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Quantcast Reviews

Updated Nov 20, 2019

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3.5
63%
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. "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
  3. "Nice place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Smart motivate colleagues, good management, nice office

    Cons

    General Data Protection Regulation, work life balance

    Quantcast2018-12-10
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Happy Employee Review (positive bias even in the cons)"

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people - we're hooked into the London, Bay Area and Seattle tech world. Personally, I feel I've grown as a engineer in my time at Quantcast, directly through engagement with peers (smart people). Challenging problems - web-scale advertising challenges - 3 billion request per second - 20PB processed a day - how can we do this better than everyone? Great perks - all meals catered (rare for London), strong... social culture (and budget for offsite activities) - Relaxed office culture - access to all the toys AWS has to offer.

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    Cons

    Struggling to scale to the next level. Real reasons for this unknown, but from an engineering perspective it seems like we've had 2/3 years of high engineer turnover, particularly in middle level management. That, plus a few weak product decisions. 2018 has seen a big change in engineering and product leadership. Lets see what happens...

    Quantcast2018-10-24
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Great People Terrible Management"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quantcast for less than a year

    Pros

    > teams are interesting with very clever people > a lot of potential for AI and Machine Learning

    Cons

    > London office have less number of girls in tech and a sexual harassment complaints were not taken very seriously

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay more attention to employees

    Quantcast2018-04-03
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Great people on the ground - incompetent exec leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you get to work with are in general very friendly, welcoming and generous of their time. There is a base of very talented people. Excellent relationships with clients and some agencies. Nicely located offices around the world. Never in the dodgy outskirts, always in the centre near the media agencies and other tech companies. A good technology base to build from.

    Cons

    1/ Terrible exec leadership. CEO is struggling with the job, focusing on details and flying relentlessly for quick local fixes instead of looking at the big picture. The CEO hasn't built a vision of the company and has failed to define what Quantcast should stand for, leaving space for infighting within his team and flavor-of-the-moment company statements. Impossible to rally behind. Every major decision (hires,... restructures, investments) has been bad. SVP of engineering: promotes a very negative culture and no partnership with the Product team. A massive issue for a tech company. Suffocates innovation from junior team members and more senior alike if it doesn't go with what he is thinking. SVP of Product: very bright but not a product org leader. The quality of the product team and the lack of products (not features) is a testament of that. Needs to build products for the market and abandon the things that none wants. CMO: chief of buzzwords and no action. A lot of talk, a lot of selfies, a change of colours and logos, shooting ambulances to build his brand, but what is the effect for Quantcast? Where are the positive business outcomes? 90% of his team has churned in less than 6 months. Staff giggles when he is talking at the all hands. 2/ Product not up to scratch Advertising: Falling behind the competition in terms of results for clients, budget share, consideration and features. Failed to take the mobile turn. Measurement: will struggle as Google Analytics ups its game and the DMPs become simpler. Will end up being a quick fix solution for small, spammy websites. Data: the cornerstone of Quantcast's position is that it sees users hundred's of times of month. But according to the internal analysts, this is a lie. And more stringent privacy laws around the world + tracking blocks will put an end to this. 3/ Vision Where is it? 4/ Spirit Most employees are looking around. None challenges the leadership or senior management. Employees internally are making fun of the leadership and the company positioning (the recent shift to AI was perceived as a farce and is the subject of endless memes)

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    Advice to Management

    All except the new COO (who I haven't worked with): please allow for a new and different set of leaders to come and save the company.

    Quantcast2018-02-12
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Too little too late..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with smart (most of them) and empathic people. Amazing perks: free lunches all week long, great swag, get togethers, healthcare, dental etc..

    Cons

    Culture A culture of favoritism leaving high performers feeling undervalued, creating a mediocre middle management and putting suck-ups on a pedestal. Gender and racial diversity are absolutely terrible. The company has been losing people in the last two years. Instead of addressing the problem, it keeps using re-orgs as the excuse for the high employees turnover. Leadership Each member of the leadership... team is a parody of himself/herself: product who has not launched a single product in years, HR who is rude to the staff and loves gossiping, engineering who does not understand the technology, marketing who promotes only himself and talks in buzzwords. Tech Big data, sort of (150 million web destinations out of 4 billion web pages is not what I would call Reach). Real-time, certainly not and the AI powerhouse that it claims to be, even less. The accuracy of the data is poor and US focused.

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    Advice to Management

    None. It is too late for that. You made your own bed. Brace yourselves for GDPR.

    Quantcast2018-01-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "A company at an inflection point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast full-time

    Pros

    Authentic, accessible leadership. Engineering talent and AI technology is the real deal. Huge opportunity to influence the ways in which people interact with companies on a daily basis. Machine-driven advertising is just the start.

    Cons

    A growing company so some of the systems and processes are still being refined.

    Quantcast2017-11-03
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Planner to Customer Success"

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    Former Employee - Customer Success Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing perks. Delicious food and great working space. Fun, young team.

    Cons

    Ruled by Headcount which results in having to wait a long time for a promotion - you have to wait for that team to have headcount. The HR process can be very slow and not always very efficient. Regular re orgs mean that you may well end up being moved sideways into roles which you never signed up for.

    Quantcast2017-10-30
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic workplace"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantcast

    Pros

    Great people and really enjoyable work atmosphere. You are given a lot of freedom and that comes with matching responsibilities. There's room for people to grow and moving around is encouraged.

    Cons

    Long work hours, sometimes it takes a while to accomplish projects across business regions.

    Quantcast2017-05-31
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