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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    Pushing the envelop in the ad-tech industry

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been with Turn for almost 3 years and it has been an amazing experience so far.
    I came from a fortune 100 company and I did not know what to expect but let me tell you that this has been a great choice both at the personal level and for my career.
    If you want to learn how technology is reshaping the online marketing, Turn is the company for you, we innovate on a daily basis. More then 400 projects are delivered yearly by our talented engineering team.
    Coworkers are amazingly bright and always willing to help when necessary, in my team there is a great sense of union and support.
    Marketing team has done an amazing job to make our brand stand out as one of the most recognizable in Adtech, our clients love it and we get praised for it all the time (so kudos to the marketing team).
    Our technology is second to none, we beat all the other DSPs on 1:1 face offs hands down.
    My manager is amazingly supportive for all the activities related to my day to day job and empowers me to go above and beyond my daily duties for me to stand out and contribute to strategic team decisions.
    Him being a huge believer in work life balance help me find the perfect middle ground between long days of work and impromptu time offs to relax and recharge (thanks to the unlimited vacation time - which we do not abuse)
    People are recognized for being key contributors on a monthly basis in front of all the company's employes, it is a fantastic example of how hard work should be paid back.
    Salary and benefits are very good (401K match still missing but hopefully will be enabled soon)
    After almost 3 years I stay strong and love my job.


    Work can be hectic at times as clients are very demanding, but this should not scare you as this is normal in the ever changing world of ad-tech.
    Career path progression needs to be better define by HR so for all the employees to have a sense of timing and deliverable tied to their career advancement - I know this is a work in progress and will be addressed soon.
    As a market leader I feel we are giving too much attention to what the "others" are doing versus focusing on the areas that we want to innovate and lead upon - we have the potential to reshape the way marketers and brands will thrive in this almost saturated industry.

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    Turn needs to flourish as an enterprise level company, we have the technology and we have the resources .. work for it.
    Career paths needs to be defined asap to give a sense of progression and career ownership to your employees
    Empower anyone to share their vision on the strategic decisions for the company.
    The Exec team (VPs, SVPs) should make themselves more visible to the work force via monthly meetings or other means so to re-establish a sense of leadership and guidance that at times is only visible during our company-wide marketing / sales events.

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Turn Interviews

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015

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Interview Difficulty




    Software Engineer In Test Interview

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    The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Turn.

    Interview Details

    Telephone technical interview, involves coding via google doc. First asked two conceptual questions about internet browsers and testing in general, very reasonable. Then write some code for some search problem.

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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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