The Trade Desk Reviews

Updated 21 Jan 2021

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3.9
71%
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92%
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The Trade Desk Founder & CEO Jeff Green
Jeff Green
160 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)

  • "TTD is the future of digital advertising(in 22 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)

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  1. "Fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good career progression Great salary Share plan

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

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  2. Helpful (14)

    "Bad Work Environment"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employee share purchase program, Free lunch 2 days a week

    Cons

    Bad work environment for Analytics/BI team. Bad middle management. Missing work/life balance. They think they work in Agile mode but have not implemented it well. Team is rigid and works according to the whims of middle managers

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  3. Helpful (25)

    "Great perks, but passively controlling"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    The perks of working at The Trade Desk are great. While we’re not as big as Google and Facebook, you still get free lunches twice a week, attend the annual conference in LA, go to cool events and there’s plenty of snacks in the kitchen. Ever since I’ve started working here, I think I’ve gained a pound or ten.

    Cons

    Ever since The Trade Desk became publicly listed in the last two years, the focus on making more revenue has become more apparent. Now there’s nothing wrong in making more point, that is a main point whenever you start a business – but I feel that workers have become overworked due to the aggressive targets that need to be met. To top it off, there are times I want to question the decisions that senior managers make at times. However, I don’t voice them as I don’t want to be on the wrong end of the stick as well. There’s also a cliquey culture that’s becoming more evident as well, and often these people get promoted and other people in the team become overlooked as a result of this. The team dinners and events are great, but I feel like I'm forced to attend these events because if I don't go, it looks like I don't want to be part of a team. One time, I couldn't attend an event for a personal reason and I was asked a couple of times if I could reschedule it to another time. To get this person off my back, I rescheduled my appointment to accomodate this - but again, it felt like I was forced to go to the event. In fact, I feel like I see my colleagues more than I see my friends and family.

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  4. "Good work, better colleagues, best culture!"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work here is technically challenging, which is nice. The people here are absolutely amazing and will do everything they can to see you succeed. This rapidly growing diverse set of engineers is one of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any. Honestly!

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "The best company I've worked for!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've worked 15 years in the industry and this is the best work culture I've ever encountered. It is filled with smart, hard-working folks who are kind and generous with their time. Work-life balance is supported and encouraged as well. The company is thriving with rapid growth and increasing revenue with a growing international presence. Interesting problems, great work, fantastic culture. What more can you ask for?

    Cons

    Haven't come across one yet. Genuinely.

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  6. "The Trade Desk Company Review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Analyst II in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They live up to the hype they're given on other reviews. Definitely one of the best place to work. Company takes care of their employees and focuses on how their employees will be satisfied and have fun at work. Great company culture!

    Cons

    I don't see any except for they're making me fat! Food is in abundance

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  7. "Wow!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Analyst in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very relax environment and people helpful and great to work with!

    Cons

    I don't see any fault at The Trade Desk, everything is amazing.

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  8. "Best Employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Trader in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    Value For Life and Stock Options

    Cons

    Nothing to regret about the compay

  9. "Improving all the time"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Account Executive in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The UK office has really taken a positive turn in 2021. Less cliques and more strategic direction from leadership. New BD GM and SVP EMEA are excellent and had added so much value! More EMEA ownership is what we need as befoee company was heavily US focused. CEO is amazing and real visionary Stock options are great Benefits are top notch including amazing healthcare plan Management getting better and transparency is improving. Taken great care of employees working from home

    Cons

    The job is massive and the work never stops. It has been hard in lock down to get a work life balance. Base Salaries aren't great Favouritism was rife now not so much which is great

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great growth, toxic culture"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - N A 
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Astronomical company growth, equity highly valued - Industry leading product - Work with very intelligent technical folks (badass CTO org) - Great benefits, PTO, WFH flexibility, office perks - In general, TTD is a great company to work for (on paper)

    Cons

    - HORRIBLE Management and high turnover for leaders on crucial teams - I personally did not go through this, but many employees were terminated without good reason (were not on a PIP) - As we continued to grow and scale, the company culture was on a rapid decline - Unrealistic goals and deadlines leads to a highly stressful toxic environment - No plan in place to recruit diverse talent - Poor communication from executives acknowledging the climate of the world/civil rights movement - Lack of promotion from within (frequently hiring leaders from the outside) - Salary/equity packages low in comparison to top-tech companies

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