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  1. Good Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good co-workers, steady work

    Cons

    Long hours, too far from where I live

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Motivate your team

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Could be a great company

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    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Entrepreneur Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    free breakfast on Fridays, steady paycheck, chill hours, laid back environment

    Cons

    Low salaries, no way to move up in company, management, high turnover, seems like management doesn't care to keep the employees they have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    High Turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time

    Pros

    A steady paycheck, flexible hours, and a casual work environment is really all there is on the good side.

    Cons

    Talk about being a cog in machine. Management cares nothing for employees and openly admits they are easily replaced with cheaper employees. Pay is substandard and many leave at the end of the first year when, IF they get a raise, it is 1%. Promises 401K matching, then pulls back. Unprofessional, untrained, uneducated management staff with rampant nepotism. Demand for extra hours is constant due to middle management failings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Hire competent middle managers. Fire the dead weight squandering thousands of man-hours of work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Research Project Intern

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    Current Intern - Research Project Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Research Project Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Entrepreneur Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    really chill job, its really "what you put is what you get" kind of job. So if you want to learn more, you have to ask questions and google certain things you don't know so you can get a better understanding

    Cons

    office is a bit too quiet to be a magazine company, but its mainly because the writers are freelancers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    A first step on the rung

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media

    Pros

    A good place to start your career and learn.

    Cons

    The company has a history of disloyalty to its employees.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. They treat me better than any place I've worked before.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Entrepreneur Media

    Pros

    Given a great deal of freedom. No micro-management.

    Cons

    This is a small office, far from headquarters. Sometimes out of the loop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. Great place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful

    If You're Smart and Ambitious, Steer Clear.

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    Former Employee - Editor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media

    Pros

    There was freedom to bring your ideas to the table, and promoting from within. The office atmosphere was laid back.

    Cons

    The upper management was extremely incapable, usually not available to lead nor seemed to care much about their roles and the success of the magazine and website. Some editors and writers aggressively and repeatedly bad-mouthed others to get ahead and cover their own inabilities to do their jobs. Upper management used the blame game tactic to put out fires when problems arose. Extremely underpaid for amount of work expected of you, and not treated with respect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your employees and reward them for good work. Treat them with respect, and you will in turn receive respect and loyalty. Hire people who actually have experience in business and print and online media. Take responsibility for your actions and your mistakes instead of blaming others below you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    Mismanaged into the ground

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media

    Pros

    The only real reason to work there is the paycheck. It was a good place to work at one time, but under the senior management the company is terrible. It is good to work in a publishing company on the west coast because they are so rare. You get to be a part of a company that is both online and in print, though now, the content is moving online due to plummeting ad sales in the industry. With better management, I think the company could do so much better in the small business information space. Forging relationships and whatnot.

    Cons

    The upper management does not care a tiny bit about the rank and file employees. They are nameless, faceless people to them. It is a sad day when upper management cannot name you when you work there, but that's the case. There is rampant nepotism within the company and it is terrible. Also, management does not actually read the publication or run the company the way they suggest that other business owners run their company. It sometimes feels like you're working for a large group of hypocrites. So many people who work here are miserable. Most people who work here are miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try meeting with and listening to your every day employees and see what they need.

    Doesn't Recommend

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