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  1. "Lively small organisation"

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    Current Employee - Chief Information Officer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Chief Information Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Classified Ventures full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, lots of travel, excellent remuneration, small team

    Cons

    Workload can get heavy being a small business.
    If travel isn't admired, this company is not for you.


  2. "Pros and Cons in Short"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Classified Ventures full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensated very well in the time I was there

    Cons

    Micro management was at its worst

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Scrum Master"

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    Former Employee - Software Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Software Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Classified Ventures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, great co-workers, decent job security

    Cons

    Completely inept leadership in technology. A culture of blame and shame. Unrealistic expectations, very high turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Evaluate technology leadership and remove those who consistently have a majority of their direct reports leaving the company


  4. "Good company for work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work was decent in product development and project management. There were interesting projects, and you could easily it into 40-45 hrs per week if you managed your time well. Nobody ever stayed past 6. Also, there were some genuinely good people working there and the atmosphere was lively.

    Cons

    Base pay was low, but you didn't have to work that much. Bonuses were decent but not great. They would find reasons to pay less, like the company missing impossible revenue targets, or the 1 mistake you made during the year vs all things that went well, to justify a lower bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Milk the cash cow until it goes dry. Cars seems to have some sort of future as a destination for consumers. Apartments is already gone, I hope the new owners can promote the brand enough to keep consumers and property owners interested.


  5. "Job environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment needs upper management to make more of a support role to the poeple that work for them

    Cons

    not a very good performance review


  6. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company culture, they are always looking for new ideas and appreciate insight.

    Cons

    The budgets are rather tight which makes doing your job hard sometimes.


  7. "Accounts Receivable"

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    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Performance Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Classified Ventures (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, fast pace, great training classes and team morale

    Cons

    low pay and difficult to move up

  8. "I worked for CV for 2 years before it became Cars.com"

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    Former Employee - Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Corporate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Classified Ventures full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great office culture, very young and innovative, open to change and new ideas, great people to work with

    Cons

    While the bonus programs were well structured, the base salaries were very low

    Advice to Management

    Don't focus so much on annual bonuses if the minimum base salaries could be raised


  9. "Solid company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Classified Ventures full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great culture, strong products

    Cons

    Pay only average, uncertain future with new owners

    Advice to Management

    Try to preserve the positive culture as you change over to Gannett.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great working environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people to work with. Casual wear. Decent benefits. A lot of smart and hardworking IT professionals. Upper management are easily accessible, no private offices.

    Cons

    Salary is not high. Some people got raises by quitting and leaving for few months and re-hired. It seems that you need to be friends with the right people to advance. Some team leaders are moody in rating team members.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and expand the work life balance rules. Adjust employees evaluation and salary raises to keep up with the market and the demand of specialized skills. Too bad the employee have to leave the company for a significant pay raise.


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