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A company of number crunchers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Foster City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

I have been working at Ziff Davis Media

Pros

Good opportunity to learn about the technical publishing world.

Cons

Everything is financially driven. There is no credible mission statement or focus for the company beyond making the owners more money. There is no interest in soliciting the view, opinions, ideas, and contributions of the employees and staff. It is pretty autocratic where employees must do as they are told, even in situations where the employees have ideas to save costs or increase revenue.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They are not interested in hearing any advice; they have made that very clear.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Since the magazine folded it hasn't been the same

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

    I worked at Ziff Davis Media

    Pros

    There used to be a lot of events and parties that were really great and showed us we were appreciated.

    Cons

    The management was chauvinistic at times and their inability to make the magazine a viable entity was inexcusable. They could have kept it afloat but bad management and cost cutting without considering the effects killed it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe there should be a review of how the management performs and the way they speak to and treat their staff. Instead of yelling at people and berating them then laughing about it later which I saw happen on two different occasions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    Welcome to Initech

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

    I have been working at Ziff Davis Media

    Pros

    It's a tight knit community of nerds. people are really nice but shy. this is not the kind of place where people get together outside of work. kind of place where there are not enough people to do the job so you can take on as much as you can handle which can be good or bad depending.

    Cons

    NO MONEY to do ANYTHING. Salary reductions plus increase workload = not fun. sometimes i can't find printer paper. depressing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Direct answers about our salary reinstatement would be nice. be respectful enough to treat all of us like adults and tell us what is going on. There is nothing as insulting as asking a question and having that question ignored.

    Disapproves of CEO
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