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Criteo Reviews

Updated February 16, 2017
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Pros
  • The company is growing A LOT, which makes sense, as the product work (in 10 reviews)

  • Resulting superb work life balance (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with amazing employees around the globe!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Sales and Account Strategy in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Sales and Account Strategy in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company with strong product suite and amazing global reach. Annual gathering in France.

    Cons

    HQ is in Paris which can slow things down.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the active communication with the team.

    Criteo Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hi there - thank you so much for your review and feedback! Its our employees that make it a great company, so we're especially happy to see this review! And also for our upcoming Annual summit in ... More


  2. "Performance Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I do not see any pros in working in the company. I made huge mistake joining this company

    Cons

    I suggested anybody not to join Criteo. Specially for 2 reason.
    1) Salary is not to mark of Bay area standard. As a french company, they always compare salary with Paris.
    2) Performance review sucks. Whoever work in Paris always get the 1st preference in terms of review than the folks work in Palo Alto.
    3) No recognition for hard work.

    Advice to Management

    To be fair with all employee irrespective of location.

    Criteo Response

    Feb 15, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello, Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. We are so sorry to see that you are obviously having a frustrating experience at Criteo. We have a global process where our employees ... More


  3. "A fantastic place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture and teams- Management are awesome and everyone is more than willing to drop what they're doing to help aid a fellow co worker.

    If you want more responsibility, you will get it. Management welcomes forward thinkers and loves to see people take on new challenges. This in turn leads to greater career opportunity.

    Fun environment- Very cool office and plenty of fun things to do when you have some down time.

    Cons

    Fast-paced environment may be tough to adapt/handle for some

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for showing such belief in our teams and also individually.

    Criteo Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thank you for submitting your online review! Your opinion means so much to us, and we're so happy to see this positive feedback! Absolutely agree that it's a fast-paced (crazy?) environment ... More


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  5. "Entry Level Dream"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate Account Executive in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great manager support, salary, benefits and fun young culture.

    Cons

    Challenging, but this is definitely a Pro as well as a Con as you learn a lot here!

    Criteo Response

    Jan 13, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hi there - thanks so much for your review! So glad to see you're enjoying the vibrant and challenging culture that we've worked so hard to build! And equally importantly - thanks for taking the time ... More


  6. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company doing very well, very strong technology, competitive compensation, very good benefits

    Cons

    Fast growing company leads to political struggles about owning business, career paths and promotions not always clear

    Criteo Response

    Dec 2, 2016 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello there, thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review. Firstly, can I just say how honestly happy we are to see such a positive rating. It means the world to us when employees feel ... More


  7. "Good culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly people
    - Great culture
    - Challenging problems
    - Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    - Serious scalability challenges
    - Little time to work on more interesting projects


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Great place to work !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time

    Pros

    You might not heard of the company, but their ads are all over the internet.
    The office maintains a great startup culture without crazy long hours. Resulting superb work life balance.
    The compensation for engineer is at almost Google/Faceable level, I am not sure why it says only 90k here.

    Cons

    The stock price fluctuates with Europe stock, which is not doing so well lately..

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire more ladies :(

    Criteo Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review! Firstly, I would absolutely agree that we need to consciously open up to a more gender-diverse talent pool. This is a huge problem ... More


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place to work but limited career growth"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Annual paris trip, smart colleagues, young & fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Not many options for growth, very specific options for mobility.

    Criteo Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thank you so much for your feedback - really appreciate the candor and helping us understand where we need to focus our energy. Really sorry to hear that you didn't feel like you had ... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "We will always have Paris"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's French! The company was not founded in the US. It is therefore way more international and interconnected and culturally diverse than most other companies can even claim to be. This is a ridiculously excellent bonus. They also show respect and importance to offices in all regions. In the Palo Alto office, people work hard but are genuinely nice and helpful. You cohort with people cross-department. There is good food and a clean sink in the kitchen. People eat lunch together. Poker night, and of course in start-up culture fashion, there can be some alcohol in the fridge. That one fact is proof that adults are treated as adults. The location in Palo Alto is perfect (way better than the SF location). In Palo Alto, there is decent parking, te ability to get a parking permit for a garages and great places to eat at the end of the block.

    Cons

    Random shake-ups in management. In hindsight more visibility into why the changes happen - not just standard back-story during the announcement itself, would be helpful.
    Some of my fellow Americans has issues with HQ being in France such as time lag, or feeling a bit less important, having less say. While time lag causes issues in any company, the other stuff is American bias. Offices are worldwide, US can't be catered to

    Advice to Management

    Keep your culture champions happy and thriving. The fact that a post-IPO company can be this cool and welcoming is amazing. Keep it up. More pony's. Go go go!

    Criteo Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thank you so much for your feedback! Firstly, if you like our Palo Alto office now, can't wait what you'll have to say about the new one we're opening next year. We're excited to continue our ... More


  11. "Turnover is high in some areas"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Criteo full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Company wide summit to Europe.
    Company is profitable
    Company is growing.
    Cool Paris office.

    Cons

    Acquired companies are forced to move to Paris or Palo Alto.
    Engineering culture is centrally focused.
    Engineering talent in Palo Alto is not the best compared to other companies in the valley

    Criteo Response

    Nov 22, 2016 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello, thank you for your feedback - appreciate you taking the time to send this, and sorry that you obviously experienced some areas of frustration. When we acquire companies, we do try as much as ... More



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