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Pubmatic Senior Software Engineer Reviews

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Pros
  • 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)

Cons
  • They follow hire and fire policy (in 19 reviews)

  • Continuous tight deadlines will make sure you have a difficult work/life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "3rd class management"

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

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They will tell something & will be doing something else.

    Cons

    They will tell something in all hands & other manager's/VP's don't follow what have been told. Doing something else. They will not think about employees future & their development.

    Advice to Management

    Keep everyone informed about decision communicated during all hands/townhall. Show maturity to respond if kept in any communication.


  2. Helpful (10)

    "Marathi company"

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

    I worked at Pubmatic (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good technology stack
    Good team outing
    Good to work for 6-8 months and then look for some big company. Staying more than 1 year will put you into office politics

    Cons

    Meetings are held in marathi. For non marathis someone will give you the pointers on what to do.
    Work are not evenly distributed among all the people in the team. There is a lot of favoritism in assigning the tasks. Some dont get good work to prove their potential and are fired when there is a round of firing.
    Salary structure is uneven in the company. Some get very good hikes and some don't even if they have the same potential.
    No corporate ethics, mainly because of inexperienced managers and directors.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the employee as just head counts. Need to trust employees having triple digit employee number.

    Pubmatic Response

    4 Mar 2017 – Director of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. I am sorry to read about your experience and would be happy to discuss the points you have raised. As a global company English is the language to... More


  3. Helpful (10)

    "Worst experience for my life time"

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

    Pros

    They motivate you to change your company. They did fringing many times. People only make to their repo by their words. No need to work. you can take as many leaves as want. Manger and hire management is foolish

    Cons

    People are very bad in pubmatic. on you mouth they are so sweet and you think they are really your well wisher but truth is always bitter. your ideas have no values if you are not experienced

    Advice to Management

    Please check who is working and who is not. and fire them who are not required.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Awesome People"

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

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice People, Nice Office,Cool Environment,

    Cons

    Not stable at all. There is Always threat of Layoff / Firing. Cant stay that the job is stable. Very uncertain .


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time

    Pros

    No good thing I can manage to think of

    Cons

    Seniors are all messed up with favoritism
    Pathetic way of working
    Vague processes
    Leads have personal favorites.
    People create personal relations with people managing them and take benefits out of it.
    Blame game
    Hire and fire. They do fire even people in a day of joining.. immature management

    Advice to Management

    No advice, company will shut down soon
    Favoritism never leads to growth


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Pubmatic Culture - Award Wapsi"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (Brazil)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Pubmatic (More than a year)

    Pros

    nothing much except for lot of free time time to study

    Cons

    Bad Culture and HR practices.

    One example to give you a flavor

    Recently I was given a award and i got a mail asking to collect money from HR, then after a few days from that I have put down my resignation papers and serving notice period.
    When I went to collect Money/Coupon from HR they denied saying that we will not give reward money to notice period employees
    Following are the words said by HR , Since you have broken your commitment by resigning ((as if i have given a commitment to work here life long) we also break our commitment.

    Also when i quoted them the rule book and said there is no rule like that , they say its our interpretation(rule book talks about only bonus , and interpretation is "any reward is a bonus").

    So in effect its AwardWapsi .


  8. Helpful (1)

    "good for learning"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pubmatic full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Got to work with many talented people on project built from scratch.
    No politics
    Good appreciation and rewards

    Cons

    latest firing dissolved the trust of many employees in the company.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "Not worth to join. Stay away seriously."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software 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

    I am not sure if there is any apart from better ctc than regular other product companies

    Cons

    Outdated technology stack
    Bad culture
    Pathetic management
    Low grade work to do.
    hire and fire policy
    Worst work life balance for maximum employees

    Advice to Management

    Sorry i dont have any.

    Pubmatic Response

    12 Oct 2015 – VP HR

    Thank you for providing feedback on working with PubMatic. I’m disappointed to hear about your experience and would love to find out more so that we can make the necessary efforts to improve it... More


  10. Helpful (7)

    "extremely pathetic environment and even worst management....hire and fire"

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

    I worked at Pubmatic full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch every and location.

    Cons

    1. Hire and fire policy. Not only most recent joiners(first targets) but people working with them since last 2-4 years are fired.
    2. Worst work environment and work also. there is good work but just with few teams.
    3. If you say yes to everything that the top mgmt says then you are good else even "Ganpati bappa"(I mean god) can't save you.
    4. Team leads are puppets and because they lick thrown by managers they get promotions.
    5. Before joining they say we have very free culture, work from home policy, even manager will ask for lunch or dinner and exaggerate about company's culture but believe me those things are just to get you on board and after that you have to follow the rules created on the fly.
    6.Worst HR that I have seen in IT. Just good when you are joining the company after that suddenly change their behavior and forget how to talk to an employee.

    Advice to Management

    If you dont have "chaddi" to sustain and employee then dont hire. STOP RUINING THE CAREER OF GOOD EMPLOYEES.

    Pubmatic Response

    12 Oct 2015 – VP HR

    Thank you for leaving your feedback on working with PubMatic. I understand the concern around our current reorganization. If you have any further feedback or questions please feel free to reach out... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Pubmatic a good company for geeks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great for people who want to explore and learn new technologies. The company lets you experiment and make mistakes . Good for people who are in the initial stage of carrier.
    + Good pay
    + Talented Co-workers
    + Good Team.

    Cons

    Attitude of HR is very upsetting and creates a negative feel.

    Advice to Management

    Remove employees that spreads negativity. Bring active and accountable HR team who thinks for employees .