Investors Business Daily Reviews

Updated July 28, 2015
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William J. O' Neil
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  1. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Very good people work here, some for more than 30 years. The money is good.

    Cons

    No 401k matching. During the last reorganization, some really good, dedicated people were let go, myself included.

    Advice to Management

    You should keep your loyal dedicated employees. They are the ones who know the most.


  2. View from long-time employee

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Data Warehouse in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    IBD is a stable company that offers competitive benefits and opportunities.

    Cons

    The facilities are not the nicest but they are ok.

    Advice to Management

    Put more focus on employee development. Make people feel that someone cares.


  3. it was a good experience

    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the money was very good

    Cons

    it was at times very boring

    Advice to Management

    It would have been better if it was a full time job


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  5. Good place to work to gain invesrment knowledge

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Access to investment products, flexible hours

    Cons

    No 401k matching,ideas come from top down. They don't value lower ranking emmployees

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your employees and you won't have such a high turn over ratio


  6. Command and control organization with no outside blood

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    IBD promotes super effective investment strategies and relevant insights.

    Cons

    Very little outside talent acquisition; pay scale prevents it.

    Advice to Management

    Revamp the pay scale to attract outside talent.


  7. Good place to learn about the stock market.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Investors Business Daily full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Use of company's products for market research. The pay is okay. Most people are cool and hardworking.

    Cons

    Extra projects in addition to current workload w/o more compensation or arrangements. No 401K matching. Lack of advancement opportunities. Work from home is only available for a select few.

    Advice to Management

    Let people move around and see what they want to do for the company with their specific skill set.


  8. IBD is a bit behind the times

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    The people are very nice

    Cons

    It's an old-school financial sector culture that isn't on the cutting edge of anything. For example, on Christmas everyone goes into the cafeteria and gets a free slice of cake, the owner says a few words, then everyone goes back to work. No necessarily fun.


  9. Great place to start or end your career

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Stable, traditional media company. If you are a solid employee the company will be fair and loyal in return. IBD gives new employees a chance to prove the themselves. It's a great brand within the financial media industry. Great access to trading research. The people are great also.

    Cons

    No change or innovation within the company. Not a lot of room for advancement or lateral moves. The business/publishing model is not keeping current.

    Advice to Management

    Hiring, coaching, communication and management is good. Very fair work/life balance.


  10. Good place for the bare minimum. Employees don't seem to work that hard because management doesn't seem to care.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Access to investing products is the key benefit, if you're interested. The basis of the company is teaching the average person to learn how to invest in the stock market, so you have all the tools you need.

    Cons

    No 401K match. The culture is lacking of motivation and energy. Many have been here since the company began and have no interest in growing personally or professionally.

    Advice to Management

    Fire people who do not do their jobs well and create an environment that people want to spend time in.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Hard working people looking for upward mobility need not apply

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good starting salary for an entry level employee with little to no previous job experience. Great opportunity to learn the CAN SLIM investing system and the overall market. Good location.

    Cons

    To some extent, I agree with the previous reviewer who labeled IBD "soul sucking." Although it's an interesting industry, there is a caustic company culture and depressing environment which has created a level of morale so low that employees simply stop trying. There is incredibly high job security, but this has more to do with IBD's reluctance to fire incompetent people than the company actually doing well financially. With no company growth and the absence of turn over in their bush-league management team, employees quickly realize there is no real room for upward mobility. Employees would be best served to take the job, quickly soak up all the investing knowledge, and get out before their work ethic and attitude gets pulled down with the rest of the company. Specifically in regards to salary and benefits: the starting salary for an entry level position is competitive, but you can expect to earn that same amount for the next 10 years. There are no raises for performance or for increases in cost of living. Health benefits were impressive 5 years ago, but in the last year have come at a significantly higher cost to the employee. No blaming Mr. O'Neil... I'm pretty sure we can thank President Obama for that. As a last note, the office itself needs a serious face lift. The cubicals are small, old, and incredibly dreary. Good luck holding on to any of your pride there.

    Advice to Management

    Do the company a favor and let yourself go. The only thing that's going to turn the company around and keep it afloat following the death of the O'Neil benefactor is a serious employee shakeout - from management all the way down to the accounting minions.



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