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6 days ago

Network Architect, Network Operations and Engineering

Turn San Francisco, CA

As part of the Network Engineering Team within Technical Operations, the Network Architect will be an integral part of infrastructure growth and… Turn

14 days ago

Order Desk/Billing Analyst

Turn Redwood City, CA

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an energetic Order Desk & Billing Analyst to join our Finance group. This person will join a… Turn

20 days ago

Senior Manager, Facilities

Turn Redwood City, CA

Our successful Senior Manager will actively manage the maintenance, design, and planning of building space, equipment, and facilities team. Plans… Turn

6 days ago

Senior Software Engineer/Software Engineer in Test

Turn Redwood City, CA

We are looking for a smart and motivated senior software engineer / software engineer with a deep passion for automated testing to help design and… Turn

7 days ago

Lead/Senior Software Engineer, Distributed Systems

Turn Redwood City, CA

Were changing the way the world thinks about online advertising and we are looking for talented engineers to join the Platform team and help us take… Turn

6 days ago

Lead/Senior Software Engineer, Data Systems

Turn Redwood City, CA

Were changing the way the world thinks about online advertising and we are looking for talented engineers to join the Platform team and help us take… Turn

6 days ago

Scientist, Applied Science

Turn Redwood City, CA

Were changing the way the world thinks about online advertising and we are looking for talented engineers to join the Platform team and help us take… Turn

6 days ago

Sr. Operations Engineer, Technical Operations

Turn Redwood City, CA

As a member of Technical Operations Core Team, youll be part of a small team responsible for the 24/7 operational reliability, scalability, and… Turn

6 days ago

Software Engineer, Applications

Turn Redwood City, CA

We are looking for kick-ass software engineers to join our rapidly growing Applications team, responsible for all of the client-facing components at… Turn

15 days ago

Sr. Ad Operations Manager

Turn Redwood City, CA

Turn is seeking an experienced Sr. Ad Operations Manager who has a deep passion for the Digital Advertising space and Ad Operations. We are looking… Turn

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    A company in transition... lessons better than Biz School!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Turn full-time (less than a year)


    I've only been at the company for a few months, but the company takes incredibly good care of its employees. On the lighter side, it offers free lunch everyday, great benefits, a flexible work environment, casual culture, and a sweet ping pong table. On the professional side, there are a lot of very bright people within the company and you will get into intelligent conversations on a daily basis and learn a lot. You'll jump right in to your work and be managing your own projects immediately.

    The core technology and revenues of the company are close to, if not, market-leading. Turn is one of the few positioned within the crowded ad-tech space to IPO at a multi-billion dollar valuation.

    As you can read in other reviews, the company is undergoing a difficult time in figuring out how to get to that next level. Historically, the company, like any DSP has been driven by agency I/O dollars, and the team is trying to grow beyond just that revenue stream to something larger. This has caused for some level of internal dissent as the company plays out its next bet and figures out its path forward.

    A number of people have jumped ship as the company transitions, which, to each their own. However, and here's my soap box moment, realistically, this is a large business in the fast-growing and dynamic space of digital media. If you're a current employee considering a change seas to find the wind easily blowing at your back, go for it. But invariably, recognize that all businesses must go through periods of struggle and successes on their way to being a strong, defensible business for years to come. Soon to, the new company you join will very likely face difficulties and you'll be back again, trying to get ahead of the wind, and will never have built the spine to stare down when the wind is in blowing in your face. I've been at companies that have rebounded from near death to acquisition, companies that have gone bankrupt, and companies that have went up to the right -- we are not in a bad position.

    Joining Turn today means part of being a struggle to help a $1 billion dollar business to become a $5 billion dollar business. If you are considering other companies in the space, recognize that being at a point-player cross-device company with 5 engineers isn't changing digital media nor going public. A point player DSP with lower pricing may grow fast, but do you want to bet it's ever going anywhere beyond that? DSPs are quickly becoming commoditized and they too will feel margin squeeze soon. Ad-tech is finally consolidating and Turn is one of a few companies with a chance to become the next great company within the space -- you can be a part of it.


    During these rocky times, morale is a bit lower than normal as the company goes through an abnormal rate of churn relative to historical levels. Getting things done internally is excessively political and the company needs to be able to move faster on things and be more responsive to the market, when those things align with the future bet of the company. The strategy of the company is clear, but the roadmap there is quite fuzzy.

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    Decrease the level of politics and empower more people to make decisions day to day so that things can get done. Give people more meaning within their roles as to how personally they can help re-define the future of the company from just some DSP to something much greater. We don't need more ping-pong, beer, free happy-hours... embrace the current volatility and give us each a purpose!!!

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