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PubMatic Earns Great Place to Work Certification

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By Emma Newman, CRO, EMEA
February 21, 2023

PubMatic, an independent technology company delivering digital advertising’s supply chain of the future, has been recognized as a Great Place to Work®-certified company in the UK and Germany. Based solely on employee feedback from the Great Place to Work Trust Index® Survey, the certification measures multiple aspects of the employee experience, including maximizing human potential through effective leaders, meaningful values, and a deep foundation of trust.

At PubMatic, we pride ourselves on our collective ability to create an environment that celebrates and supports our employees. The adtech industry often faces challenges in diversity, equality, and inclusion resulting in turnover of staff, we continue to set ourselves apart by putting employee satisfaction and retention first in everything we do. Feedback from our clients and partners tells us that these efforts make a real difference to our service. We will continue to invest in the employees who make that possible by creating environments in which they feel truly valued and able to deliver their best work.

The Great Place to Work recognition is based on an anonymous 60-factor survey that collects employee responses and comments to paint a thorough picture of the day-to-day work environment and is regarded as the most definitive “employer-of-choice” recognition that companies aspire to achieve. It is the only recognition based entirely on what employees report about their workplace experience – specifically, how consistently they experience a high-trust workplace.

Putting people first

At PubMatic, we have several programs that support our employees to grow both professionally and personally. We recognize that growth means different things to different people and that delivering on our promise requires a breadth of opportunities that are available to everyone.

That’s why we run annual conferences, leadership courses, new manager training, functional development opportunities, sustainability workshops, and a variety of employee resource groups. We also run an annual hackathon – Innovate – that provides a forum for individuals to work on projects or ideas that fall outside their day-to-day work that they believe will drive better outcomes for our customers. The quality of the concepts that come out of Innovate is extremely high and many of these ideas end up on our product roadmap.

We’ve also found that a flexible work environment helps the team manage their lives in a balanced way. Teamwork and collaboration are critical, so we encourage teams to come together with purpose.

We encourage our team to focus on their physical and mental wellbeing. Some of the initiatives we have put in place are:

  • No internal meetings Friday afternoons so people have the time to wrap up their week, rather than have admin tasks encroaching into their weekend
  • Monday mindfulness sessions
  • Training on how to identify and manage stress

Creating a model for continual improvement

Evaluating what works and what doesn’t is imperative if we’re going to continue to offer a best-in-class workplace. We run yearly engagement surveys to learn how people feel about their experiences at work. We also implement manager 360 reviews that enable us to identify areas where we can support our leaders to be the best managers possible. This helps ensure we’re working on the programs that support both the company and our employees’ personal growth. It tells us what we’re doing well and where we should maintain our focus.