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Turn Overview

Redwood City, CA
201 to 500 employees
2004
Company - Private
Business Services
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Turn, the independent ad tech company, delivers real-time insights that transform the way leading media agencies and enterprises make marketing decisions. The Turn platform enables anonymous audience planning, data centralization, cross-device advertising, and advanced ... Read more

Mission: Turn powers the quest for truth in marketing. We empower our customers with confidence at the moment of decision, to make smarter, more informed decisions and take greater control of their omnichannel marketing activities.

Turn Reviews

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Turn CEO Bruce Falck
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    "It was fun while it lasted."

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people. Simply put. They hired the cool, young attractive rockstars, we were all motivated. I remember the first day I joined and the interview process was sensational. They took the time to actually get everything done, we met our colleagues, our managers and got straight to work. It was the time they just raised Series E, and we all had a lot to look forward to . There was no politics, no drama, nothing, we just did everything we could and it was the first time in almost a decade I could see I joined one of the best companies in the world. We had stolen so many engineers from Google and Facebook and we literally had it all. It was great while it lasted, like most fairy tales, everything must come to an end.

    Cons

    Welp, - probably from the very top we started seeing the politics in its full force. We soon realized we were all not doing as well as we did before. I personally was sidelined with some silly projects and in constant battle with people for the stupidest things. We were completely out of whack and everybody was either trying to save their jobs or cover up. We had totally lost what we built. I still think to this day that Turn had everything to succeed, we just didn't point the arrow in the right spot. It's interesting to see how success turns to disaster in such a short period of time. But having said that, as humans I strongly believe that if you actually are passionate about something, whether youre the SVP or the Peon Intern, you can make a difference. And that thought had failed miserably through the time as well. It has been 3 years since I had joined and worked there, i miss the good times but man when it got bad it was awful.

    Advice to Management

    Probably doesn't make much sense to advise now. Now that the acquisition completed, there were probably reasons for the way this story ended. I'd say to the new management team, please keep in mind what got Turn to where it did, and try to continue along that path. Keep the happy spirit, all of the great technology, interesting customers and just enjoy what you had.

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Turn Photos

Turn photo of: With our Engineering Shadow Program, engineers spend time with salespeople to learn about their day-to-day tasks and challenges.
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Turn photo of: Turn-Redwood City employees enjoy the company's annual summer picnic.
Turn photo of: Employees at our In Champaign, IL, office participated in the Light the Night free bike light distribution event for our annual Global Give Back week.
Turn photo of: Turn's New York office enjoyed a cruise for its annual summer event.
Turn photo of: Wolf Konstant and Max Knight mix drinks for a Turn Cares charity event at our New York office.
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Turn Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Syracuse, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Turn (Syracuse, NY) in June 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for multiple positions on the career website on May 25th and received a phone screen invite on June 1st. After which the process was pretty quick and straightforward. All the interviewers were very friendly and helpful. The responses from Turn were very quick and the process of scheduling the next interviews was smooth. The questions were mostly only technical and related to data structures and OOP concepts. Solid understanding of CS basics such as algorithms and data structures will get you through the interviews with ease.

    Interview Questions

    • The team wanted me to solve the coding questions in Java
      Interview #1: 3 coding questions.
      Interview #2: Linked List based question. After i was done with the the code, they made changes to the questions just to check if I could make the appropriate changes to my code.
      Interview #3: Basic concepts based questions and resume go-through
      Interview #4: Onsite like interview. Because of a different location, i gave 4 rounds on hangouts. 2 rounds were on system design and 2 rounds were completely coding.

      Got +ve reply the very next date.   Answer Question
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Turn Awards & Accolades

  • Best B2B Integrated Ad Campaign, Internet Advertising Competition, 2016
  • OnMedia Company of the Year, AlwaysOn, 2014
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