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j2 Global Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Little things like BBQs, free bagels every Thursday and agent fun days twice a year go a long way (in 4 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)

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  1.  

    9+ years with j2 Global and still going strong.

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

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    J2 actually reached out to me on Monster.com in 2005 and it's been the best move I've ever made. My bosses have always been more like personal mentors than people to whom I just report (and in the sales arena that is a very rare commodity.) One of the best aspects of this company is that your welcomed into all departments. They want to hear your ideas, they want everyone to feel empowered to move this company forward as a collective unit, not one in which departments are competing amongst themselves. Personally I really like the fact that the CEO of our publicly traded company knows my first name and takes the time to talk with me whenever me run into each other. That kind of lead-by-example has a trickle down affect to everyone else and makes J2 more of a family versus a place you just come to do work everyday.

    Cons

    The standard stuff you have in any corporate environment but I can honestly there's been no real "con" I've ever had to deal with since I've been here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep the same philosophy in place we've always had; open communication, advancement for growth, a professional and very friendly work environment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, people, and location!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Corporate Inside Sales in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Inside Sales in Hollywood, CA

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Honest work , genuinely good people and managers!

    Great diverse location for after hours fun! Runyon Canyon, happy hour, movie premiers, shopping, and dining.

    Company does a GREAT job purging/managing out POOR performers. I've been in places where the morale is dominated by depressed negative co workers.

    Cons

    With my volume of sales, reconciling my commissions can take longer than anticipated but I always get PAYED!!!!!!

    The AC gets too cold sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the GREAT work. Consider building out an OUTBOUND sales team to generate more leads. Sitting around waiting for the phone to ring gets boring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked on a web development project for 3 months which was not too hard and had fun learning new stuff while doing it.

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

    I worked at j2 Global as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free snacks & soda every day.
    -Friendly coworkers.
    -Got to come in any time before 9:30 am.

    Cons

    -Outdated computers.
    -Slow internet.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, fast-paced, opportunities to go beyond just your job duties if you want it.

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

    I have been working at j2 Global

    Pros

    Very talented people who really care about the company's success. The company still does many extras for employees that were popular in the early days of dot coms. The work environment is fast-paced and exciting, lots of things going on all the time which is why there is always opportunities for you to show what you can do and contribute outside of just the job you were hired to do.

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits are not the worst but some improvement there could go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the communication to the rank and file so employees have a better understanding of the end goals for the multiple projects going on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work

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

    I have been working at j2 Global

    Pros

    Myself and other staff members were part of an acquisition deal in 2010. J2 have been excellent to work for allowing us to continue what we were doing while guiding us in the right direction. Good pay, benefits, pension, health etc.
    Nice people and environment with plenty of opportunities to progress.

    Cons

    I have no bad experiences to date .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Continuing to grow year on year is a difficult task to keep up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for.

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

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    j2 is a good company to work for, you get quarterly bonuses if you do your job as expected. Management are friendly and not pushy.

    Cons

    None - All good things.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Brilliant people, lots of hands-on experience

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

    I worked at j2 Global

    Pros

    Kind, selfless, generous management, who willingly volunteer their time and share their advice with young professionals and college students. Fantastic internship program.

    Cons

    Very, very few. Occasionally the office can seem a bit dull and its departments overly segregated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Thanks for a great summer internship.

  9.  

    Good people, good projects

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

    I have been working at j2 Global

    Pros

    * Abundance of projects to work on
    * Professional, respectful, safe place of work
    * Fair compensation
    * Easy access to management personnel

    Cons

    Human Resources seems inundated with requests, as their response times can sometimes be quite slow, and they don't always call back when they say they will.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    May need to hire more persons in the human resources department, in order to share the load with the existing HR team.

    Recommends
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