Classified Ventures

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Entrepreneurial Spirit

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

I have been working at Classified Ventures full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

This company values the entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. They are not afraid of change and will reward those willing to think bigger, better, and differently.

Cons

Although the benefits package is well rounded and robust, salary compensation is not. If money is all that matters to you, then CV may not be the place for you.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote more from within, and help develop career tracks for great employees.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A 21st Century Company Held Back by a 19th Century Mind-set

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Online Support Specialist  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Online Support Specialist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Classified Ventures full-time

    Pros

    CV (Cars.com, Apartments.com) is a delighfully social company, with a lot of great opportunities to make friends and find dates. The basic advertising products are a sound investment for the company's customers

    Cons

    The company makes too much money for its own good. Managers and Directors have to fail spectacularly before they face consequences for their mistakes because "how can we say that any leader here is a failure when we're making so much money?" Managers often reach a certain level where they realize that opportunities for further advancement are limited, prompting them to enhance their visibility by expanding the size of their current department and finding new projects and new problems that they can own. Many departments and cost centers that could be staffed by 50 have swollen into confused bureacracies of 150. As one recent Manager noted "Cars.com is more proud of the number of meetings it has than the number of products." Managers and Directors are easily charmed by technology salespeople and like to buy expensive systems to solve small challenges that in fact create enormous problems when the Director fails to plan in advance for how the new systems will integrate with existing systems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Flashy, clever ideas are not necessarily effective ideas.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Some truly wonderful, talented people experiencing growing pains

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

    I have been working at Classified Ventures full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Compensation, benefits, managers who care and mentor you along

    Cons

    Upper management who is out-of-touch with the real business needs. Some real lack of knowledge among VP s and C-levels in making business decisions. This hurts morale for those i the trenches supporting other teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a point to try and learn some of the business processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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