Technorati Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2020

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Technorati CEO Shani Higgins
Shani Higgins
12 Ratings
  1. "Na"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Junior Engineer in Bangalore

    I have been working at Technorati full-time

    Pros

    Can remember anything like that

    Cons

    Can not remember anything like that

  2. "Destined to close"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer, Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technorati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice environment. Lots of food and drinks. Excellent view of downtown SF. Loved those hotcakes!

    Cons

    Waste of resources and money. Absurd expenses in nonsense things. Lack of confidence in their employees. Lots of time consuming and boring meetings.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth your time"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees generally make good friends

    Cons

    Culture of long in-office hours - forget working remote Awful benefits Strange roles all rolling up to one Director - too many under "product" and not enough separation to address operations, development and product marketing If you're not a technical person, prepare for your responsibilities to change often

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good work experience, terrible company"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technorati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Ability to advance quickly, flexible hours, fully paid health insurance options, good hands on experience to then leverage for a better job

    Cons

    Dismal pay, they try to make every raise part of your bonus instead of your base, mediocrity is celebrated, company cannot keep up with the rest of the advertising industry, product is uninteresting and unoriginal

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  5. "A company focused on the end product, and here to help you grow professionally."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • The opportunity to grow is definitely there. • In such a small company, it’s easy to make a positive impact, and it’s noticed. • The industry is incredibly exciting, and the company has a strong team. • Most recently, Technorati sponsored my personal development through a PM course. • Technorati has a strong focus on the work-life balance. Extra hours are never been expected but it rarely goes unnoticed. • The office environment is fun, • We make solid hires. I'm from the Bay Area, but many of my close friends are current or former Technorati Employees. • Happy hours, company summits and bonding opportunities aplenty. • The work-from-home policy is generous. You probably won't be a full pajama-clad 24/7 WFH employee but it's not an issue if you have something to do that prevents you from making it into the office.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. I really, really enjoy working here and I would recommend the company to anyone who feels like they would be a great fit.

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  6. Helpful (1)

    "Office with a Great View!"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technorati full-time

    Pros

    Employees work towards and hit their individual goals even if they seem meaningless. Opportunity to expand your role within the company?

    Cons

    Strategy seems to change every quarter, so real progress is difficult to come by. Waves of high turnover lead to knowledge loss and reinventing wheels.

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  7. Helpful (5)

    "Classic Ivory Tower"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Ad Product in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technorati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The location and office is great. Initially the challenge was interesting however the culture really inhibited individuals from making big things happen. Lots of good snacks, beer and outings to inspire the teams. The worker bees are good people.

    Cons

    Strategy has waned down to a simple ad play that isn't all that interesting to insiders or outsiders. The leadership mostly sit in their glass houses (literally glass boxes) and hold navel gazing meetings with mix bag positive spun side talk but rarely engage with people otherwise. Not really innovators in the platform space.

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  8. "Continue to reinvent themselves, but always come out on top!"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, hardworking, passionate people, great benefits and a fun culture. Great opportunities for growth for technical folks

    Cons

    Lots of change, could do better with communication at all levels

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  9. Helpful (5)

    "The leadership of this company is foolish. Betting on ad networks that are passing them by."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Journalist + Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Technorati part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The office space is pretty nice. Great view of SF.

    Cons

    Backwards thinking CEO and Board. They don't understand marketing technologies and the evolution of the space. They've made their money on their ad network, but they can't see that space is about to totally disrupted. They had THE defacto top resource online for bloggers and influencers... they gave it all up for some dollars on their ad network, which is archaic.

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  10. Helpful (3)

    "Old systems, old thinking, and laughable brand"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Network Administrative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Technorati full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My focus at Technorati was to help publisher partners meet revenue goals. I was excited about the opportunity when I first joined: Technorati has great industry relations, and a legacy brand name. Lots of servers. After all, smart people built this!

    Cons

    When you pair old systems with a lost, almost laughable brand, it makes for a rough job. There's nothing forward thinking or advanced about this company. My experience was marked with little direction, invisible executive communication, and a collaborative environment you might find in North Korea. The only thing slower than our systems, were the clocks on the wall. Bleak upward growth (and I wouldn't want to be there that long, anyway) and Kansas City wages, made leaving Technorati an easy decision.

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