TechTarget Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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TechTarget Chairman and CEO Greg Strakosch
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Pros
  • Generally OK to work from home, though that seems to be changing depending on what group you belong to (in 25 reviews)

  • there used to be a great work-life balance and an autonomous environment (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone unless you're unemployed (because low pay is better than no pay, right (in 10 reviews)

  • 30K (even for an entry level position) is unlivable with student loans, car payments, etc (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They respect you! They believe in work life balance and they people are wonderful!

    Cons

    Yes the salary is lower than industry average but depending on your personal situation you may want to balance that out with your work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries so you can keep great talent.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Low wages, bad management

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    Former Employee - Editor in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Editor in Newton, MA

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Easy to obtain new roles off the street, good foundation to start a career in journalism, lots of younger workers who are building their careers and have tons of energy. Fairly awesome work-from-home plan, although you're still expected to come into the office at least a few times a week. Free soda in the office and free bagels every Wednesday.

    Cons

    Low pay, low or no yearly increase. Have heard of large percentages of workers who were solid performers but didn't get annual raises -- entire teams where only two out of ten people got any kind of annual increase. Kind of sketchy business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Stop losing your good talent because of your refusal to pay higher salaries or give new job titles (let's face it, job titles can do a lot to keep an employee happy). You're making it too easy for the competition to poach talent.

  3. Helpful (1)

    Good opportunity

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    Former Employee - Editorial
    Former Employee - Editorial

    I worked at TechTarget

    Pros

    Innovative working culture that welcomes ideas from employees at all levels. Good company in which to gain experience across a range of skills that can be carried elsewhere. Work-life balance is one of the best.

    Cons

    Compensation suffers in favor of the work-from-home culture; more focus is placed on entry level positions than on attracting and rewarding high quality, experienced staff. Being promoted meaningfully might take a long time.

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  5. Great Intern Experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechTarget

    Pros

    Learned a lot and everyone was very helpful. Given the opportunity to take initiative on leading my own projects.

    Cons

    Not as much team-oriented work as I would have liked

  6. Helpful (1)

    ok

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TechTarget

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work from home and bagel wednesdays (if you're into that)...

    Cons

    limited room for growth, compensation way below national average.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Okay

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience at the beginning of your career. People are nice. Good work hours.

    Cons

    Horrible pay. Experience completely depends on team and boss.

  8. Helpful (4)

    Get in, get out, get on with your life

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    Former Employee - Client Consultant in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Client Consultant in Newton, MA

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for young professionals to gain experience. Work hard, play hard atmosphere. Growing company that adapts with new technologies.

    Cons

    No work/life balance. Company is growing too fast and has unrealistic expectations of employees. Hectic atmosphere with no process for internal communication.

    Advice to Management

    Weed out the players bringing the team down

  9. Very exciting company. Highly profitable, a lot of advancement opportunity. Fair compensation, good brand name

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    Former Employee - Management in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Management in Newton, MA

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Leader in their field
    Good brand recognition
    Opportunity for advancement
    Smart people and executive team
    Nice offices and benefits
    Honest work behavior
    hot looking woman
    hot looking woman

    Cons

    Long hours
    high expectations
    very competitive and merit based environment
    Win or go home attitude
    Not for everyone but good for motivated people

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

  10. Helpful (6)

    Good first job, but few stay for long

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful building in a great location (next to Riverside Station; close to 95, 135, 30, 9, and many other major roads). Company is willing to hire people with raw talent who don't have a lot of direct experience, unlike most other companies. Lots of young, educated, energetic employees. Casual environment- you don't need to dress up for work, and you can come and go as you want without much supervision, depending on your boss. Some groups work from home one or two days each week. Work-life balance is a priority for the company at all levels.

    Cons

    The salaries are excessively low, and even if you get promoted after a year in a position (which is now a policy- you have to put in a year before you apply to other positions within the company), you're only offered a raise of about $3000. This creates a very high turnover rate. Because it's a publishing company, when the volume is high, everyone gets very stressed about deadlines and acts like the often-menial work that we do is of the utmost importance. There is also a focus on quantity over quality. The unlimited-time-off policy is misleading- you have to run all time off by your supervisor, who can devise their own rules about when you can take time off and how much. In the end, if you request a lot of time off, even if it's spread out over a long period of time, there are consequences.

    Advice to Management

    If you fix the salary issue, the company will instantly change for the better in so many ways. Right now, talented people simply can't afford to stay at TechTarget for more than a year. The turnover rate is abominable and really hurts morale. Hard work needs to be recognized and rewarded, because if people don't feel valued by their company, they won't stick around for long, and won't take pride in the work that they do or in the company.

  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work, but salary does not match effort

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TechTarget

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with, open leave policy makes work/life balance really work

    Cons

    the pay is not as great as other companies for similar roles, which causes high turnover

    Advice to Management

    pay your top employees like they mean something to you and turnover will be low, and you will stop losing the best talent

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