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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. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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

      Oct 8, 2013 - Sales Engineer in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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 lunch, snacks & sodas provided in all offices worldwide doesn't hurt either. ;-)

      Cons

      Cannot see any so far!

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      5 people found this review helpful
    2. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

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      Jun 23, 2017 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Cutting edge Platform and technology

      Cons

      Employee treatment is very varied.

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Had some challenges but on the up again

      Sep 16, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Company is lost

      Feb 8, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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.

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      8 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Stay away

      Nov 18, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
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      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 could be better or worse. For Europeans it's said to be the worst. The only folks that stay there working for Turn solely do it because they could not find a new job with matching salary. Also you have absolutely 0.0 career opportunities when working outside of the US for Turn.

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      14 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      It's a shame...

      Apr 23, 2015 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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 be too bullish about the future!

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      17 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Turn has gone downhill...

      Mar 18, 2015 - Director of Sales in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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 for the company, this seems to boil down to if you are liked by your manager. Senior management does not accept "creative" or "out of the box" ideas to better the culture or increase efficiencies as a whole...if they do not agree with you. This could go against your future at Turn so watch what you say even if you think it will help the company! Work ethic: The different teams here do not seem to really work together but quite independently. I have seen people take credit for other people's work which is unfair...does not seem some of the team members respect each other.

      15 people found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Such a shame

      Feb 20, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      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 made it what is was initally which was a thought leader and actual innovater were all replaced by grey haired, high waistline, side parted ex corporate middle managers/execs. Unsuprisingly each one of these have been fired a few times over, but almost like a Mr Smith from the matrix, there is another duplicate. Startups are made by people and unforunately Turn ditched the people who made it what it was. Work-Life balance. There is "just do it" culture that comes down from the top. you do what you are told, you are micro managed, and because of management flaws, you end up discussing things all day that would take 20 minutes to do. Career progression - There are great career progression opportunities at Turn. Just make sure your manager like you. You won't be judged on anything else, the work that you have done, success achieved, all does not compare to "does your manager like you" HR - This is absolute failing in the company. We have HR people who do not represent the employees. They infact don't even interact with employees. Unsuprisingly they did however manage to promote each other. The fact there are so many reviews on GlassDoor suggests there seems to be an issue with employees being able to feedback to the company no? will anything be done? no. Personalities. This is a classic situation. You have the management - egotistical and only interested in anything above them. Empire builders without any regard to the company or the well-being of their staff. (in the majority, there are one or 2 decent ones). Managers just want the most people reporting to them - it seems to be a power trip. You have 3 types on employee - The credit takers. Sit, smile, take credit for others work and generally do well. The workers - stuck in day to day weeds and unable to see beyond the daily picture. Don't even realise what is happening because they are busy in their next fire fight The resigned - people waiting it out. No interest in progresing anything, will be able to defend any request to do work with a barage of questions that kills your will and desire to even ask them again. Culture - None. No startup feel to this company left. Forced attempt made in some cases to get this going but "happy hour is at 5pm" and then when you leave your desk at 5pm you get the snidey look from the manager. what's the point?

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      19 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee

      No longer a startup, adrift without vision

      Jan 20, 2015 -  in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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.

      13 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Growing company

      Mar 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great technology and great team before acquisition.

      Cons

      Lots of changes after acquisition

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