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Cardlytics Reviews

Updated December 5, 2018
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Cardlytics Co-Founder & CEO Scott Grimes
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  • "work/life balance can be difficult with the workload" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Being a start up can result in hard work and long hours" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employees have freedom to get their jobs done, very little micro-management, leadership encourages grass-roots events like work-outs, philanthropy, and fun events. Atmosphere is dynamic and collaborative. Management shares lots of business information so everyone understands the big priorities. Very successful platform with banks! This has got to be one of the best places in Atlanta to work.

    Cons

    Office location at PCM is fun but lunches and parking can be expensive. Also difficult to get to if you are OTP.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cardlytics is a super interesting business model with employees dedicated to its success. Great location, environment, and employee perks

    Cons

    I have no negative experience to share about my experience at Cardlytics

  3. "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote Sales position - great team - inspiring leadership

    Cons

    Nothing negative comes to mind


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Round Ped, Square Hole"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great office location, lots of smart and nice people.

    Cons

    The actual advertising product is bogus. The company’s competitive advantage is their purchase data, the only problem is they have no way to effectively monetize it. They couldn’t build a business selling other banks purchase data so they rolled it into an advertising product that no one pays attention to. Just ask yourself, do you bank with Wells, Chase, SunTrust, etc.? If yes, do you ever use the cash back rewards program? If no, why? Because a 5% Discount doesn’t motivate anyone. So raise the discount, right? Herein lies the real problem. If Cardlytics raises the discount to even 20% it throws off all of their numbers and they are no longer able to turn a profit on that particular advertisement (the company has never turned a profit as a whole). In short, they’re stuck with tiny discounts that no one cares about, if they increase the discount they can’t make money. In my opinion, they will never get out of this cycle and eventually advertisers will realize that they are paying tens of thousands of dollars for a product that doesn’t work.

    Advice to Management

    You’re doing a good job, I just think your product is severely flawed.


  5. "Program Manager"

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people and really interesting technology

    Cons

    Many manual tasks and limited awareness of product shortfalls

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing hard


  6. "An Awesome place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Cardlytics full-time

    Pros

    The work culture is great, and there are tons ans tons of opportunities to grow. work hours and location is flexible.

    Cons

    the company is growing very fast. you need to keep up with the pace.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "I can't say I miss it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office itself is really cool. If you are 22-35, you will probably like the activities that they plan, both in the office and out.

    Cons

    The office itself may be really cool but I never got to do any of the fun things because my department was nose to the grindstone 100% of the time. I was always expected to work more, more MORE! Everyone I worked with was burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees better and make sure that your 1st and 2nd line managers are on board to do so. I felt like a cog in a wheel.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for early careers"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst

    Pros

    Great learning environment for early careers.
    Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Culture encouraged working long hours.
    Salary was on lower end of market.
    The job responsibilities and long hours often outweighed the level of pay.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Grow Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics full-time

    Pros

    - Beautiful office in desired PCM location
    - Lots of opportunities for volunteering and office organizations (diversity, health, social, etc)
    - Tons of smart and servant minded co-workers
    - Opportunities to learn new things and grow your career

    Cons

    - Leadership lacks focus and vision with the future of the product and business
    - Senior leadership roles have consistently been filled by people who are not a good match
    - Roles within the organization can be ill-defined leaving workloads unbalanced across departments

    Advice to Management

    - Co-Founders should decide a product strategy
    - Make sure the staff and responsibilities reflects company direction
    - Listen to your high performers


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Great company, culture and employees"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great culture and even better coworkers
    - fun and exciting analytics and great clients
    - working very hard to grow the company and bring on additional bank partners
    - transparency among big picture that is presented by CEO (but can sometimes be a little diluted)
    - really great company to work for and learn a lot
    - pros mostly outweigh the cons in my point of view but it depends on what is most important to you in an employer

    Cons

    Cons are mostly related to the workload and lack of promotions for deserved employees.

    - workload is not evenly distributed among the team. Some employees are drowning in work while others are looking for more things to do
    - more success and acknowledgement among those with the lighter workload because they have more time to devote to strategy
    - work/life balance can be difficult with the workload. Burning out usually happens depending on the team your on.
    - technology enhancements require a lot of funding and approval from the banks
    - difficult to be promoted even among the best employees who truly deserve it

    Advice to Management

    You’ve built a great company. Continue to host themed parties and invest in the culture of the company. Invest more in the people so the product can be improved. Acknowledge team members consistently going the extra mile instead of it becoming an expectation. Make sure that you are hiring before team members become extremely burnt out.