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Rubicon Project Reviews

Updated May 29, 2019

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Rubicon Project CEO Michael Barrett
Michael Barrett
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, free lunch and snacks everyday, laidback, no micromanagement, people are freindly, laidback work, great salary(in 32 reviews)

  • "Great benefits, good work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Top heavy, too many VPs and Directors(in 12 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is great for your personal life but sometimes frustrating when trying to rally a group to go all-in on a big push(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, culture, people, travel opportunities

    Cons

    My only problem is politics

    Advice to Management

    Stop condoning inter-team political squabbles. No one wins.

    Rubicon Project2016-08-09
  2. "No longer in Toronto"

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    People were really nice, smart and passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Due to adtech landscape changes and poor business decisions, Rubicon Project no longer is in the buy side of the business.

    Rubicon Project2019-05-29
  3. "Mess with senior management leaving"

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

    I have been working at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Average salary Decent vacation Lot of different projects to work on

    Cons

    Bad management Company isn't doing well

    Rubicon Project2018-09-12
  4. "Devops Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Large company, lots to learn and lots to do. Catered lunches.

    Cons

    Top down management style, hard to get a decision made

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees the freedom to make decisions on there own V2MOM

    Rubicon Project2018-07-11
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, people, technology, and locations.

    Cons

    Stay focussed on the industry and trends

    Rubicon Project2017-08-17
  6. "Rubicon Project internship"

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator (Database Administrator) 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project for more than a year

    Pros

    free food and catering nice office friendly co-workers

    Cons

    not much room for growth

    Rubicon Project2017-05-31
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, decent pay, bad culture, clueless upper management"

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

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty decent, also really nice benefits like free catered lunch, lots of snacks, occasional corporate events and parties

    Cons

    The upper management and CEO has no idea what they're doing. Constantly flipping back and forth between different ideas. They acquired Chango for $120 million and then after a little over a year later, they decided to shut down the business. Also terrible culture which brings about huge negativity in the work environment. They're also terrible in replacing head count. There always seems to be a hiring freeze every other...

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    Advice to Management

    Fix culture, actually know what you're doing and stop having hiring freezes. Your headcount replacement rate is terrible

    Rubicon Project2017-02-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great, Fun Company, but don't Join them"

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    Former Employee - Operations in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Used to have a great culture and fun after hours activities - Free lunch - Solid benefits and Perks - Good group of people

    Cons

    - Company has fallen behind in the Industry.... Being late at adapting header bidding has just thrown these guys off course so bad it's remarkable - Essentially blew $122 Million on Acquiring Chango. May as well have flushed the 100 mill down the drain.... Crushing, company destroying move - Laid off a lot of people... Some more qualified than others that still remain on board.

    Advice to Management

    - You're all amongst the top richest managers in the Ad-Tech industry.... Maybe consider moving on and giving up your positions to a more focused, goal oriented group

    Rubicon Project2017-01-27
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Needs work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rubicon Project full-time

    Pros

    Lots of benefits Some Great People Casual Work environment Evolving industry

    Cons

    Lack of vision or direction for company outside of revenue numbers Very top heavy staff structure No clear career paths Disorganized management

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat from up top and let the responsibilities and vision trickle down to the staff who actually understand the day-to-day role of your company.

    Rubicon Project2016-06-03
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Stay Away!"

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

    I worked at Rubicon Project for more than a year

    Pros

    -the people in the Toronto office are all awesome, young, smart -free lunches, unlimited snacks and beer fridge -Mac laptops -great location

    Cons

    -senior leadership is a revolving door of people who have no clue -0 chance of career growth -company is so disorganized and fragmented; good luck trying to get a hold of someone who doesn't work on your product -you're just a number, HR/management doesn't care about you or your career growth -no diversity in leadership (all old white males) -so many internal politics that nothing gets done -no innovation; still...

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    Advice to Management

    -appreciate the good employees and reward them accordingly -make a decision about the fate of the Toronto office sooner rather than later!

    Rubicon Project2016-06-22
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