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.
I worked at Turn full-time (More than a year)
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.
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.
I applied online. I interviewed at Turn (Syracuse, NY) in June 2017.
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.