POPSUGAR Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance and telecommuting are great (in 2 reviews)

  • Great gear (MBP Retina, iphone 5s, etc (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • I feel like I'm back in high school (in 2 reviews)

  • Editors work long hours and are not compensated well (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Great Culture, Flexible Work Hours and Competitive Pay

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I've been working at POPSUGAR for the last 5 years and cannot say enough good things about the company. The culture is very much like your typical tech startup with great benefits, snacks, and overall a very laid back environment to work in.

    Cons

    Company is growing and is very fast pace. Must have the ability to adapt to changes happening within the company and the industry as a whole.

    Advice to Management

    Executives have made a good effort in providing transparency in where the company is headed so my advice to management is to keep this up.


  2. Good Culture

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Popsugar is filled with young, vibrant, and nice people. There is mainly a range of mainly 20-30 year olds. But overall the employees's are enjoyable and nice and the company does random luncheon's and events that are fun.

    Cons

    At this point I can not think of any necessary cons. The company is definitely going through a transition so i predict some good changes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the ball rolling.


  3. Lot's of potential

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart and charismatic leadership at the executive level. Tremendous opportunities for growth and as a company they are positioned well in the market. There is a lot of freedom to try initiatives and grow individually. Fast paced, can be a very fun and a collaborative place if you are on the right teams/in the right circles.

    Cons

    Middle management could use help. Organizationally they seem to struggle with operations, cross team communication, middle management training and a clear path for growth and success.


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  5. Popsugar

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Creative and fun atmosphere
    The best tech resources (phone, laptop etc)

    Cons

    Little process / organization in place
    "Catty" environment
    Blurred lines on responsibilities and expectations
    Demanding, fast-paced with little support
    ZERO work/life balance (depends on what division youre in)
    Management could use more direction and approach to leading teams
    Need to be properly staffed for what is expected

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your colleagues- chances are if you think they are sunhealthily stressed and overwhelmed, they probably are.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Love it here!

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture; everyone here is really nice, collaborative and passionate about their work and the company.

    Cons

    Things can change really quickly here because the company is growing really fast. Sometimes there are not enough processes in place so things are more on the fly.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to their employees and try to keep up with the pace and demands of the company and market.


  7. Great people

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

    I worked at POPSUGAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lisa and Brian are great. The editorial team has a very upbeat attitude and supportive atmosphere. It's a place to meet friends for life.

    Cons

    Not particularly diverse. The SF office has a good culture, but the other offices have trouble in that department and don't feel a lot of support.


  8. Helpful (1)

    A creative and dynamic place to work

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated and smart coworkers
    Creative work and autonomy
    Opportunities for change and exciting challenges
    Solid benefits and vacation policy
    Focus on growth and positivity about the future of the company

    Cons

    SF office is crowded and not that comfortable, but great location and fun activities

    Advice to Management

    Keep sharing the long and short term vision with the entire company
    When the company has a good year/quarter financially get the employees in on some of that action


  9. BD

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

    I worked at POPSUGAR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great team
    - Awesome work atmosphere

    Cons

    - Wish I could've learned from other teams to grow into another position


  10. Helpful (2)

    Associate Editor

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Within months of working at POPSUGAR, I knew that I'd work for the company for as long as I possibly could. The people are incredible, the work itself is both fun and rewarding, and I really, really respect the management. Honestly, friends and family are probably sick of me saying how much I love my job, and I've lost count of how many people have asked me for referrals after hearing me go on and on about the company.

    Cons

    It's a fun, go-go-go environment, and sometimes, that means it's difficult to tune out. That said, POPSUGAR is the perfect company for someone who likes a fast-paced culture — it's never boring.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Editor

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have worked at major media companies in NYC, and POPSUGAR is by far one of the best working environments. Management is supportive — about my personal growth and goals — and allows for me to have true work-life balance. I always know what is expected of me, and the expectation pushes me without burning me out. I am also a manager, and my support team is outstanding — efficient, talented, positive attitudes. The energy here is infectious and part of what makes so much of the content go viral.

    The website a well-oiled machine with a huge audience and reach. POPSUGAR is at the forefront of media innovation, and you're lucky to score a seat at one of these desks!

    Cons

    While the pay is competitive with industry standards, titles can be a bit lower. For instance, an associate editor role here is more similar to a senior editor role at another company. And editorial assistants here are given a ton of responsibility. It might be helpful to create a bit more structure between levels and make sure they are consistent with industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing! I truly enjoy working with my manager and continue to learn from this person every day.



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