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Turn Reviews

Updated Feb 3, 2019

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3.7
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Turn CEO Bruce Falck
Bruce Falck
28 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great convenience - close to Caltrain, free lunch 4 of 5 days(in 17 reviews)

  • "Was a great group of smart people(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "bad work life balance, launch very fast(in 9 reviews)

  • "Work can be hectic at times as clients are very demanding, but this should not scare you as this is normal in the ever changing world of ad-tech(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great company! Smart & hungry people, leading technology & great strategy!"

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

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

    Pros

    Very organized and structured hiring process! Turn really makes sure that candidate and company fit together. The global reach of Turn is also a big plus for me as a Non-US employee! Great potential for International staff to grow together with the company, and work in different regions of the world. Everybody seems to be super smart and open to support new employees, which is a great corporate culture. Complimentary...

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    Cons

    Cannot see any so far!

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you do, and manage the hyper growth of Turn successful!

    Turn2013-10-08
  2. "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge Platform and technology

    Cons

    Employee treatment is very varied.

    Turn2017-06-23
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Had some challenges but on the up again"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO and Exec team, local leadership, brand presence, team camraderie, open to change

    Cons

    Limited career progression for non-US based staff, technical expertise primarily in the US means working across time-zones can impact responsiveness

    Turn2016-09-16
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Company is lost"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turn full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, good team spirit - there's certainly a sense that they try hard.

    Cons

    I left before the big shake up - boy was it overdue, the prior CEO was way out of his depth. Hopefully things will start to improve now.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on rebuilding a great team and product - don't jump on every near term idea like the prior management team did.

    Turn2016-02-08
  5. Helpful (14)

    "Stay away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Very high salary. This is how they attract people. Unfortunately this is also the [only] reason why people who do not enjoy their job at all and see no future at Turn, stay. Since switching would mean a lower salary.

    Cons

    With 12 years working experience for 4 different companies, no company treats its employees as horrible as Turn. Apart from that, complete mismanagement on several levels and higher management is focused on their own personal benefits. Any change that could be a threat to their benefits or could do harm to their status is simply not allowed. Big differences in location btw: depending on the city you work in the experience...

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    Advice to Management

    Clean up your management, on all levels. Appreciate talent. Do not promote someone who is clearly unable to do his/her current job.

    Turn2015-11-18
  6. Helpful (17)

    "It's a shame..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still some great people; competitive package; free lunches; benefits in general

    Cons

    Lack of leadership; looking backwards etc etc! To be honest, Turn some years ago was a great company! They had the momentum, vision was spot on. However they fired nearly all good guys, or they left because of misleading strategy.. Turn still has a good market position, but their strategy is looking backwards. Hope they can turn around that negative momentum, since there are still some great people left. But don't...

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    Advice to Management

    Resign, and let other guys fix your problems!

    Turn2015-04-23
  7. Helpful (15)

    "Turn has gone downhill..."

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    Former Employee - Director of Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall great product, smart team and technology. Free lunch, snacks and drinks in all offices.

    Cons

    Culture: Needs work and has changed drastically since the earlier days. The US team seems to be much more motivated/excited compared to London. Sometimes when I walk into the office, it is drop dead silent... Work/Life balance: Very difficult. There is too much work for each person to get done, at least successfully. Growth opportunities/career progression: No matter how hard you work or what you have achieved...

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    Turn2015-03-18
  8. Helpful (19)

    "Such a shame"

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

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

    Pros

    Free snacks and meals Good travel potential Decent office locations

    Cons

    It is such a shame that as a vested employee (3+ years) i have to leave my feedback on Glassdoor. Turn in the last 2 years should end up a MBA study into how to ruin a company. Strategy - there is no defined strategy. Generally Turn will look into the Market place every few months, see what others are doing well, and then when it is too late try to copy it, and that too, badly. The people who defined the company and...

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    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately it's too late. I so wish i am wrong though. I need to see a return on my money!

    Turn2015-02-20
  9. Helpful (13)

    "No longer a startup, adrift without vision"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Turn

    Pros

    Benefits are comparable to the market, nothing outstanding. Central London location makes the commute easy.

    Cons

    No entrenched go-getter attitude - problems get reassigned to someone else to deal with. Focusing all engineering effort into California means no effective way to address or even prioritise EMEA-specific issues in a timely fashion.

    Turn2015-01-20
  10. "Average"

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      Former Employee - Junior Software Developer 

      I worked at Turn full-time

      Pros

      Good foundation to start with

      Cons

      Overworked most of the time

      Advice to Management

      Check on the work load

      Turn2019-02-03
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