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Centro CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
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  • "The bonus structure changed almost yearly, never to the benefit of anyone who wasn't upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Company is growing rapidly and as a result it seems some policies are enforced differently by department, creating a inconsistency(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (9)

    "Expected more"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Really good health benefits -Good PTO -The office is really nice

    Cons

    -The pay. I believe it was once said at an all-hands that they didn't believe in merit increases because you should always be going above and beyond. Going above and beyond is doing your job, and therefore if you're doing your job, you shouldn't expect a merit increase. -The bonus structure changed almost yearly, never to the benefit of anyone who wasn't upper management. Your...

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    Advice to Management

    -Listen to people and what they need. -You say your door is always open, but when you never come out and visit or talk to people, no one is going to approach you. -Don't take "the little people" for granted. -Give raises. It shouldn't matter if someone is in the same role; if they're kicking butt, giving them a raise shouldn't be so hard. And if you're so opposed to raises, at least make the bonus structure fair.

    Centro2018-03-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Rapid Growth, Good People"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I left the company over four years ago and I still have a great connection with many of them. The CEO has gone to great lengths to keep a strong culture of inclusion when hiring. This company is definitely fast paced with lots of change, but lots of perks too. Consistently voted 'Best Place to Work', it has all the bells and whistles of a proper millennial start up.

    Cons

    There are some silos here. Growth is only for the hungry. If you don't push really hard or have a sponsor, it can be difficult to climb the ladder. Fraternization is also a concern in regards to upper management and special treatment. That may have changed, but it USED to be an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Standard growing pains of a wildly successful company; once you get big enough, being the boss isn't 'fun' it's work. Also, showing loyalty towards those who strive to embody your values and not just to pad your bottom line.

    Centro2017-09-25
  3. Helpful (8)

    "Everything You Read is True"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro

    Pros

    The people here are incredible and the company culture is unmatchable. As a young person launching my career, I learned an immense amount in a short period of time at Centro. Clients are well known and often provide enough challenging work to keep teams fulfilled. Because Centro is positioned uniquely in the industry, there is so much to learn through the different teams and verticals in the company.

    Cons

    As I said, everything you read about Centro is true - including some of the cons. Like every other company on the planet, they have the occasional weak spot in their business offerings. However, in an industry where many crucial factors (work/life balance, salary, relationships with upper management) are often not prioritized, Centro is a refreshing company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

    Centro2016-05-20
  4. Helpful (21)

    "Good People, But That's It"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are great to work with. There will always be a few bad apples, but overall, everyone I have worked with takes the manifesto very seriously. I would call many of my coworkers, friends. Benefits are good: HSA, medical, dental, vision, transit pre-tax, 401k matching, PTO, gym reimbursement Lunch once or twice a week from publisher meetings Flexible with working from home Fully stocked kitchen...

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    Cons

    Executives laid off 30 people back in December due to budget cuts. Many long-term employees (5+ years) have also left within the first few months of 2016. No real understanding from upper management about why the need for more headcount is so dire. Almost every level in POD structure, except for sales is understaffed, leading to unbalanced work hours. It is not out of the...

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    Advice to Management

    Provide more headcount, specifically with media associates, campaign managers and campaign analysts. Hire the right talent for the right role and promote based on merit, not length of employment. Train sales about process and how to handle clients better. Figure out what kind of company you want to be.

    Centro2016-03-15
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Work hard, play harder"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is truly invested in making you the best version of yourself. They really look out for their employees' happiness and also do their best to educate and stay at the forefront of the digital industry. They hire the hardest working and smartest people in the field, so you'll go to work everyday knowing you're surrounded by great people.

    Cons

    Centro makes digital media less fragmented for their clients. With that said, it's a lot of high volume, churn and burn, workload. It surely is a hustle, but a fun one nonetheless. Centro's technology makes it easier to turn around workload faster, but it is still high volume and somewhat inherently stressful job. Upper management does a good job of ensuring employees are happy.

    Advice to Management

    None! Keep listening to the employees, keep being transparent, and keep it the #1 place to work!

    Centro2014-04-17
  6. "Truly the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    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....

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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...

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    Centro2014-04-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place for first job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, free food, good location

    Cons

    Poor on-boarding, salaries are not competitive, little room for growth. Large divide between upper management and lower level employees.

    Centro2014-02-12
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