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POPSUGAR Overview

San Francisco, CA
201 to 500 employees
2006
Company - Private
Media
$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 ... Read 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.

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Company Updates

  • POPSUGAR President and Founder, Lisa Sugar, recently published Power Your Happy, a lifestyle manual on how to Work Hard, Play Nice and build your dream life! Check it out at: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIozh

    Power Your Happy

    Lisa Sugar has an amazing job. Her obsession with pop culture drove her to start writing POPSUGAR in 2005. A year later, she and her husband, Brian, joined forces, and they transformed her hobby into what is now the #1 independent media company for women.

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POPSUGAR – Why Work For Us?


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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 14 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 attracts over 100M global visitors a month who come to us for our irresistible take on entertainment, fashion, fitness, food and shopping.  POPSUGAR Inc has ~500 employees worldwide, is private, profitable, and funded by Sequoia Capital.

At POPSUGAR You Will...

WORK WITH INTERESTING PEOPLE

At POPSUGAR, you will be surrounded by truly smart and interesting people. Our 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.

HAVE FUN

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. Our Happiness Committee keeps the good times rolling with company-wide bingo, cocktail of the month happy hours, board game nights, birthday lunches, and more. We also can’t complain about celeb sightings at the office, hackathons in Napa, daily taste testings, time off to volunteer, and the holiday party of the century. See what life at POPSUGAR is like here.

MAKE AN IMPACT

We’re on a quest to help women live their happiest and healthiest lives. We have a passionate, “roll-up-your-sleeves” attitude, and believe great ideas can come from anywhere. We’re still small enough so that everyone can contribute with a CEO mindset. You'll also make an impact on the world by participating in our philanthropy program, PSGives.

BE TAKEN CARE OF

We take care of our own. Yes, we offer the standard benefits like excellent healthcare and 401K matching. But we also think it’s important to provide perks that make life a little sweeter, like fitness reimbursements, commuter benefits and believe it or not - pet insurance! And graze all day on our seemingly endless supply of healthy (and naughty) snacks! We will keep you energized.

Through PSGives, POPSUGAR aims to support charitable organizations around the world that empower people to live their best lives through inspiration, education, and healthy living. We are also committed to serving the communities in which we operate by supporting the organizations in each of our locations that we believe are having the greatest local impact and also by giving our employees the freedom to choose to donate their time and resources to organizations they are most passionate about.

Our employees are given time off throughout the year to volunteer at organizations of their choice and also have the opportunity to participate in various company-wide charitable activities. Check out our PSGives page to see POPSUGAR employees in action. POPSUGAR is also a proud member of SF Gives, a $10M corporate challenge that is bringing together local businesses, in partnership with Tipping Point Community, to fight poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    I've been with the company 5+ years. During that time, I've entertained the idea of leaving for another company but I've always stayed. What keeps me at POPSUGAR is their commitment to the employees. We have EXCELLENT health care, work/life balance, regularly catered meals plus an awesome assortment of snacks, the list goes on. Additionally, the majority of the people you'll work with are extremely intelligent and hardworking.

    Cons

    Career paths are not always obvious but the company is making an effort to define those paths as well as what it takes to get there.

    Advice to Management

    Continue what you're doing!

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    My interview process at POPSUGAR was more thorough than most interviews I've had in the past, which lead me to believe they are careful about who they chose for their team. Julia was helpful, organized and very knowledgable about the company. There was constant communication and I was never left in the dark about the status of the job position. Everyone I met with was very professional which made the entire experience more enjoyable.

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