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4 people found this helpful  

Great Company depending on who you are and which part of the business you work in

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Business Development Manager  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England (UK)

Pros

Great place to work if you are new to digital, a graduate or a 2nd jobber. Alternating every two weeks are 1 of 2 events for staff: beer 'o' clock and sushi/pizza lunches, which is good for morale on those days. The Criteo product actually works, which makes the job a whole lot easier. The company as a whole is going in the right direction, it will continue to grow and will enjoy a successful financial event at some point in the future. It is great feeling to be a part of something so successful!

Cons

There is no staff development at all which leaves progression and the prospect for growth perpetually up in the air, there is not much of a meritocracy within the company and praise is not often given. The very, very senior management is impressive, but below your MDs and certain Directors, the management and senior staff are uninspiring, not there by merit but more because of relationship. There is a heavy Yahoo influence and legacy in the company which lends itself to the classic 'Old Boys' issues. There is also a very high churn of staff at Criteo which either shows they hire the wrong people or are not offering the right opportunities. Criteo is no longer a startup, it is a hugely successful growing global technology business, yet there is only IT support one day a week and the Wifi does not work properly in the UK office. The pay and remuneration is not as high as other companies and much lower than competitors. Partly this is due to how successful Criteo is and also partly why Criteo is so profitable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look after your existing staff and work with them to set measurable and achievable development and growth plans. Pay more; too much time is wasted and money spent on recruitment and strategy, when the right people are there looking to build a career you should look after them.

Recommends
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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good technology, bad mid-level managers and sales environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The technology and investment in engineers make Criteo stand out. They have a competitive advantage in that they have developed best in class technology and continuously improve the product offering in competitive marketplace. For an engineer or a technical role, this is a great company to be a part of.

    Cons

    The (sales) work environment is extremely unpleasant and unproductive. In the US, there is little communication between mid and upper level management, leading to confusion, misinformation and intimidation when numbers are not up to par. As another reviewer mentioned, you are only as good as your last week, and mid level managers have made it clear that anyone can be canned at any moment.

    The potential for this company to foster a great environment is there, but unfortunately inexperienced managers and politics have stifled employees and created a high churn rate. Managers from the UK office are often in the US and implement drastic changes (processes, target clients, number of employees), sending the US team into a nervous frenzy. This type of boiler room, pit everyone against each other mentality is not how Criteo initially positioned itself, but given that your manager has complete control over you, this is unfortunately what it has become.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your mid-level managers are fit to manage and not just good sales people. Set achievable targets and work with employees on professional development and a growth path.

    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Proud to be part of this crazy adventure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    Pros

    Loads of opportunities to grow
    Young team spirit
    Top management is very easy to talk to
    Ideas and initiative are valorised
    nerf wars
    r&d team and other teams are not separeted

    Cons

    Processes are not clear
    You don't always know who is abilited to answer your questions
    Organisation is changing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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