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Internet Brands Reviews

Updated February 12, 2015
Updated February 12, 2015
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Pros
  • You can expect a work/life balance unless you are a workaholic (in 11 reviews)

  • Great work environment with activities and competent colleagues (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Pay is significantly below market average, leading to high turnover (in 11 reviews)

  • super low pay when I say low i mean LOW (in 11 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    a bad place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Management seems to be totally disconnected and disinterested so you can likely coast for years here without concern

    Cons

    Just about the least human work experience I've ever had. I've received error messages with more heart than these people.
    Management here seems bent on keeping everything secret. The company has no interest in innovation and no interest in rewarding high performers. I've worked for some giant emotionless machines before but this juggernaut of sadness puts them all to shame.
    If this company just bought your company, run. Don't look back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay right where you are and keep doing what you're doing. Then those of us who have hopes and dreams and interests will be able to avoid you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Furstrating, low pay, websites are all garbage

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Internet Brands (more than a year)

    Pros

    I met some nice people.

    Cons

    Low pay, weird politics, hard to be proud of working for a company that basically buys and ruins websites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    The coworkers and the experience I gain from my seniors was the best part about this job. This job is just pure grind. You get what you put in. So if you are confident in your ability. Great experience builder

    Cons

    Managment is just horrible. My sales manager continues to decline my PTO even though I exceed goal. At the same time, commission is capped very significantly and the product itself has been diluted to the point where I feel that it is almost a scam. There is no way to move up and no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Freshmen and desperate only

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technology in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Technology in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you have no work experience it'll give you one. They don't care too much about downtime and you can learn on the job as long as you come cheap, this is their business model.

    Cons

    Cheap. Stingy. Bad benefits. Always trying to low ball you.
    Very crowded, noisy, offensive open office environment, you work essentially in a warehouse.
    Chaotic, add-hoc work "process", people "stepping on each other toes" all the time, there's always something broken due to ill-conceived changes mainly on the network and firewalls.
    There is no real management, you are left on your own devices
    No communication between different levels, you never know where it is going to.
    No wonder the turnover is _very_ high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You get what you pay for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Internet Brands Response

    Oct 24, 2014CTO

    Thanks for the feedback! It sounds like we could have been more clear in explaining some of the reasons why we operate the way we do. For one, we believe in growing our own talent and have a large ... More

  6.  

    Use them to gain basic office skills...

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible and laid back schedules. You'll meet some good people.

    Cons

    No room for growth. Top down management. Poor communication. There are benefits, but not very good. No 401K match. No company culture. No real training.

    I have some friends out of work, and I'm not recommending this company. Wouldn't want them to get complacent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No point to leave advice. It won't be taken.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    An absolute joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Not much. It's a stop gap, I guess, if you need a job right away or are just out of college and need to learn how NOT to run a company. I worked with a lead-generating group which is a fancy way of saying an entire business dedicated to selling monetizing your personal information to various industries (automotive, home, travel, etc.)

    Cons

    In over 20 years of working, I have never seen a more incompetent, dysfunctional group of so-called "managers." These people would not last a month at a real technology company. Talented people leave fast; only the legacy employees (mostly VPs and up) stick around because they are on the honey train. Many came from the L.A. Times, another failed enterprise to give you an idea of the "leadership" involved. I cannot think of a single person from my days there who still works at IB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit and open up something you're actually qualified for, like a lemonade stand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Fun first job...terrible if you are a skilled professional

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    casual atmosphere
    watching airplanes take off is cool

    Cons

    CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP
    Doesn't pay what you are worth.
    You are lucky if they have enough plastic forks for you to eat with.
    After my annual review of exceeding my budget there was no 3% pay raise as a Senior Account Executive just told "Good Job" and given a $5 gift card.
    No room for advancement and growth within your field.
    It's a stop gap company to work for either you are just out of college and this is your first job or it's a place you are at until something better comes along.
    Internet Brands was just bought by KKR a 50 billion dollar company.
    So what does that mean to you? Nothing...unless you are at the top your pockets got fatter but if you are one of the worker bees, like me, you will see no honey.
    They got me because of the Great Recession as the economy picks up they will have me no more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Can we get some management?
    Expect to get yelled at.
    Expect to get told to put together proposals with no clear direction and then yelled at that they are not the way your manager secretly wants them to be in their head.
    Expect your manager to tell you something one way and then a month later say "I never said that."
    Expect your budget to be based on what your manager feels you should be able to bring in and not what trends year over year or the economy.
    Advice to management: Think before you speak. Don't try to undermine your employees. Don't throw your employees under the bus on live sales calls. I could go on and on, but hey, it's IB management and nobody will listen...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Run

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Control Managerial in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Production Control Managerial in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed fit environment. Can wear everyday clothes to work. Flexible Schedule.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. People at the top make the most money and there is ZERO room for growth. Company went through a re-organization and cut jobs and lowered salaries. Took away bonus structures. I came in for one position and during reorganization I was moved to another position and my pay was lowered.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not worth my time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    One of the best days of my life was my last day there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual attire, some good people, Coffee Bean downstairs.

    Cons

    Low pay, poor benefits, terrible websites, incompetent management, cheap CEO, no room to advance, extremely high turnover, employee retention is not important

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management doesn't listen to the people who are actually doing the work so there's no advice I can pass along.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back company, nice co-workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with, you can wear anything here.

    Cons

    It's who you know. Very, very high turnover. Getting a raise is not good at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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