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Centro Reviews

Updated 9 Jun 2019

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Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
199 Ratings
  1. Helpful (23)

    "The recent bad reviews are a cry for help. Please help."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance and unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    I am sad that current employees feel they can only resort to social media posts to voice their concerns about the company. This is because a) candid feedback is only acknowledged and addressed if it is positive and b) going to your manager or HR is unfortunately ineffective. So many current employees feel trapped when it comes to voicing true concerns or simply wanting support to address a negative issue. I can tell you,...

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    Advice to Management

    Please consider the idea that what you’re hearing on the street has some validity worth investigating. Yes, there is a lot of negativity and perhaps some exaggerations. But try to see both sides to these stories. Please. Many people are telling their sides of the story. And they feel completely silenced and scared.

    Centro2018-05-03
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Led by a founder CEO who is really passionate about the products, and one of the few executives I've seen that leads the company in a very wholesome way with a focus on happiness, giving, collaboration, and truly caring for our customers and making their life better. Very smart and talented teams that collaborate well, and know how to produce kick-ass products while having fun. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    There's really not much to complain about - I've been really happy working here.

    Advice to Management

    You've built a great culture, so make sure to maintain this, as it helps attract the right folks that make this such a great place to be.

    Centro2018-04-18
  3. Helpful (6)

    "Would Not Recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, good snacks, and strong product.

    Cons

    Overworked environment, loss of direction as a company, and low pay.

    Centro2018-05-24
  4. Helpful (11)

    "Best Experience -- Don't Believe the Recent Posts"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    I'm not one to write reviews but given the recent negative comments by a few angry ex-employees of Centro being spewed, I feel the need to write about my experience. I left a few months ago after being there for over five years. Hands down, Centro is the best company I've ever worked for. 90% of what I've read in the recent posts isn't close to being accurate of what's going on at the company. It seems like a few...

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    Cons

    *SEE ABOVE* The biggest cons I see are the ex-employees writing negative Glassdoor reviews and trying to cause drama and create bad publicity for a company they don't work for anymore (so silly and juvenile...what's the point?). I've always found something funny, and unique, about Centro. It's that when people leave the company they can never "just leave". There is something magnetic about the culture that, when...

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    Advice to Management

    Ignore the lies and criticisms on Glassdoor from people who don't work at the company anymore. Stay focused on helping and improving the people at the company who love coming to work, who are committed to the cause, and who are committed to keeping Centro one of the best companies in the industry to work for.

    Centro2018-03-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Media Specialist"

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

    I have been working at Centro full-time

    Pros

    The company has built a cool technology and has an easy to use platform

    Cons

    Company is going through changes and people are leaving

    Centro2018-05-07
  6. Helpful (15)

    "Love Centro, Great Work-Life Balance"

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    Current Employee - Media Services in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Centro for 3 years now and have no intentions of leaving anytime soon. Centro has an amazing work-life balance, benefits and colleagues. Everyone is so friendly and is always willing to lend a helping hand if you are ever in a bind. If someone leaves and goes to a typical "agency" company they always end up reaching back out a few months later expressing how they wish they had never left in the first place!

    Cons

    - More emphasis on Basis vs Services - Promotions are very difficult for deserving employees

    Centro2018-03-01
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Grateful"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      As a long time employee of Centro, I am saddened by the recent reviews. Centro is a fantastic company that prides itself on putting employees first. I have never felt anything other than grateful for the opportunities I have been given here. During my time, I have seen a lot of change. I started when the company was small. We grew rapidly. The industry grew rapidly. We were forced to adapt. I believe the leadership...

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      Cons

      That said, Centro isn't perfect. There is stress. There is monotony. There can be tension and conflict. Unless you work at a unicorn and pixie dust factory, this is true for every company ever.

      Advice to Management

      You are not superheros. You cannot be everything to everyone. Instill a sense of confidence and trust in those you manage and communicate openly and honestly with them often.

      Centro2018-02-27
    • Helpful (7)

      "Centro is a Great Place to Work at!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      - super nice friendly colleagues - everyone is respectable and kind - open culture, you can go directly and talk to anyone in the office, even your boss's boss - great culture in the office - amazing minds to work with and learn from

      Cons

      - no con as such - been working here for a while now and every morning i wake up, i look forward to coming to work

      Advice to Management

      - keep doing what you are doing, change is essential and you are on the right path

      Centro2018-03-23
    • Helpful (6)

      "Valuable Experience"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      I really enjoyed my time at Centro. There were ups and downs just as you’d find at any organization but I ultimately feel very proud of the projects and teams I contributed to. I felt trusted in my role and encouraged to take chances. Expectations were high, the problems challenging, and things didn’t always work out but we worked hard to learn from our failures and build amazing products. The people we supported through...

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      Cons

      It’s hard to do sweeping pro and con statements that apply to everyone, thing, or situation. See pro/cons mixed above.

      Advice to Management

      “You're never as good as everyone tells you when you win, and you're never as bad as they say when you lose.” But there’s probably a kernel of truth to both.

      Centro2018-03-31
    • Helpful (9)

      "Unable to lead change"

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

      I worked at Centro full-time

      Pros

      Good work-life balance; decent perks

      Cons

      Mismanaged teams and leadership that doesn't seem to care. They lost some of their best employees because of this and don't seem to notice or care about the loss of talent. Find yourself a place that truly cares.

      Centro2018-04-17
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