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PriceGrabber.com Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
37 Reviews
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    Great company to work for and learn

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work for and learn new technologies. Very casual and friendly environment with a lot of office activities like table tennis, basketball, video games, free Friday breakfasts, first month Friday wine & beer, free event tickets (NBA games, concerts...) and many more.

    Very big office space, you don't have to sit in close cubicles with others like a lot of tech companies.

    Cons

    Not a lot of food options in walking distance, but plenty in 5 to 10 minutes driving distance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    non-micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -excellent work/life balance
    -a non-micromanagement approach to business. It appears they hire employees who want to be at the company who appear happy. Although that may because of the free snacks in the kitchen.
    -From an innovation standpoint, the company seems to be heading in the right direction with their API development.
    -The company is always mindful to scale its code that's both reliable and tangible within a collaborative environment.
    -Speaking of a collaborative environment, I haven't found people with large ego's. There are a lot of really smart people who are great at what they do. Who's to say that people that have left the company weren't the underachievers.

    Cons

    -Every company can do better with communication. I would say that Sr. level management could do a better job with stronger communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -consider a stronger line of communication with employees.
    -consider having meetings to discuss the well-being of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Co-Workers, but Management can use some improvement

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    Current Employee - Sales Ops Technician in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Ops Technician in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Fun Co-workers
    - Raffles for Staple Center Tickets
    - Catered breakfast every Friday

    Cons

    -Slow turnaround time for hiring replacements
    - Most departments are understaffed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to more active in hiring more employees to replace employees that leave since most departments are understaffed and overworked.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid Off Despite Exceeding Goals

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time off including sicks days and a 401k plan (4% matched by employer).

    Cons

    Employee morale is at an all time low and more than 50% of it's management team has fled within the past 6 months as the company undergoes a major restructuring phase. The fear of being laid off is clearly evident and no one is safe even if you excel in your current role. Current management is incompetent and doesn't really care about it's employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees and treat them w respect. Spend time to invest and retain individuals that work hard and exceed their goals and reward them accordingly (promotions, raises etc..).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Recent Unexpected Layoffs Cause Concern

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    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The recent mass exodus of talent and leadership, followed by an unexpected round of layoffs, has cast a major shadow of doubt among current employees. Once upon a time PriceGrabber was a highly energetic and successful company driven by intelligent hard working people who created a quality product and provided outstanding service. During these years of prosperity the office was vibrant and filled with enthusiasm, creating a work space people genuinely looked forward to being a part of on a daily basis. Happy hours, First Fridays, a bustling game room, collaboration, strong leadership, good life/work balance, Friday breakfast, Westwood office location, transparency, a viable business model, commission structure and friendly people were just a few of the reasons PG was a good place to call a second home. Unfortunately, those days have long since passed and any of the few remaining positives listed above don’t outweigh the lengthy, and constantly growing, list of negatives.

    Cons

    The technology and infrastructure are outdated and the product itself is no longer compelling. Teams are understaffed and lacking resources. Mediocre middle management has ascended to the top though attrition, not merit, and this has lead to bad business decisions and poor employee morale. Additionally, the ratio of manager to employees is completed skewed and many managers have just a single person who report to them daily, meaning one persons “job” is to make sure one other person is doing their job. The New Accounts department, which has been an essential part of the core business for the last 15 years, was recently deemed unnecessary due to a shift in business focus, and a majority of the department was laid off. New products being focused on and developed are 2-3 years late and are still not functional after nine months of implementation. Taking a long time is not something uncommon to PG and a common complaint from site users is that the load time will time out, or takes unreasonably long to return searches for basic queries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the last couple of years upper management has been saying the same thing over and over, but mixing it up slightly to make it sound new and exciting. For example, we have heard over and over that PG is an innovative company leveraging synergy to pivot and be successful… PG leverages synergy to pivot and be more innovative… PG is currently in the process of pivoting to be more innovative and be more synergy like. The employees are not dumb and they are tired of hearing the same old, over used, industry buzz words when they want to know actual facts and where the company stands. For most employees this is a career and a major part of their lives, something that they take great pride in doing day in and day out. PG seems to have lost contact with the human aspect of success and the current leaderships does not have the social skills to recapture what made PG successful. The people are the foundation from which success is built. If you don’t have the people, you don’t have a foundation. If you don’t have a foundation you will inevitably fall.

    Without a doubt this honest and accurate review will be quickly pushed down the page by a trumped up review touting PG as a great place to work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Profits are way down and so is morale

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Flexibility in schedule (no one is every at work - go to tech on a Friday at 11 am)
    - Great coworkers, snacks and insurance
    - Bosses that work only half the week and are low stress

    Cons

    - Outdated product which doesn't monetize
    - CEO who has never worked a online business, and doesn't understand success metrics
    - No visibility with revenue or profit internally, or success of new projects/products
    - Tech team which shifts the blame to anyone near them
    - Outdated team structures
    - Legacy tech/PM mgmt issues from corporate experian days (they sold PriceGrabber back in 2012 - and PG could't save itself)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When numbers are as bleak as they look, jump. Even purchasing an fashion app (which all the founders and employees who started it left) won't help. The 80%+ slide in profit will continue because the new products are deemed outdated when the launch. JUMP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Better back in the day than now

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great people, free snacks, exciting break room. Flexible with time off/life balance

    Cons

    Do not provide necessary tools, resources, innovation, tech/bug support to be successful in role. They claim there is great opportunity, but most moves are lateral (if any), even demotions in job responsibility due to recent restructuring. Overall poor office morale with a heightened sense of entitlement in regards to client account distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent with tech issue updates, lead by example, be proactive and not reactive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    Current Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PriceGrabber.com as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible working hour, relax environment, good people to work with

    Cons

    No innovation in this company. Have to find a way to be innovative.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should be more transparent.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people and culture, not much innovation and upward mobility

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time

    Pros

    -great coworkers who are just like your friends
    -great company culture, laid back and chill
    -lots of office events and a big breakroom with kitchens + snacks
    -hot breakfast on Fridays
    -flexible hours
    -no dress code

    Cons

    -not much upward mobility
    -lack of communication among different departments
    -not much innovation in products and services

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior mgmt needs to be more candid with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay place to work, somewhat paralyzed since they were acquired 5 years ago

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    Former Employee - IT Management in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - IT Management in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PriceGrabber.com full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice environment, nice people. Not overly demanding -- doesn't require 80 hour weeks or anything.

    Cons

    Not the same company after being acquired by Experian. They know how to do what they do, but the comparison shopping space is maturing and they're not innovating the way they once did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to re-invent comparison shopping, or move into new spaces. Do better analysis of partners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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