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New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
2005
Company - Private
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Thrillist is the essential resource for how to spend your time and money. With deep-cut local coverage in over 40 US cities, and national reporting on the stories that matter, we deliver fun at home and on the road. We cover all the stuff you love -- food, drink, travel, tech ... Read more

Thrillist Media Group Reviews

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  • "Incredible coworkers, management is lost"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -One of the most creative and fun groups of people I've worked with
    -Opportunities to try new things
    -Compensation was fair
    -Everyone works incredibly hard during the week so people rarely need to take work home or work on weekends
    -HR makes a conscious effort to improve benefits as frequently as possible
    -(Seriously, coworkers were awesome)

    Cons

    -Complete lack of transparency across all levels
    -Management has no actual management/leadership experience and leaves employees with no actionable direction
    -Ambitious, encouraging goals unable to be achieved as management constantly shifts creative and strategic focus
    -Emails can often go ignored when managers or other teams have no answers
    -Always need to be aware of ambiguous changes in strategy which could lead to layoffs
    -Wi-fi is inconsistent for a well-funded media company

    Advice to Management

    The whole, "started as a small newsletter and now generate an a crazy amount of solid content," is a great story but it's time to move past the Group Nine Media deal and grow up. Take time to listen rather than ask for input and ideas from employees only to blatantly ignore it. Be more transparent when making organizational changes. Seek proper training or instruction for management before layoffs.

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Thrillist Media Group Interviews

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    Associate Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
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    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Thrillist Media Group (New York, NY).

    Interview

    had a phone interview with someone from HR then went for an in-person with a senior editor and managing editor. both in-person interviewers seemed like they hadn't even looked at my resume, and appeared uninterested in talking to me

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Company Updates

  • It's been a HUGE day for us in the press! So excited for what's in store!! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIolF

    4 media companies including Thrillist and NowThis have merged - and Discovery just poured $100 million into it

    Discovery Communications is making a $100 million investment in an entity called "Group Nine Media," a new holding company that ties together media brands Thrillist, NowThis, The Dodo, and Seeker (Discovery's digital network). Ben Lerer, Thrillist's CEO, will be the CEO of Group Nine.

  • Great example of the super exciting stuff we're doing at Thrillist, and how we're changing the game! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vI362

    How Thrillist Studied The Impact Of Its Biggest Branded Viral Hit | AdExchanger

    When Thrillist's branded video of a fake grandpa weightlifting on Muscle Beach tallied more than 50 million Facebook views in 48 hours, it seemed to validate the pub's 2015 decision to expand its editorial and sponsored video operations. But Thrillist CoLab, the branded content arm of Thrillist, wanted to test if the viral hit actually...

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Thrillist Media Group Awards & Accolades

  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2013
  • 5 Startups to Watch, Inc., 2013
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