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Updated June 14, 2018
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Quantcast CEO and Founder Konrad Feldman
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Pros
  • "Catered lunch and dinner everyday" (in 26 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and work/life balance" (in 16 reviews)

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

  • "Another strong criticism is that there is no 401k matching at all" (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to be in the AI era"

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

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

    Pros

    1. Smart and helpful people all around you
    2. Great benefits and work/life balance
    3. Great product that is poised to stand the test of time
    4. Great perks!
    5. New CMO that is leading the charge and evangelizing the Quantcast story

    Cons

    Every company has pros and cons. I feel like our pros outweigh the cons.


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Good. Bad. Ugly."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good technology
    Real and interesting tech/AI
    New SF offices
    Free meals, lunch, dinner, snacks
    Good benefits. One Medical.
    Kind employees
    Market and industry thought leader. The best in audience targeting and measurement

    Cons

    Awful executive team. The reviews here are accurate. The company's executive team and decisions from 2016-7 were irrational. Made poor decisions in both commercial and engineering orgs. Hired an entire commercial org with no clue about the product they sold and did nothing. Promoted and hired employees who ran dictatorial regimes. Did not listen to customers nor employees on the front lines. Fought with each other. Maybe new executive team can do better.

    Violent ReOrgs. Constantly re-orging new orgs that were never broken. It was the product and market positioning that was broken.

    Worsening culture. Teams constantly bad mouth each other. No spirit of cooperation. Hired people with bad personalities and/or poor abilities.

    Overburdened staff. AM staff is asked to do the impossible.

    Zero respect for commercial team. Thought of as second class citizens. Lost more than 70% of team since I joined.

    Advice to Management

    Good run, but Executives hurt this company. Stop promoting bad managers and ICs who don't know what they're doing.

  3. Helpful (13)

    "I wouldn't bother"

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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

    Pros

    Free lunch, free coffee and drinks, great benefits, fun work perks like beer cart, flexible PTO, good work/life balance

    Cons

    Management is an absolute mess. The C-Level can't decide where their focus is, and the CEO is so disengaged from what's actually going on on the ground. Decisions are made in silos and don't take into account the negative impact on morale.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe don't close one of your most profitable offices...Just terrible decision-making. Talk to your people. Involve them in decisions. Don't lie. Practice transparency. Embody your values.


  4. Helpful (12)

    "ancient products, endless reorgs, disregard for morale"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Some of the best and brightest in tech still work here

    - Free food

    - Access to coveted first party data

    - Comfortable offices

    - Latest leadership hires have heads on straight

    Cons

    - Sales people incentivized to sell through unworkable accounts leading to beginning nearly every new client relationship deep in the red

    -Very poor product commercialization - new products unsellable, unsupported and/or dysfunctional

    - Product leadership allowed to stay on and let business offerings stagnate for last two years of tenure, customer teams ultimately blamed for stagnating/churning accounts

    - Customer teams embroiled daily in nitty-gritty troubleshooting tasks

    - Much-needed positions not backfilled for an entire year, leaving many ICs to shoulder the burden of 2x their original workload with zero promotions/comp increases

    - The forthcoming reprieve in all the above that management tries to sell customer team ICs on is much, much too far in the future for anyone who has lived through the irrational upheaval of the past year to either care about or believe

    Advice to Management

    To leadership: it's not the tools, it's your poor choices.

    Blatant disregard for choices which erode morale do, evidently, bite back.


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Terrible leadership"

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

    Pros

    Lunch. Nice office. Some people are nice.

    Cons

    Leadership is a mess. Constant reorgs. You have to be buddies with people to succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together


  6. Helpful (23)

    "Very Dissapointing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice locations. Good team members that care. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The market has passed them by while Executive Leadership Team stood by and argued with each other, blamed sales for not being able to sell/grow an undifferentiated product and engaged in schoolyard type rivalries to the detriment of what could have been a game changing product. Very disappointing.

    Advice to Management

    Act like adults.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Lunch Daily, Some great people

    Cons

    No direction. Product does not compete and the CEO refuses to adjust to the market. The future is questionable.

    Advice to Management

    Update you product and your understanding of the market

  8. Helpful (3)

    "A hidden treasure among the SOMA tech companies"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Having been mentioned by several other employees, the people are the most precious property of this company. I am a software engineer and most of my colleagues are from top 5 US/UK universities. However, they (at least most of them) do not show any arrogance as people would often tend to think (it could be a bias thing too). It's just such great experience working with so many talents and learning from them. I learned within one year more than I learned in five years in my previous company.

    The company culture is also great. There are plenty of activities on slack channels such as book reading club, chess club, AI learning clubs etc. We have a bike to lunch event also. The company provides free meals and snack/drinks as most other tech companies in SOMA and the coffee here are from top 3 choices in SF (Bluebottle, Sightglass, Peets). Work life balance is also very good.

    Cons

    Given the quality of the hiring, the salary is not so competitive comparing to other unicorns. The company does provide good stock options and refresh yearly but it has risk and requires strong confidence of the company's future.

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary and provide 401k match to employee.


  9. Helpful (12)

    "What happened?"

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    Current Employee - Quantcast in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Quantcast in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Lovely offices. Free lunch. Good benefits.

    Potential is great. Solid leadership hires.

    Cons

    No sense of direction. No product innovation. Confusing messaging. Constant state of major change.

    Change is normal, but this isn't change, this is straight up insanity. Sales teams don't know how to talk about the 'product' because marketing is changing the message on a weekly basis. I'm so confused I don't even know what to say when people ask what I do.

    Some solid hires are being made in the leadership level but there is no one to actually execute on the visions because every smart person is feed up and leaving the organization.

    Advice to Management

    I could give advice to management but they would change again next week. Get back to basics, get some process in place and enable your employees with ACTION not just words.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Regional Sales Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique product differentiators in a crowded ad-tech space; Great office benefits, great senior sales leadership.

    Cons

    No 401k match (but stock options); Recent AM reorg was disruptive.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic goals for 2018 to regain momentum.


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