At MediaAlpha, 98 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 54 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.13. It was published on Jul 10, 2018. 5448 Visitors

What Employees Say

People celebrate special events around here.
I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
Management recognizes honest mistakes as part of doing business.
I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position.
Management genuinely seeks and responds to suggestions and ideas.

What They Do

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

MediaAlpha innovates where programmatic technologies and native and metasearch media intersect, bringing unparalleled transparency and efficiency to performance marketers. Its technology platforms power over 50 million high-value transactions annually, representing more than $400 million in media spend across the insurance, travel, personal finance, education and home service verticals.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Los Angeles, California, 90017 US Sites: 4
Major Locations: Redmond, Washington, 98052; Tampa, Florida, 33776; Carson City, Nevada, 89701 US Employees: 59
Worldwide Revenues: $163.2 million Employees Worldwide: 59
Corporate Structure: Private Founded: 2010

MediaAlpha has been awarded:

Best Small & Medium Workplaces 2018 (ranked 12)

Best Small Workplaces 2017 (ranked 27)

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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.

  • Outstanding Medical Coverage : MediaAlpha covers 100% of the medical, dental and vision insurance premiums for team members and their dependents. 
  • 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.
  • Professional Development Reimbursement: Because people are our most valuable assets, MediaAlpha encourages team members 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 team member contributions to qualified organizations, up to $2,500 per team member, per calendar year.
  • Office Kitchens and Group Lunch: Our kitchens are stocked with flatware, dishes, condiments and unlimited snack, fresh fruits and drinks. Grab an apple and peanut butter or some popcorn and a drink when you feel like a snack. Additionally, we order group lunch for our team members 3 times a week.
  • 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, team members receive a gym membership stipend of $75 a 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.
  • Cell Phone Reimbursement: MediaAlpha reimburses $125 of your monthly cell phone bill.


100% Company-paid health coverage for employees 100% Company-paid health coverage for dependents
MediaAlpha Downtown Los Angeles


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off 6 days Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
6 days Paid sick days after one year of part-time employment Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Flexible schedule (100% use it)
  • Telecommute option (100% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Free Parking. Fully Stocked Kitchen with food, beverages, and snacks. On-site Massage.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 60 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
70 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take10 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
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 parents (including FMLA)60 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.


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$8,000 Philanthropic donations in last year $8,000 Total company-matched employee donations in last year


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Leadership Diversity


Workforce Diversity

EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2018 Awards Gala


MediaAlpha at The Smith Tower in Seattle

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?

We evaluate candidates based on conscientiousness, open-mindedness, selflessness, integrity, and drive. MediaAlpha's work environment is open, honest, and collaborative. We expect candidates to be candid with us in return about times and situations in which they have struggled (and thrived). The more honest candidates are, the better we know if they will be a great addition to the team. 

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

We care deeply about our team, our partners, and our product. We want people to join our team who love what they do and strive to produce great work. Show us your passion and excitement to do more than the status quo.

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

We are always looking for talented engineers to join our technology team. 

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

Our exceptional team is composed of talented and conscientious individuals who share a passion for doing great work and a pioneering spirit to identify new solutions that continually keep our company and our partners one step ahead. We believe in collaborating in an open work environment with candor and mutual respect. We highly value transparency, fairness and creating polished, beautiful work. If you share these values, have the drive and tenacity to push ahead as a leader in digital technology, and don’t shy away from hard, rewarding work, we encourage you to reach out to via LinkedIn or email us at 

hiring Outlook

10 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 79% Job Growth
193 Average applicants per opening 2,312 Total job applicants
1% New hires by employee referrals 15% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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