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Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "hidden gem"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I consider myself a Silicon Valley veteran as I've worked for quite a few companies in the valley. Criteo is one of the greatest companies I've worked for.
    Lots of smart and talented people. Some of them are super nice too. :)
    Top notch pay and benefits (has to be deserved, obviously).
    Flat structure. This implies that employees are treated as adults and expected to behave like adults.
    Open and honest communication from the top (very little BS or propaganda)
    Truly diverse with all ages, origins, accents, genders, and orientations treated with respect. Everybody is encouraged to be themselves and treat each other with respect.
    Voyager program designed for those who want to work for a month in other parts of the world. (The travel policy though is not very friendly to those with families and kids.)
    After you have earned some karma, you'll have freedom to do what you think is important (which sometimes can run into some political barriers)
    It is a midsize company which means that there are enough resources to support you and that you can still have a meaningful impact on company's bottom line
    A lot of focus on hiring the right people. I think it is super important.
    Lots of challenges and opportunities

    Cons

    A bit slow to deal with people who don't fit well. (though there is a delicate balance)
    "One size fits all" travel policy is too restrictive for employees with families.
    ESPP is missing to make the perks package complete
    The company is growing so fast that there is a legitimate concern over maintaining the company culture.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great job! Watch carefully for the company culture. Talk more often to the people "in the trenches".

    Criteo Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – VP, HR Business Partners

    Hello - thank you so much for your strong feedback! Despite our rapid growth, we put a lot of conscious effort and thought into trying to maintain an organizational structure where employees continue... More


  2. "Hidden gem in SV"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong engineer culture (new projects driven by engineers, side projects encouraged, formal program to spend 1-2 sprints embedded in other teams to learn/grow skills, Machine-learning boot camp, open source projects)
    High bar for technical roles - you get to collaborate with/learn from strong engineers.
    Strong distributed systems and ML-at scale expertise in engineering teams for those interested in these area.
    Truly international exposure - work exchange opportunities between Palo Alto, Ann Arbor and Paris
    Nimble and smaller Engineering organization (~500 engineers ). Your impact is much closer to a start-up level compared to the very large engineering organizations at FB, Google and Apple.

    Cons

    High technical bar so high expectations from all technical roles.
    Product and Technical Solutions roles also require strong technical background.
    Requires self-driven and motivate employees to do well here, lack of cultural fit can be a hinderance

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing big in R&D to keep the competitive advantage.

    Criteo Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello,
    Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review! We've made big investments in R&D, particularly in our Silicon Valley R&D center over the past 12 months, so it's especially... More

  3. "Employees Treated Very Well"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Current Employee - IT Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits good to great all-around
    - If you love travel/languages, its an ideal place. Global presence with a conscious effort to integrate all moving parts/regions
    - Like any big/growing company, there are hurdles and issues, but from my perspective, Management is willing to listen, make necessary changes

    Cons

    - Nothing substantial to report here.

    Advice to Management

    Let's keep doing the things that make us unique (like the great Summit we have yearly, frequent visits from different employees to different sites). I think that's a big part of why so many talented people love working here.

    Criteo Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – VP, HR Business Partners

    Hello - thank you so much for your glowing feedback! And absolutely agreed the internationalness and the Summit are some of the things that most make Criteo, "Criteo". We're so happy to hear you... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Best Place I've Ever Worked"

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

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

    Pros

    This company is truly ethical; it cares about it's employees. We have great perks, parties, locations, and workspaces. Everyone is friendly, including the very approachable executives and CEO (it's part of the culture). Criteo treats their employees like the adults that that are, with flexible schedules and a laid back dress code. I love coming to work here everyday.

    Cons

    They are in high growth mode, and this may mean that they execute certain projects/ideas prematurely. They still act like a startup in culture (which is great), but with process, that kind of speed can be difficult to maintain with a growing population.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work supporting the employees!

    Criteo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hi there - Thank you so much for your great review! Really appreciate you taking the time to put this in, and more importantly to hear your passionate words! Makes us all feel so proud and lucky to... More


  5. "Stable, solid experience in a fast paced industry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Strategist
    Current Employee - Account Strategist
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Stay in frontier of acquiring knowledge in ac tech
    - Flexibility with working conditions
    - Opportunity to move within company to different positions and offices
    - Expansion of skill sets beyond job description

    Cons

    - Less perks compared to the largest internet companies

    Advice to Management

    - More career training and guidance preferred

    Criteo Response

    Aug 14, 2017 – VP, HR Business Partners

    Hello - thank you for submitting your positive feedback! We are so happy to hear your glowing comments. We also note your comment about more career training, and would encourage you to reach out to... More


  6. "Happy Employee"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Engineering in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get the feeling that Criteo genuinely cares about the well-being of their employees. R&D practices are very sane and efficient; the right amount of communication. Their high hiring bar makes for good coworkers that you can rely on.

    Cons

    Some challenges working globally with employees in various time zones.

    Criteo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hi there - thank you so much for taking the time to submit a review, and especially for such a glowing review! Our R&D team is fiercely proud of the culture we have built, we put a lot of effort into... More


  7. "good company with quick pace"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of good colleague to learn from each other
    stable business
    quick pace
    4 days summer holiday

    Cons

    grows very fast in PA, culture changes

    Advice to Management

    as team grows, more team build may necessary

    Criteo Response

    Jul 24, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thanks for taking time to submit your feedback! Absolutely agree that we have great colleagues to learn from - we set a very high bar in the talent we bring into the company, and hope that... More

  8. "Amazing company to grow with"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Almost 7 years in the company, and I still enjoy it a lot. I have grown a lot in the company and with the company.
    I have been working at a various number of positions, in R&D as Individual contributor, Dev lead , ePM, Engineering Manager, and in different fields : API, plateforme scalability, Network integration, Recommendation, Machine Learning... This is a good match for me, as I get bored easily. I need to change often. I always have found new exciting challenges within Criteo.
    What I like in this company is that as soon as you have a bit of Karma (proven yourself a bit), the company is supporting you and keen on taking risk on you to bring you where you want to be. I rarely see/heard that in company of that size.

    Cons

    Current employee evaluation process is made every 6 months. The added value is that you have a great feedback and the process is super fair. Downside is currently it takes a tremendous amount of time to management. We need to fine tune it.

    Criteo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello there, Thank you for your feedback! Your point on new challenges and new adventures is absolutely spot on. With the kind of growth we're experiencing, there's opportunity for everyone to... More


  9. "Public Relations Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    I could enumerate an endless list of positive things about Criteo:

    - The atmosphere and work culture is absolutely incredible
    - You receive many benefits (and they are great!)
    - You are empowered and encouraged to make an impactful contribution and become the best version of yourself
    - There is an open communication policy in which you can easily share your ideas, thoughts, etc

    Cons

    - Perhaps, the could consider the unlimited vacation policy that some other pioneers have started to implement (Lyft, Uber, Zendesk...etc)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

    Criteo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello there - THANK YOU for your positive review! It's so great to see your feedback and hear the passion that we work to build in the company every day!

    On your unlimited vacation policy - this... More


  10. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Leadership, fantastic culture, bright co-workers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    We are growing; it is sometimes difficult to meet other co-workers in different areas; would be a great initiative to continue or create roundtables etc

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Criteo Response

    Jul 6, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello there - thank you for your positive feedback! Appreciate it!

    Absolutely appreciate the challenges with our fast growth, which is why we launched the program known as Lunch Roulette to help... More


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