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Criteo CEO JB Rudelle
JB Rudelle
68 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work-life balance was also an important issue while looking for a job(in 26 reviews)

  • "Criteo provides multiple events and training to make sure employees stay at the top of the industry and get the opportunity to learn a lot(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (5)

    "Criteo goGoGO!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Criteo is a great company to work for! I've been with Criteo just over a year now and I've loved every minute. Criteo is on the cutting edge of e-commerce technology and we have the talent to prove it. There's a great office culture that includes smart innovative team members that work well together at work and play. With quarterly team events you have the opportunity to bond with your fellow teammates outside of your...

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    Cons

    I have been very happy with my Criteo experience and don't have any negative experiences to share.

  2. Helpful (13)

    "Challenging projects, great work life balance, multi-cultural environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Impressive tech stack. Still a good mix of startup spirit and big company: 'No fear' approach on the one hand and all needed resources to try on the other (talents, infrastructure). If a project failed/late/killed - happens, keep moving (no blame/punishment). Proactivity is encouraged and expected: no matter how junior you are, new ideas are welcomed (of course there is a challenge to get them planned). I.e. there...

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    Cons

    Working with HQ in Paris is challenging due to 9 hours difference + lots of technical dependencies (management tries to mitigate it by having isolated projects when possible, but it's still hard). Less variety of projects than in Paris (natural for any non-HQ office and difficult to change). Diving stock price (and no recipe to fix it so far) Quarterly planning is heavy and takes lots of time.

    Advice to Management

    Be even more transparent on future plans and performance review procedures to reduce some employees anxiety about these topics.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Depends on your manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    My experience here was nothing but positive. I was at the company for 3 glorious years and, in hindsight, attribute my happiness to the effectiveness of my manager. My manager had TRUST in me. My manager asked me what I needed to better do my job - whether is was more resources, access to a platform, or a day OFF. I was very very lucky to have such an amazing manager. Under this sort of management, I turned nothing into...

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    Cons

    Not everyone was as lucky as me, though. I know a ton of really talented people who left because their managers were terrible. I wish HR was more in-tune and responsive to this...I’m not trying to be critical but if HR paid attention to this, there are certain leaders that would have be ousted a lot sooner. HR asks for feedback on a regular basis so either they don’t take appropriate action based on complaints, or official...

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    Advice to Management

    A word of advice to HR. Pay closer attention to how employees are reacting to managers, especially when they’re new.

    Criteo Response

    March 4, 2019TA Programmes Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences of working at Criteo. I’m glad to hear that you had such a positive relationship with your manager. This is certainly the example we love to hear. Equally, your honest feedback regarding our Engagement Survey and Manager ...

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  4. "Analytics at Criteo"

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    Former Employee - Data Scientist Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    really smart people to work with, very data driven organization

    Cons

    people really love marketing, so if you are on the fence about placing more ads, this might not be best fit.

    Advice to Management

    stay consistent with messaging

  5. "OK"

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      Current Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

      I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      There are a lot of smart people

      Cons

      They don't provide daily lunch, not many internal opportunities.

      Criteo Response

      March 14, 2019Criteo People Team

      Thanks for leaving your review. We agree that there's a lot of smart cookies at Criteo. We provide a different, and varied style of breakfast every day, in every office around the world and catering for many special events. We care about the health and well-being of our employees ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Mostly good but a few bad sticking points"

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      Current Employee - Staff Dev Lead in Ann Arbor, MI
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Generally good compensation, individual contributors are generally strong. Excellent office culture

      Cons

      Management tends to add little value and unwilling to go to bat for their teams. Company lives on a "hero" culture where some employees go above and beyond but are not recognized. Product vision is weak at best Poor performers are allowed to stay for far too long Performance Review process is opaque, political, and arbitrary

      Advice to Management

      Help drive product vision and show your teams you support them.

    • "Fun place to work and learned a lot"

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      Former Employee - Associate Account Executive in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -relaxed environment -casual work attire -fun company culture -useful training

      Cons

      -too many unnecessary restrictions -political/cliquey -attrition

      Advice to Management

      Keep implementing competitions

    • "Opportunities are there if you push for it"

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      Current Employee - Senior Data Analyst 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      There is loads of data to work through.

      Cons

      Central teams feel controlling if you are not in the main hub.

      Advice to Management

      Commercial teams should not dictate technical team focus to the degree they do.

    • Helpful (5)

      "Great company to work for... If you joined in 2016."

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      Current Employee - Team Lead in Boston, MA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      The team. You will work with a group of talented individuals. Leadership nowadays isn't as strong as it was in the past.

      Cons

      The leadership team. Criteo grew up fast, as such, there are directors and leaders that bring little benefit to the organization.

      Advice to Management

      Leadership should listen to their employees. They should be transparent about manager surveys and share actionable items. Treat everyone the same; every team brings value to the organization.

    • Helpful (4)

      "Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      Innovative culture, tech leadership is open to adopt new ideas. Great place to learn & work with smart people, diverse culture but with european touch (HQ is in Paris). Free breakfast (every day) & lunches (not every day), benefits are matching most of the Bay Area.

      Cons

      AdTech is changing day by day and it looks like company is trying very hard to find its place on the modern market - and it feels that in many cases management is overreacting which brings confusion

      Advice to Management

      Be more transparent on changes and don't freak out on every single market move

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