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Outbrain Reviews

Updated 26 Jun 2019

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4.2
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91%
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99%
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Outbrain CEO Yaron Galai and David Kostman
Yaron Galai and David Kostman
25 Ratings
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  • "due to how saturated the market is, there's not much room for innovation and it's a constant contest with taboola and other ad-tech companies(in 5 reviews)

  • "work life balance , production issues , product repeats itself(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "An Awesome company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Outbrain full-time

    Pros

    The leadership in all departments are very good. The work life balance and culture is outstanding.

    Cons

    I do not see any cons so far. My tenure here has been enjoyable.

    Advice to Management

    NA

    Outbrain2018-05-23
  2. "Good supportive place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Really supportive and good community feel

    Cons

    Leadership seem happy to coast with little to no future proofing

    Advice to Management

    Focus on why agencies were not buying and remedy the issues

    Outbrain2018-08-07
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity for Personal Growth"

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    Current Employee - Account Strategist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting and fast-growing company. Great culture.

    Cons

    Not many. . .

    Outbrain2017-11-14
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Outbrain full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture, great office, nice social events

    Cons

    It might suit you, it might not!

    Outbrain2017-11-23
  5. Helpful (10)

    "DON'T WORK HERE"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, free food in the office, healthcare etc.

    Cons

    No leadership at all. New products either shelved or not rolled out at all. No coherent go to market strategy. Seems only strategy is to sell or IPO.

    Advice to Management

    Not much point

    Outbrain2016-03-31
  6. Helpful (12)

    "Account Strategist"

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

    I worked at Outbrain

    Pros

    Half decent product Subsidised snacks Central location

    Cons

    Demotivated team Un-inspiring Senior level management (old timers promoted to senior positions as a result of being with the company from the start) Weak senior management leadership and focus Reactive rather than proactive company (constantly chasing competitors (Taboola) and bad mouthing them to potential clients Bullying management and HR Team (HR Team are self employed and therefore are keen to keep employed hence...

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    Advice to Management

    Rethink strategy and look at management structure as you can't build a business fueled on fear.

    Outbrain2016-03-24
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Outbrain

    Pros

    Good atmosphere and culture, fast-paced, exciting technology, good leadership team, great benefits.

    Cons

    Too many middle management roles. Seems that some people are there just because they have been with the company for a long time. Compensation so so.

    Advice to Management

    Rethink the hierarchy. Better communication regarding company's plans.

    Outbrain2016-02-11
  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great product; bad working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outbrain boasts one of the most exciting products out there in the online space, and as the company is growing rapidly you're working in a fast-moving environment. As it maintains a start-up feel the job can be varied, challenging, and with room to get creative. There's some great people from around the world who are passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    Outbrain is at war with its competitor Taboola, so it can be a rollercoaster of ups and downs depending on who's winning the battle. Management often knee-jerks to the competitor's movements, and the lambasting and name-calling of them to their advertisers can be very unprofessional. In the race to first prize you see the darker sides of business - that coupled with the long hours can make it a stressful and unpleasant...

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    Advice to Management

    Find the right balance between 'start-up' feel and established business: put in place middle managers who are there to actually manage the team. Currently, old-timers want to keep all the key accounts but give little time to manage, delegate or listen to junior members.

    Outbrain2014-12-10
  9. Helpful (10)

    "friendly people but lack of direction."

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

    I worked at Outbrain full-time

    Pros

    people are nice and in general fairly smart. diverse culture and people from various places. company places emphasis on quality of advertisers and publishers. there are also free drinks, snacks and occasional lunch.

    Cons

    increasing number of old-timers adding little value to the business. promotions look very few and far between whilst expecting you to be available every hour of the day and night. there is no work/life balance. there is also a lot of tension between teams especially those high up. i have been seeing more negatives than positives in the last six months.

    Advice to Management

    decide on a direction and stick with it. be less reactive and more proactive. more internal professionalism needed. managers need to calm down.

    Outbrain2014-09-28
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Netanya
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great environment with great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of visibility on some projects

    Outbrain2019-06-20
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