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a bit of a velvet coffin

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Current Employee - Senior Reporter  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Reporter in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at International Data Group

Pros

pro-family, interested in worker retention; decent salary and above-average benefits; dedication to quality trade journalism (i.e. no obvious quid pro quos to tech advertisers and companies we cover, lots of freedom to journalists to report and write as they like) over gossip and rumormongering ala some newfangled blogs

Cons

difficult to advance if not based in Framingham; journalism market in upheaval and IDG not immune; company sometimes too paternalistic to employees and thus less urgency to adapt quickly (outgrowth of Uncle Pat's personality, good and bad); there is some tolerance of underperformers (almost inevitable result of freedom given to journos, but still...)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

more urgency to keep adapting to Web publishing;

Recommends
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for International Data Group

  1.  

    Best IT media company with brilliant colleagues

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seoul (South Korea)

    I have been working at International Data Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Clients respect each sales representatives due to great reputation of IDG

    Cons

    Still there are countries where IDG media brands need to grow awareness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All management members are fantastic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It started off very good, but when times got tough (as is the case with most publishing companies), the company cut

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at International Data Group

    Pros

    Mostly transparent for more senior employees

    Cons

    People are not valued as much as they are at other companies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employees. They're your most valuable asset (not advertisers)

    Approves of CEO
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