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Great place to work for as Software Engineer!

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Quantcast full-time (more than an year)

Pros

* Great Culture
- Lots of smart people
- Management does recognize individual contribution

* Technology
- Interesting technical problems to be solved!
- Lots of cool technologies and a wide range of languages being used in production, such as Java, Python and Go
- Encourage cross-functional movement

* Compensation
- Good salary, bonus and stock options
- Good perks

* Overall
- Company is doing great financially
- Company is growing rapidly

* Fun
- Best Ping Pong team among San Francisco Tech Companies

Cons

Cannot think of any at the moment

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Great Company. Brightest people in the industry. Engineering Centric. Lacking in communication structure & management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great perks. The brightest people in the industry you'll get to work with. Great technology company with strong products. A lot of exciting changes as the company is going through an aggressive growth stage. Very generous with benefits and comps.

    Cons

    The company is going through a hyper growth stage and is too heavily sales driven. Loosing some of its cultural identity or defining it and becoming a bit too corporate. Poor/immature mid-management team. Very silo communications or transparency between department. HR department growth is lacking and is very much behind company's growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on developing your management team and ensuring they're better equip for success.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Lots of work, no recognition, and zero work-life balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Quantcast full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food (this is used to tie you to your desk for 10 hours).
    Great introduction into the programmatic space.
    Friday afternoon beer cart.

    Cons

    You will be required to work from at least 8-6 every day. If you leave before 6pm, you get stares of death from everyone around.
    You can hear a needle drop most days in the office and "fun" really isn't permitted. They love to pretend like everyone has fun, but as soon as you do it's seen as "goofing off".
    The interview process was absurd - throughout they will compare themselves to Google and after a gauntlet of phone interviews, they will bring you in for a 4-6 hour day interview where you will meet with at least 4-6 different people. They will then five you a taxing "homework assignment" that they will expect you to complete by the next day (i.e. stay up all night after your current day job to complete). If they like you, they will then give you an exam of some kind and have you come back in to give a presentation.
    Very little room to be yourself and have a personality. If you have weekly commitments outside of work, get ready to miss them. Your manager will complain to their bosses that you are not a "team player" and you'll most likely be reprimanded and/or fired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This isn't rocket science and we aren't saving the world. It's advertising and selling squares on the internet. Please loosen up your grip a bit and embrace your employees. You expect the world from your employees but don't give them room to breathe or instill confidence. The office feels like a prison rather than a world of collaboration. If you want to be like Google (as many of the leaders say), then embrace quirkiness, don't be afraid to have fun, and don't expect humans to be robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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