Ziff Davis Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. Great Internship Experience

    Former Intern - Design/Development in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Design/Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Ziff Davis as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    They've got a really great team of amazing people, so I had the best mentors, and I got a lot of hands-on experience! The department I was in (marketing/communications) was also really sweet and supportive when I was dealing with the death of a close family member a month into my internship.

    Cons

    The elevator is kind of scary. I was an intern so I was pretty sheltered from the more unpleasant realities of a large company. I've got nothing negative to say.


  2. Best company I've ever worked at

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The pay was awesome. The was no micro management. The people were all like family. If I ever moved back to new york I would apply.

    Cons

    There was really no negatives about this company.

    Advice to Management

    The best management I've ever worked for.


  3. A great experience in a global technology company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing view of New York City from our work deck, positive work environment, respectful and relaxed staff, creative work opportunities and a global company for flexibility if you're interested in moving around.

    Cons

    Not for you if you don't like the corporate cubical life. It's a great company, beautiful office but is does have the typical office atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    My managers are fantastic- great at their jobs and inspire me to continue to strive for the best work possible.


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  5. Ziff Davis, Inc. is like a startup with decades of success

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced, entrepreneurial culture management encourages intelligent, informed risk-taking "work hard, play hard and win often" mentality all the good traits of an established, successful brand with the freedom and excitement of a startup

    Cons

    tech vertical getting a bit long in the tooth

    Advice to Management

    Loosen up the policy on remote working so people feel more free to work from home more frequently


  6. Working for one of 1up.com was one of the best times of my life.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom of expression. Creative licence. Great people.

    Cons

    Lack of cohesive leadership. Upper management has a hard time relating to workers.

    Advice to Management

    Don't make deals with the Devil. Focus on what makes Ziff great, not on the company stock price.


  7. Great old company doing amazing new things

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    entrepreneurial growing innovative supportive smart supportive aggressive leadership

    Cons

    need more time for legacy old business to become thing of the past


  8. Pretty good company coming out of tough times

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible, good people. They treat workers pretty well. I can't complain about the people I work with at all. Working conditions are good and there's not a lot of politics to deal with.

    Cons

    Company's financial situation hasn't been good. Hopefully that is resolved now. I'd like to see higher salaries and bonuses given to internet editorial staff based on the page views they generate for the company. If somebody is generating a lot of page views consistently give them a bonus. They need an editorial incentive plan for internet employees.

    Advice to Management

    Start giving out christmas bonuses again. Even a couple of hundred bucks is appreciated. Give people something to look forward to since stock options probably aren't in the cards anytime soon.


  9. Extremely good experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good enviroment to work with, learning curve is awesome and executive management level is friendly and easy to communicate.

    Cons

    Managers are not appointed according to the academics, rather according to the experience in the company and communication patterns.

    Advice to Management

    Few of the managers shall be provided with some people management , behaviour aspects and team collaboration classes.



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