Quantcast Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
81 Reviews
4.5
81 Reviews
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Quantcast CEO & Co-Founder Konrad Feldman
Konrad Feldman
40 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The best part has been meeting such interesting people at lunch and dinner (in 10 reviews)

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


Cons
  • It's also a fast-growing company which means that there's far more immediate opportunity than resources sometimes allow (in 4 reviews)

  • No concern for career development (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great people, great culture, interesting problems, and a bright future.

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

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

    Pros

    The scale we deal with is mind boggling and that makes otherwise simple problems require innovation. Every engineer has the opportunity to design and implement a lot of fun pieces of software. Employees are generally all A-players in their domain and extremely technical.

    Cons

    the rtb world is extremely fast paced and the company moves at breakneck speed, so if you are the kind of developer who likes a nice stree-free 9-5 work week this isn't the place.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stellar Company

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard-working, fun, motivated, cool, and attractive people. Free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Minimal pointless meetings

    Cons

    Office is too small, not enough meeting rooms

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    horrible sales strategy

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

    I worked at Quantcast full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great if you are an engineer, and challenging technical problems to work on

    Cons

    corporate sales team feels boiler room ish. old head of corporate sales ruled by fear and was only about 'call blitzes' (plus he was good at offending people, whilst oddly being charming to the rest of the company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    maybe figure out a way to be less of a commoditized adtech vendor and a true partner. nobody cares about the 'first-party data' slogan.. it's way overused in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

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    • 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 for 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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Challenged every day, motivated by the talent and rewarded by management with growth and salary.

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

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

    Pros

    Great collaboration between really intelligent people, empowered to make a change, resources (albeit limited at times) to make those changes, excellent culture, great vision by executive team, overall really rewarding to be a part of this successful start up.

    Cons

    Always changing industry and technology is great but exhausting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to invest in hiring people and rewarding those that contribute so greatly to the company. Whether by public or private recognition, salary increase or other perks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work for as Software Engineer!

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    • 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 for more than a 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
  8. 2 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 for more than a 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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

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

    Pros

    I've been at Quantcast just over a year and can say with confidence this company is doing the right thing. They are thought leaders taking a marathon approach to RTB vs. most players in the space who just sprint to the next easy dollar.

    Cons

    As a growing company, Quantcast has some room for improvement in some basic benefits - 401K match, maternity/paternity leave, etc. If they were to fine tune these, it would put them over the top. These are basics at most tech companies in the Bay Area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent and open with employees. It's great to feel confident in the vision of the company and feel empowered to shape our future

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Holy sh!*

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

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The smartest people I've ever worked with from places like Google, Cisco, NASA.... You know, the scrub companies. Ha!
    The best benefits you could ask for.
    Amazing product and reputation for the product actually working!!!
    Encourage innovation.
    They give back to the community.
    Catered breakfasts, lunches, dinners.
    Everyone is SOOOOOO freaking nice!

    Cons

    Nothing comes to mind no matter how hard I try. I have a 20 word minimum, so I'll say they could stop being so awesome? LOL

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing exactly what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Quantcast Response

    Jun 10, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    Thanks for the review! We love it here too!!

  11.  

    Fun times, interesting challenges.

    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    The people are a lot of fun and the work is very interesting. I've learned an incredible amount there, and feel like I'm meaningfully contributing to the products. The scale of the problems you get to tackle are enormous, and you can quickly get complete ownership over the development of major features. The food is good, and it's fairly easy to maintain a good work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's online advertising, you're not exactly curing cancer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Match charitable contributions. It'd be great to have more opportunities to give back.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Quantcast Response

    Jun 10, 2014Recruiting Coordinator

    We love to hear that our employees are challenged and interested in their work! Thanks for the review!

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