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Criteo Reviews

Updated Dec 12, 2019

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3.8
77%
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Criteo CEO JB Rudelle
JB Rudelle
120 Ratings
  1. "Excellent Tech Learning in a difficult market"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I work(ed) in the Palo Alto office. * The Paris office is excellent, with some brilliant hard working individuals. * People are willing to help and do not judge you for asking stupid questions. It is in fact encouraged, and hierarchy does not matter. * High code quality standards, atleast in the projects that are Paris based. * A nice mix of European and US culture. * Excellent standards, the managers know... their engineering and are not just setting up meetings. It is not possible to hide BSing.

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    Cons

    * HQ being in Paris creates great challenges, while everyone on the Paris side is super helpful, the time difference just does not work. Most infra is in Paris and you could find yourself stuck until the next day, which is not the fault of the Paris folks, just a time difference thing. * HQ being in Paris makes the promotion process non-transparent, people who put their head down and work hard can be overlooked... for people who are buddies and hang out outside of work hours. * Some of the code that Palo Alto and Ann Arbor teams work on; does not belong to 2019.

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    Advice to Management

    * You have a great company that is built on a great engineering culture, without this, you will not have survived the AdTech space. Keep encouraging people who enforce standards and ask questions. * PA office experience was fantastic in terms of culture. In terms of output; I agree with the decision made; it just was not working.

    Criteo2019-10-19
  2. "Great learning in first year but quickly reaches plateau and becomes a routine."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    International culture, good pay, great leadership.

    Cons

    Under-qualified middle management, uncertainty over long term.

    Advice to Management

    Judge by attitude, business acumen and loyalty when giving people management responsibilities.

    Criteo2019-10-29
  3. Helpful (10)

    "Moving too fast -putting product development/Wall Street over its people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Account Strategist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - smart people - good pay & fairly good benefits

    Cons

    - culture is OK- used to be much better but they cut funding for social events and perks that build community/satisfaction - management is extremely out of touch - horrible lack of communication about really important changes in our business and compensation plans

    Advice to Management

    - COMMUNICATE with your employees and be TRANSPARENT - invest in your people. Without them, you are nothing

    Criteo2019-10-02
  4. "One of the better companies to work in sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Barcelona
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good salary and perks, young team, nice office

    Cons

    pressure to perform, success too much dependent on factors beyond your control: product no performing well e.g. due to malfunctioning algorithm or "engine", technical failures, speed of other departments like IT, graphics, finance, and customer

    Criteo2019-10-02
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Criteo culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    High energy environment Good medical coverage Fancy and well stocked pantry

    Cons

    Inflexible Petty management "flexi-hours" and work from home are never approved

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership of your mistakes.

    Criteo2019-10-11
  6. "Indifferent"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive 

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -culture -nice people -flexible hours and days off

    Cons

    -lack of leadership -not enough support for the sales team

    Criteo2019-10-15
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Never judge a book by its cover..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time

    Pros

    Very cool working environment - events - day to day workplace experiences; Top work-life balance, not a lot of pressure; Pay is above market level, which gets people to stay and not really question themselves on how they perform and on how they can improve; Brilliant minds from all over the world but also....

    Cons

    ...a toxic culture that has quickly spread thanks to low motivated and/or frustrated people that have been there for years and do not want/like to be challenged and to step out of their little comfort zone; Close to no meritocracy, and lots (lots) of politics; Company culture isn't clear and doesn't correspond to what is being displayed on the marketing / employer branding side - rarely will you meet that much... close-mindedness; Management is highly questionable - you begin to wonder for some if they have been trained or guided to embrace those roles

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    Advice to Management

    Sure there's been tremendous growth and success in the past but now is time to shake things up again to not get stuck in the quicksands of inertia, definitely need to challenge people, and most of all = actually "fairly" measure performance ! Make sure seniority on paper really matches skills and potential; Give clearer perspectives on career development possibilities; Get rid of trolls and couch potatoes :)

    Criteo2019-10-31
  8. "Account Strategist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Criteo full-time

    Pros

    Product is the most strength and weapon

    Cons

    Difficulties to deep dive understanding of product

    Criteo2019-09-30
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic"

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    I have been working at Criteo

    Pros

    -Great salary and perks. - Beautiful office. - ML technology

    Cons

    - Incredibly toxic environment, that preaches diversity and does not practice it. - If you are great at playing politics and networking, you will go far. - No leadership and no vision - Glitchy products that often do not meet client expectations

    Advice to Management

    Actually listen to what the market/clients want. Stay ahead instead of playing catch-up. Come up with a solid vision. You are loosing great talent in the name of egos and politics

    Criteo2019-10-19
  10. "Great place to work and develop"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Barcelona
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Criteo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    A lot of freedom to work in your own way. Great work culture - there is a human side to management and not just numbers, although numbers are important as well. Opportunity to work on several side projects. Decent work life balance .

    Cons

    Sometimes the product implementation can take a long time where its out of your control and you dont get paid even if you did sell the solution. Sales people are not appreciated as much as they should compared to Account Strategist. Pay could be better also the opportunities to grow and earn a much better salary are slim

    Advice to Management

    Provide more flexibility for sales people e.g provide cellphones and workspace flexibility after 1 year in the job. We have to hit our targets and if you can do that working from home once per week it shouldnt be a problem. Also provide more clear development plan and award people who stay a long time. I know people who got promoted after 1.5 years and the payrise was 5% or less, which is nothing compared to many IT... companies.

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    Criteo2019-09-06
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