The Trade Desk Reviews

Updated 20 Jan 2021

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3.9
71%
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The Trade Desk Founder & CEO Jeff Green
Jeff Green
157 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. "great company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love it here so far! Can't complain, stocks are awesome.

    Cons

    Still a start up so not for anyone who is used to a structured environtment

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    - Fantastic company full of smart and driven people - Very innovative product suite, which is constantly evolving and expanding - Good communication between different teams and functions - Great leadership in the C-suites and SVPs - Really high percentage of supportive, friendly and collaborative people. Employees feel lucky to be a part of the TTD family!

    Cons

    - It's always very busy and hard to feel fully on top of your workload and priorities - Some managers have a tendency to micro-manage rather than giving their reports freedom and discretion

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Still a great place to work, with tons of opportunity"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Trade Desk full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company is going through some growing pains as it transitions from start-up to mid/large-sized company, but overall it still has a great culture and many friendly, caring and genuine people. This starts from the CEO, who is incredibly smart but also very caring and thoughtful, and permeates down throughout the company. The programmatic advertising industry is expanding rapidly and still has a lot more potential to grow, especially with the shift to connected TV. This means that TTD continues to grow quickly, and employees have lots of opportunity to make an impact and achieve career progression. It's fun to compete against the "big boys" (Google, Facebook etc.) and feel like you genuinely have a more transparent and superior product offering.

    Cons

    Take on board the feedback in other reviews about mid-level and senior management. Remember that sometimes the high-profile managers are acting selfishly and to the detriment of their teams, while the soft-spoken, lower-profile managers are the glue holding their teams together and are critical to TTD's success.

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  4. Helpful (13)

    "Bad company"

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

    I worked at The Trade Desk full-time

    Pros

    Some good leader who genuinely are good people.

    Cons

    Some bad leader. Play favoritism. The seniors might gang up against you. Offer you a job when they need you, after they used you for what they need, they fire you with some stupid reasons. This happened to the equivalent position of mine in the London office as well. They act like they value everyone, and respect everyone, act like having good culture... In actual.... they are very far from that.

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  5. "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

  6. "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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  7. "Awesome"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer-1 in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Freedom to work on interesting projects, dotnet core is a great framework, a lot of dist and low level problems

    Cons

    Can be slow depending on what team you are on

  8. "A really good company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 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

    - Nice people - Good benefits - Leadership takes care of employees' needs

    Cons

    - Somewhat outdated deployment process

  9. "A lot of exciting work overshowed by petty EMEA HR department"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - High salary - High-value RSUs - Lots of responsibility - Exciting problems and technologies

    Cons

    - No bonuses for business-related functions - Petty HR department in EMEA (+1 on other reviews saying they try to fire people for ridiculous and presumptuous reasons)

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  10. "Awesome company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Nonya 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is employee orientated. They believe in putting the needs of the employees above everything. They are caring and nurturing company that is doing big things.

    Cons

    Sometimes training is a bit scarce when a new system comes out

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