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13 English questions out of 13

11 January 2021

Does dataxu offer vision insurance?

Pros

Free meals Snacks Beer on weekend Talented people in surrounded India team was very good & supportive

Cons

Tons of can't mention in this box

Advice to Management

Don't hire people if you're unsure about the business

Free meals

11 January 2021

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22 August 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at dataxu?

Pros

Flexibility, cutting edge tech, access to the CEO and other members of the leadership. There are some phenomenally intelligent people at this company and, whats more they are willing to work with you. The product is getting better every quarter and it's a very compelling offering. The mid-management in the sales team, the product team, the engineering teams and the client services team are all rock solid.

Cons

There have been a number of re-orgs (I am still here though and just practically speaking, it was imperative that we go through them). The executives and more specifically HR haven't been great at communicating or handling these re-orgs. I agree with many on here that HR (or People 'Strategy') is lacking. I wish we had more features released sooner but that's probably within every organization.

Advice to Management

Be more sensitive to your employees during re-orgs. Focus on getting more product out the door so we can continue to grow the business. Also this post is of my own accord.

Flexibility, cutting edge tech, access to the CEO and other members of the leadership.

22 August 2019

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16 January 2021

What is the feeling of job security at dataxu?

Pros

Stellar leadership Innovative thinkers Respectful colleagues Good work/life balance

Cons

Went through several rounds of layoffs

Went through several rounds of layoffs

16 January 2021

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17 February 2021

Does there seem to be diversity at dataxu?

Pros

Can’t really think of anything positive

Cons

Toxic environment with heavy favouritism - sexist , racist and everything in between

sexist , racist and everything in between

17 February 2021

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6 November 2019

How is management perceived at dataxu?

Pros

The actual tech The culture

Cons

Dataxu started with a lot of energy and vision and was built on bold action but by 2013, holes in the management strategy were appearing. Since then, Management was overly confident, arrogant and not at all in touch with marketplace trends or their own company status. Mike Baker specifically is guilty of this rather delusional attitude. Baker made critical wrong turns, such as: 1) Poor business decisions early on to flout entrenched Ad agencies when seeking brand budget, despite several staff warnings. This was a losing battle that was not given up until 2017 when it was too late. 2) Lack of Sales leadership and a revolving door of sales leaders. Revenue goals were not met because of an overall lack of vision and leadership on the GTM side 3) Wasted time on unfocused product development on products which were not needed in the marketplace and did not fit with DataXu's core business 4) Failure to make meaningful business pivot to new initiatives at the right time 5) Most of all - failure to properly entertain profitable and healthy exit/acquisition opportunities This was all during the last 5 years when quarter after quarter revenue was down, staff morale was sinking, long term employees were leaving and overall marketplace perspective on the company was in fast, fast decline. There was no effort to regroup and reevaluate and attack the issues at hand like the start-up Baker claimed it was - as a group and as a team (despite the constant talk about the small "family" of Dataxu). Instead, Baker and Ed just pumped out empty rhetoric to the staff and ultimately hid how poorly the company was doing. The decisions at this company are one-hundred percent made by Baker and Ed - this includes passing on extremely profitable buy-out offers in 2014/2015. Therefore, they are the ones that deserve the blame for the disappointing exit at a terrible "fire sale" price which has left all of their staff with worthless shares.

Dataxu started with a lot of energy and vision and was built on bold action but by 2013, holes in the management strategy were appearing.

6 November 2019

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