At MediaAlpha, 100 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 28 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 5.58. It was published on Apr 6, 2016. 1308 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
Management hires people who fit in well here.
We're all in this together.
Management shows a sincere interest in me as a person, not just an employee.
We have special and unique benefits here.

What They Do

We asked MediaAlpha to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

MediaAlpha is an advertising technology company that develops programmatic advertising platforms, bringing transparency and efficiency to the buying and selling of performance media. MediaAlpha’s exchange technology powers transparent, real-time private and open exchanges for insurance and other vertical-specific performance media.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Redmond, Washington US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Los Angeles, California; Carson City, Nevada; Tampa, Florida US Employees: 32
US Revenues: $105.51 million Worldwide Revenues: $105.51 million
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2010

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Perks and Programs

We asked MediaAlpha to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Work Life Balance: MediaAlpha has adopted an unlimited paid time off (PTO) policy. The goal is to ensure that you are taking care of yourself, your family and able to contribute to MediaAlpha from a fresh and healthy place. Before you start to feel like you are on the edge of burning out, take time to decompress. Whether that means going to the gym, taking a vacation, or just unplugging from it all for a little while. We love our work, but we understand that family comes first.
  • Focus on Family: MediaAlpha offers 12 weeks of paid time off to bond with a new child, whether that child joins your family through birth or adoption. Primary caregivers – women or men – are offered up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave. Non-primary caregivers are offered 2 weeks of paid time off.
  • Wellness Program: To support your health and wellbeing, MediaAlpha will provide Fitbit activity trackers to help you monitor and achieve your personal fitness goals. In addition, we will also reimburse gym membership dues up to $50 per month.
  • On-Site Massage: To promote a positive and healthy work environment, MediaAlpha coordinates monthly office massages to help the team relax and recharge.
  • Birthday Hookie: To celebrate your special day, take the day off. And if your birthday happens to fall on a Monday, take a Friday off instead. Either way, make sure you celebrate you and enjoy a day to yourself.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement: Because people are our most valuable assets, MediaAlpha encourages employees to further their professional development by reimbursing certifications, continuing education, seminars and conferences.
  • Matching Charitable Gifts: MediaAlpha believes in the value of giving back to our communities. To support the work of charitable non-profit organizations, MediaAlpha will match employee contributions to qualified organizations, up to $2,500 per employee, per calendar year.
  • Weekly Lunches: We order lunches for team members 3 times a week. We value spending time together and taking a break.
  • Office Kitchen: Our kitchens are stocked with flatware, dishes, condiments and unlimited snack, fresh fruits and drinks. Grab an apple and peanut better or some popcorn and a drink when you feel like a snack.


3% 401(k) match of employee's contribution, up to 3% of an employee's salary100% Company-paid health coverage for employees
100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents


  • 401(k) plan
  • Pre-tax savings account


  • Free snacks during the day
  • Free lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Free breakfast foods on a regular, daily basis
  • Free beverages during the day
  • Subsidized lunch on a regular, daily basis
  • Massage therapy
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Unlimited Paid time off after one year of full-time employment 3 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
3 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
60 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave
10 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)10 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. Not all employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


    • Medical care
    • Vision care
    • Mental health care
    • Fertility treatments
    • Dental care
    • Prescription drug subsidy
    • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)


    • Subsidized offsite gym memberships

      Community Involvement & Philanthropy

      $2,750 Philanthropic donations in last year $2,750 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


      • 1 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
      • Married employees in same-sex or heterosexual relationships receive the same benefits
      • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

      Executive Diversity

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      How to Get Hired

      We asked MediaAlpha for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

      What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

      MediaAlpha has no pure “managers” and only hires experienced individuals who are expected to work independently, yet collaboratively, as needed. Our work culture also encourages and rewards team members to do excellent work and find “beauty” in their work product, whether it’s a sales presentation, lines of code or a simple email. The company strives to hire and inspire thoughtful, altruistic and talented people with meaningful work and mission.

      What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

      The MediaAlpha team is articulate, accountable, honest and considerate of our teammates. We seek out others who share these attributes, showing a desire to work hard and be better today than you were yesterday. Most importantly, be your true self. 

      Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

      Our technology department is growing. We are always looking for talented software engineers. 

      What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

      We’re a small team of smart people who move fast. If you are interested in making a difference in the world of technology, show us your passion and excitement to do more than the status quo.   

      hiring Outlook

      5 Job openings forecast for coming year 146% Job Growth
      38 Average applicants per opening 750 Applications received
      18 Positions filled in past year 10% New hires by employee referrals
      18 New positions created 2 Jobs filled by current employees
      4% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
      * All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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