The Trade Desk Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.6
66%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
Approve of CEO
The Trade Desk Founder & CEO Jeff Green
Jeff Green
152 Ratings
Pros
  • "The Trade Desk is a fast growing business with a fantastic product but more importantly it is support by a great teams(in 26 reviews)

  • "Employees feel lucky to be a part of the TTD family(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Hard work - work life balance can suffer(in 14 reviews)

  • "While TTD does offer great benefits, the compensation is a joke compared to other tech companies(in 10 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great stuff"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    + Passionate team of high performing people + Solid, collaborative culture + Great business model + Offices all over the world

    Cons

    - Can be tough to manage lots of time zones (not much can be done about that)..

  2. Helpful (10)

    "DISGUSTING LAZY SELFISH NON ACCOUNTABLE Management who care only how they look!"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    • Free lunches twice per week. • Sociable vibe. • Company stock shares. • Company pays 8% pension for you for free. • Free drinks varying from soft to alcohol. • Game’s room which includes game consoles & a pool table. • Generally nice people. • Good salary. • International trips work or fun related.

    Cons

    • Slavery hours which you’re forced to do if you want to get things done and perform, as the team has always been understaffed. • Incredibly appalling finance UK management (Supervisor, Director/VP) who handle Accounts Receivable; they’re rude, aggressive, non accountable, condescending, can’t take constructive criticism, micro Managers, arrogant. They value people based on their title, so if you don’t have a management title they’ll think of you as a lesser person & don’t value your points. They’ll listen to those that are higher than them even those individuals are the wrong people to listen to as they’re not on the ground doing it themselves. They’re a massive suck up to management which they have to be, as if they got judged on performance alone they’ll be long gone. They only care how they look in people’s eyes & just to save themselves they’ll throw you under the bus even at fault of their own. They try to avoid responsibilities of their roles & ignore certain actions to be taken even if it’s their job. They’ve managed to destroy the team in just 2 months of trying to take over. • Due to an appalling skill of picking the right candidates even when there are 4+ people involved, rude & lazy individuals get employed in a sociable environment... As a result you get a somewhat high turn over in the department. People from Sales & BD always amazed how constantly we swap our staff. •Long hours, hard work, results & reliability as an employee - means nothing to them & they’re ready again to dismiss everything because you’re not from management. • Management are not worthy of their positions not even at the slightest. It’s absolutely bizarre to make such basic mistakes regardless of title as this is just common sense & logic.

    Continue reading

  3. Helpful (14)

    "Micro management mayhem"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people in the office are great! Good food, snacks, etc.

    Cons

    The management structure is horrible, allowing the wrong people to make decisions. Even at a senior position you won’t have a say in anything, but act as a foot soldier following every single command without asking questions. On top of that, this company has the worst case of micro management I’ve ever experienced. There is basically no trust in the employees

    Continue reading
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good company and tech, lack of senior leadership and process."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Team in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Second to none product with strong development/engineering focus - High growth environment due to top notch performance - Work environment is very casual with a nice atmosphere - Good perks as an employee, available for all teams within the company

    Cons

    - Lack of process within international markets - Legacy roles where most people in senior management have been at the company through the growth - Objectives and goals can often be unrealistic - Not the most facilitating company for employees with commitments outside of work (severe lack of process for this and often varies depending on team/manager) - Perception is far more positive from the outside looking in

  5. Helpful (15)

    "Good on surface"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Team in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    Great product which makes backing up claims easy as it actually works. Some really great people within the company. The CEO and a number of the C suite are genuinely nice people. Huge growth potential.

    Cons

    Delivery of feedback is really poor. Sometime feedback is given because thats what a manager was told to do on managers training. There are very clear favourites within the company with opportunities being disproportionately given. The company talks a lot about culture but culture exists for the core few and not so much for everyone. Teams can be cliquey with people who have been at the company for a few years.

    Continue reading
  6. "The best company I've worked in so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture is really good, everyone is nice and helpful, high bar for engineers and lots of big challenging tasks, relaxed work from home policies, office is also great and has good location and kitchen is filled with snacks and drinks

    Cons

    The engineering team is highly distributed around the world, and work activity really never stops.. that can be good or bad depending on your lifestyle

    Continue reading
  7. Helpful (5)

    "The best job I've had"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great culture, free lunches, very good compensation. Nice office, and everyone at the company is not only incredibly competent, but they are some of the nicest people I've met.

    Cons

    High expectations - you need to be on point all the time.

    Continue reading
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best company you will ever work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    - Culture is super important here. Everyone is super friendly and get on with each other. - Amazing perks - Great work life balance - Everything about TTD is amazing and I am super proud to be working here.

    Cons

    None at all that I can think of.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company, fantastic products, and culture is incredibly important"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A fantastic company to work for. Leadership are superb, and manage to incite hype and respect without being too "I love this company." Very consultative atmosphere, where everyone can contribute and put forward ideas. Products are released when ready, nothing is rushed or botched, but still incredibly quickly. Always at the forefront of programmatic and online advertising. Focus on client service is great, and is the foundation of success. All clients get wonderful account management and a huge amount of contact and support. The client retention rates back that up. Amazing atmosphere, the culture (both working and socialising) is very important and everyone gets on. That's not to say you have to be outgoing or head out for drinks with the team at all - everyone is understanding of work life balance, and the company avoids a monoculture. It just means that recruitment is very thorough, many hours, with people who you may never work with closely, to ensure professional and cultural fit are there. Despite the rapid growth the culture has been maintained, and staff turnover is low.

    Cons

    As with any multinational company, the need for early or late calls can be tiring! Some functions still lack international support - having to go to the US for these areas can exaggerate timelines. When people do leave, they can occasionally disappear without mention, regardless of the reason. Senior management (local or global, as needed) should address these situations better.

    Continue reading
  10. "Account Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    TTD is a great place to work!

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Continue reading
Found 174 reviews