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Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great company with unlimited growth potential.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Pros

    This company has grown from a small group of employees in a loading dock to one of the largest business news sites in the world. It's extremely rewarding to be a part of a team that really feels like they are accomplishing something.

    Cons

    As in any company that is maturing from a start-up, there is always growing pains. Sometimes there can be miscommunication between teams that can lead to friction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in a great product and hiring unbelievable talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Fun environment but cut-throat at the same time

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

    I worked at Business Insider full-time

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers, essentially unlimited time off as long as you hit your numbers, good bonuses

    Cons

    Unreasonable expectations, terrible communication across the board, emphasis on quantity rather than quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Hire a legitimate HR department that doesn't interact with the sales/editorial/product team leaders.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  3.  

    Fun startup culture

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

    I have been working at Business Insider as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities for growth and doing what you want to do

    Great people, very positive environment

    Huge audience for your stories

    Cons

    Tough place to be as an intern if you don't hit the cycle right. Sometimes they hire everyone, sometimes they don't hire anyone, and a lot of it has to do with what advertisers are interested in paying for. Also lacks transparency with interns about whether you'll get hired -- you feel like you're strung along for a long time before you have any notion, and then they tell everyone that if they have the funds you'll get hired, and then they end up taking no one. So don't go in with expectations that you'll get hired post internship.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Absolutely amazing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Pros

    Laid back, start up culture and so much room for growth.

    Cons

    Sometimes its hard to be on the same page with all the other employees, team work is usually critical to accomplish certain tasks

    Recommends
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  6.  

    A great place to work.

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

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enthusiastic team of people who really care about the product. Everyone really wants to do well. There's a healthy and competitive environment.

    Cons

    It's a young team, sometimes people need a little more guidance and handholding. Sometimes we work too much. There could be more communication between verticals of coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Making employees feel like their contributions are invaluable is a great way to make sure people want to stick around and grow with the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Sink or swim environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Business Insider as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It's an opportunity to get your foot in the door in the media world

    Cons

    Metrics for success are rigid, and there is a decent amount of turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
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    At least it was paid.

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

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working here can help you get a foot in the door in the media world. You get to be in New York City. Coworkers are friendly, want to help you improve.

    Cons

    Work can be soul-crushing, intense focus on page view can keep you from working on what you're actually passionate about. "People don't care about that" is often heard around the newsroom. I guess no one thinks that as a media outlet, our job is to help people understand why they should care.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  9.  

    An Intense Opportunity

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

    I worked at Business Insider part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You will learn a lot, you will not be treated like "just an intern", get to write a lot

    Cons

    Competitive environment, Fake "news" stories, hard to meet people there, make friends

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good career opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Reporter
    Current Employee - Reporter

    I have been working at Business Insider full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really great people here and if you know what you're doing, there's a lot of room for growth and flexibility.

    Cons

    We do have to deal with growing pains at times. This is not the ideal company for you to work for if you're unable to self-manage yourself.

  11.  

    When I am doing work, it doesn't feel like work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Business Insider

    Pros

    No suits or ties. Ping pong tournaments. Food and drinks. Nobody looking over your shoulder or making sure you don't take long lunch breaks.

    Cons

    There is a lot to do and you never have down time, but that is part of why it is so good working there. The day goes by really fast and you have to organize your time wisely.

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