Ziff Davis Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers, great marketing team, great work/balance.

    Cons

    Declining readership, but that was turning around due to acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    I think you're doing a great job, keep it up!


  2. Former Operations employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Ziff Davis full-time

    Pros

    Friendly work environment and good pay for entry level employees

    Cons

    There wasn't a lot of room for growth. The office wasn't very social outside of work hours. Very "keep to yourself" enviornment.


  3. Sales Role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, flexibility to run your book of business the way you see fit. Great exposure to digital sales.

    Cons

    Little to no training. Upper management is far removed from what is really going on within the sales teams in the other offices. It's a boy's club - no women in management roles and there is no room to grow in the company.


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  5. Fun, Relaxed Workplace, But Editorial Needs More Recognition

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    Current Employee - Editor
    Current Employee - Editor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Fun, smart people. Very solid benefits package. Freedom to find your own beat and create projects. Relaxed environment.

    Cons

    Not much room to grow. There's no ladder to climb. "Promotions" are just title changes in editorial. Quotas stifle creativity. Management stuck in old media mindset at times. Sometimes it takes an employee threatening to leave before they're truly "promoted" or properly compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize and compensate editorial!!!


  6. Not Great

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    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good People Great office in NYC

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow Lot of Turn Over

    Advice to Management

    Pay more!


  7. High-quality people, low-quality management

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    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and a respect for boundaries, fun and pleasant colleagues from mid-level and down, management is relatively hands off

    Cons

    Poor compensation and little salary growth opportunities, no support from management to grow, staff is complacent, health benefits are so-so


  8. Good launchpad

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun, tech, happy colleagues, inspiring

    Cons

    Little room for salary growth


  9. Good company, poor management.

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    Former Employee - LQT Enterprise Recource Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - LQT Enterprise Recource Planning Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people,Fun atmosphere. Enjoyable to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    Poor management, not truthful all the times and a lot of secrecy.

    Advice to Management

    Find better team managers


  10. Promising company, despite few perks

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    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company seems to be growing quickly and has acquired other websites recently. Writers, editors, and reviewers are all very friendly and there are no egos. (Can't speak about other departments.) PCMag Labs are committed to thoroughly testing products and reviews can be trusted.

    Cons

    Marketing/sales and editorial teams share a floor--a big no-no in publishing. Benefits and incentives could be better. Despite owning a tech magazine, the company is fairly slow to pick up on cutting-edge trends.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like to see more incentive-based programs and better health perks.


  11. Ziff Davis is average across the board, average pay, average products, average management, average carrer growth.

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    Current Employee - Lead Generation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Generation Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Ziff Davis has a very young and friendly work force. The average age range is from 25-35. The management is very hands off and are good people at heart. The business has been acquired twice in the past 2 years by larger companies so they must be doing something right from an outside perspective.

    Cons

    There is very little carrer growth and or training/development. There are no incentives outside of you base salary to work for the company and everyone from management down to entry level employees are complacent. The product are mis represented to the clients and there is little support from management on a daily basis. I have not had a performance review in 2+b years

    Advice to Management

    Provide you employees with more incentives (stock, bonus, profit sharing ect) Management should be more proactive with their employees in the sense of carrer growth and training/development.



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