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Mashable Reviews

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of things to love about Mashable's editorial side: it's a low-stakes work environment, with a high emphasis on having fun. It takes digital culture seriously; if you love memes, Reddit, or are just a nerd, you'll find plenty of kindred spirits here. Benefits are kind, and it's also great at work/life balance: You'll never get frantic calls or emails from your boss on a Saturday demanding you to drop everything and rush in to the office. This is an especially great workplace for the very young or fresh out of school.

    Cons

    In recent years, Mashable's culture has suffered as management has changed directions. Long-time employees are leaving in droves, complaining about lack of opportunities for growth or being generally undervalued by their supervisors. Many feel that attention (and senior titles) is being unfairly given to recently-hired "superstars" at the expense of early employees who grew the company to it current size. Even Mashable's low-pressure workplace culture seems to be evaporating as office politics claim more and more of management's time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Editorial management's strategy is heavy on acquiring new talent at the top, but with few exceptions, those hires have so far led to nothing great. Rather, management would do well to give its long-time employees – the ones whose work led to million-dollar investments in the first place – bigger and better opportunities. There's no lack of talent and ideas at Mashable, just a lack of managerial competence to recognize it and courage to let it run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overworked

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mashable

    Pros

    Free food on Fridays, feels like a start-up

    Cons

    Too many interns that they don't end up hiring, very clicky environment, not much room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open with interns from the get-go if you aren't hiring. Don't overwork them or treat them like full-time employees when they only earn $10/hr

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a place to grow your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Mashable full-time

    Pros

    Young environment and they have fun activities

    Cons

    Sr. Management is unorganizated has communication issues. Some have positions that do not match experience or prior job functions. Buzzfeed has surpassed Mashable,because Mashable always does the same things over and over again....they are not original.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone has been with you from the beginning does mean they are good for you today.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great company, great people, awkward time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mashable full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The work is exciting, you get a lot of creative control over projects, the senior management seems to care about the rest of the staff and there are always fun activities.

    Cons

    It's certainly a company in flux and there have been several management shifts lately that are changing the culture for the worst as the company searches for its footing and direction. There is also a surprising amount of internal politics that degrade communication between departments and levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tear down walls, pay attention to when employees are burning the candle on both ends, and increase pay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent CEO, Incompetent Staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    CEO is an excellent leader and good person. He shows everyone the way and all admire him. The brand's perception is good and traffic is flourishing.

    Cons

    The management lacks experience, is slow to hire and generally has no idea what it's doing. The company is cheap with important things and spends lavishly on trivial items and events. The management either keeps secrets from the staff or lies to them. Lots of office politics. Too many interns, too many inexperienced managers with way too much responsibility, and too many posers hired in key positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the CEO run things and get out of the way -- you have no idea what you are doing. Get rid of the dead wood in management, find people who know how to run an online news organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Mashable part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing, the employees are great and friendly and very welcoming. Endless opportunity to move up. The company is moving in the right direction.

    Cons

    Nothing to say here really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Lots of Potential to Grow, If You Play the Game

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mashable full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, reasonable salary, great co-workers. Mashable is growing -- and fast, which means there are lots of opportunities to stand out or carve your own path.

    Cons

    The downside of this rapid growth is the inconsistent messaging, especially from management. It's difficult to know what to do next. The culture can be unusually secretive and people who should know things don't always know what is happening.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent about the challenges and realities with shifting from a 40-person company to a 100+ employee company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best internship I've ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Mashable as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone here loves what they do, and you can feel it. The young staff is very motivated to mentor interns, because they were in your shoes not too long ago. And the very fast-growing company frequently hires people after their internships. Very comfortable offices with a lounge-like area if you're more productive on the couch than in a cubicle. Friday afternoons=happy hour. Need I say more?

    Cons

    At least when I was there (not sure if it's changed since but I doubt it), interns needed to bring in their own computers to work on. Not a huge deal, just a logistical concern. Honestly, can't really think of any cons! Amazing place to intern.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    No vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mashable full-time

    Pros

    Fun coworkers, lots of traffic

    Cons

    No editorial backbone, marketing department runs everything, and there's nobody there to learn from.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider respecting the edit department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great environment, lots of fun

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Fellow in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fellow in New York, NY

    I have been working at Mashable full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Nice employees, down to earth
    -Casual environment
    -Everyone is smart and dedicated
    -Lots to do/busy, never bored
    -Upper management gets to know staff. Everyone works on a level playing field
    -Dogs in the office!
    -Team happy hours and breakfasts
    -Growing company

    Cons

    -Somewhat chaotic/unorganized in HR
    -Company is growing rapidly but space is still small (moving office soon)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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