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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daily Deal full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Deal is a phenomenal place to start a career. The pay is somewhat anemic, but there is ample opportunity to learn the craft advance quickly for those motivated to work. Sadly, large gains to income are best had by leaving the company.

    Cons

    Since being purchased by The Street Inc. layoffs come with startling regularity. The survivors are saddled with more work, and increases to pay are non-existent. Work-Life balance is strongly biased to work.

    Advice to Management

    By wary of short-changing your employees. Sub-market compensation may appear a great savings to the company, but it fosters adversarial feelings.


  2. "The Deal LLC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daily Deal (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great people across the newsroom and throughout the business side.
    - Ease of learning and executing new concepts.
    - Seeing how we interacted with the PE community was great.

    Cons

    - slow to innovate and grow to meet client needs.

  3. "Start acting like a 21st century digital media company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daily Deal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, senior clientele; free food; great work-life balance; passionate co-workers; ability to work from home

    Cons

    Still undergoing a lot of change. Parents company isn't investing much in the business leading many to wonder what the future is. Needs a lot more technology to bring it up to date. Still an old guard editorial/publishing mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Get a cohesive strategy and vision together and execute on it as best you can. Keep an open line of communication with your employees and give them opportunities for growth.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "great place to start out!"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Daily Deal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get a lot of freedom and experience

    Cons

    there isnt a lot of room to move up or get a raise


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Free yogurt, soda and potato chips"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Deal (a la Google) offers such great perks as free yogurt, chips and soda from coin-less vending machines and refrigerated coolers - and you're gonna need all those freebies - because the pay (at least for the low-end) rank and file is one step up from mickey D's. On the real, the writing staff, for the most part, is extremely nice

    Cons

    How many non-writing, undeservedly-arrogant, and obnoxious editors can a business publication have? apparently about one per staff member - non-writing (read: non-producing) middle management is bloated and should be downsized and required to write (and stop acting like they won a pulitzer yesterday)

    Advice to Management

    The vending machine would be emptied of Skinnypop popcorn in about five minutes. maybe ask the concessions manager to regularly fill four rows instead of the usual 2 to 3.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great brand
    Outstanding and highly respected editoiral

    Cons

    Senior management misguided and inept

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to successful employees


  7. "They're trying, but failing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Daily Deal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Staff is mostly wonderful to work with, with very few exceptions. Overall lifestyle and quality of life is high for a journalism job.

    Cons

    Since being acquired the company is constantly under new and changing mandates, while losing a significant portion of their employees to layoffs. The result is often chaos, as editors are compelled to chase whatever the flavor of the week that someone handed to management and reporters scrambling to march in step. There are too many things they want to do with too few people. And the end result is that much of it is done poorly. The editors realize this, but have no control over it.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with yourself before there is no one left.

  8. "The best newsroom covering M&A out there today"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Daily Deal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work among the best journalists covering M&A today. A lot of the employees have been there since the beginning--they are dedicated and care about the product-which is evident in through their quality reporting and attention to detail.

    Cons

    Great group of people-no complaints!

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate the business strategy to employees and keep the feedback loop open-lots of talent and ideas are floating amongst the employees at all levels.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's been downhill since it was acquired by The Street"

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    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Daily Deal full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and relaxed atmosphere, absolutely no stress if you are able to do a decent job

    Cons

    It seems that everyone is looking to jump ship since the company was acquired by The Street. The Deal's management, while friendly and great to work with, is not able to assure staff that there will be no more layoffs. So far, The Street has laid off personnel from The Deal every September. It also seems to be hiring more freelancers and contributors as opposed to full-time reporters and copy editors. Looks like The Street only bought The Deal for its database and not for the talented reporters.

    Advice to Management

    Staffers need to know where they stand. You can't lay off people every year and not expect the survivors to seek opportunities elsewhere.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Where hard-working people have their souls drained by poor management."

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

    I have been working at Daily Deal full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues that genuinely care about each other is what is holding this company together. Not the bells and whistles.

    Cons

    Management has ignored the strengths and weaknesses of their employees and instead turn to trending features and tools to keep the service alive.

    Advice to Management

    Address the infrastructure of the company -your employees- and the service -the back end systems and software. Otherwise, why bother building a house of cards?


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