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Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
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    Dream job

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director, Business Development in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at TechWeek

    Pros

    This company places great great effort into maintaining and sharing its core values of ethics and journalistic integrity. The products are quality and their development is customer-oriented.

    Cons

    Building a startup into an enterprise at a quick pace is difficult work and requires patience, ingenuity and thick skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to develop a positive culture and environment for the entrepreneurial spirit to flourish and scale as the business grows.

    Recommends
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sleezy Investor, Sleezy Parties

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechWeek

    Pros

    There are some people who have incredible work ethics (borderline slavery) and very talented.
    Good location
    Certain not boring because of all the tension and drama (if you count that as a positive, more power to you)
    Free Dinner* (if you stay past 7 pm because obviously going home at regular hours is not an option)
    Free Uber ride home after 9 pm (because that's their idea of "rewarding" overworked employees)

    Cons

    Where do you even start?

    Sleezy investor with a twisted mindset and false confidence of a fool
    Weird sense of priorities (focusing on the glam and the glitz of the event industry instead of focusing on the actual product, thus producing mediocre, lukewarm at best, products
    Very few members of leadership actually possessed the required skills for the said positions
    Very little work-life balance averaging from anything between 60 - 80 hour weeks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company has potential to be great. However, as long as the sleezy chairman micromanages every aspect of the company, the future of this company is as bleak as his taste in everything. Remove the chairman and rebuild the company to fit its mission statement.

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

    Run and don't look back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechWeek

    Pros

    Parties
    Lots of eye-candy at the Techweek Runway Show and other company events
    Get down like you're on the Real World with bottle service and VIP treatment when around the investor
    Parties
    Missing the rush hour commute because 9-5 is for people that work at Walmart, and this isn't Walmart
    Occasional Skrillix tickets
    Did I mention parties?

    Cons

    No concept of work/life balance
    Expect emails/texts/calls at all hours of the day. Also expect to have to respond to those emails immediately
    Constant tension between employees and management
    Tendency to rush out unfinished product
    Obvious favoritism, perhaps as some sort of motivator
    Pay and benefits aren't exactly to die for either

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the investor and rebuild the company around someone with a passion for technology and innovation and not just roi's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    No amount of money could get me to work here again

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechWeek

    Pros

    Fun parties, flexible work hours

    Cons

    You do not get paid a lot, but you work 60-70 hours. Unfortunately the management does not care how many last minute changes they make or how late you have to stay there. Working here does not give you a work-life balance and you will find yourself exhausted all the time. There is constant tension in the office between management and employees and you can forget management ever listening to your ideas. You are constantly on the defense rather than offense. Expect calls at all hours of the day and night. If you want to feel belittled and stupid then this is the perfect place for you to work. It's not worth it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nail down one conference before expanding to more cities and attend training on how to manage your employees. Running them ragged and then expecting them to do more and more for you does not work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Negative culture, no work-life balance, poor management and leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at TechWeek

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities, some travel and that's about it

    Cons

    Salaries aren't very good, hardly any benefits and that's not the worst of it. Managers constantly micromanage, the culture is not a pleasant one - it is based on being in the office long hours and putting work before friends and family.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees, treat your employees better and learn how to manage

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

    Fun for the weekend, but I wouldn't marry it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechWeek as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Unbeatable networking opportunities
    Post event parties are amazing
    Opportunities to create relationships
    Ability to own your task

    Cons

    Lack of professionalism
    High executive turn over
    Poor relationship management
    Can't go to the parties and maintain a work standard
    Sleazy investor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the creepy investor away from the female staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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