ZAGAT

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ZAGAT Reviews

7 Reviews
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7 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great when it was a small company

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    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Good work/life balance. The Zagats are nice people and they paid well.

    Cons

    Google purchased them and do not know how to grow the business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a big difference between marketing a business and growing a business.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Poor management; no growth

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ZAGAT full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Working for a brand as well-known and well-respected as Zagat will look good on your resume. Other than that, there wasn't much about them that was impressive.

    Cons

    Tim & Nina couldn't give a crap about their employees. Low pay and lack of adequate technology resources. Maybe it's gotten better since Google bought them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the last name, but lose Tim & Nina and put some fresh, young visionary in their spots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Hard working & Fun

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    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY

    I worked at ZAGAT full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very nice perks. We get to celebrate with food from some of the best restaurants and bakeries.

    Cons

    The deadlines can be grueling, but what place isn't like that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Nice people; very monotonous work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ZAGAT as an intern

    Pros

    Really nice people; enjoyable work environment

    Cons

    As an intern I did the same work every day for (3) months.

  6.  

    Great place to work, if you play the politics right.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at ZAGAT

    Pros

    Working at Zagat was enjoyable. The work was challenging and the coworkers were great. Casual work environment and a great location.

    Cons

    Very political. It was easy to see who were favorites of senior management and those people were beyond reproach. Benefits are only okay. Pay was below market value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more faith in your employees. You hire people for a reason and then disregard their advice.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great brand/product, very low pay

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    I worked at ZAGAT

    Pros

    Great product and brand, and for the most part the people are great. The sales management staff is pretty good and all in all it's a "fun" job and a great product to sell. Sales goals are very reasonable and fair, and the opportunity for growth is definitely there too.

    Cons

    Very low pay, "Mom and Pop" company that is a little old fashioned and hesitant to change. There are also definite favorites among the staff but hard workers are surely appreciated. Many internal struggles since so many hands are on any given project. Employees need to be willing to wear many hats in order to be successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Online content should be free!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work if you can see past the politics.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at ZAGAT

    Pros

    Family atmosphere in a great location.

    Cons

    Internal politics can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the suggestions of all employees more seriously.

    Approves of CEO

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