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POPSUGAR Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Tired.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Hardworking Coworkers
    Innovative Thinking
    Fun Products
    Engaging Projects

    Cons

    Little Process
    Lacks Clear Strategy
    Favoritism Gets Old
    Impulsive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The worst women can be when working together

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at POPSUGAR

    Pros

    Brand has some recognition. Some momentum.

    Cons

    Unfocused, nasty personnel, no action all talk management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about looking good, be less hysterical and just chill.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    POPSUGAR has to do better.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 POPSUGAR full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are pretty good. And usually there's some flexibility from working from home.

    Cons

    Ah, where to begin? There's a lot of favoritism, poor management and structure, and basically they're not shy about making you feel as if you're insignificant slash replaceable slash completely devoid of value. All of your hard work will be for naught. Interdepartmental communication is practically non-existent. In most departments, there's no real possibility of promotion, which is the only glimmer of hope you'll have, anyway. Oh, and you'll likely be grossly underpaid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do the opposite of what you're doing now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Potential for greatness though lacks leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun, positive brand. High energy and very hip. Competitive salaries and some great perks.

    Cons

    Constant fire drills within company are distracting and cause energy drain across the org. Attrition is high which can impact office morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management can work to be more aligned with quarterly and annual goals w/increased accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    A dysfunction frathouse at it's best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    young employees who are generally nice people

    Cons

    lack of management, lack of clear vision, magpie syndrome, general chaos. not a place you can grow a career, beware of acute favoritism, childish behavior, and lack of decorum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get your act together.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Bitter Sweet

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young eager fun staff
    Constant challenges faced
    Good gear - phone and latop
    Health Care
    Vacation days

    Cons

    Super long work days and many unpaid working weekends
    Salaries are a joke
    Turn over is extremely fast
    Cross-division communication is terrible
    Communication between the numerous cities is terrible
    Leadership is lackluster (in most departments)
    Promotions unlikely - promised, but unlikely
    Constantly changing strategies, brand identity, etc...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should step up their game and actually review executive performance and the performance of 'managers.' In fact, not sure what HR does at the company. 360 reviews take lots of employee time and result in little to no change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for if you value fun culture and work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexible work hours and extremely relaxed work environment
    - Great culture, fun and easy going people
    - Lots of company outings and free stuff
    - Gym membership
    - Free company paid iPhone
    - Competitive pay, stock options, 4 weeks PTO

    Cons

    - Tech stack is not very cutting edge
    - Not much room for growth
    - Editors work long hours and are not compensated well

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Why all the haters?

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tech PM in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tech PM in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    -Short hours (most engineers work 10-5)
    -Great gear (MBP Retina, iphone 5s, etc.)
    -Tons of fun activities

    Cons

    -No free lunches (every day)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more free lunches? (every day)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun Work Environment and Culture, Poor Compensation For Employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Fun Office Environment
    Many Young Employees
    Multiple Perks

    Cons

    Many Growing Pains
    Poor Compensation to Employees
    Many Dissatisfied Employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Potential to be a great company, but not there yet...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance and telecommuting are great. Some very smart people in the company and there are big things happening across different products in the company. They have a great review process.

    Cons

    Top management doesn't talk to each other and there is no cross- functional collaboration. Each department lacks clear direction and vision from upper management. Culture is very clique-y also and no one is willing to help each other out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information, development, and upcoming initiatives to employees on a continuous basis and across departments.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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