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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    Turn has been a great experience

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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 (more than a year)


    There are a lot of benefits to working at this company:

    Aside from medical insurance and the traditional things provided by employers, Turn has free catered lunch everyday, PLUS a fully stocked fridge with incredible foods and snacks available at your convenience. In SF, we have beers and ping pong and office vibe is social. If you want to eat alone at your desk, you can do that. If you want to eat with your coworkers, you can also do that in the conference room - and it's quite nice.

    We have unlimited vacation days - which some people ask - what does that really mean?!
    It means no one is counting, so if you want to take a week off, as long as it works with your manager and your team, GO FOR IT! And not only that, but when you get back from vacation, you don't have to feel guilty about the fact that now you have a sad, 7-10 days left, which someone in HR is counting and will hold you to.

    You can work from home if you need to. People do it, people don't abuse it. If you need to work from home one day, no one is going to look at you like you are worthless the next day, because a lot of us have done it every now and then.

    We have company meeting once a month - which if you are in Redwood City or San Francisco you can attend in person. It is fun, informative, and again - food and beverages are aplenty.

    The company policy is transparency, and people can ask just about anything at company meeting. Now, whether the response is incredibly helpful or not is a toss up, but still at least you can see what's on people's mind and see how the management reacts to it.

    In addition, we get to expense gym, cellphones, transport and much more to a certain extent. Bike repair? you name it. To the people who are complaining below - I have no words! We really do get a lot, and I am grateful.


    Now, the only perk we do not get is 401 K match. If that's your thing, we don't have it, and it doesn't seem like we are going to have it anytime soon.

    Management at this company is an issue. I can't figure out if it is because people are spreading themselves thin, because they don't want to do something beyond what they are expected to, or because they are lazy. It just seems like the managers actually have no idea how to manage, and the VPs are not leading as you would expect VPs to lead.

    Internal communication is an issue. There is a lot to know about how Turn works, and either we begin to work together and help each other, or information will get lost and facets of the company will suffer.

    Morale at the company is not great at the moment, I hope that changes.

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Turn Interviews

Updated Feb 2, 2015
Updated Feb 2, 2015

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    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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