Internet Brands Reviews

Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good.
    Dress code is awesome.
    Location easy from freeway

    Cons

    Low pay.
    No longer the feel of a start up... very corporate
    HR is not always responsive to new job applicants

    Advice to Management

    Provide more company wide communication about the business overall.
    Helpful

  2. Helpful (5)

    Not a good company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Coworkers were kind

    Cons

    - Was lied to about receiving benefits.
    - Was lied to about temporary status.
    - Was lied to about possibility of upward mobility.
    - Pay was awful
    - Was lied to about receiving overtime pay for worked holidays
    - Higher ups were lazy hypocrites who forced us to take on extravagant amounts of work. Yet did barely any themselves. I even had to correct their work on several occasions.

    Advice to Management

    Hire qualified upper management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    First job out of college

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Coordinator in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Content Coordinator in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Internet Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, usually stress-free environment

    Cons

    Unresponsive management, low pay, not learning anything

    Advice to Management

    Consider feedback with your lower-level employees.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good stepping stone, but not good for the long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Laid back environment, flexible hours.

    Cons

    No performance reviews. Flat structure with no opportunity to move up. Low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Spend time developing their talents and giving them new opportunities.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Inside Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment with activities and competent colleagues.

    Cons

    The salary is almost insulting to be kind, 10k less than what salary.com quotes as the low medium for inside sales in this demographic. Training is sufficient however the process is clearly working for those who have built a book of business, not so much for the newbies who must survive for 6 months living off of pennies in the interim.

    Advice to Management

    Pay a decent salary or at least a better initial commission structure as to where a new hire can make some decent bonus money within their first 6 months until they are up and running. Run a few campaigns allowing there to be warm leads to call, not 100% cold calling.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Expect Nothing and You Won't Be Disappointed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Easily accessible physical office location

    Cons

    your hard work is very unlikely to be acknowledged, your yearly review and raise will take 4+ months to be approved, you will be asked to multitask tasks that should be divided among multiple positions/employees, you will not be well paid, you will last 2 years at most

    Advice to Management

    An open forum to bring forth systemic issues, no longer requiring that the CEO sign off on every raise, new hire, and decision

  8. Helpful (3)

    Most unfulfilling job ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Accounts Receivable Specialist in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual attire. Flexibility on start time.

    Cons

    No advancement, no perks, no fun.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within. Find talented employees with a lot of potential and aide in their growth.

  9. Helpful (3)

    talented people, low pay, stepping stone

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources
    Former Employee - Human Resources

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the company usually has a strict recruiting process and hires quality talent. I have met many people at the company that have become my good friends. chill work environment, casual dress, promotion opportunities. I have seen many people go to great companies after leaving such as facebook, google, edmunds, etc

    Cons

    super low pay when I say low i mean LOW. MBA students/grads making 10 or 12 / hr. Mid level programmers for 40-50k. everyone at the company is mad at the low pay which creates a terrible work environment of low morale. Very difficult to get a raise, and even if you do get promised a raise or promotion they delay it for as long as they can to penny pinch all their employees. 3+ months after your "promotion" to see a raise. Any resources you need to do your job more efficiently takes forever to get. Refuses to invest in better technology, unless you are a high up manager or developer, you only get one monitor and a crappy computer that costs 250$.

    Advice to Management

    like a previous review... Bob Brisco proceeded to thank the employees for adding another zero in his bank account when everyone is struggling to make ends meet with the low wages at the company. Bob gets another zero in his bank account and the employees get a cheap duffel bag. invest in your employees and talent it will save the company money and create a better working environment

  10. Helpful (3)

    painful

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Internet Brands

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loose scheduling and fun co workers.

    Cons

    no real leadership or chances for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage

  11. Helpful (3)

    A place to learn, that's it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    ocean view kitchen. very light work load

    Cons

    The work load is low, but at the same time you don't get much to learn and improve yourself. It is a open secret that the company pays you way lower than others. You hear people leaving all the time.

    Advice to Management

    If you think interns can do the same job as full-time, good luck!

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