Turn – Why Work For Us?


Turn has been transforming the way Fortune 1000 marketers and their agencies make decisions since we started doing business in 2006. Turn is:

  • The largest independent company in the advertising technology sector and the recognized leader in platform-based mobile, video, display, and Facebook advertising.
  • The only advertising technology available on five continents that provides digital advertising strategy and execution from a single platform.
  • An early pioneer of data-driven advertising, having delivered one of the industry’s first programmatic ad impressions in June 2009.
  • Honored by Deloitte as the fastest growing software company in Silicon Valley in 2012 and #24 on their 2012 Technology Fast 500 list.
  • Provider of a lightning-fast technology platform that responds in as little as 10 milliseconds to half of the world’s Internet page views.
  • A technology-first company, committed to making big data infrastructure available to customers on five continents on a self-service, subscription basis.

We’re looking for innovative and passionate people who want to change the world of advertising forever. Are you an expert in big data and algorithms? Internet-scale systems? Does being part of a high-growth Silicon Valley startup get you excited? Join our team.



A full package of benefits allows Turn employees to reach their full potential. You’ll enjoy best-in-class insurance plans, generous time-off programs, fitness memberships, creative office spaces, and family-friendly policies that help you achieve work-life balance.


At Turn, we’re interested in developing leaders that will change the face of the industry. To support our regular promotion schedule, we offer management courses from U.C. Berkeley and NYU, as well as employee development sessions hosted by leadership experts.


Turn empowers employees to take care of the communities where we operate. We support time-off for volunteering, match your contributions to your favorite non-profits, mandate recycling in all offices, and offer incentives for using public transport.

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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 an 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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    I applied online – interviewed at Turn.

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    Applied online and got an email from HR. Had a phone interview with one of their engineer. Question was easy but I wasnt prepared so I couldnt get an offer.

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Turn Awards & Accolades

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Top 100 Companies, OnMedia, 2008
OnMedia Company of the Year, AlwaysOn, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.turn.com
Headquarters Redwood City, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year

Turn delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading advertising agencies and enterprises make marketing decisions. Our integrated cloud platform enables data management, cross-channel advertising, and advanced analytics from a single login, along with point-and-click access to more than 150 integrated technology partners. Turn is headquartered in Silicon Valley and... More

Mission: We empower you with confidence at the moment of decision, helping you make smarter, more informed decisions and take greater control of your cross-channel marketing... More

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