Quantcast Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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Quantcast CEO & Co-Founder Konrad Feldman
Konrad Feldman
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Pros
  • The best part has been meeting such interesting people at lunch and dinner (in 13 reviews)

  • Smart people (even the non-engineers are pretty smart) who are also nice (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • The company is growing fairly rapidly, so there are still kinks being worked out to balance facilities/amenities with this growth (in 6 reviews)

  • No concern for career development (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    Great Company That has an awesome reputation in the space

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

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

    Pros

    - Love the people, perks and mix of clients you can work with
    - Advertising comes with having pride for the brands and clients your represent and that definitely happens here
    - Fun events and beer cart, nice seeing the CEO on the floor and events involved with others
    - Ability to sit down with an executive, director and head and get 1 on 1 time is amazing

    Cons

    - Cant hire quality people fast enough

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Great Culture

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

    I worked at Quantcast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart people, nice culture and lots of perks!

    Cons

    Management tends to focus too much on long-term.


  3. Helpful (2)

    Great start-up vibe and great people to be around

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Services
    Current Employee - Client Services

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology built from the ground up. Great perks and wonderful people to be around.

    Cons

    Not much I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the excellent work!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great Place for Sales Growth

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent product in the marketplace and positioned well for growth in the adtech space. Also pre-IPO and looking to go public in the 1-2 year range. Plenty of free food for lunch and dinner and snacks when you need them. Culture is great and the sales team is a fun-loving group that is very hard working. The training and support is dedicated and ongoing and really sets Quantcast apart when you look at similar companies. Good opportunities to expand your role and take on leadership roles or find new opportunities as you advance. Current leadership is a dedicated group with vision

    Cons

    Below average salary for the market and San Francisco itself. There is some balance when factoring in total compensation, but don't expect the base (or initial base + bonus) to blow you away. They are strong at recognizing and rewarding hard work and achievement, but in between these periods there is limited opportunity to "blow your number away" and pull in a large bonus

    At the current moment, there is also no 401k matching, gym benefit or commuter stipend


  6. Young company, good place to work

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

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

    Pros

    Great perks like happy hour and lunch

    Cons

    Management is sub par, restrictions on growth, lower salaries than average

    Advice to Management

    Work on employee retention


  7. Great leadership - motivate & challenge

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong leadership & role models who challenge and motivate. Exciting company, growing quickly.

    Cons

    Work life balance & benefits could use some additional focus.


  8. Helpful (5)

    Good But Lacking Competencies Required For Greatness

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

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

    Pros

    Fun, happy work environment in exciting industry.

    Filled with a lot of great people and personalities.

    Product is excellent. Great reputation. Major adtech player with a very bright future.

    CEO amongst other executives lead by example and are respected.

    In general, it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Lack of authority and accountability:

    We reward people that go beyond what's asked of them. We reward people for good, positive behavior, however, when it comes to people NOT doing their job, NOT doing what's asked or expected of them and NOT acting appropriately, there is a complete lack of consequences and accountability.

    Example: Leadership asks the entire organization to use a tool to communicate. Only half the people use it and the rest disregard request with no repercussion or worry of authority.

    Lack of communication:

    We under-communicate, both across departments and vertically. The channels to communicate aren't defined along as are the expectations as to who should be communicating. Everything, whether we added a new executive to the team, added a new feature to the product, or announced a major partnership is under-communicated from top to bottom and side to side. Leads to a whole lot of confusion, miscommunication and hearsay.

    Example: Major partnership formed or key executive joins/leaves company with little to no announcement made to the entire organization either via email or another means.

    Advice to Management

    Ask more of your employees. Communicate more with your employees. Lay down the law.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Innovative company on the cusp!

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

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

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

    Pros

    - Great product that consistently performs and drives value for customers
    - Massive data set is a huge competitive advantage
    - Good people are who intelligent and great to work with
    - Fun culture - people LIKE to stay late and get work done (free dinner doesn't hurt there either)
    - Great perks

    Cons

    - Not enough customer support resources
    - Unclear company mission and values
    - Product Management is far too disconnected from sales and client services.
    - Weak marketing presence
    - Inconsistent career pathing

    Advice to Management

    What's the reason Quantcast exists? Over-communicate the company goals and values (qualitative, not just we need to do $X in revenue). Leadership should have a clear message to the company so all employees are looking in the same direction. Imbalance in emphasis between Measure (non-paid product) and Advertise (paid) leads to confusion in the market - company message and marketing needs to align better with Advertise. Quantcast should be a power player in adtech above lesser products from DMP's and DSP's but it doesn't yet carry the weight that it should. Sales needs a global leadership presence.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Fast Paced Growth, Things are Changing.

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

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

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

    Pros

    - high energy environment
    - plenty of challenging projects
    - great location

    Cons

    - recently some new senior leaders have come on board. they do not seem interested in getting around and speaking to the individual contributor level employees. when you see them in the hallways they look down or start working on their cell phone. it was not always this way!

    Advice to Management

    Get around the office more and speak to the individual contributors. Or at least say hello to people when you see them in the hallways. If you don't know their name, ask them. It feels like senior management is only speaking to other senior management ... does not bode well for QC.


  11. Helpful (5)

    Decent technology company, but you'll probably be happier elsewhere.

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

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

    Pros

    Good location, great social work environment. All the engineers that work there love to hang out and drink together. They have pool tables and ping-pong. There is decent catered lunch and dinner.

    The technology is cutting edge. There are a lot of challenges to solve.

    Cons

    The industry is terrible. There is little likelihood that the stock will be worth much. There is very little opportunity for growth professionally. The office is filthy, if you interview there, make sure you get them to take you on a walk around the floor. Also, they only show people the 8th floor when interviewing, which is nicer than the other floor.

    Advice to Management

    Put more work into training and mentoring existing employees.



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