j2 Global

  www.j2global.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile

j2 Global Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014

Be The First To
Add Photos

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.4 51 reviews

37% Approve of the CEO

j2 Global Co-President and COO Hemi Zucker

Hemi Zucker

(35 ratings)

29% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are some really great people, work/life balance, fair compensation, financially strong global organization(in 7 reviews)

  • Good people working for the company, fun in some cases, breakfast lots of catering for lunch(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • commission structure changes when sales reps make more money than they've budgeted for(in 4 reviews)

  • Senior management exemplifies the term misogyny(in 4 reviews)

10 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Disapproves of CEO

    1 person found this helpful  

    J2 Global Communication REVIEW

    Corporate Inside Sales (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFree Employee Healthcare Benefits, entertaining location in Hollywood, large internal company structure.

    ConsThey do not offer wage increases and commission is subject to taking back if customer cancels before I year.
    Commission it self is very little and remember you will never get a raise no matter how ell you preform.
    Refuses to supply sales people with business cards even if you offer to pay for them yourself, why?
    No opportunities for advancement and the build itself is very old and has few rest-rooms for the employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook more closely at your employee's needs and make a better effort to become more involved with day to day operations.
    Star giving raises even based on a person's performance and attendance. You can be a perfect employee and you never get a wage increase, why?
    Also cost of services is way too high for consumers. Once someone looks around they always fine their paying to much and they cancel their accounts.
    Also customer service is lacking and needs to be looked at.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities

     

    Great Place to Start

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPay, Benefits, Environment, People, and Perks

    ConsManagement, Opportunities, Lack of Creativity as far as workflow

     

    It was alright...a bit dull at times.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSelf-motivated learning. You get bagels 3x a week.

    ConsCompany may come off as cheap.

  1. We want your feedback – Are these company reviews helpful to you?  Yes | No

    1 person found this helpful  

    Great People.. Low Pay

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsYou meet great people who are knowledgeable and helpful, job is stable, interesting technology

    ConsLow Pay, room for growth is questionable and almost not worth it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAcknowledge talent and take care of your good people who work hard for your company.

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    Great company, doesn't like to spend money

    Sales (Current Employee) West Hollywood, CA

    Prospays for public transportation costs or parking costs for employees, snacks & other meals/food perks for employees, covers employee health benefits free, very easy-going (in my department anyway), great people.

    Consdoesn't like to spend money to keep employee equipment/computers at reasonable levels, while always buying the best/newest hardware for top & some middle-management. wants to bandaid existing systems & software/OS's, instead of spending some money to encourage reliability.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't be afraid to spend at least a small amount of money to keep the computers your employees use a little less than 9 years old, running software that's close to end of life. having systems people can barely rely on to at least do the minimum, shouldn't be expecting too much.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    2 people found this helpful  

    It's OK but drawbacks

    Software Test Engineer (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    Prosj2 Global is a stable company that seems to be poised for growth over the next 5 years. They manage their sales well and have a good business model.

    ConsManagement seems out of touch with current business operations practices. It seems that the few employees who are invested in the company are the only ones who benefit from its success.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide better incentive for the employees to do a good job and the rewards will be more than anticipated.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

     

    Company in Transition

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Chicago, IL

    ProsGreat opportunity to work with new technologies and learn new things.

    ConsCompany is/was in transition. They were acquiring competitors and restructuring the organization constantly. From a filed perspetive, it was very unsettled.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with the filed about what is going on. Sometimes that is difficult when business negotiations are on-going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • Approves of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Lots of incompetent middle management making things impossible.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsNot too stressful environment. You don't feel too pushed to preform past norwam workloads. There are some nice occasional perks and the people here are generally nice.

    ConsLots of middle management that have been moved from position to position and don't know the job they are doing well and make it impossible for people under them to do a good job, and hide the problems from the managers above them till it's too late to be fixed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReview the middle management and replace inexperienced and/or incompetent people more quickly. Have a more structured bonus program so it diesn't reek of favoritism. More intereaction between high level management and the "troops on the ground".

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

     

    Nice people but terrible product

    Marketing Specialist (Current Employee)

    ProsLovely people, some good perks (free drinks, subsidised lunch) good pay as you work your way up.

    ConsProduct is obsolete and so working as a Marketing specialist is virtually impossible. We do as much as possible but fax is on its way out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

    • Culture & Values
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Career Opportunities
    • No Opinion of CEO

    3 people found this helpful  

    Director

    Director (Former Employee)

    ProsStable, Conservative Company. Solid marketing team.

    ConsLacks vision. Employees tend to be treated as commodities. Not very friendly environment for remote employees. Not very supportive of flex time or telecommute situations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Worked for j2 Global? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.