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Quantcast Reviews

Updated 6 Nov 2019

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3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
78%
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Quantcast CEO Konrad Feldman
Konrad Feldman
226 Ratings
Pros
  • "I love working here because I get the opportunity to grow my skill set and learn from smart people(in 32 reviews)

  • "Catered lunch and dinner everyday(in 29 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Product, people, and food alongside many other things!

    Cons

    struggling to find any negatives

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Quantcast2019-11-06
  2. "Long Overdue Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People: Hard working, wicked smart, minimally jerky, collaborative attitudes Products: We offer it all. DR & Brand products, various creative formats (display, video, native, internal designed creative s), targeting off proprietary first-party data plus ability to work with DMPs & custom audience providers. Food: catered lunches, daily breakfast items (cereals, fruit, etc), company meeting breakfasts,... monthly happy hours, and other random events. Fun: ping pong, pool table, arcade game, PS4 (XBOX?) room, quarterly team activities Phone: Monthly stipend for phone bills + $ to help expense a new phone (every 2 years) Maternity/Paternity Leave: In addition to time off, $ to help w/expenses, ramp back period for primary caregiver (moms who deliver), specific rooms (plural) for pumping

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    Cons

    People: Some Quantcasters don't realize how lucky we are to be at a company full of people willing to help one another. I've observed time & time again isolated incidents where people are desperate to hit their goals in sales, product, etc. Instead of communicating pain points and working to solve these issues, people sometimes choose to either emote their stress & frustration onto others. Or, worst yet,... don't give constructive direct feedback where needed. Quantcast needs to solve this problem and it starts with executive leadership in the way they treat their senior managers which trickles down to their managers then their direct reports. We can hold our people accountable & help our teams adapt to change in a positively constructive way. It doesn't matter if we engineer or provide the best digital programmatic products & services for our customers. If we don't address the unneeded stress, Quantcast will continue to lose talented individuals who will get fed up with the struggle. I've seen it happen. People who are stretched thin don't need an excuse to leave. Recognize these people and reward their behavior. Don't push more onto them or ignore resourcing needs. We are a company heading in a very exciting direction. Konrad & Peter Day are leading an initiative to make Quantcast top of class in their industry and it will happen.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep up the initiative to hold your team members accountable and help everyone understand change. If managers at any level can't hold their team members accountable, don't be afraid to find people who will. We have important initiatives to fullfill. Let's not be held back by people who can't fulfill on commitments. Let's lose the managers or individual contributors who aren't positively impacting our business goals... or contributing to a culture of positivity.

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    Quantcast2019-10-29
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Pretty unstable for a company that’s been around for almost 14 years."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -You get to work with big brand names from time to time. -You work with pretty cool teammates and you can have a great manager. -It is a good stepping stone for your career when you’re younger. -You are forced to be a self starter. -Company throws happy hours once a month. -You get a $100/month credit for your cell phone bill. -Team events and offsides can be at cool venues. -Really great audience insights and... stories around data can be told. -Learning about customers and their business goals is super interesting, and you can get creative around what products you sell to meet their needs. -You are forced to source all your new business which can hone your outbound skillset.

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    Cons

    -Chief People Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Operating Officer all left in under one year and were never replaced - what does this tell you about an organizations structure and vision for the future? -No demand generation. They laid off the entire marketing team who to be fair, did no work, and never replaced with a marketing team that generates leads. -Clients can cancel contracts... at any time due to factors out of your control such as performance or internal budget cuts. -Lack of brand awareness. -Too many people doing the jobs of 3 or 4 in what should be 1 and being overworked. -Highly unrealistic quotas. For example, if you get a big RFP or a client tends to spend a certain amount per quarter, this will raise your quota whether or not a contract is signed. -Terrible compensation plans. To be totally honest, very few people actually hit quota and you have no greater incentive to bring in more money quarter after quarter. For example, say your quota is $500k one quarter and $800k the next quarter. Say your target pay out is $15k/quarter. You would still need to hit 100% of that number to get the same total payout, despite the fact that you are bringing in significantly more money each quarter. It makes zero sense and accelerators are very flawed and only work if you hit over 100% of what is usually an impossible quota. -The food is not very good most days. -Clients are never happy about a lack of click conversions. -Most of the top performers quit and the few that are left are actively interviewing for new roles despite what management believes. -CFO is totally over his head thinking he can understand what the sales team is going through and is not genuine.

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    Advice to Management

    Sell the company.

    Quantcast2019-10-23
  4. Helpful (7)

    "A good stepping stone, but get ready for the Sunday Scaries"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varying but good opportunities to grow your career, particularly if you start at an entry-level position and have the work ethic and chops to stand apart from the crowd. Incredible people, although many of the best are leaving. The urgency to backfill these positions is evident with the recent AE and AM backfill hires. I had positive experiences with my direct managers and directors and could depend on them... for support in my role. But when a company's trajectory shifts from becoming a unicorn to SOS, opportunities to get promoted are limited even if they advocate on your behalf. There are decent perks (including catered food) and a work-life balance that gets out the door by 7 pm. But, this varies significantly by your team and is often sugar-coated by the many AMs that escaped their countless all-nighters working at agencies as digital media planners. The occasional opportunity to be in a room with C-level execs that will inspire you with their life experiences and industry knowledge. There are decent diversity and inclusion programs that make an impact inside and outside of Quantcast, but there is much work to do to soften the "Tech Bro" culture that dominates the sales floor.

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    Cons

    A product that provides little-to-no value paired with sales managers that encourage AEs/AMs to withhold key data that their clients expect. Quantcast's mission is to "help brands grow in the AI era," which translates to Account Executives pushing their bread-and-butter display advertising product on any inexperienced marketer. Quantcast reporting over-inflates its impact. AMs are advised to cherry-pick data,... restrict access to reports in the user dashboard, and "curate" site delivery reports that show where clients' ad revenue is being spent. A/B and incrementally test show little to no impact. It's hard to pitch a huge budget increase when you know, deep down, that your product is not delivering what your client wholeheartedly believes it is. But that isn't as hard as the day that your client catches on and starts asking the hard questions that you have been dreading to receive in your inbox since the day they signed on. Don't worry, your AE will scramble to sell through another deal. Rinse, repeat. Pair this with unrealistic sales goals, and it makes sense why Quantcast's attrition rate is so high in the sales and account management organizations that work most closely with its product. To give Quantcast credit, this isn't only an issue inside of their walls but is present in the AdTech industry as a whole. Hold off, keep looking, and seek out companies that offer a product that provides the value it promises. It's easier to sell something you believe in.

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    Advice to Management

    To mid-level management: Keep giving your team ways to grow their career and tackle problems in the org that translate to opportunities outside of Quantcast. But, think past sprinting to your quarterly revenue goal at any costs and stick to a moral compass that allows your team to feel good about the work they are doing.

    Quantcast2019-09-19
  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quantcast full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great communication from senior leadership, especially the CEO. Great offices and really look after staff. Full of great, knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Business has capability to be so much bigger if expand machine learning expertise into new industries.

    Quantcast2019-09-09
  6. "Great place pays well"

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    Former Employee - Account 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and good perks

    Cons

    Not as flexible work life balance

    Quantcast2019-08-07
  7. Helpful (1)

    "My career was made at Quantcast"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The product, people, and opportunity in an exciting industry

    Cons

    Tough industry with big players to sell against

    Quantcast2019-08-01
  8. Helpful (11)

    "5 star reviews are fake"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    The catered lunches were really good. Facilities people were great. Coworkers are easy to get along with

    Cons

    Leadership has no idea what its doing. Constant changes that have no strategic visin. Huge turnover in leadership and employees.

    Quantcast2019-09-03
  9. "Great environment and international, limited growth opportunities"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quantcast

    Pros

    Great people and international culture, you get to know everyone in the office as there aren't many people. Good intimate beer carts on Fridays. Snacks and fruits. Game Room. Prime location. Brand is well known and recently on the b2c side thanks to the cookie consent notice on websites. You learn lots about the product.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Quantcast doesn't grow in company size. Leadership seems to go back and forth with no clear vision. You are not told how to do your job and what's expected of you. Learn to be proactive and find your way. Troubleshooting and manual repetitive work. WFH is not well seen depending on manager.

    Quantcast2019-08-02
  10. "Great place but slow to innovate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic culture, hungry team, low attrition

    Cons

    Slow pace of innovation and risk averse

    Quantcast2019-08-01
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