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Criteo Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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  • Work-life balance here is not something HR are trying to force for people not to burn out (in 18 reviews)

  • Criteo is a terrific, fast-growing company that provides a great workplace experience (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Life at Palo Alto Criteo Office"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    1) Weekly company catered lunch
    2) Team offsite
    3) Big Company rented Parking lot in Palo Alto Area

    Cons

    1) Ego plays at a very large scale.
    2) Racial profiling, in some case European and French speaks at their own language and do not care about others
    3) Very Poor HR representation.
    4) Political middle management
    5) Weak Higher management
    7) Pay scale not as competitive in compare to by area

    Advice to Management

    Need cultural change, otherwise this will become problemtic


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Overall a good company with a few unprofessional people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Good Compensation
    Quarterly Bonus
    Travel/Cellphone expenses are reimbursed

    Cons

    They are losing a lot of good people. Not sure if they are not being treated correctly.
    The "Art Directors" in the Creative department need to stop forming personal relationships with junior employees. I have seen some inappropriate behavior in the office.
    Coming from a non-technical background, my interaction with the technical solutions managers has been difficult. One of the managers looks down on me every time I talk to him. I have also heard him boast about how this french company helps him evade NY taxes

    Advice to Management

    Keep it professional at work.
    The product is great, stick to the basics.
    Teach management to be decent and humble.

    Criteo Response

    Jun 8, 2017 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello,

    Firstly, thank you so much for taking the time to submit your feedback. Every bit of feedback, even the negative reviews, are important learning to us on where we could improve further. We... More

  3. Helpful (10)

    "Beware"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid, well-engineered advertising product that performs well in the market and should lead to a happy healthy business outlook.

    Cons

    While French management team is strong with vision and execution, business leads in London are uneven and US management was the worst. Workplace was paranoid and depressing even as the company marched towards its IPO, and degenerated after that. Not a happy place. Most US leadership has been blown out since then but the negative afterglow is a lot to overcome.

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart experienced people, let them do their jobs without constant micromanaging and second-guessing.

    Criteo Response

    Nov 11, 2015 – HR Director, Americas

    Hello - thank you for your feedback. It saddens us to see a review like this. With the rapid growth that we are seeing, there is a lot of new leadership in place, and a LOT of first time managers who... More


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Needs a Revamp"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great and intelligent people, lots of passion we do, the product sells itself

    Cons

    Extremely disorganized, growing so rapidly with layer upon layer that every task is tedious without looking at the whole picture. You've got people writing report after report to each other with no one ever reading them. You've got an archaic ticket system to troubleshoot problems with no proper way to escalate and teams that have no idea how to priortize big issues for important clients. Set limits for yourself fast or people will walk all over you expecting you to be available.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in being PROACTIVE, instead of rehashing what's going on ten different ways think to the future and what needs to be done.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "OK Company to START your career with but NOt to build one"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As the company is French, you will know the french culture. The technology is good but also slow to change. If you get a chance to work in Paris take it.

    Cons

    Paris holds all control and satellite offices are mere puppets responding to their whims. No internal promotions and company is aggressively hiring middle level management neglecting older employees. Compensation and benefits are lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond Paris and the world operates differently. Try looking at internal talent and please don't get manipulated by internal politics.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Politics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time

    Pros

    It's a great place, great technology. Some exceedingly bright people. But probably highly underpaid.

    Cons

    There'es a ton of tension between Europe and US and a lot of unhappy people. Not a meritocracy at all, and compensation plans are capped at 200%!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Change your comp plans. And get everybody on the same page.


  7. "Good company but no career growth opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Fast growing company
    Good Benefits
    Global culture
    Work flexibility

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities
    The structure/processes tend to be very inefficient as the company grows, there are many overlaps between teams creating inefficiency/confusion
    Some bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees opportunities to grow and develop their career if you want to retain them

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Criteo APAC region is not a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid technology, good benefits and smart people

    Cons

    Very poor mangement- don't care about people only about revenue. Great talents are leaving or are not happy, very bad atmosphere in the singapore office


  9. "Scale and don't think"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good working conditions.
    A lot of party.
    High salary

    Cons

    Bad (or no) management.
    No will to do the right thing.
    Locked in 2010 technologies.
    All team are separated from the others (silos everywhere).
    Don't expect to change something if you are not top management.
    Process over results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in mind goal and not the way.
    Let's take account diversity of opinion instead of injuring and harassing them.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Mass expansion in Asia with messy politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits
    Very young culture so good fit to start first job for those who may have little experience or expectation

    Relocation mobility can also be quite fluid

    Annual global employee summit in Europe, party like you're in college ( ideal for those who likes to be rewarded in that manner)

    Cons

    Poor leadership skills, people managers are promoted when they are not the right fit. About 70% of managers are first time managers and may have no clear direction on handling matters (Drill them with questions in your interview so u get an idea)

    Rapid fire and hire culture in sales

    Lack of learning and development courses, Company do not nurture staff in personal development

    Start-up vibe with very messy internal re-org in Asia right now, so if you are looking for something stable and have commitments, it's not advisable

    Very very long working hours and Founders of the company do not encourage working from home policy ( maybe except for the US)

    No clear career path for non-sales + technical roles

    Depending on your role, decisions and control can be quite French centric

    Advice to Management

    Rapid expansion in Asia has caused casualties including pioneers.. Hope management will focus on promoting or hiring the right leaders.


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