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Helpful (2)

Continuously improving

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Global company. Lots of opportunity. The product/technology WORKS. Smart people. Productive, collaborative, fast-growth, fun environment. The company has grown tremendously over the last year and yes, there were some bumps and bruises along the way. Moving the corporate office from Palo Alto to New York was not an easy task and there were casualties, as expected. Moving out of start-up mode has also been difficult...and turnover both company-initiated and employee-initiated was expected. However, what Criteo does really well: Identifies the best talent, nurtures that talent, allows that talent opportunities (including global opps) Recognizes the high demands the company makes on its employees for top performance and tries to reward that (work hard, play hard) Tries to be competitive in all aspects of the industry (as an employer, as a product, as a partner) Great benefits (medical, wellness, perks) Awesome work spaces (Paris, London, NY, Boston, etc)

Cons

Growth can bring on cumbersome process and layers of management. It makes turning the ship much more difficult and no longer as nimble as it used to be.

Advice to Management

More vacation time! And don't "over-process" the process!

Other Employee Reviews for Criteo

  1. Helpful (5)

    Good technology but Corporate Politics and lack of culture dominate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time

    Pros

    Great technology which performs very well for advertisers & publishers alike. Benefits within the US have become much better within the past few months. Very competitive with other ad-technology firms. Good potential.

    Cons

    Corporate politics play such a huge role within Criteo that it is suffocating at times. If you've heard the old adage of perception is reality and you like that time of environment then Criteo is for you. Many people here spend their entire day looking for ways to pander to senior management, both in the US and abroad. Europeans are brought over to the US market without knowledge of this very complex environment. Criteo has become a revolving door where employees are either fired or they leave as they were brought here under false pretenses. The Europeans do not value the role or knowledge that Americans can bring to the table. Very dissapointing in a growing & profitable international company. There is no culture here. Culture is something that should be bread from the highest executives down to the rank & file. This is not the case at Criteo. Top executives hope that culture will just organically crop up, which is never the case. Take a look at some of the best companies to work for (Zappos, Google, Salesforce, Yahoo!). Their CEO's take pride in infusing corporate pride, fun & hard work. Also, terrible commission structure for Business Development, Sales, & Account Management.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees more with less micromanagement. Stop infusing (forcing) Europeans who do not understand the US market into the organziation. They add little to NO value.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Criteo GO GO GO - it's the real thing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is a rocket ship. A great ride. It is successful and growing because it is founded by and populated with a lot of wicked smart people creating, improving, selling, implementing and managing an advertising solution that actually produces outstandng results for its clients. It is growing rapidly but is still approachable. It is re-investing its own profits in growing the company. Visit our offices in Paris, London, NYC, Tokyo, Palo Alto, etc. and you will find a founder or an early stage employee sitting at a table working (yes working hard) but doing so because they see that they are involved in a true WIN/WIN/WIN situation. You might also see that person sharing a meal or a game of ping-pong.

    Cons

    If you are looking for an easy job, working as few hours as possible, you should stop reading this review and move on to the next company. There are plenty of bloated companies out there that might want you to join them so you can hide behind your monitor waiting for 5P. Let me address some of the Cons I have read in other reviews: 1) There is plenty of free food 2) If you don't like reporting on your sales progress - you should be thinking about another profession. 3) If you don't like Yahoo guys - good luck, they are running a disproportionate amount of stuff out there, not just at Criteo 4) Healthcare is now best of class 5) Offices are great - check out Paris, London, NYC - all new within the last 6 months I too have seen the changes in the team and management over the past 2 years - and with a couple of exceptions I can say that those people who were terminated were let go for good reason. No one at Criteo takes terminating any employee lightly. One CON - yes, another week of PTO would be appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to impose a media company culture on what is fundamentally a technology company and performance oriented solution.


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