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Updated 29 Apr 2019

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3.8
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Jesse Pujji
40 Ratings
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  • "Long hours (55-60/week), but at least they're transparent about this(in 8 reviews)

  • "Not much work life balance, expected to be always on(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Training ground for entrepreneurs and growth marketers"

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    Current Employee - Growth Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ampush full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people (top mentorship + fast friends) - Great pay/perks - The job is great if you are excited by using data to solve problems - Creative + analytical (never bored) - Genuinely encourage people to take time of - Lots of responsibility and ownership for a first year role

    Cons

    - Ads never turn off, so neither do we - Standard for analysts is really high (+ a lot of early responsibility) so the learning curve is sharp and steep

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in our creative talent/resources!

    Ampush2019-04-22
  2. "Go-getters will succeed"

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    Current Employee - Growth Marketing Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Leads in the direct-to-consumer space, partnering with some of the most promising brands: Birchbox, Blue Apron, Dollar Shave Club, etc. - Prides itself on transparency across the org. Senior leadership is always open to ideas and pushes you to question the status quo. - Young culture/awesome benefits inclusive of unlimited PTO and an annual offsite - Opportunity to get a wide range of experiences in paid media, digital...

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    Cons

    - Company still operates much like a startup. Mentality is scrappy and go-getter, resulting in projects sometimes having limited resources. - Transparency and honesty cuts both ways. Management will be honest, and at times harsh with you in an effort to help you grow. - Company can sometimes be disorganized. Those who do best here proactively seek opportunities.

    Ampush2019-04-19
  3. "Great responsibility and ownership, not much work life balance"

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      Current Employee - Growth Marketing Analyst 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ampush full-time

      Pros

      A ton of responsibility and ownership for an entry level position Learn a LOT about growth marketing Clear path to promotions Lots of fun and great people/perks

      Cons

      Feedback culture can be intense at times Not much work life balance, expected to be always on Org structure changes a lot (comes with working at a start up)

      Ampush2019-04-29
    • Helpful (2)

      "Product Management roles: Be very careful in what you're signing up for. Lots of potential deal breakers, read below."

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      Former Employee - Head Product Management in San Francisco, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      1. Digital marketing problems being solved at Ampush are relevant across the industry. This experience is invaluable. 2. Business teams are very dynamic and move quick to solve problems. Ownership of problems is encouraged; risk taking is appreciated. EXCEPT when it comes to technology (more on that in the cons) 3. Generalists are more likely to succeed here, which means you suspend any notion of building a traditional...

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      Cons

      1. General ignorance about technology (processes, people and systems) and some major unresolved issues with Sr. Leadership on "Product Managers" in general (You'll get the feeling they think PMs are out to screw the company (if at all they understand what a PM does)) Advice to new candidates in product roles: Make sure you talk to leadership and business teams before joining to calibrate your understanding of what tech-enablement...

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      Advice to Management

      1. Make decisions; there's just too much posturing and a lot more emphasis on presentation than the actual decision itself.

      Ampush2019-01-05
    • Helpful (2)

      "Sharpen your knives, experience incredible growth, and add tons of value"

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      Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Founded by former consultants and bankers, Ampush combines the analytical rigor of banking and the strategic thought leadership of big 3 consulting with an obsession for growth marketing. The resulting skill set is close to unmatched across the opportunities available to fresh college graduate. Regarding the company itself, its most valuable components are its people and culture. Ampush is really a tech-enabled people...

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      Cons

      The hours: "work life balance " gives way to "work life harmony", which means you will be at work more than you will be at home. That's great if you are hungry and enjoy working, and bad if you like a 9-5 lifestyle. Cutting costs to the point of pain: in an attempt to control costs Ampush can be very tightfisted with hiring. The result of which is an attempt to constantly pile the work higher and higher on fewer people's...

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      Advice to Management

      Continue hiring the best, but don't forget to continue hiring. Continue investing in tech. Continue holding people accountable.

      Ampush2018-02-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great place to learn growth marketing, entrepreneurial skills"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Growth marketing is a surprisingly interesting field - intersection of data, strategy, psychology is a fun one -Ampush is trully one of the best places to learn how to do this. No one really knows how to do it well, and you can't learn in house like you can learn here -Really fun, smart people who push. Managers respect younger members and encourage them to contribute. Overall flat hierarchy -Company has made entrepreneurship...

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      Cons

      -Hours. If you're stuck in a rough client situation, will pull long hours in a difficult grind. Consistently understaffed due to stringent hiring process. -Leadership can be too enamored with big ideas at times. Need to consistently do well at taking care of employees, company.

      Ampush2018-02-04
    • Helpful (2)

      "Great place to learn growth marketing"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ampush full-time

      Pros

      - Coworkers are extremely bright, hardworking, creative and entrepreneurial. - Work is interesting, challenging and on the cutting edge of digital growth marketing - Get lots of responsibility up front - Work with exciting brands - either large established companies or high-growth startups in interesting industries

      Cons

      - Leadership expects a lot of its employees - work life balance can be challenging at times

      Ampush2018-01-12
    • Helpful (3)

      "Great place to grow and learn in the AdTech world"

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      Current Employee - Senior Growth Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -The caliber of employee at Ampush is something you'll be hard pressed to match at another company. Everyone here was a distinguished student at a top tier university and has an impressive intellect. -The startup culture is still alive here. While the company has matured during the last couple years, there is still time made for pool/ ping pong/ pop-a-shot/ fun events. -Leadership is very transparent. While some employees...

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      Cons

      -Some people think the hours are heavy but I disagree. A typical day might look like 9:30 - 7:30, which really isn't bad compared to any other job in this space. The hours are not fixed, so people who can get work done efficiently often get out earlier. For a recent grad, it's hard to beat Ampush's salary without venturing into a profession with much worse hours, like investment banking. -Turnover can seem high to those...

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      Advice to Management

      -You don't need to be transparent on everything. Sometimes you should just make a decision instead of opening up the issue to the floor.

      Ampush2017-10-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great company"

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      Current Employee - Senior Growth Marketing Analyst in San Francisco, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Ampush full-time (Less than a year)

      Pros

      Lots of smart people here. I feel like my potential growth here is uncapped. I have the freedom to tackle big problems the way I want. I drive real results for Ampush and the partners I work with.

      Cons

      The hours can be long.

      Ampush2017-09-22
    • Helpful (6)

      "Do look further!"

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

      I worked at Ampush full-time

      Pros

      if you like reality distortion, this is right for you! You'll be surrounded by people who are full of themselves and completely ignore the fact that they are headed down and to the right!

      Cons

      Ampush is piggybacking on Facebook, which has been growing like crazy. You would think they would be growing like crazy too, right? WRONG. Ampush is cornered between two types of tough competitors. Facebook itself, which is rolling out one feature after another to make companies like Ampush irrelevant, and new comers, that are way more innovative. Contrary to what they claim, Ampush is not a tech company. It's just not...

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      Advice to Management

      Stop thinking you're invincible because you got lucky once. You're not playing the right cards right now.

      Ampush2017-10-11
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