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Updated February 16, 2018
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Quantcast CEO and Founder Konrad Feldman
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  • Plenty of free food for lunch and dinner and snacks when you need them (in 24 reviews)

  • Smart people willing to help you tackle large problems (in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Technology and Growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in South San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Size is ideal to provide level of strong support but also change and career growth
    - Leadership heavily invests in career pathing
    - Technology is top notch for the industry
    - Leadership has a vision of growth and not seeking a buyout
    - Culture, people, and work/life balance create an excellent working atmosphere
    - Company makes large investments in office space, food benefits, and professional development
    - Hard work gets recognized

    Cons

    - Will be (and has been) growing pains moving from small to medium sized company
    - Still feels like an engineering/product dominated company, though recent hires indicate this is shifting to more of a balanced focus
    - Market headwinds will need to be overcome against larger players (Google and Facebook primarily)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in your employees career development and training and it will pay dividends moving forward. Also share as much as possible about product and market developments so that employees feel bought in to the future of the company


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    I've worked at Quantcast for nearly 6 years, and have had a lot of great experiences here. I've moved up through the org over the years, and always felt like i had the leverage to make a real difference throughout the company.

    Great vacation plan especially for employees who have spent 4+ years here, they get 5 weeks a year, employees here 2+ years get 4 weeks, and starting is 3 weeks. also get 9 sick days and 10 public holidays in the US.

    Great training, and ongoing development for managers.

    Top notch people, hire really great, passionate, kind, talented people for the most part . everyone i've stayed in touch with that has left always cite this as something they wish their new company has.

    Cons

    Career pathing needs clarification especially for mid level employees (IC's and Managers) who have been around for 3+ years and worked their way up through the company to that level.

    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). for the 5 years I've been here that's been one of the largest asks from employees in terms of benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Try to find ways to empower your team as much as possible. There is a ton of great talent here, but enabling paths for them to make a difference and continue to progress in their careers is essential if you want to keep them here for more than a couple of years for the most part.

  3. "A Sleeping Giant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Quantcast has enormous potential to 10x. Lots of positive leadership changes have happened recently.

    Cons

    It is probably time for a new CEO, it does not seem like Konrad is the right person to take us to the next level.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Life @ QC"

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

    I worked at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management has sunk the company

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your roots and your employees


  5. Helpful (27)

    "The Flawed Ex Whom You Love Dearly, Yet Can't Support Their Bad Habits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quantcast full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people. Quantcast knows how to hire. You will work among the smartest, kindest, and most knowledgeable in media. You will learn more than you thought possible. You will respect how they play by the rules and do the right thing. You will enjoy the bevy of snacks. You will be trained appropriately – which is a rarity. You will have a really nice, new office. You will revel in the honeymoon phase... but it does not last long.

    Cons

    - Many, many orgs within QC have no clear growth path.
    - Pay is insufficient for the work they give you, in my department and others (roles encompass what is 2-3 jobs elsewhere).
    - For my friends in sales, the classic AE role is basically an SDR with added pressure. Add in archaic KPIs and call metrics (literally – a portion of how you are paid is based on how many meetings you have – LOL) and its clear why all of the good sellers jump ship (which in turn makes other orgs' life miserable).
    - You will work hard here for years to be given the tiniest raise.
    - Your friends will leave because it has become a revolving door.
    - Veterans of the company will also leave - for lack of vision, because your new structure essentially demoted them, or because they don’t want to be around when the aroma of downfall is too strong to shake off. They will unfortunately leave a trail of mediocre middle managers behind in their place.
    - Finally, you will leave, because you realize that as great as Quantcast once was, it is just one of many of its kind, and clients truly do not understand nor care about the difference. Have you seen the Lumascape? Trying to find Quantcast on that thing is like playing a very boring Where's Waldo.

    Advice to Management

    Your solutions need to keep up with the times – self-service options, in-app targeting, transparency – maybe then you’ll have a real shot and establish longevity. Also, make pay and promotions commensurate to PERFORMANCE not favoritism/tenure. Like any Ex, I truly wish you the best of luck. But... for the record, it's not me, it's you.


  6. Helpful (28)

    "Industry is moving on without Quantcast, Complete culture shift"

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

    Pros

    1. Lots of camaraderie among local teams in different markets- also some amazing international teams
    2. DR modeling and performance product that actually works- very interesting technology
    3. Strong Product, Client Services, and Legal leadership
    4. Early days were absolutely amazing- company built an amazing culture and leadership team across the organization early which led to its quick growth about 3 years ago

    Cons

    1. Absolute worst sales leadership, specifically for major market field teams- No desire of senior sales leadership to actually UNDERSTAND the Quantcast product and no one hired in senior sales leadership has brought any valuable relationships or clients to the table that have moved the ball forward. Spend a lot of $$$ on client events for entertainment but don't move the needle, instead of investing that money back into talent at Quantcast.
    2. No strong marketing presence, message, or partnerships to support the sales teams- no brand recognition with enterprise agencies and clients; lots of confusion in the market about what "Quantcast Is"
    3. No iterations to platform for years and no product growth with the market- product has limited flexibility or customization opportunities, still based on publisher based pixel network (which arguably will be irrelevant in about 2 years)
    4. Lots of inappropriate behavior amongst sales org- many situations where there is bias and behavior against women, no strong female leadership, very much a "boys club"

    Advice to Management

    -Focus quickly on defining the Quantcast GTM strategy to harness any existing value in the market and then make moves; otherwise, the industry is evolving much more quickly and will leave Quantcast in the dust.
    -Cater more to larger agency relationships and focus on more flexibility in the product to create more opportunities for partnership
    -Read the negative Glassdoor reviews and listen to the voice of your employees, then make actual changes to improve. Don't respond with internal and external PR in the form of Glassdoor reviews-
    "A Real AI Powerhouse!" is clearly written by someone on the Quantcast marketing team who is out of touch with the reality of the situation.


  7. Helpful (12)

    "Revolving Door, lack of communication and completely unaware"

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

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

    Pros

    -Worked with some really smart and cool people
    - Snacks were good
    - Opportunity to travel

    Cons

    Its completely mind boggling to me how QC has no self awareness. OR worse, they just do not care.

    Change is a constant. If you aren't changing (or growing) you are dead. Ad tech is ever evolving, changing, re-orging, etc. It's how you handle change that really matters and sets you apart as a true leader.

    QC is beyond terrible at communicating change management. Something that is extremely important for culture and the well being of employees. The lack of transparency is so disheartening. There is ZERO trust with the executive team. They are completely unapproachable and disconnected to the field. Truly Truly sad to see.

    This company is going downhill fast and I would run as soon as you get a better opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Be better. Care more about your employees. Speak up when something is wrong and just don't go silent when an uncomfortable situation arises. Be adults.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Technology is unmatched in the space"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office perks. Young, energetic sales team with opportunities for growth. Compensation is competitive. Where Quantcast fits in the adtech space is highly differentiated from any other player. Data behind our approach is unmatched in the space which leads to a (relatively) easy sell.

    Cons

    Turbulent. As with any growing company, reorgs have been frequent & roles/responsibilities are constantly changing. Definitely not going to be a good fit if you are not ready for some bumps along the way. Take care of their employees well but frustrating to see compensation differences between external hires & internal promotions. While training on product knowledge is top notch, day to day functions of the role must be learned on the go.

    Advice to Management

    Clearly communicate change with a clearly defined road map for the upcoming changes down the pipeline. We need more light beer options at beer carts on Thursdays, it's not the weekend yet and I don't like IPA's.


  9. Helpful (13)

    "Improvements Needed"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Like many bay area tech companies, you will receive awesome snacks, catered lunch/dinner, and endless amounts of sparkling flavored waters.

    HQ host many fun events that get different teams involved with each other and supports cross-team collaboration.

    CEO and ELT are fairly transparent with future goals and current internal problems.

    Konrad's passion is exciting at first but loses steam once you deal with middle management and poor ELT decisions.

    Training is always extremely valuable to keep on top of new trends in the industry.

    Cons

    Constant employee turnover and rarely see people stay longer than 1 - 1.5 years.

    During my time at Quantcast, I saw three reorgs that directly affected my role. This causes you to move laterally vs making steps to advance your career.

    Middle Management is laughable. They have no experience and are given no training to be successful in the role. If you are unlucky and have a manager who cares more about their personal agenda and advancement, you will soon be fired or blamed for any mistake that happens. Or they will just take credit for your work.

    Finger pointing and blaming others happens constantly and is not looked to be a negative for managers. Instead of working together on a common goal, you will find the excuse "that's not part of my responsibilities", and then play the blame game on teammates all day long. No one wants to take something on that they believe is beneath them or outside of their roles and responsibilities. It's utter laziness.

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management needs major training. You're creating a culture where everyone has the mentality "That is not my job or responsibility" so hot potato gets played until someone gets frustrated enough to just do the job or it just never gets done.
    Invest in the employees you have. The grass is always greener but historical knowledge within the org is invaluable and ensures new employees miss mistakes that were already made.


  10. Helpful (16)

    "Management needs a reality check!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch (though it's not always good) and snacks.

    Cons

    Management does whatever they like without any consideration for the humans working to make the company function.
    Sales and Publisher don't trust Marketing to do their jobs, it's tense, it's awkward and it's counterproductive. The executive lead team DOES NOT help.
    The new CMO has ruffled all the feathers, and he seems to be too much in his own world to notice.
    Gender diversity is absolutely TERRIBLE.
    Racial diversity is laughable!
    Sales leadership has an old school way of approaching sales...it's telling.
    New people are coming in constantly and there's constant change in processes which hinders creativity and productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are on edge, pay attention.


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