Thrillist Media Group
3.0 of 5 23 reviews
www.thrillistmediagroup.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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Ben Lerer

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33% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree Beer, crappy snacks, pto, discounts.

    ConsTerrible management, Favoritism is a constant. 9 to 7 work schedule, with dirty looks as you pack up to leave at 7. Most of tech's management are all friends, they run it with extremely biased.
    Basically if you are in the "in" crowd you will advance your career, if not good luck!

    As far as technology, they are about 5 years behind. Still running on a lamp stack with no TDD to speak of.
    Most work is just rush rush rush well test later, while we freak out and wonder why the build is broken.

    Compensation is pretty low compared to market value. They price out low to make it seem like raises are great even though that what you should have been paid to begin with.

    Micro managers are a huge thing here and is infused by project managers having managers.
    The "agile" environment that they proclaim to have is a joke, there is standup but no real visibility into where it fits into the sprint.

    Most of your work that you will be doing is a don't ask questions just do what your told.
    Again everything is rush rush rush to build something that will probably wont go out because product managers have decided to change direction. (ex: Jackthreads homepage switch) Nightmare!

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive the opportunity for an open discussion. Be more open minded to the possibilities of newer technologies. Stop patting your selves on the back for trivial tasks that are completed.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Doomed.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosif you like being overworked, under-appreciated, and underpaid, this is the company for you.

    Cons-management is too concerned with maintaining the "cool" image of the company. we don't care about whiskey wednesdays. And the company reply-all emails with gifs and memes are annoying.

    -compensation does not match skills or effort put into our jobs. you will be underpaid and if you try to negotiate for a raise, your manager will lie to your face and tell you we don't have any money in the "budget"-- the money was probably sent on alcohol to decorate the office bar.

    -high school cliquey mentality. you can't sit with them.

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to ALL your employees concerns- not just the "popular" ones. bagel fridays do not balance out our sad excuse of a paycheck.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's really going down hill..

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIf you like to get drunk all the time this is the place for you. The JackThreads part of the company is doing wonderful.

    Cons- Senior staff is seedy, unreliable, and the company itself is in an identity crisis. There is a huge lack of professionalism, promoting "favorites" v. talent. Overall low morale in certain departments. Never see anyone on the sales team with a smile on their face, and they're just plain rude.

    - They don't match your 401k

    - Barely ever any office supplies

    - Conference rooms are sparse, you're lucky to schedule one if someone doesn't steal it

    - Work/life balance is awful for those in entry-level roles. Don't expect to get much sleep, or even a thank you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRealize the talents in their employees and acknowledge it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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