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Current Employee - Sales Manager  in  Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)
Current Employee - Sales Manager in Saint-Pierre-d'Alvey (France)

I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than a year

Pros

Location is good. It is in central London.

Cons

Support, Career Development is not good.

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Career Development

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Criteo GO GO GO - it's the real thing

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great technology and leader in it's vertical, but "leadership challenged" in the US!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Criteo

    Pros

    Global digital marketing company from France, that's growing at a very fast pace in the US. Many competitors in the space, but Criteo's technology and business model make it a leader in it's vertical. Compensation is pretty good, so long as you're not one of the French transplants working on a company sponsorship (they get the raw end of the deal).
    Profitable company, that has smart engineers, great technology, dedicated employees and continues to open offices in new international markets. Company did host a very nice all hands summit outside of Paris last Summer, which the company paid for.
    Fast paced, dynamic start-up environment, with the backing of a very mature product and profitabliity, with tons of promise.

    Cons

    Have seen the US market go through serious growing pains over the last year, and the new leadership is suprisingly unpolished, given their experience. Recent growth has created a clear divide between Management and employees. Video killed the Radio Star and Middle Management killed the Culture. Sure, it's expected of a growing company, but high employee churn rate is never a good sign. I've seen way to many good people let go over the past year for less than adequate reasons, or leaving on their own because they don't want to put up with the new politics. HR has done NOTHING to address this issue.
    And prepare to be continually reminded of how lucky you are to be able to work for them. I don't know if this is a cultural thing rubbing off or what, but wow...really?
    Prepare to play the politics game...and if in sales prepare for Micro-management at it's fullest! (Is this a Yahoo thing? I've been told it is. Lot of ex-Yahoo in leadership..eh hem.. roles here).Hopefully that will change in time, but not until someone steps up, and takes accountability for creating a better culture there and eliminating the "lead by fear" approach.
    Typical operational challenges of an international media company.
    HR...what HR?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Work on creating a fun, creative, challenging culture, and recognize when good work and accomplishments are achieved! Happy employees are much more productive.
    - Reduce the employee churn! It's much more cost effective to keep talent than hire and train new talent. (And better for culture).
    - Build a REAL HR department and processes/procedures, that employees feel good about.
    - Keep up the great work on the technology, but focus some effort on the human element as well. The bigger the company gets, the more important the people within it become.
    - Hire LEADERS, not Managers! And get rid of the bad ones...they're toxic to the company! You know who I'm talking about.

    Criteo... GO GO GO!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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