Cardlytics Reviews

Updated Mar 13, 2020

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3.7
65%
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Cardlytics Co-Founder & CEO Scott Grimes
Scott Grimes
60 Ratings
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  • "Being a start up can result in hard work and long hours(in 4 reviews)

  • " no 401k (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics

    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, not great pay"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Operations Analyst in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really do enjoy the people here, very flexible telecommuting policy, perfect work-life balance

    Cons

    Pay is lower than market average, very limited opportunities for promotions, raises, or cross-team movement, leadership is rather detached from the regular working people, silos (though it's getting better about that)

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fun place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Casual environment. Fun coworkers. Unlimited time off.

    Cons

    Compensation was under market rate.

  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fading Fast"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cardlytics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people until you meet the upper mgt

    Cons

    Doesn't matter what i put here, Cardlytics is not looking for advice

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  5. "Coolest work place"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Advertising Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth promoting culture, Friendly environment

    Cons

    Payscale is average, some department might need some improvement

  6. "Innovative Company, Great place to learn"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - The product itself is really cool and innovative - Cool office in PCM - Benefits - Town Halls and great upper management - wellness - in office yoga and fitness classes at a gym nearby - still growing at a fast pace post IPO

    Cons

    - Career paths could be more clear - Some managers more effective than others

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  7. Helpful (13)

    "Great Concept, Poor Execution"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice office, Fun Parties, Free Snacks. Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Politics, you can only go far here if you hitch your wagon to the right people. Low starting salary and laughably low yearly raises, no matter how well you perform. Management. Hiring externally instead of promoting from within. Siloed work environment. Reluctance to actually fix processes that are broken.

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  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good training ground"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Cardlytics full-time

    Pros

    knowledgable coworkers upward mobility potential exciting products

    Cons

    noisy office environment political hierarchy growth problems

  9. "A great place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst 

    I have been working at Cardlytics full-time

    Pros

    The company has a diverse culture and really care about the well being of their employee. They're also very flexible

    Cons

    The salary is at the lower end of the market

  10. Helpful (14)

    "Round Ped, Square Hole"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Cardlytics for 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.

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