Curalate Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2020

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3.6
58%
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53%
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Curalate CEO Apu Gupta (no image)
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50 Ratings
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  • "High turnover but this happens at a lot of 'start-ups'(in 5 reviews)

  • "We are growing so quickly that it sometimes feels crowded--but that's only a temporary and good problem(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "You'll work a ton but it's worth it"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dedicated and smart senior leaders

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 gig if that's what you want

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  2. "Yes, it's tough at times, but the best job I've ever had."

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Curalate is the best job that I've ever had. Thank you for bringing a group of talented, bright and insanely fun individuals together. You have truly created something special here that I know I'll never have again. I've learned more in the last 5 years than I would have in business school or at any other job. I can't wait to see what happens next with this company and will miss the entire team.

    Cons

    It's been difficult at times to deal with attrition and management changes (it's definitely not for everyone). We've also promoted individuals that didn't deserve the role, which is also frustrating.

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience because I decided to make it work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager, Client Solutions in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curalate full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to do great work and get acknowledged - Generally the tech is advanced, even though the platform isn't user intuitive - Ability to not be siloed in one role and dabble in various different departments getting involved

    Cons

    - Lots of fast attrition, have to be comfortable with fast change - Not a ton of backend support (lack of real HR etc.)

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Curalate needs to do better"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curalate full-time

    Pros

    The people (non-estaff) are by far the best and most important asset to Curalate. I think I speak for not only myself but many former Curalators that our teammates were the sole reason some of us stayed at the company so long. Not only were they coworkers, but many became close friends. The perks are okay - stocked kitchen, work from home policy (although the flexibility definitely varies here by team), flex vacation policy, and casual attire were the highlights. Multiple city locations so it's fun to go visit those offices and work with people you don't see everyday.

    Cons

    - unfair treatment pending on your team, title, or whether or not your popular amongst e-staff - women are treated poorly and unfairly as it relates to career opportunities - they will sell you in on false promises such as upward mobility in the company but never follow through - you will be over worked, underpaid and expected to just power through with no end goal - CEO has questionable actions and his leadership abilities are suspect. If he likes you, you know it. Otherwise, he will treat you like you don't exist. - Teams are treated entirely different from a budgeting standpoint, support standpoint, even just a respect standpoint - organizational changes and structural changes completely dissipated internal teams that were imperative to the company's overall success and no one wants to take responsibility for it - certain members of leadership will only value you if you can contribute to their specific team's success

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  5. "Great company, by far the best "start up" in Philly"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - SDR in Philadelphia, PA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    It's the company you want to be at if you want to be in a start up. Unlimited vacation, food, activities, good money, big room for growth

    Cons

    Because we are growing so quickly, you really need to get higher-ups attention if you want something because there is so much going on. Just be proactive about communicating with your manager because no one is going to hold your hand if you don't ask for help

  6. Helpful (5)

    "Not a great experience"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curalate full-time

    Pros

    Met some really smart and talented people, everyone was generally friendly

    Cons

    A lot of problems such as micromanagement, high employee turnover, unclear product strategy, lack of transparency, lack of diversity, difficult communcation within teams across remote offices, lack of growth opportunities within career one of the biggest issues is that it doesn't seem like anyone is thoroughly addressing problems that employees bring up. it's always a band-aid fix or explained away rather than the company actually putting effort and money into investigating and solving. Even for glassdoor reviews, instead of responding to the numerous negative ones there is just a sudden slew of 5-star reviews all within the same few days.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Product and People are cool..."

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Curalate full-time

    Pros

    Good people to work around. Snacks are fine but nothing special.

    Cons

    - They stress transparency but hide how the company is really doing. - Managers are distant

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Lacking vision and growth potential"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Engineering 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly, intelligent coworkers Some startup perks like snacks, happy hour etc Usually good work/life balance Ability to work from home when needed

    Cons

    Core products aren't that innovative or indispensable to the companies Curalate targets - which are also becoming a tapped market No job security - they've had a far-reaching round of layoffs and could again in the future. High turnover rate - as mentioned in another review, you will become the most senior member of your team VERY quickly. No potential to learn from more senior team members, as there usually aren't any. Lack of documentation and best practices. No opportunity for advancement or ability to keep up with changing tech. CEO changes entire direction of the company on a whim, unilaterally. Not just as a one-off - this happened multiple times during my tenure. No 401k matching and non-competitive pay.

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  9. Helpful (8)

    "A very frustrating few months"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Curalate full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - A young, vibrant, fun junior team that was unfortunately lead terribly - Some very good engineers - Capable, enthusiastic sales team

    Cons

    - A lot of what was said in my interview process (which had seven stages) turned out to be not as advertised - I was hired for a new role but they had no idea how to integrate my role into their business - A core product that is neat and useful but completely non-essential and culture of making the product out to be more than it is - Very ambitious but with almost no concrete plans about how they intend to achieve their goals - A very naive/arrogant approach to working with other companies in the AdTech space. It was clear that the senior leaders were not familiar with the industry - Kind of a meanness about the attitude of senior management. At one stage some bad news came out about a competitor - an all hands meeting was called to celebrate with Champagne - I didn't work first hand with him but a lot of people found the CEO to be a difficult person and hard to work with - Overall 'Start-Up' culture is used to justify some sloppy corporate behavior like not relocating staff while serious renovations are taking place, not documenting how features work, vague job descriptions etc. - Salary was low for the role

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "All Good"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job. They pay you well. They treat you fairly. What more could you ask for?

    Cons

    Too willing to accommodate whimsical complaints from weak employees.

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