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Centro Vice President Reviews

Updated Dec 16, 2014

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Centro Founder & CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best place to work in Chicago, NYC and Ad Age"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Centro has a people-first strategy that inspires us to ensure we are taking care of the hopes and dreams of our fellow Centrons and creating raving fans of our client, advertiser and industry relationships.

    Cons

    We are a fast-growing company with lots of change (that I love!).

    Centro2014-12-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place To Build A Career"

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    Vice President 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro

    Pros

    Centro is one of the few places in the media industry where you can build a great career. There used to be a lot but for a variety of reason, that's no longer the case. Centro engages employees with the assumption that they will work there a long time. You can grow at Centro whether you are in the early, middle or late stage of your career. The main reasons are that there's a big company investment in personal... growth and that you get to work with BOTH technology and service, not one or the other. All this comes from the vision and strategy put together by the CEO, so it's a mature proven system for attracting, growing and retaining talent

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    Cons

    There are very few daily cons about working at Centro. There are the usual fast-growing-company issues such as scarcity of resources but these eventually get fixed and should be expected. Day to day it's a fun and engaging place to work. The main con is that Centro struggles making its identity clear. Many people think it's an agency but it's actually an ad tech company with a fantastic service layer. The... technology is relatively weak compared to the ad tech giants and mainly used internally, so this is the source of confusion. When the technology is more robust and it's identity is crystal clear Centro could really take off.

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    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.

    Centro2014-12-15
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging and Consultative Solution Selling"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Dallas, TX
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centro offers an unbelievable environment to work with smart and fun people who all want to find Best-of-Class solutions for our partners. The open lines of communication allows for engagement at all levels and streamlines roles and responsibilities to get information out quickly and efficiently.

    Cons

    After 20 years in traditional and big-box bureaucratic media companies, I don't have a negative!

    Centro2014-04-16
  4. "Truly the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centro is truly the best place to work. The manifesto created by Shawn Riegsecker, and carried out each day by upper management places a tremendous emphasis on the growth, happiness and well-being of all Centro employees, vendors and customers. As it pertains to employee well-being, I am thrilled to come into work each day to work alongside the happiest and most dedicated people in terms of their work and personnel... life. Working at Centro is inspiring every day and full of surprises including perks beyond anyone's imagination such as a dream program, yoga on site, leadership training, management workshops, save the world volunteer days, employee recognition (raving fans), great benefits and vacation as well as countless other perks. Centro puts its money where its mouth is by spending a lot of time and money on each of its employees. Happy employees result in significant success and true teamwork in achieving such success. As the company has grown significantly, none of this has been lost since it is a core of the company's success.

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    Cons

    There is nothing I can say about Centro in terms of cons. Upper management is very transparent and open for suggestions through many anonymous outlets on a monthly basis. All managers have an open door policy as well. Anything that an employee may identify as a con or may improve the company is open for consideration by upper management and tends to get changed/implemented if it is in line with the Manifesto and... company goals.

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    Centro2014-04-11
  5. "A blueprint for an improved corporate America"

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    Vice President in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Centro

    Pros

    Centro is a collection of characters with character. Our employees, or peeps as we refer to ourselves is a collection of some of the best in the industry, which in itself is dynamic and full of opportunity. Centro is, and will always be, a work-in-progress. It is the responsibility of each individual to continually find ways to improve it. Principle centered living is difficult because it flies in the face of... conventional wisdom and societal norms. It requires personal commitment and self-discipline. However, principles are the foundation for success in every aspect of life, both personally and professionally. Centro believes that if a company's goal is to increase the numbers, they should stop focusing on them. They should begin focusing solely on the well-being of their employees and customers and, in turn, the numbers will take care of themselves. The more a company focuses on the numbers, and not the people who produce the numbers, the more its business will suffer.

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    Cons

    If you're not willing to play as hard as you work...don't join Centro!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Centro2008-06-15
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