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Good technology, bad mid-level managers and sales environment

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Criteo

Pros

The technology and investment in engineers make Criteo stand out. They have a competitive advantage in that they have developed best in class technology and continuously improve the product offering in competitive marketplace. For an engineer or a technical role, this is a great company to be a part of.

Cons

The (sales) work environment is extremely unpleasant and unproductive. In the US, there is little communication between mid and upper level management, leading to confusion, misinformation and intimidation when numbers are not up to par. As another reviewer mentioned, you are only as good as your last week, and mid level managers have made it clear that anyone can be canned at any moment.

The potential for this company to foster a great environment is there, but unfortunately inexperienced managers and politics have stifled employees and created a high churn rate. Managers from the UK office are often in the US and implement drastic changes (processes, target clients, number of employees), sending the US team into a nervous frenzy. This type of boiler room, pit everyone against each other mentality is not how Criteo initially positioned itself, but given that your manager has complete control over you, this is unfortunately what it has become.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure your mid-level managers are fit to manage and not just good sales people. Set achievable targets and work with employees on professional development and a growth path.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Overhyped...not worth it!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the companies where many people want to work, Great knowledge sharing and education - you'll learn a lot about the industry. Has a good reputation overall..

    Cons

    Stay away from smb department!

    You'll be sold on all the awesome benefits of working at Criteo like bonus, equity, opportunity to advance, a lot of responsibility bla bla bla. The bonus minuscule to the point of being worthless as the targets will be set so high that you won't be able to achieve 100%..

    The company is hiring a lot of middle managers and not promoting from within.

    Politics have started to creep in and take a major hold.

    Management is very self-centered only caring for their gross margins specifi. Every step taken is very tactical and the human aspect of the job is not even considered. Its all about numbers numbers and again numbers..you are as good as your last week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Life is not all about money and numbers. Make it fun to work for Criteo..everyone is so disgusted that your ego even prevents you from noticing it..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Continuously improving

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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