be a great place to work; now just sad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great snacks Some smart people Still some, albeit far fewer, nice people Flexibility

    Cons

    Disorganized Siloed Egos rule The most aggressive/calculating person is rewarded Lacking direction Slow innovation

    Advice to Management

    Humble yourselves. Talk to the people who actually do the work and fire most of your VPs. SLT is a joke. Change needs to start at the top.

    MediaMath2019-05-03

    MediaMath Response

    June 4, 2019Manager, HR Business Partner

    Thank you for your feedback. At MediaMath, we aim to be both smart and kind. The management team has recently discussed several areas of concern that you highlight. We’ve recently instituted a new operating model to create more stability throughout the organization, increase collaboration, ...

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  5. Helpful (13)

    "Think about your other options"

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    Former Employee - Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MediaMath full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    MediaMath is a 10+ year old startup that still requires investment capital. Why? If you look at ad tech's growth and MediaMath's competitors set, they should be profitable and in a growth trajectory. What will you learn joining this company? You might get the opportunity to fix internal processes, save an account, fill in tech gaps with human power, try different roles, and meet smart people. If you like working... for an underdog company, this could be a good fit. You will always be up against Google or other companies that have stronger engineering talent. If you like having constant change, this might also be a good fit. There are reorgs almost every year or reorgs still carrying on from the last reorg. Adtech is always changing and companies like MediaMath need to adapt to both trends and changing political climates.

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    Cons

    If you are coming from a more established technology company and you are not looking for an aging startup environment, this will likely disappoint you. You are used to larger organizations with smart people who make logical decisions. There are checks and balances that keep large orgs with good products and market viability in a positive trajectory. This is not that. Instead of making decisions on behalf of future... success, many people in power like to go on power trips and set up the company to fail. Read other reviews here. Do your research in the ad tech space. Look at the companies that grow year over year. Dollars are flowing to the companies that have viable solutions for advertisers. Also look into what type of investments ad tech companies take. Some go public (IPO), some get venture capital, some take private equity. Those investments are not all equal. This information is available with a quick Google search. Do you want to work long hours, make meaningful changes in your small sector of responsibility, and be a positive change agent but never receive any praise or reward? You might enjoy it here. MediaMath is medium sized business. That gives senior leadership an unhealthy amount of power. They are a group of like minded individuals that like each other and their own ideas. They do not like outsiders. They do not like to hear constructive criticism. They are quick to adopt a trend or mindset without deep thinking. The middle manager sector of the company is large and unwieldy. Do talk to current or ex employees. Do the same for other ad tech companies. Ad tech firms are struggling as most marketing dollars go to the top three companies. Be aware of double-speak in your interviews. Are they just talking to talk? Are they saying anything of value in succinct sentences?

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    MediaMath2019-04-19
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Investors and Professionals Beware"

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

    I worked at MediaMath full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - A lot of great, dynamic and hard working individual - A care free environment - Snacks in office - Casual dress code

    Cons

    Company lacks motivated management and senior leadership to resolve some of the issues facing this company. This is a bigger issue than just growing pains. Critical security flaws and underpreforming engineers a plenty with apathetic people just trying to earn a paycheck and go home.

    Advice to Management

    Provide greater support to perceived cost centers. Get those toxic managers out of there and truly live up to your core values.

    MediaMath2019-04-24
  7. Helpful (6)

    "Little direction from management"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    lots of useless work. product seems viable

    Cons

    work can be mundane. no challenge

    MediaMath2019-04-09

    MediaMath Response

    June 4, 2019Manager, HR Business Partner

    Thank you for sharing feedback with us. Our Technology organization is always focused on how it can improve -- in the small details of the day-to-day, and in our overall focus and strategy. Your feedback is helpful for us to learn and refine. We hope that you've seen and felt improvements ...

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  8. Helpful (10)

    "Not for everyone"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MediaMath full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    There is flexibility. They understand that you're human, which is nice. The snacks are good. People are generally nice.

    Cons

    Overall it's just very disorganized. Although people are nice, they're not honest in the feedback they give to employees. No one can grow if you only tell people they're doing fine. Too many VP's, and too many of those VP's are not actually qualified for the role. Everyone talks about doing stuff, but no one (in management) is actually putting in the work to get it done (except maybe 2 people). There is no actual... sense of urgency, it only feels that way because everything is so last minute. Every other month they're bringing in a new consultancy or expert to help fix problems, or grow, or whatever it is that they were trying to do that week, but nothing ever changed. It truly felt like throwing money at a problem, but never fixing it. It felt like management was never on the same page, lots of big egos.

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    MediaMath2019-03-07
  9. "Good company and technology"

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    Former Employee - Platform Solution Manager 

    I worked at MediaMath full-time

    Pros

    Good company and ad technology

    Cons

    Management level can be better

    MediaMath2019-03-30
  10. Helpful (2)

    "A great cause that is well worth fighting for..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at MediaMath full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Amazing opportunities to work supporting top tier clients around the world and live the vision to transform the global media buying industry; giving advertisers global insight into the returns from their money spent across advertising channels; enabling the move away from buying cheap and or buying blind clicks; instead deciding when and where to show an ad only ever based on what is going to drive actual business... results.

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    Cons

    Difficult and sometimes not profitable for MediaMath (short-term) always doing the right thing for advertisers in the face of market gorillas and the legacy industry players. Conversely, many legacy players perpetuate the disinformation; keeping data siloed and true performance hidden; with the aim of hiding greater margins.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being honest with yourselves and the employees about where we actually are on the journey.

    MediaMath2019-03-08
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