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Quantcast Reviews

Updated December 10, 2018
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Quantcast CEO and Founder Konrad Feldman
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Pros
  • "Catered lunch and dinner everyday" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Work life balance is pretty great" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "lack of 401k matching, the company offers stock options but that's not liquid nor guaranteed money (though we all hope it is worth something, someday)" (in 15 reviews)

  • "Deteriorating quality of middle management" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Growing Quick"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers -- everyone is nice and wants to help each other
    Lunch AND Dinner every day (I really only stay for the lunch, but I know the teams who arrive late/stay late enjoy it
    Evolving Product
    Upper Exec staying very transparent (good at taking feedback and make sure they address issues employees have)
    Huge office
    No micromanagement
    Big emphasis on career development (a lot of promotions happen internally)

    Cons

    No matching 401k
    No unlimited PTO

    Advice to Management

    keep staying transparent to the company, it shows that you are paying attention


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Business Development"

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

    I worked at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Fair compensation, flexibility and great work life balance.

    Cons

    Product is out of date and will never catch up to where the market is due to ELT butting heads constantly around the vision of the company. Upper management does not respect employees and are delusional on the potential of this company.

    Advice to Management

    Be real on the potential of this company. This is an outdated display offering and will never grow when the vision of the company changes every month.

  3. "Culture and Growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great company and work culture (putting customers and employees first)
    - Fun workplace and team events!
    - Lunch + Dinner provided
    - Encourages and emphasizes on career development!

    Cons

    - Depending on the team, work may require longer hours.


  4. Helpful (8)

    "Engineers that like each other and have massive challenges to solve"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Have heard this inside and outside of Quantcast that the bar is high and really really smart engineers are working alongside each other.
    - The impact, scope of problems and type of challenges you get exposed to are pretty unparalleled across the industry. You work on the same category of problems the top 1% at Google work on.
    - You have a lot of freedom to work on the problems you like, and engineering managers are asked to not assign people to projects they dislike, or won't make them grow
    - Quantcast invests in engineer's growth. The management culture here is such that projects and services push people out of their comfort zone so they can learn. Company compensates for workshops, seminars and training material
    - Work life balance is pretty great. Working from home is pretty common, and there's never pressure towards working over time.
    - Steady revenue; company has been profitable without raising capital since forever
    - Quantcast is an ethical ad-tech company. We don't do the bad stuff the big names do.

    Cons

    - Compensation doesn't compete with the companies stealing talent from us (Google, Facebook, Uber, etc.)
    - For a while engineering quality was de-prioritized in favor of business outcome. This led to building unmaintainable crappy services. With the new CTO this culture is changing.
    - Frequent re-orgs in Sales and Account Management has led to a lot of unhappiness there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on our roots; the engineering driven culture that made massive disruptions in ad-tech.
    Fix compensation; companies are stealing talent from you.
    Sales need proper senior leadership. Hopefully the new COO and CRO will fix it.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Changing for the better"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company that embraces change, non hierarchical, cares about its employees, positions itself around the customers it wants to solve for, at a turning point right. now. New leadership is strong and working well together.

    Cons

    Has large-company tendencies that prolong decision making which can be frustrating. Something that the company is trying to breakdown though.

    Advice to Management

    Celebrate the wins a bit more.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Employees are taken for granted"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Good food.
    AMazing Talent.
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Frankly I have come to conclusion CEO Konard is not an employee friendly CEO, people have been working for 5-10 years for the company, and he has no intention to show an exit for the company, basically lack of empathy. I feel he will keep running the company, and doesn't want to loose the control, while employees are been kept hanging for some exit of the company. Please think about Revenue growth, think about partnering with agencies, look at TradeDesk, and find some exit(IPO/sell) for the company,


  7. "Work in Progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    - New Executive Leadership Team are listening and steering the company in the right direction
    - Product and Engineering Leadership understand the realities and have a vision and strategy to take the business to the next level. They work very effectively together.
    - Incredibly smart and dedicated people
    - Good food

    Cons

    - Business in transition.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.

  8. "No complaints"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    met several of my closest friends in the city while working there

    Cons

    after about two years the feeling of growth and being challenged had pretty much gone by the wayside.

    Advice to Management

    management was solid while I was there.


  9. "Ae"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn Programmatic

    Cons

    Leadership is lacking - needs better direction


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fortunate to work here"

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    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 Quantcast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I feel very lucky to be part of a supportive culture where I learn from some very bright people. They have great perks and benefits and generally enjoy working with everyone. It is a nice work life balance too.

    Cons

    I really wish they matched 401k.
    I have felt like certain people tend to push off work or point the blame, rather than find a solution.