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Criteo Overview
Paris (France)
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CRTO)
Information Technology
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded by a small group of great minds at a start-up incubator in Paris, Criteo rapidly became the global leader in digital performance advertising in a few short years. Driving this growth: tech superiority and data-rich customer insights, measurable ROI for our clients, and ... Read more

Mission: Digital personalized performance advertising is what we do. And it's what we do best.

Company Updates

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    Soft Surroundings: Facebook DPA Case Study | Criteo

    In 2014, women's retailer Soft Surroundings noticed a flattening of sales and reach from their existing performance marketing campaigns. With the all-important holiday season looming, they partnered with Criteo to expand their display and social retargeting and grow sales.

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    Criteo Apparel Trend Report

    The rules for success in the apparel category are changing rapidly & may not be what retailers expect. Here's what you need to know to stay competitive.

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Criteo – Why Work For Us?

A Transformative Company Committed to Excellence

Criteo is the global leader in digital performance advertising, delivering targeted ads with easily measurable ROI for customers. What makes us different? That we can prove measurable ROI. And with 90+% customer retention, it's safe to say, our customers have noticed. 

Founded in 2005 in the back of a Paris cafe, the company now has grown to 2,500 employees in 30 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific, serving 14,000 advertisers worldwide and with direct relationships with 17,500 publishers.

The secret to our success? The Criteo Engine. With our sophisticated predictive software algorithms, coupled with deep insights into consumer intent and purchasing habits, we are able to deliver highly personalized ads for our customers.



Disrupt the world of digital advertising.

At Criteo, we offer a unique opportunity to help reinvent the world of digital performance advertising. You will contribute to and shape our innovation process to drive new ways for advertisers to attract, and sell to, online buyers. 

Be valued.

Chart your own course. We put tremendous effort into developing career paths, and we encourage people to move forward by trying new roles, whether that is in another department or on the other side of the world.

Be empowered.

Even though we’ve grown to over 2500 employees, we still maintain the ethos of a start-up. We encourage our employees to take on new challenges and risks.

Be fulfilled.

From s’mores bars and on-site yoga to hackathons and standing desks, our incredible and dedicated work experience teams are committed to creating an amazing work environment. Our offices are full of hard work, fun, food and celebration.

The culture of an international startup. The success of a high growth tech company.

We’re a company that’s sharply aware our world is primarily driven by technology. At Criteo we face some of the most challenging, but interesting problems in the tech industry. We work at a scale of speed, performance and complexity that few others in the industry can competewith. Every day is different and we’re proud to make it a culture that always challenges your skills.

Our R&D Culture

Empowerment: We believe in hiring the best engineers in the industry and then letting them get on with what they do best – designing, coding and releasing state of the art software.

Mobility: In our Voyager program our engineers get to pick which team they want to work on for 2-4 weeks, boosting collaboration, networking and maybe even leading to switching teams.

Agility: We work in a fast pace environment where we build and release stuff frequently to deliver value soon and adapt to changes quickly.

Variety: We have many ways to get your code to production including our Hackathon, 10% projects, Voyager and more.

Multicultural: You will work with diverse perspectives, alongside global team players and some of the brightest minds in the industry 

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    * Great work atmosphere
    * Excellent benefits
    * Career opportunities
    * Mobility (how cool is to work in Sydney, Tokyo, Singapore or Paris for a while?)
    * You can really make a difference
    * Management cares about you
    * Some teams feel like family


    Every family has issues :) so:
    * Cultural fit is a must - and might be a challenge to some.
    * Fast growing business means fast-paced work - again, not for the faint of heart.

    Advice to Management

    Keep-up the spirit! No fear, do the right thing and go-go-go!

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Criteo Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Criteo (Palo Alto, CA).


    I was contacted by recruiters at Palo Alto. We decided to skip the phone interviews since i am local and kinda have a schedule. This is one the best interviewing processes I ever had. The recruiter is very friendly, flexible, and caring the candidate. I didn't feel it was an interview, more like a discussion between friends. Everyone i met was super friendly.
    World-class engineering team, very interesting and promising products, nice office space and location, Great perks. Due to my personal reason (go to a diff area), i didn't move forward; but Criteo is like a hidden gem in silicon valley. Highly recommend.

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Criteo Awards & Accolades

  • Criteo #6 best places to work in Spain (100 - 249 employees), Great Place to Work Spain, 2016
  • Best Places to Work, Great Places to Work® Institute, 2016
  • Best Workplaces Italia: Small, Great Places To Work, 2016
  • Top Places to Work (Information Technology), The Boston Globe, 2015
  • Best Places to Work New York, Crain's New York Business, 2014
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