Criteo Reviews

Updated July 8, 2015
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Criteo Co-Founder & CEO JB Rudelle
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Pros
  • Great product makes everything else easier (in 5 reviews)

  • Smart people, fun colleagues, healthy work environment (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Really just speaks to the challenges of working in a global company which is also a huge pro (in 3 reviews)

  • Don't dare attempt to prove the senior management wrong (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Business Development Manager

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Good work atmosphere - Opportunities in different countries - Growing business - Good business model and products

    Cons

    - Low comp & benefits - Middle management not great, don't bring a lot of added values to their team


  2. Helpful (4)

    Too bad the great start up died to become a huge factory that only runs for profits...

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice location, usually nice persons working there. And probably the best technology so far, so you happen to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Management is crap. Salaries are crap. Promotions not really based on competences. Some rules are established to stop anyone to pretend to a better salary or position for at least 6months/a year, but there are many examples of persons promoted twice the first year.

    Advice to Management

    Dare promoting employees that are not thinking the exact same way than you. Pay your employees better and stop bullshitting them.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company to work in but...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good and friendly working environment. Fast paced environment with constant innovation on technology. Staff know there job and are passionate about it.

    Cons

    Lost in the growth between start up and publicly listed company. HR management not at the expected level for this kind of company.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Worst management ever

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    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people in mid/junior level. Lovely benefits.

    Cons

    Far too many 'heads'-no room whatsoever for creativity or new ideas. There's a lot of two faced activity and job descriptions are vague. Has a culture of they'd rather pay someone to do it than do it themselves. Spend too much money on nothing. Don't dare attempt to prove the senior management wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new ideas and give staff a chance to prove you wrong.


  6. Helpful (1)

    great

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people to work with

    Cons

    salaries are below market price


  7. Helpful (4)

    Great people, culture needs some fixing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, fun colleagues, healthy work environment. Working hours are reasonable, even during crunch time. New MD (as of 5/2013) may have a positive impact.

    Cons

    In a growing company such as Criteo, the voluntary turnover in London is slightly too high. A few colleagues left because salaries stagnated (compared to the market and despite the company booming), others because of a few bad managers. Uneven management -- politics plays too big a role, unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    The office is truly very interconnected... best to boost all departments and raise all boats


  8. Great product at the moment (in a fast moving market), Criteo needs to keep innovating to stay atractive

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Teams are great: young and international, everyone comes from a different background, and a lot have a passion for tech. Sushi pizza Fridays, pool table, video games etc. What you should expect from a tech company. Criteo also keeps up with new tech (not always at it seems though), for example adapting its CPC model to a CPA model in order to suit advertiser's needs.

    Cons

    As the company is expending very fast, some decision can be slower to take, and everything new tech seems to be taking quite a while to be implemented. For example mobile is an area that a lot feel is exploding, yet Criteo seemed not to be dedicating lots of efforts in it a few months ago (things might have changed). Another point is that during my period there, a lot of management was hired directly from Yahoo, to leave afterwards, which certainly sent the wrong message to employees.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all your teams are happy and proud to work in Criteo, and make sure communication flows freely within the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Work hard and you'll be rewarded

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager-SMB in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager-SMB in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Especially the SMB department offers career progression. People are being rewarded and promoted if they perform well and show the right behaviour. New ideas are welcome and drive the business forward. You need to decide what you want in your career - if you are looking to work with the biggest clients SMB surely is not for you. If you are interested in building something new every day and career progression you should happily consider working for SMB. Your management will support you if you support them and they are aiming to pave the way for even more success.

    Cons

    Some employees dislike certain departments or Criteo products. Unfortunately, they tend to forget that a product or department does not say much about the people working there. It's all about career choices and not so much about the ability to work for one department or the other.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep hierarchies low and build good relationships with your employees!


  10. Helpful (6)

    Disappointing experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product, healthy growth rate

    Cons

    Hiring and firing culture unfortunately


  11. Helpful (5)

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    Former Employee - SMB in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - SMB in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Criteo full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A company with a great reputation, product and growth

    Cons

    Bad Management of staff – Especially in the SMB team You will be promised progression, and that if you have any ideas on how to improve a growing company to please bring suggestions to your weekly 1-2-1 meeting / interrogation. The reality is that you will be stuck in whatever role they give you. Some roles even within the same team will favour some and hugely disadvantage others. While the staff that are being recruited are mostly great and intelligent people, the atmosphere that is created by the managers and middle managers, creates fear among staff and even backstabbing and misdirection by the more senior staff in order to make sure that they stay ahead of new starters. Making any suggestions of improvement and equality are taken as a challenge to set systems and structures already in place that are obviously in need of changing as the company and teams grow. Main topics of discussions ‘at the watercooler’ are mainly about how unhappy people are and when they will be leaving. I feel so sorry for those that have battled against all of this in hope of an internal promotion, only to find that they will recruit someone external (Usually form Yahoo) to come in and cause more disruption and create more systems that that will obviously fail. The best part is, that when all of these doomed systems fail, they use a member of their staff / teams as scapegoat to cover up their own shortcomings. The worst experience of my career, and a waste of a year.

    Advice to Management

    Grow and nurture the talent that you have. They are all good enough to have leadership roles. People are not numbers, they are what make a company great!



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