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The Trade Desk Reviews

Updated February 8, 2018
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Pros
  • The Trade Desk is a great place to work (in 19 reviews)

  • Work-life balance is supported and encouraged as well (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • we are growing very fast to be honest no cons for this (in 8 reviews)

  • I would say the main issue is a work/life balance (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company with Great Culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pays pretty well, benefits are excellent, and I feel valued

    Cons

    There are small growing pains

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening


  2. "I love this place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    * Great focus on an open culture that focuses on trust and valuing diverse opinions
    * Everyone gets to know the entire product on the engineering side and isn't silo'd into component ownership.
    * Really tough technical challenges.
    * Great vision for the company.

    Cons

    * May not be for everyone. If you want to just be told what to do and focus on one component, you'll feel overwhelmed.

  3. "Two years in and even more excited to be here"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TTD does an unparalleled job of hiring the most intelligent, curious, hardworking, and tenacious people I have ever had the pleasure of working with. The growth I have both experienced personally and witnessed in my teammates is largely thanks to the culture we continue to prioritize as we scale. Additionally, the product has evolved astronomically since I joined in 2016. It's an incredibly exciting place to be.

    Cons

    With rapid growth comes some bad hiring decisions. We have done a better job of letting people go when it's clearly not a fit, but we need to be just as selective as we were in the early days. On-boarding is a time consuming process, and I have seen some time wasted on bad hires.

    Advice to Management

    Don't feel the need to rush to an offer. Listen carefully to the red flags that people raise when they have major concerns. We are big enough now that we can be highly selective in finding the right fit.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate office review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ventura, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Supportive company. Benefits plans. Company events. Willing to allocate resources needed to accomplish tasks.

    Cons

    Open work environment is OK but employees need more personal space to not get distracted constantly. The benefits of easier collaboration do not outweight the costs of so many interruptions.

    Advice to Management

    Very proud of the company's charity programs


  5. "Fun Company"

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

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    Company is doing well, employees are happy, most people are motivated to do a great job, and culture is super cohesive and bonding.

    Cons

    Tough Industry - big clients are feeling pressure from their customers. Some people feel understaffed.

    Advice to Management

    Roles between teams (who owns what) become fuzzy at times as we grow - will need to define cross functional roles better as we scale.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Be mindful of what you are getting into...."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    learning opportunity, amazing product, good benefits, and adjustable desk

    Cons

    I went through a rigorous interview process and was thrilled to get the offer, but I knew it wasn't a great place on the first week. Here are a few reasons--

    Unpleasant on-boarding (ex: lack of general awareness illustrated by my team and manager not knowing when my first day was)
    Minimal support/trust/mentorship from management.
    Too much gossip and verbal accounts by one person is taken at face value rather than initiating a discussion with the involved members. It felt more like they just needed someone to blame, rather than trying to resolve an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, pay attention to internal branding
    Hire humble people


  7. "Loving life!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    3 months in and loving life! What an amazing culture. Fellow employees are dynamic, collaborative and incredibly bright.

    Cons

    The business model (of being in close proximity to our clients) means that we are very decentralized. It's a brilliant model but it does present it's challenges in staying connected with your teammates.

  8. "Working hard and happy"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 The Trade Desk full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart, driven, generous work environment where we're encouraged to push boundaries and be ourselves. Inspiring leadership with a real opportunity to contribute and make a large impact.

    Cons

    Many first time managers who are still learning the ropes in many ways. We're growing quickly and have natural challenges that come along with that.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and listen to your employees.


  9. Helpful (11)

    "Excellent Product, Toxic Work Culture"

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

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    When it comes to the DSP landscape, it's clear that The Trade Desk is in the lead. The product is powerful, versatile, and fairly easy to use. The senior leadership is aware of the challenges in the evolving AdTech industry and is definitely on the forefront when it comes to issues such as fraud and precision targeting in the programmatic space.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I had a very negative experience working at this company.

    Firstly, this company demonstrated a problematic attitude toward addressing sexual harassment in the workplace. I experienced sexual harassment from a male coworker. I promptly formally reported the harassment. While my managers were sympathetic, HR took minimal action against the perpetrator, who then remained at the company for several more months. Furthermore, I overheard other coworkers making jokes about sexual harassment.

    Secondly, I found it difficult to work in an open office environment with a high noise level. The company has a homogenous culture with most social events centered around alcohol. I prefer a quieter office environment and a division between my work life and my personal life, so I found this office culture very hard to navigate.

    Advice to Management

    Take steps to increase diversity in the workplace.

    Support employees who seek to build their own career path at the company, even if it is non-linear.


  10. "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    Excellent company benefits with free company paid lunches twice a week, free medical, dental and vision care, employee stock plan and 401K plan plus a yearly company sponsored retreat that just was incredible. They really know how to through a party!

    Cons

    Wish the company match was higher.


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