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Pubmatic Principal Engineer Reviews

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  • GOOD LEADERSHIP, work life balance opportunity, supportive HR (in 14 reviews)

  • Great Work culture, supportive managers (At least in the team I work into) less restrictions (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Honest Opinion"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - The CEO is a smart and respectful person, but I'm sad to see that his direct reports don't last that long, there aren't many top execs that stay for more than a year. A good CEO rallies his troops so they stick. Head of Engg. is a photography expert rather than anything.

    - They have/had about a handful employees who have stuck around for the love of the company, and they believed for the longest time. These employees were team leads for engineering and UX teams, got promoted but some of them either left, or were let go. There are still some folks sticking around, praying something may happen.

    Cons

    Type a search on google, for “hire and fire policy” and PubMatic shows up 5th on the ranking. Just imagine!!

    I saw several phases of PubMatic and the best was back in 2010-2012, when the company was always striving to do better, the competition wasn’t as fierce, the product and engineering leadership was strong and their teams were focussed. Based on personal differences and maybe some insubordination, the C-Level started to remove seasoned director level product and engineering managers and get new crop, which continued to become bad news for team managers, leads and their employees, as the focus was how to keep aligning to the company’s vision, not what the customer needs were.

    Advice to Management

    - There is no concept of Leadership, so please try to maintain a line between Leadership and Management. Your leaders always tend to MANAGE UP, not MANAGE DOWN.

    - Take a tour of how other tech companies have transformed their culture, it will go a long way. Toptal does an awesome job.

    Pubmatic Response

    4 Mar 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    We appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We have made a number of changes over the past 12 months and made great improvements to company culture and hired some incredible new... More


  2. Helpful (13)

    "Company of Loyal Dogs"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time

    Pros

    Free Food nothing good than that.

    Cons

    1. Poor Management
    2. Founders have faith in loyal dogs they have domesticated for years.
    3. Lots of Egoistic people. One of the solution architect is famous for that. He has LOTS of big ego but fails to understand that he has value in that organisation only in outside world he is zero. Company is full of such jokers.
    4. Hire and fire policy.
    5. Do not what to do to sustain in market so they keep on playing foolish games.
    6. Do not ever join and waste your time.
    7. I wasted mine and regretted a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up.... you are not kids any more.
    You are really not capable of running company which you have realised so accept it.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Principle QA Enginner"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (East Timor)
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (East Timor)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros. - nothing good here. Do not join at all.

    Cons

    Idiot company with loyal dogs domesticated with them. These dogs ( many times junior folks or old timers who can not go anywhere in industry....) runs the organisation.Probably company is going through acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    If you have sold the company please declare it. Company never runs with dogs it needs real human beings with sharp brain.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Principal Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pubmatic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good product space. Competitive Salary

    Cons

    Scattered Focus from leadership on products. Product manager and technical managers with no technical knowledge and huge egos. Innovative ideas will never get credited. There are many good employees who think organization can still survive, they need to wake up. Lack of transparency through out with huge favoritism.Hire and fire policy.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up and give more focus on people who actually know how product works, instead of pampering blabbermouths.


  6. "One of the best growing organisation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Pubmatic full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent culture
    - fast decision making
    - approachable senior management
    - run timely efforts to identify problem areas and immediately acts upon it
    - has acquired talents that's great working with and good leanings experience
    - flexible work hours
    - agile
    - customer focused
    - no non-sense policies

    Cons

    - poor product managers' team
    - poor User experience staff
    - appreciation for good work is almost nil

    Advice to Management

    Doing excellent with fixing existing problems as well as capitalising fast on market opportunities; keep it up!