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Allrecipes.com Reviews

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great culture, but room for improvement in professional development.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allrecipes.com full-time

    Pros

    The people are genuine, intelligent, hard working and fun. The business has a great heart and is doing innovative, industry-leading work.

    Cons

    You have to fight to develop your career here, if you want to grow beyond the position you were hired for. There is also some dissonance in the strategy. Teams can be so focused on their own piece of the puzzle, they don't consider impacts to other areas of the product or business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on synergy, overarching product strategy, and professional development opportunities for your team and your will see more and smarter innovation and higher levels of employee retention.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Doing less with less

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good location and nice co-workers. A decent work/life balance perhaps as a way to compensate for salaries inconsistent with the current market, but that seems to be changing with a lack of hiring to replace people leaving.

    Cons

    Decisions are made in a vacuum and employee input is not valued. Opportunities for career growth are minimal, and the salary increase when moving into a more senior role is capped to a small percentage of the employees original salary. Mediocre health benefits. High rate of attrition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This section is moot considering management has turned a deaf ear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Truly amazing... in its day

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance, enthusiastic/dedicated employees (in the trenches, executing/delivering)

    Cons

    The culture that made it such a great place is evaporating quickly - and anyone championing it will not be welcomed in the shift to the parent company's corporate "values." There is minimal-to-no transparency into strategic planning occurring at the Executive level - Communication has evolved into "need-to-know" approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allrecipes became #1 in its space because it was in touch with its user community, and it harnessed the enthusiasm and dedication of its employees to try and deliver the best user experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Site content producer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allrecipes.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, flexible schedule, friendly coworkers and environment. A lot of food events.

    Cons

    Salary doesn't match the job market for long time employee. There is not many growing opportunity within the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    a super good place to work for

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    Current Employee - Student Intern
    Current Employee - Student Intern

    I have been working at Allrecipes.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    nice people
    available at any moment to help you
    everyone is energetic and has good communication skill. they are mostly extrovert

    Cons

    the project assigned to me is a huge and time costly project. I only have 3 months to do it. But you dont need to complete the project within 3 months though

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great and interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - BI Analyst in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com as an intern

    Pros

    fun and interesting working, a lot of interesting event

    Cons

    job is not challengeable
    also the limited chance to turn into a full time.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brett Patterson 2.10.14

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allrecipes.com

    Pros

    One of the best places I have ever worked. Management is extremely supportive and a wonderful work environment.

    Cons

    Upward mobility can be an issue, but nothing but good things to say about AR

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best of luck!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture in which team work and open communication flourish

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Allrecipes.com as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's fun environment to work at; people are always exchanging jokes and sometimes homemade food or a brief conversation over a glass of wine at every corner of the office. This in turn creates a strong bond among the team that results in effective communication/work process.
    Most managers are open to hearing everyone's input, so teamwork really can take effect.
    The HQ in downtown Seattle has a great location -perfect for HH after work, office party with view of the fireworks on Christmas, or overlooking the crazy Seahawks parade for Super Bowl 2014.

    Cons

    Can't complain much about this great company. If I really have to mention one, it would be that the employees put on "Allrecipes 15 (lb)" once they start working here because of all the free food/beverages in the office. But some can argue this is a pro, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, encourage openness, engagement, and great company culture. There are so much potential in this company given the recent boost in media exposure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    do less with more

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - UI Designer in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    a lot of foods and events, plenty of time off, lax hours, people are generally smart and friendly, the website mostly runs itself so there weren't many fire drills,

    Cons

    politics can affect how a product gets to market, multiple layers of approval, product cycle is somewhat broken and often chases it's tail on getting a higher click through rate and stuffing more ads into a page rather than the best user experience, too many layers of approval, many ideas get scrapped, projects can take a long time to get approval and then scrapped

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The quick fix isn't always the best solution. Spend time and resources to create compelling features that wow the industry.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Small company but owned by big company

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Allrecipes.com as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of food all the time. Nice and beautiful people. Nice work location. Fast moving company. Own by big company so inherit benefits.

    Cons

    not really a tech company but a company with a online presence only. Too many people there to work for such a company that draws in low margin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher Management has fled

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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