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dataxu Reviews

Updated 23 Mar 2020

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3.1
51%
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dataxu Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Baker
Mike Baker
64 Ratings
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  • "Senior management values time-in-seat more than productivity(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome work place"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant people all around. Senior management is super knowledgable and at the same time approachable. Relevant technologies to play with. Company believes in its employees.

    Cons

    Nothing as such but should try focus on how to market the company.

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    dataxu2015-05-21
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore

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

    Pros

    Work life balance. Can learn big data

    Cons

    Company got closed. Nothing else

    dataxu2019-10-07
  3. "Great place to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time

    Pros

    Intellectual people around, work-life balance and lots of learning

    Cons

    Poor management Most teams still not fully staffed

    dataxu2019-08-07
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to work"

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    Former Employee - Lead Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent and motivated co workers Easy going The India Leadership is excellent

    Cons

    The company can be a lot more aggressive to achieve new heights

    dataxu2017-04-12
  5. "Always a challenge to tackle"

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    Former Employee - Account Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and good product. There is never a dull day at dataxu as the landscape within martech is always evolving and dataxu try as best as possible to keep up with the changing tides. Ambitious but realistic leadership means you feel constantly challenged.

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of clear direction on the product direction but on the whole a great place to work.

    dataxu2020-03-23
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Management (Mike Baker) consistently made bad choices"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time

    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.

    dataxu2019-11-06
  7. Helpful (14)

    "Mike Baker and his hubris drove this company into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Survivor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Absolutely none. This toxic environment scarred everyone for life.

    Cons

    Fire sale to Roku --no one made money except top mgmt -- with $88m in investment and only a $75m cash payout from Roku - do the math. Mike Baker whose hubris has no limits should once and for all go down in history as a failure. Good job Mike -- no value, no payout except for jerks like you and empty suits like Bruce Journey...

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    dataxu2019-10-31
  8. "Its a Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at dataxu full-time for more than 3 years

    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.

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    dataxu2019-08-22
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Company Failing Due To Manager Negligence"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Openwork environment. Free soda. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Manager inexperience. CEO Negligence. Not letting anyone grow within the company.

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    dataxu2019-08-20
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Falling fast and hard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at dataxu full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great coworkers, plenty of smart and hard-working people all around

    Cons

    - 3 “re-orgs” (layoffs) just in 2019 - upper management woefully out of touch with reality and has no understanding of how to keep company afloat and employees motivated - pays below market

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    dataxu2019-08-10
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