Centro Reviews

Updated 26 Feb 2021

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4.3
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Centro Founder & CEO Shawn Riegsecker
Shawn Riegsecker
225 Ratings
Pros
  • "I never thought I would ever find a place where I could work on cool problems AND have a great work life balance until I came to Centro(in 30 reviews)

  • "Centro has a great benefits package(in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • "The bonus structure changed almost yearly, never to the benefit of anyone who wasn't upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "Ramp-up on the product is a bit steep, but seems to be the nature of ad tech(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "This place is truly special."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Prefer Not to Say 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    For future readers, I am writing this during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world is confronting something very terrifying at the moment, and it is sending shockwaves throughout the global economy and inciting a lot of fear, panic and distrust. It is a scary and uncertain time for families and businesses everywhere. Moments like this force you to take stock of what you are grateful for, and while I'll be the first to admit this is a weird time to write a Glassdoor review, I feel compelled to share what's happening here at Centro through the lens of my inbox. - Nearly overnight Centro assembled a taskforce of people to equip everyone the tools and info necessary to work remotely. We are a tech and services company that grew up on the internet, so it's easy to take this for granted. However, the speed and transparency and effort that went into making this easy for everyone is something I am personally grateful for. - Our CEO has scheduled multiple meetings to keep us updated on basic info about the virus, and how its growing across the world. At a time when there is a lot of mixed info in the media, and people aren't operating with the same level of concern - this is incredible. You may read from others about Centro's values around transparency and its care for its employees. It is real. - We are individually isolated but the culture is THRIVING. Within days, new inter-office chat rooms have sprung up. Office-wide Happy Hours are being hosted via webcam. People are sending out daily tips on productivity or working out from their living rooms. Heartfelt team-wide notes to inspire eachother. Equally inspirational videos of dogs and cats and babies working on laptops. We may be isolated, but we have never been more unified. - Centro has a nation-wide committe that organizes Centro's philanthropy called "The Giving Tree". It also matches some personal donations. This has been in overdrive in recent days. On and on and on. In all of this, I have no idea what comes next. No one does. But I thank God for the people here and places like this. Thank you, Centro.

    Cons

    We are services-oriented company. Building our own tech. In the Advertising Sector. In 2020. Expect all of the inherent challenges that come with that.

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    Centro Response

    April 10, 2020Centro

    Thank you for your heartfelt words and appreciation! Centro has always been a special place, and that is only more evident in times of crisis when we come together, support each other, and persevere. Although this is a scary and uncertain time for us all, we continue to believe that transparency and doing the right thing in regards to the happiness, safety, and health of our people and their families is a top priority. You said it best – we’ll get through this together! If you have any additional thoughts, feel free to email us at tellusmore@centro.net. -EVP, Talent and Development

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Centro has the best people and they're always rooting for you

    Cons

    People stay for a long time so it can be hard to move up


  3. "Best company to work at"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Client Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited paid time off, flexible work schedule, amazing management

    Cons

    none I can think of

  4. "Great Company with an awesome Manifesto!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    They put People before a quota/profit. That’s why the profit roles in. They focus on people first!

    Cons

    No cons!!!! Great opportunity! Take it if you get an offer!

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  5. "Centro"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ad Operations Specialist in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good work culture

    Cons

    Work load. Poor career path

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible culture and great values. Unlimited PTO. Career growth opportunities. Good benefits package. Flexible WFH now.

    Cons

    Get ready to work late and a TON. Low pay. Stressful. Incredibly cliquey.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Mostly good, hours can be tough"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Centro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People really care about you on a personal and professional level

    Cons

    Very understaffed and leadership has unrealistic goals of growing revenue while not appropriately staffing the team to do so, leading to long hours for the people who stick it out.

    Centro Response

    February 19, 2021Centro

    I appreciate you getting in touch with your feedback! Caring about people professionally and personally is truly the goal and I’m so happy you feel that at Centro. We hear that some teams are feeling understaffed and have had to put in some long hours. I am diligently working with department and regional leaders on workload distribution to ensure that everyone can get back to a better work like blend and work together efficiently to continue to grow revenue. If you have any additional feedback about your team, I would appreciate hearing from you directly or at tellusmore@centro.net. April, EVP, Media Services and Operations

  8. "Great DSP Experience and Training!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Media Specialist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    - Loved my coworkers, great perks - Work/life balance - WFH Options

    Cons

    - Some disorganization with alignment and roles

    Centro Response

    February 19, 2021Centro

    Thank you for your kind feedback! I’m happy to hear that you loved your coworkers – our people continue to make Centro a great place to work! Additionally, I’m glad our perks, work life balance, and remote work options created a supportive and positive experience for you during your time here. Thank you for touching on role alignment because we’ve recently done a lot of work to better structure our performance and promotion assessments, career development tracks, and internal opportunities. This should add a lot of clarity to these processes. We continue to stay committed to the growth of our team members and Centro as a whole and are always striving to improve, so please reach out at tellusmore@centro.net if you have any additional feedback in this area! Emily, EVP, Talent and Development

  9. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Media Specialist 

    I have been working at Centro full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow your media career!

    Cons

    Hours can sometimes be a little long

    Centro Response

    February 19, 2021Centro

    Thank you for getting in touch! We are glad that you’re growing your career with us! We recognize that the hours can sometimes get long, and appreciate your efforts. A healthy work life blend remains a top priority for us and we are increasing team resources. If you have anything else to add, please email tellusmore@centro.net. April, EVP, Media Services and Operations

  10. "sales specialist"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Cairo
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Centro full-time

    Pros

    selling products online dealing with people over 65

    Cons

    getting a wealthy commission and dealing in family enviroment

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