IDG Media Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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  1. A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Management in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IDG Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Business units have independence because the company gives each business unit local authority. Business performance goals are very clear, and sometimes that does lead to quarter-to-quarter management (vs. longer term strategies). The pace of the organization is such that workers can be very committed to the job, yet also achieve good work/life balance, particularly in entry and mid-level roles. The company culture is strong and supportive. And inter-company communications identifies competitive opportunities throughout the company. Salaries and benefits are competitive.

    Cons

    While business units are independent, they are closely overseen by the corporate board. Because units share board members (one unit president may sit on another's board and vice versa), there is often not enough challenge at a peer/board level. It's easy to play it safe to achieve plan, and as a result, the company may not be innovating fast enough. It can be hard to get financial support for new products and significant strategic change can be difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate and evolve faster. Bring in outside board members to bring fresh perspectives into the larger business units.


  2. Good editors, average management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IDG Media (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Good, helpful editorial team
    - Opportunity for growth is high if you are worth your salt
    - Weekends off was, for me, a big plus
    - Decent work life balance

    Cons

    - Cautious at every step, thereby missing out on a lot of good opportunities for growth
    - Senior management is slightly stuck in a time warp
    - Harsh working hours for a few teams
    - Not a great work environment for women

    Advice to Management

    Be more open to ideas, and more importantly implement them if you want to stay ahead of the competition.


  3. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    I worked at IDG Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Challenging work, some good projects

    Cons

    Lack of direction from Senior Management

    Advice to Management

    Do more to retain good talent.


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  5. Not a place to work if you are looking for stability and/or career growth.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Copy Editor in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Copy Editor in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at IDG Media full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great team, good working atmosphere.

    Cons

    Poor management. No one really has any idea about what is happening or why. Decisions change on a daily basis. The usual policy is to take in people and then let go of them without any rationale.


  6. I am fully experiencing in the Publishing Indiustry

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    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at IDG Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It's good to work and getting a good pay and respect.

    Cons

    I need to travel every month.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus more print magazines.



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