International Data Group

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Not a competitive salary, but phenomenal company benefits (health, dental, 401k, etc...)

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Former Employee - BILLING DIRECTOR  in  San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - BILLING DIRECTOR in San Francisco, CA

Pros

The best reason hands down is that IDG hires some of the smartest folks in the publishing industry, regardless of specific department. They also carry some of the BEST medical coverage and numerous other perks (commuter checks, 37.5 hour work week, training & education, technology purchase program...)

Cons

Unfortunately, the communication of the company's mission or drive for current projects is lacking. It seemed to me that lots of people are working in a bubble. Also, there was a problem with follow through or completion of certain goals set by upper management.

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good co-wokers, but very outdated management mentality.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    -Many co-workers are good people both inside and outside of the office.

    Cons

    -Underwhelming pay.
    -Decentralized structure is a huge weak point because too many managers are focused on how they're getting along with other team leaders vs. focusing on clients' needs.
    -Too many "lifers" are still present, which means cliques, stale ideas and fresh talent not taken seriously enough. (This goes for those within the marketing/sales, editorial and HR divisions.)
    -Too many internal projects deemed as "favors" for other teams take away from workers' ability to focus solely on client needs.
    -Not enough focus on fresh perspectives and smart usage of new media, which means IDG has lost out to many other publishers and agencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like another reviewer wrote, not all management is good management. Train yourselves on new media tools instead of relying on one or two people within the company to have a handle on them. Have more of a presence at local tech events. Show up, sponsor, partner... get creative with your branding! You're not on the radar of most people under the age of 40.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Its ok

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    Current Employee - Marketing  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Good work life balance, and many areas for mobility. Upper-management are outdated on technology, some of the jobs is due to tenure not skill

    Cons

    Not competitive pay, some people are not aware of talent. The building can be more appealing, as a very older look,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate more, make room for promotions to the best employee not just tenure, working forever doesn't not translate into skill

    Approves of CEO
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