Mediaocean Employee Reviews about "vista equity partners"

Updated 16 Mar 2019

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Mediaocean was good when it was DDS"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary was decent along with work schedule.

    Cons

    Upper management was terrible. They would just lie to your face and not blink an eyelash. When Mediaocean was bought by Vista Equity, they promised no layoffs. They claimed Vista Equity was going to improve Mediaocean through innovation while enjoying the profits Mediaocean was producing. The very next week, they laid off over 150 people!!!!!

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  2. Helpful (11)

    "Ineffective Management Team(s)"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    Mediaocean is essentially a monopoly of the agency side back office buying management systems after the merger of 2 companies in 2012. You will learn the industry if you are put on the right team.

    Cons

    Vista Equity Partners acquired a majority stake in Mediaocean n 2015. Since that point the corporate culture was radically changed from the founder's vision. Managment is ineffectual as they know how to somewhat drive "sales" to provide growth performance to VEP but many acquisitions seemed to be failures in the end. Additionally, newer senior and mid level management don't know how to build a cohesive team. Very poor moral in the company across many different teams. There are some bright spots, but they are few.

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "850 Lb Media Gorilla"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse team. Market leader in media management agency software. Tons of perks around the office - game room, frequent food, monthly breakfasts, flexibility in office hours, well known brand in market, very intelligent team and organization

    Cons

    Office politics, a lot of chatter, some folks are bi-lingual in that they talk out of 2 sides of their mouths, sold to Vista Equity Partners in 2015, 20% lay off followed, sometimes too many projects going on at once makes delivering on customer needs and expectations challenging

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Enjoyed My Time There"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Hasbrouck Heights, NJ
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked with some great people. No complaints.

    Cons

    After the Vista Equity purchase, things went down hill. Very disappointing.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "working at Mediaocean"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Mediaocean full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location and offices Fun people to work with

    Cons

    Owned by Vista Equity Partners

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "getting worst"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Programmer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    scope to learn visibility at work great location

    Cons

    owned by Vista Equity Partners management job security

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  7. Helpful (14)

    "Not bad, but limited growth and dated tech."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mediaocean full-time

    Pros

    Great offices, free breakfast, friendly atmosphere.

    Cons

    Since being acquired by Vista Equity Partners, there is a hiring freeze in London and New York as they look to hire on the cheap in Pune(India) and graduates in Chicago. Salary given and the bumps during the year are low. Two huge redundancy layoff's in the space of 4 years. Tech stack isnt great and the code is even worse.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Private company gone through merger, and now aquisition"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good social environment - felt very well connected with most colleagues, even if I didn't come across them through work. Everyone is very approachable (even devs!) right up to CEO. Good pay Good bonuses, though replaced with equity release scheme, now completed, which turned out better - I never dreamt it would pay out.

    Cons

    No structured training or development Appraisals felt like box ticking exercises Difficult to get new methodologies and thinking considered or accepted Not truly global, far too US centric, which goes against their ambition of breaking into new markets. For the time I was employed at DDS, now Mediaocean, I've seen a great number of changes. DDS needed a shakeup, which came in the form of a merger with MediaBank. Having settled into a good, exciting company to work for, they've now been acquired by Vista Equity Partners. What that will bring only time will tell.

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    Mediaocean Response

    February 2, 2016

    We work hard to make sure that everyone has an opportunity to mix with colleagues both socially and professionally so it’s good to know that is reaping benefits. Obviously disappointed that the appraisals felt like box ticking. This can be down to different management styles and sounds like some training would be in order.Thank you for the feedback.

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