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Centro Director Reviews

Updated 3 Jul 2018

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Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great vision, robust benefits, fiscally responsible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been working at Centro for a few years now and we've had our ups and downs. But through it all, we've kept the same goals and vision. Additionally, we've been very responsible about how we manage our money, which is a big part of our longevity and stability. The employee benefits are great. I won't list them all here, but there is definitely an emphasis on employee health and wellness.

    Cons

    The company did not do a great job getting employees to buy into the direction of the business. It is getting better now. Also, in comparison with other company peers, we don't have as much resources as the competition. I know that is our choice to operate the way we do, but internally, we have to recognize that we don't have as much as the other ad tech players.

    Advice to Management

    Need better communications about what is happening in the business, where we are winning or losing, and why, and where we need to get better.

    Centro2018-07-03
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Transitioning to Software"

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    Current Employee - Account Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Centro are the best people I've ever worked with. It's a caring environment where others go out of their way to help each other. It's a place where you feel the CEO, and leadership team, truly cares about everyone who works here and they do the best they can to create a positive and uplifting environment. A pro, that can also be a con, is that Centro has a big vision. It's great to have a big vision...

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    Cons

    Over the past few months, leadership has been working on a significant reorganization to prepare the company for its next phase of hyper-growth. It's obvious, especially reading some of the negative reviews, some people weren't bought in to the vision of the company and didn't like the reorganization. The biggest con at Centro is that we've come off a couple of challenging years and people haven't made the bonuses...

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    Advice to Management

    We understand how big the vision is but we have a hard time articulating it as well as understanding how we're going to get from where we're at to where the vision leads us. Management should do a better job of helping us understand how we plan on going from here to there and what it means to all of us. Additionally, I think more transparency to how goals are set and ensuring there is a plan for everyone to get 100%...

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    Centro2018-03-15
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Tech Company with Strong Culture"

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    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centro genuinely cares about their employees and has a CEO dedicated to building a culture around self-improvement, humility, honesty, accountability, and respect. Benefits are wonderful - 401k match, unlimited vacation time, health benefits and a paid three week sabbatical in your 5th year. From an industry perspective, Centro is a well-respected technology company that is aggressively changing the way media is bought,...

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    Cons

    With a changing landscape, Centro has to pivot often and redefine who they are. This can sometimes cause confusion but is always aiming to set ourselves up for the future. It is a fast-changing environment that requires hard work and dedication.

    Advice to Management

    As Centro grows, work hard to hire/retain the best talent to scale culture and performance. Continue to invest in technology and adapt as the industry shifts.

    Centro2018-02-28
  4. Helpful (5)

    "Centro is fully committed to clients and employees"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I like that Centro continues to be focused on client campaign performance. But also, the company places equally high value on training, which allows employees to grow personally and professionally. Most exciting, currently, is that Centro’s buying platform is now in the hands of many agencies and brands across the country... and user base is increasing rapidly. From an HR and benefits perspective, the company offers medical,...

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    Cons

    Retaining talent can be difficult. With internal training/education and people consistently working on creative campaigns, Centro employees are among the most experienced in digital media and ad tech. So they are often approached by recruiters and other companies.

    Advice to Management

    With offices now in the US, Canada and South America, hopefully Centro can add offices is the UK and/or Asia this year.

    Centro2018-02-28
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Principled company that cares about employees and the industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have a mission to improve the lives of the people who work in digital media. We've had a lot of challenges in the past year, but we've always been true to our goals and honest with employees about the business. Unlike our other peers in ad tech, we are not in it for the quick buck. We care about the customers and we care about the people who work here. Oh, and we met most of our revenue-based bonus goals so it's a...

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    Cons

    As I said above, there are lots of challenges in the ad tech space. Everyone is a competitor and it's tough to create tech that meets all of the industry's needs -- especially if those needs continue to change. This is not an easy ride and you can't coast in this company.

    Advice to Management

    We may need more outside talent. It's great to promote from within, but we can benefit from bringing in ideas from the outside, from people who have a completely different perspective.

    Centro2017-02-08
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Centro for almost two years now and as recently as today, I said to someone that "I love my job." The reasons include the level of autonomy and empowerment that I have to do my job. Great vision, huge market opportunity and wonderful people. Benefits, including unlimited vacation, are top-notch.

    Cons

    No cons that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Centro2017-01-20
  7. Helpful (20)

    "The Walmart of AdTech"

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    Former Employee - Director, Client Development Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centro strives to create a healthy culture where there is a healthy work life balance, with clean, cutting edge working environments and a kitchen stocked full of snacks. Also, if you make it long enough, there is a 4 week sabbatical you can take after 4 years. Pretty sweet. Also, with unlimited vacation you can take off as much as you want to get a jump on Hampton's traffic or whatever.

    Cons

    To work there as a young person, you learn a lot about digital advertising and you get exposed to almost everything across the digital landscape, so this is a great breeding ground for your career, but ultimately, Centro is the Walmart of digital advertising. Too often clients expect results, analysis, projects, or even rates that are out of scope or might take a little extra time and it becomes holy hell! Why? People...

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    Advice to Management

    Decide what you want to be and go for it. You are neither ad tech, nor a digital agency. You are a managed service business that does average at best work and as a result, clients move on as quickly as they can.

    Centro2017-01-09
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Your world changes when you work at Centro..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro

    Pros

    There are no bridges to cross working at Centro but only a clear path to opportunity, growth and happiness. Centro's ability to combine engagement, meaning and a great work culture enables everyone to excel and grow their skill sets.

    Cons

    Were growing so fast in each region that office space is starting to be noticeable. As with any company having the success that Centro is having, this issue is being addresses by Centro Leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing the insight and news about the Centro growth and direction the company is going.

    Centro2014-12-19
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Unique and Well Positioned"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Never been part of a company that offers such a great balance of product superiority (technology, services and software), growth (both revenue and employees), and in such a highly collaborative environment. It is no wonder why agencies and brands love working with Centro and why people love working there. The company fills a much needed void in the highly complex digital media landscape and does it with enthusiasm.

    Cons

    This is more a con of the industry but it's fast-paced and fragmented. If you don't like that then you don't belong.

    Advice to Management

    Keeping the culture strong can be challenging when growing so fast. Keep hiring with great scrutiny!

    Centro2014-04-16
  10. "Amazing company in an ever-changing industry."

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company and the people (from the top down) are incredible. Great benefits and pay seems to be in-line with the industry standard.

    Cons

    None that come to mind.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose sight of our amazing culture as the company continues to grow!

    Centro2014-04-14
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