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Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 201 to 500 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
POPSUGAR Inc is a media and technology company with leading brands in both content and commerce. Our media property, POPSUGAR, is the #1 lifestyle brand for millennial women with original up-to-the-minute content on all the topics women are passionate about spanning platforms ... More

Mission: POPSUGAR is a global women's lifestyle brand focused in media, commerce, and technology. Our mission is to connect women with content, products, and experiences they're most passionate about. POPSUGAR is the go-to destination for the biggest moments, the hottest ... More

POPSUGAR – Why Work For Us?

POPSUGAR Inc is a media and technology company with leading brands in both content and commerce.  Our media property, POPSUGAR, is the #1 lifestyle brand for millennial women with original up-to-the-minute content on all the topics women are passionate about spanning platforms including video, mobile and social.  Our commerce brand ShopStyle is the leading style-centric search engine with 12 million products, driving over a billion dollars in sales for thousands of retail partners.  With presence in seven countries and quickly expanding to more, our businesses attract 75M global visitors a month who come to us for our irresistible take on entertainment, fashion, fitness, food and shopping.  POPSUGAR Inc has ~400 employees worldwide, is private, profitable, and funded by Sequoia Capital.

It started with a shared vision…

Lisa Sugar had a passion for celebrity news (especially everything Matt Damon) and blue handbags and sensed a void in the market for fun, friendly pop culture content. Her husband, Brian, had an equal passion for disrupting big industries through technology. In 2005, they shared a vision to modernize the newsstand by bringing readers the latest trending topics in pop culture in real time on their computers and phones. Armed with an entrepreneurial spirit and funding from Sequoia, Silicon Valley’s premiere VC, they gave birth to POPSUGAR (and their first baby) in 2006. Lisa created uniquely upbeat content that women loved, while Brian coded. POPSUGAR quickly soared into popularity. Soon, with the acquisition of ShopStyle and launch of Must Have, the company became the influential family of technology brands for women it is today.

…that grew into a culture

When it’s your job to create content that powers happiness for millions of women, happiness begins at home. At POPSUGAR, that means being surrounded by truly smart and interesting people. POPSUGAR employees come from all kinds of backgrounds. Some speak five languages, some own their own music labels, and some design furniture on the side. We believe our diverse talents, interests, and experiences are what make POPSUGAR so unique. We’re a fast-paced, social company where work and play mingle. Most people go to their day jobs and sneak in bits of POPSUGAR here and there, but living and breathing this stuff is what we get to do every day. We also can’t complain about celeb sightings at the office, hackathons in Napa, daily taste testings, and the holiday party of the century. Check out life at POPSUGAR at: http://www.popsugar.com/popsugarlife

We are PASSIONATE. About our products, our brands, and
our people. We are FANS, not critics. We are SUPPORTIVE
AND KIND, both externally and internally. We are POSITIVE.
Westart with “yes” and always think “how” and not “can’t.”
We COLLABORATE in hopes of building a brighter world today
with our partners, co-workers, and audience. We welcome CHANGE.
We move FAST and are not afraid to fail. We love
to WIN, but we value OUR TEAM more than the prize. We
root for each other and seize all opportunities to say CHEERS.



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    An amazing company to build your career - and TONS of perks!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
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    I have been at PopSugar for almost 4 years and have loved every minute of it! I started off with a team of two and now oversee a team of twelve marketers. In my 4 years at POPSUGAR, I have had two different managers. Each has been absolutely wonderful and has helped me and my team grow to where we are today. The company offers so many great perks including a very competitive PTO policy (the best I have ever seen), amazing work flexibility, great health care, kitchen with tons of snacks and beverages, free life insurance, 401k, free movie tickets and more. You might even spot your favorite movie star pop into the office for an interview!


    It's fast pace company so flexibility is a good skill to have if you want to work there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to take care of your employees like you already do and keep the perks and fun coming!


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    I applied online. I interviewed at POPSUGAR.


    Weird experience. I honestly wonder if the HR person who talked to me has ever interviewed people before, or maybe their company's process is just strange. I was contacted by HR for a phone screen a week or so after applying to a position online. This chat was expected to take around 30 minutes. I waited 5 minutes after scheduled time before my phone rang. The call clarity was awful; HR's voice was loud and distorted. This HR person spent 10 minutes telling me all about the company history and the role, then asked if I had any questions. I told her no, as I sensed she probably didn't know specifics regarding the department. I then expected her to move forward to asking me questions about my background and reasons for applying - this never happened. Instead she informed me she would be forwarding my information to the department head and hung up. I received a rejection email the next morning.

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