PriceGrabber.com
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www.pricegrabber.com Los Angeles, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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PriceGrabber.com President Steve Krenzer

Steve Krenzer

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80% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good place to start

Web Developer (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PriceGrabber.com as an intern for less than a year

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

ConsNo innovation in this company. Have to find a way to be innovative.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe management should be more transparent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people and culture, not much innovation and upward mobility

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
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 Senior Managementsenior mgmt needs to be more candid with employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

IT Management (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work, grow, and thrive.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

ProsYou would think that once you are done with school, college and university included, that your days of having fun and making friends are over. This company has proven that this is not true. I love working here and so does everyone else that is here. You can feel the energy in this workplace. Everyone has pride in working here and shows it. The perfect motto for this company would be to work hard and play hard becuase that is exactly what we do. What other company rents out a yacht for employees to party in on a Friday.

ConsThere aren't that many options for lunch that are walking distance, but if you don't mind driving for five or ten minutes there are many choices.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start working; bad place to stay working.

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at PriceGrabber.com

ProsThe people are great, the product is helpful to society at large, the hours are reasonable and the offices are clean and nice. I loved all the people I worked with their interesting, intelligent and have their priorities in order.

ConsThe salary is LOW especially compared to similar positions in the same building/neighborhood/city. If you're looking to make a decent salary look elsewhere. The management doesn't understand why they have such high turn over and it really is just as simple as they don't pay people what they're worth. If they would raise the salaries to market rates and provide more room for professional development PriceGrabber would be right up there with Google as an ideal place to work but they never will because the corporate culture of Experian won't allow it.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your good people to stay! Listen to your employees. Let people be innovative!

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Doing very little to keep good employees.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at PriceGrabber.com

ProsGreat benefits package: Med, Dental, Vision, 401K w/match, free life insurance coverage
Kitchen - Starbucks and other fancy coffee machine, breakfast (bagels, cereal, yogurt, granola bars) and other snacks
Carpool/Public transit incentive
Early office close on Fridays for holiday weekends
Huge lounge area: Ping Pong, Foosball and Air Hockey tables, Huge HDTV with satellite, Wii room (no one uses)

ConsLow compensation for industry and pathetic annual increases
Experian owned - very corporate, tons of red tape for every little thing
Managers are often powerless due to corporate
Broken, ill-maintained system tools/processes
A lot of training/use of proprietary tools that aren't applicable elsewhere
Low upward mobility and career development
Little communication between teams/depts.
Hosted Happy Hours/Holiday Parties have lessened and declined in quality
Few sick days given

Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees better and promote qualified talent or you'll keep losing good employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great people

Account Executive (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at PriceGrabber.com

ProsThe people are amazing here. it's like one big family. mostly young 20-30 year olds. There is also free (cold) breakfast, ping pong, pool table, foozeball, 60" TV, library and Wii room. Great vacation time, although skimped on the sick leave. Good medical benefits and 401k etc. in my experience, management cares about you. I've seen teams where this isn't the case, but my team is excellent and i'm sad to leave them.

ConsIt's a very flat company. There are 3 steps between me and the head of the company. And a lot of people have been here for 6+ years and have no intention of leaving, so moving up to management can be a challenge for the pure fact that there are no open positions. It's fairly easy to move around from team to team in linear moves, which is great for learning opportunities and building experience, but upward movement cant be a challenge. Also, the location use to be in Westwood, but now is in Ladera Heights bordering Inglewood. Not many lunch or happy hour options near by.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook for key talent, and make sure you provide learning opportunities and a chance for career advancement.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great dot-com culture, but needs some new life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I worked at PriceGrabber.com

ProsYou'll love the set-up. The office is fun and expansive, the people are friendly and inviting.

ConsCompany is slow to innovate. Compensation for engineering talent below market (but improving).

Advice to Senior ManagementPay market wages and improve product innovation!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Place to Transition

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PriceGrabber.com

ProsGood place to transition from entry level college grad to corporate worker.
Good for entry level experience.
Good place to help hone your programming skills.

ConsUsed to be tight cohesive company, now more fractured in between teams.
No upward mobility.
No real promotions available outside of the team you were hired in.
Compensation lacking compared to industry standard.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more incentives, then people might stay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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PriceGrabber.com - Great Place to Work!

Account Manager (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PriceGrabber.com

ProsThe culture (pool table in the lunch room, free soda and snacks, casual work environment, monthly happy hours, open door policy with management) and the career opportunities.

ConsNone that I can think of right now.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe have grown a lot over the past year so try to keep the small company culture as we grow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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