Outbrain Reviews

Updated 14 Jul 2020

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4.0
85%
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Outbrain Co-Founder and CEO and C-CEO Yaron Galai and David Kostman
Yaron Galai and David Kostman
39 Ratings
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  • "Outbrain ends and Taboola stays(in 7 reviews)

  • "the NYC office especially when it came to hiring for team members(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "An Awesome company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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.

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  2. "Ok place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Outbrain full-time

    Pros

    salary fair, people are focused, company direction not so

    Cons

    disconnected from market conditions, plus changing goal posts


  3. "Doing well!"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Marketer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong vision. Adaptive. Growing. Competitive. Strong product.

    Cons

    Can be too single minded. Insular.

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  4. "Good supportive place to work"

    3.0
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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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

    4.0
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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!

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunity for Personal Growth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    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. . .

  7. Helpful (10)

    "DON'T WORK HERE"

    1.0
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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.

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  8. Helpful (12)

    "Account Strategist"

    1.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
     
    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 not addressing serious problems including bullying and intimidation from senior team members and team heads) Very long working hours (always on culture even at evenings and weekends and whilst in vacation) I would only advise people join this company if you are thick skinned and can deal with high levels of office politics and lack of direction

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  9. Helpful (3)

    "Business Development"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     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.

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  10. Helpful (9)

    "Great product; bad working environment"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 place to work.

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