Everyday Health Reviews

Updated March 19, 2015
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Everyday Health Co-Founder & CEO Benjamin Wolin
Benjamin Wolin
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Pros
  • Unlimited PTO days but they don't allow you to take them (in 13 reviews)

  • Free fruit in the morning as well as coffee, tea (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No work/life balance (projects keep coming w/o a plan to hire more resources) (in 5 reviews)

  • Work from home was strictly enforced, no forward movement for some and low salaries (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Very positive experience, but the company is changing

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

    I have been working at Everyday Health

    Pros

    Really developed my career here, and was supported and encouraged to do so. Had wonderful mentors. Liked the fun, young-ish atmosphere

    Cons

    As the company grew, it became a more tense and even hostile place to work. The positive, creative, dynamic atmosphere took a bit of a dive and it became somewhat of a shark tank

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember the little people who got you where you are now!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Avoid working for Everyday Health if you're not in sales.

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Everyday Health

    Pros

    Free fruit in the morning (if you get there early enough), gym membership discounts, good location in SoHo

    Cons

    This is an Incredibly cliquey company with very high turnover. The focus of senior management is on the sales people, who act like they're God's gift to earth. There were so many hard working, intelligent people with lots to offer that left the company due to the toxic culture. The open concept workplace was incredibly distracting and the pay for anyone not in sales is mediocre at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to those in the company outside of sales. Sure, salespeople bring in the revenue but without the other members of the organization, they wouldn't have anything to sell. Unless this culture changes, the company will continue to have high turnover and dissatisfied employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful

    Steer clear unless you're desperate

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    Current Employee - Sales Support in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Everyday Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to get experience in the digital advertising world.

    Cons

    No room for personal growth unless you're with the "in" crowd. Very catty, gossipy environment, where management is all about the hierarchy. Employees with bad attitudes are encouraged and rewarded as long as they kiss up to the right people. Chaotic processes that change every week with spotty reinforcement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate. Try to be a leader in the industry as opposed to being a big shot in the office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Everyday Health

    Pros

    Has a pretty good location.

    Cons

    Sometimes is a bit too corporate-y.

  6. 2 people found this helpful

    The Worst

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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 Everyday Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The office location is in a "cool" area and the pay isn't bad.
    There's free fruit in the am if you can get there in time and a good amount of free pizza (which makes no sense for a wannabe health company)

    Cons

    Middle Management is useless
    Upper Management is out of touch and involved in too much lower level business
    Culture and morale are low on this sinking ship
    Very political
    Very cliquey and snobby

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your middle management, actually ask and listen to what employees say about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Avoid Everyday Health, by far the worst company I ever worked for!

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    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Client Services Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Everyday Health

    Pros

    Office location in a trendy part of NYC. Good natural light and fresh fruit daily

    Cons

    Top heavy company with no vision. A very clique-ish and political environment. I have never seen so many miserable employees in my career. Senior management is clueless and does not support their staff. If you are not part of the in crowd, you will be ultimately let go by HR that is part of the culture problem. Avoid this company. Very toxic place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in an independent consultant to do a complete top down assessment of the business, people and overall culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Nice office fun group

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    Former Contractor - Front End Web Developer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Front End Web Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Everyday Health as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    They offer breakfast everyday, and there was always food in the office, great team exercises done regularly.

    Cons

    We the downsizing of various departments it seemed unstable at times. Team were always moving around on different floors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful

    A great company to gain experience, but not for a long-term career

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

    I have been working at Everyday Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flex time, free fruit and cereal. The benefits are OK. The company is growing, but not organically,

    Cons

    Don't trust management. 'Unlimited Vacation' is limited and hard to get. One failed acquisition after another. Management is focused on growth at all cost. Not a company where you can grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. Don't talk about how you care about employees, but balance the books on their backs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful

    Stability issues

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everyday Health full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. People are accessible at all levels (CEO on down)

    Cons

    Even though people are accessible,it's still a very political place. Lots of secrecy. Several rounds of sudden layoffs doesn't project a stable company to its remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice what you preach - full disclosure of impending changes, or at least some notice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful

    The company goals are innovative, but does middle management share the excitement?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Everyday Health full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    After working in places that kept doing the same boring things, it was refreshing to see that Everyday Health was always trying something new. This company isn't afraid of adjusting its strategy and pushing employees to meet the lofty goals. Co-workers are generally great -- drama-free and they're always willing to help you, even if it meant working even longer hours. Upper management generally recognizes the top performers and thanks them for contributions. Like any job, the hours can quickly rack up to 50+, but at least there wasn't pressure to work on the weekends.

    Like others have said, Everyday Health truly has a work hard, play hard culture. There's seasonal sports leagues after work. The benefits package is great. Solid health/vision/dental for family, gym discount, truly unlimited PTO that was usually approved. Also, lots and lots of free cocktails and food: working at Everyday Health isn't always the healthiest!

    Cons

    Middle management is the biggest con at Everyday Health. With micro-managing and excessive meetings, they waste time and create bottlenecks for productivity with the long-winded approval process. By constantly shutting down the ideas of their direct reports, they block their creativity and encourage autonomy. Senior/upper management seemed unaware of these issues. Most start on an excellent note, but after awhile realize that job advancement is non-existent, so they find a better position elsewhere.

    There's about 500 people who work in the NY office, which is too cramped! Everyone is literally on top of each other getting coffee in the morning, going to the bathroom. The open layout was often too loud to make phone calls or concentrate. No space in the common rooms to eat a 15-minute lunch, and there's always some work meeting in the kitchen. The overcrowding is constantly a problem, despite the regular layoffs that usually come after over-hiring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The above reviews are of my opinion. Take a closer look at middle management -- are they held up to the same level of scrutiny as their reports?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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