POPSUGAR Reviews

Updated August 15, 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 (5)

    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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. Helpful (2)

    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
    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.


  3. Fun and exciting work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great atmosphere exciting and growing company with lots of fun people who are excited about what they do

    Cons

    departments do not always interact with each other which makes it hard to meet other people but the company makes an effort to get people together


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  5. Helpful (2)

    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
    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


  6. 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
    Recommends

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

    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.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Fun place to work.

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

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun environment, with smart, creative people. Lots of fun company events and well stocked kitchens. Sr. Management is approachable. Benefits and vacation time are very good.

    Cons

    Top performers are rewarded, but poor performers are allowed to fly under the radar for way too long! Some people are promoted into management positions with no training in how to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should get better training.


  8. Helpful (6)

    Quite possibly the worst place ever.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none really, the office is in a cool older building with windows that open. You'll consider jumping at least once.

    Cons

    Management is a farce, promoting only their buddies, and changing their mind constantly on project direction and priorities. I'm honestly not sure how the board hasn't fired half the execs by now. Anyone who speaks out, or doesn't fit the frat/sorority culture is promptly shown the door. Teams are constantly fighting and being catty, there is zero room for career advancement. Avoid this place if you have any self respect.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great company 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    SF downtown, nice office, a lot of free food and drinks, great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not really, benefits improved a lot

    Advice to Management

    time to start profit sharing?


  10. Helpful (8)

    Low employee morale

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    If you are in the right team, you can just mind your job and get done with it. Office location is great.

    Cons

    Management approach is negative. They don't give credit to your work when it is due. They go out of their way to make people accountable but this is not two way. You will have to haggle to get any pay raise.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability should be two way. Show some transparency in your decisions.

    POPSUGAR Response

    May 13, 2015 – PopSugar Representative

    Hi There - Thank you for the candid feedback. I am hoping we can use it to make PopSugar an even better place for all of us to work. I encourage you to bring your specific issues with getting credit ... More


  11. Helpful (2)

    Intelligent Workforce - Opportunity Everywhere

    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    So many intelligent people who I learn from everyday A strong culture and a work hard play hard attitude Perks galore Great environment for those who like to bring new ideas to the table

    Cons

    Examples of professional development need to be highlighted more. They do exist.

    Advice to Management

    Put some methodology in place to assist with career growth.

    POPSUGAR Response

    May 13, 2015 – PopSugar Representative

    Thanks for the feedback! Look out for more programming around career growth coming soon.



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