TechTarget Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
143 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Employment Status

Reset
2.9
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
TechTarget Chairman and CEO Greg Strakosch
Greg Strakosch
87 Ratings

Pros
  • Work from home whenever you want (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)

More Pros and Cons

143 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. Creative

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, great people, work remotely

    Cons

    Low pay, little room for growth


  2. Helpful (2)

    Bad Work Culture. Not Innovative. Cheap.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    There are some managers/ departments that are wonderful. They promote teamwork, value work life balance and encourage career development.

    Cons

    -High turnover -Embarrassingly low salaries -Unlimited time off isn't a good benefit- people are discouraged from taking time off and you don't have access to cash out vacation time if you don't take vacation -Lame company events and parties -Negative toxic work environment -Poor unprofessional leadership -People openly talking about how they are looking for a new job and hate it -Bad business model. Not a quality product.


  3. Excellent Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Current Employee - Production Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work-life balance, unlimited time off, reasonable opportunites for growth

    Cons

    It can get very siloed and the different departments sometimes don't talk or work together well.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on stock buybacks and more on tangible salary increases.


  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TechTarget (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Merit-based and fast paced organization that continues to evolve and stay ahead of the competition. I have seen people at very young ages take on leadership positions throughout the company because of their execution and not based on tenure. Good people all around who want to succeed.

    Cons

    I wouldn't say this is a con, but it is a competitive environment that wants to reach the next level so complacency won't work. However, like I said, I don't think that is necessarily a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating, communicating and guiding.


  6. Don't....just don't!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great office location, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Horrible management, has fallen way behind competitors and if your boss makes inappropriate comments no one will care.

    Advice to Management

    Pull out the bad weeds at the top and start over.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Sales

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good company for someone starting their career. Flexible atmosphere and opportunities to grow if you prove yourself.

    Cons

    Unlimited vacation and very few holidays that the office shuts down leads to people not taking time off and getting burnt out. Salaries are low.

    Advice to Management

    Review the company's perks. It used to be cutting edge but you have fallen behind the times and are not a company people get excited about working at anymore compared to competition.


  8. Terrible pay from a terrible company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Flex-time is nice, though the "unlimited vacation time" is still tracked and limited to about two weeks.

    Cons

    Everything. Over worked. Terrible pay. The unlimited vacation time sounds nice, until you realize that they still limit employees vacation time. It's also a nice backdoor way of not having to pay employees for paid sick time when they're let go. Whole business model is shady.

    Advice to Management

    Why list advice? Mgmt won't listen anyways.


  9. Underpaid

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, unlimited time off, quarterly company parties, and ability to work from home

    Cons

    the biggest con is the gross underpayment of entry and mid level employees. They sell you on culture and benefits thinking you should be happy to work for well below market value. I don't think they realize there are plenty of tech companies who have better perks and culture while ALSO paying fair salaries. The low salaries causes all of the great employees to leave. I worked there for a couple years and saw 15-20 new employees.

    Advice to Management

    If the owners of the company don't change their salary structure nothing will ever change.


  10. No complaints

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, fun work events, comfortable work/office environment, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Hard to coordinate vacation time (although technically unlimited).

    Advice to Management

    I have no specific advice for the management team at Tech Target.


  11. Okay, but slow

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Work from home available. Workload not too overdemanding.

    Cons

    Not a lot of clarity on how to get things pushed through internally. Waited on one project for 6 months while stuck in development queue.



Showing 143 of 146 reviews
Reset Filters
RSS Feed </> Embed

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.