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Quantcast CEO and Founder Konrad Feldman
Konrad Feldman
274 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people and ambitious KPI,(in 35 reviews)

  • "The usual tech company pros - Free Food, Health Insurance etc(in 33 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 17 reviews)

  • "This is not something I blame on the middle management directing our business but instead goes right to the top of management(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work at

      Sep 21, 2020 - Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      smart people, good engineering culture,

      Cons

      happy to work here. will come back to add cons when find it later

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good Learning Experience

      Jan 13, 2021 - Technical Account Specialist in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, lots of opportunities to learn

      Cons

      Rate of advancement/promotion depends heavily on who your manager is

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Just alright, wouldn't stay here long-term

      Sep 17, 2020 - Tech Ops 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Usual perks like free food in the office, work-life balance was good. There are some smart people working here. People in general are helpful and collaborative.

      Cons

      Saw a couple rounds of layoffs when I was here. Company's business strategy didn't know how to stay ahead of competition. Didn't make sense that the company let go of some people who actually knew what they were doing, but kept some inept people.

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    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Short Term Job

      May 10, 2020 - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people in certain aspects of the company - free food. Two stars for culture only because the reps I've met here are amazing.

      Cons

      Quantcast has been on a continual decline as other competitors continue to innovate (validated through Google trends). Their business model is extremely behind the times, price gouging clients for a “managed service”, and selling customers unnecessary packages stating that prospecting will find “net-new clients.” Outside of them being a revolving door for top tier sales talent, validated through the average tenure of account executives on LinkedIn, they continuously raise quota expectations quarter over quarter. Do you like working harder for the same amount (or less) money quarter over quarter? If so, this is the job for you. Additionally, their sales process is screwed. Since the industry is in consolidation, the majority of accounts that are of value are in either in existing AE’s names or have an approved agency of record that you as a new AE can’t touch. This significantly hinders your ability to create “net-new” conversations, that by the way factor into your quota. Also, if you're struggling to schedule pitches you’ll have your back seat “sales” managers waffle between two levers. Do more outbound (total volume), or be more tailored in your outreach. If overall outreach numbers decrease, which they track and hound through SFDC, they’ll inquire why. If you’re doing a bunch of activity, but not setting meetings, the inverse will apply, and they’ll scold you for lack of tailored outreach – overall a lose-lose. There are only a few managers I’ve seen that care for their employees and don’t “back-seat” sell are and the internal director only cares about topline revenue, not solid sales practices (never run an incrementality test here), misleading AE’s on promotions, and burning bridges with past long term employees. All in all – take this job for an external promotion from an SMB rep or SDR, and for the first quarter’s guaranteed quota. Negotiate your salary, they pay 75-85k, don’t offer 401k match and offer diluted useless equity for a company that will never IPO. Look to leave after a year, year and a half - at that point they will have hiked your quota so high anyway, that you’ll be making less money than you were when you started.

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      15 people found this review helpful
    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Joining Quantcast was one of my better decisions.

      Apr 20, 2014 - Something Technical 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Frightfully smart people work here, but they do so with far less attitude than usually accompanies that. The quality of the people who work here, professionally and personally, is one of the things that makes me look forward to going into work each day. The people are not just smart people, they're good people. The technical challenges are considerable. There are a lot of tricky problems to solve here. This is very cool. The management is clearly trying to build a long-running concern (not a pump-and-dump startup), with constant attention to continually improving how they do business. The management appears genuinely concerned about providing ongoing career growth (and rewarding it). This is a more "grown-up" start up than many: with much of the playfulness, but less of the actual insanity I've noted so much of elsewhere. I love the catered lunch--not just for the nutritious, mostly yummy food, but for the easy opportunity to socialize with clever, funny, friendly people.

      Cons

      The growing population of employees means you may need to wait for the bathroom. ;) The usual growing pains associated with a start-up, including hiccups when balancing cost-control and expansion, or when scaling organizational structures as the company grows. I do think we're mostly doing a good job here. Sometimes the workload is a bit much (see: "start-up"), but we are trying to hire.... There could be more transparency about the organizational structure. It can be hard to figure out what group works on what and where to find them. We make money in marketing, which is less cool than making money in building solar panels or curing cancer.

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      Quantcast Response

      Recruiting Coordinator

      Thanks for the review! We will keep working on improving those growing pains!

    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Smart People With No Direction

      Mar 3, 2019 - Media Strategist in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people and a great base product

      Cons

      Weak leadership and no new products in years

      8 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great People Awful Management, and Terrible Vision

      Apr 12, 2017 - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You're gonna learnnnnnn Free Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Free IPO Stock Options ( But not sure that's a pro at this point) Very smart people who are willing to help and share their knowledge.

      Cons

      The best analogy I can think of when I look back at Quantcast is the Titanic. A company/boat that was built on the foundation of being the best ever and an incredible experience. That all was true and was an amazing culture and company until the Titanic/Quantcast hit an iceberg in 2016. Since then the company has gone completely downhill with awful managers/captains that have no way of navigating the ship and will literally throw their employees overboard to survive and save their own face. This is the sad truth of what has become of a once amazing place to work. The problem doesn't even start with upper management, it ends there, but the real problem is middle management that have created an extremely unpleasant work environment and an extremely toxic overall culture. This is not a place I would recommend to any of my friends to work anymore

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      31 people found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Lots of interesting work. Great people. Some management issues.

      Jan 25, 2013 -  in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - If you are in one of the engineering teams you'll be working with really smart people. The hiring bar is quite high. Overall, the coworkers are great and like to have fun. - Interesting problems to work on. They will keep you motivated. - Generally, the technical leads will give you lot of freedom in your work and are very open to suggestions. - Quantcast is an ideal place for young straight out-of-school engineers. - Delicious catered food. Happy hour. Beer carts. - The company is growing and doing very well. - Konrad (CEO) is a smart guy and does great work.

      Cons

      - Management communication style is very closed. - Some teams have broad and undefined set of responsibilities. They lack focus. Makes working chaotic. - A few teams are over-worked and have high attrition rates. One of the ways management tries to solve this problem is by offering a monthly cash award which is rotated among members of all teams. It does very little to solve the underlying issues. - Considerable amont of technical debt. Management needs to address this concern. - Management does not do enough to gain feedback from employees. Non existent 1:1 meetings with managers. Not enough importance is given to career development. - Compensation is lower than market standards. Promotions are hard to come by. Quantcast has a very good referral policy rewarding successful referrals with multiple thousand dollars. But management does not feel it is necessary to offer promotions with similar rewards.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Will miss Quantcast!

      Jul 27, 2018 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture: Employees make friends and enjoy life while working on interesting problems. Benefits: Employees are spoiled with great food and snacks, as well as great facilities, medical / health benefits, top-notch IT support, training etc. People: Employees are smart people you *want* to work with and even become friends with - very good environment for meaningful, supportive work relationships. Leadership: Newer leadership is approachable, transparent and motivated to make progress. Minimal hierarchy — fairly flat organization with many opportunities to have visibility at the exec leadership level. Career growth: Employees have opportunities to grow their career, take on more responsibilities or even transfer to new roles of interest.

      Cons

      Recent change in leadership and some reorgs have led to a bit of chaos which I believe is resolving quickly.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great culture, disruptive technology, fun place to work and grow your career.

      May 7, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      * Smart people (even the non-engineers are pretty smart) who are also nice. Very little toxicity beyond standard communication challenges. * Great leadership who are committed to building a long term company and exceptional value in the marketplace. * Excellent culture - strong emphasis on training & development, catered lunches/dinners, ping-pong/foos/pinball/pool, beer brewing competition, beer cart Fridays, annual competition to present new ideas to senior executives (and win $$ and stock options), good benefits. * Pre-IPO stage with every opportunity to contribute to the growth of a company that is creating serious disruption in a 100+ yr old industry.

      Cons

      * With a collaborative and "nice" startup culture comes communication issues (passive-aggressiveness, unresolved conflict) and over-reliance on consensus (which can lead to death by meeting). * Startup related issues: some cross-departmental relationships could be better, career development paths could be more clear.

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      1 person found this review helpful
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