Business Insider Reviews

Updated July 23, 2015
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  1. Great company

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY

    I worked at Business Insider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best people. Great exposure.

    Cons

    Gotta think on your feet.


  2. A cool place, but beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Business Insider full-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A great team that cares about the content, the reporting, and the company. The site has a great reputation – so it's a nice line on the resume.

    Cons

    The president fancies herself as a great leader, yet the dictatorial way she manages the staff and the company is a tremendous de-motivator. She’d rather tell people what to do, instead of asking them to think, encourage their contributions, and allow them to have pride in their work. Her authoritative demands, though delivered with a warm and engaging tone, practically drowns people into unwanted submission, inertia, and eventual frustration. If you’re early in your career, join BI as you’ll have great experiences that will help grow your skills. Don't stay too long, or you'll find yourself as a cog in the wheel of a company with a bright and shiny exterior and slightly rotten inner workings.


  3. Nice!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like it here, the culture seems great and there is a lot of opportunity

    Cons

    People get caught up in page views

    Advice to Management

    I don't really have any right now


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  5. A pretty cool place to work

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

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Coworkers -Flexible time off -Location (Flatiron/Union Square) -Rooftop -Snacks -Benefits

    Cons

    -Disorganized management -Promotion based on seniority as opposed to merit -Crowded layout

    Advice to Management

    Don't put people in management positions simply because they've worked here longer than others. Also, allow for employees to review their managers.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Enjoyable place to be if you like a fast-paced environment

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    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've watched Business Insider more than double in size. In three years, I've seen a lot of people come and go. Some good, some great. Others weren't there long. It was clear they were using BI as a stepping stone to get to reach their next career goal. That's fine. This isn't for everyone. The best thing at BI is the culture: There's the legendary ping pong table, board games, and corn hole. There's a culture committee that hosts trivia and movie nights, plans trips, and a monthly book club. There are whiskey Wednesdays and beer in the fridge. There are hosted happy hours and others thrown by employees. Access to a rooftop area is nice, too, especially during the summer. Everyone's pretty welcoming. Some other things: - The health benefits - The bonuses - Unlimited vacation (as long as you get what your work done you can take off as you see fit) - If you want to have a meeting with Henry (CEO/EIC), he's more than happy to accommodate you/hear your concerns, etc. I'll see/hear people complain about things, but I often find those people don't try to do anything to change their situation. Any time I've gone to management to voice a concern, I've felt like my needs have been addressed and taken seriously. I think they value employee feedback. Their goal is to keep people happy.

    Cons

    Sometimes you wish there were more older, experienced people around. It's been getting better. BI has been hiring more experienced people, and I think that's their focus at the moment. For a long time (and still even) it feels like BI is full of a lot of young, eager faces who are trying to figure things out. The majority are all talented and perfectly capable, but it's also nice to have some direction from a seasoned veteran.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Reporter

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    Current Employee - Tech Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tech Reporter in New York, NY

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fun environment, lots of opportunity to try new things

    Cons

    You will be expected to move fast and work hard - definitely not a bad thing, as long as you know how to take care of yourself and respect your own limits.


  8. Editor

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    Current Employee - Editor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great leadership and growing company!

    Cons

    They offer low salaries sadly.


  9. Sales Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent management team. Support staff to notch.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. Great place for an intern!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Business Insider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the people are hard-working and friendly, great snack bar in the kitchen, open work space makes it easy to talk to everyone, fun happy hours, independent atmosphere (you can work on articles you are most interested in), and it's easy to gain visibility for your articles. it's also a rapidly growing company so employee moral is high!

    Cons

    there is a strong focus on page views, so it's tempting to just write "clickbait" articles instead of longform, quality articles. also the intern pay isn't very high.


  11. Lots of potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Offers lots of career growth, great startup culture, awesome coworkers. The BI team is rapidly growing both internationally and domestically. I'm constantly learning something new about the media and advertising industry. It's a really exciting place to work with great work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are still some growing pains. Leadership in certain departments could be better.



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