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Entrepreneur Media Reviews

Updated September 5, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great workplace if you can overlook a few things..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The office is casual and the overall feel is very laid back. I appreciated the fact that everyone worked independently and collaborated when necessary, no micromanagement here. The employees are great and a lot of fun is had on a daily basis. I always felt a genuine work/life balance which was important to me.

    Cons

    In recent years upper management has had some changes and the ripple effects were felt throughout the company. Random layoffs, re-organization of departments with little or no communication as to what was happening and why. This didn't effect me personally but it always felt like it could at any moment so I chose to get out on my own terms. As time passed the annual reviews and raises became non existent and the hopes of getting a raise were always crushed with the same excuse of the company having a down year.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about changes within the company. The constant closed door meetings and whispers among executives and managers was always a topic of conversation amongst the employees and it shouldn't be. Reward the employees who are loyal and doing a great job instead of hiring new talent and overpaying them.


  2. "Could've been better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    the "little people" are all really amazing people.

    Cons

    management puts the little people in the dark tends to be A LOT of secrets between management and the employers. if you want an open communication with your boss and all of your peers this isn't it.

    Advice to Management

    everyone in their specific departments should all be on the same page. if anything the work environment should be a team instead of management vs. the employers

  3. "Genuine opportunity to make a difference"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Entrepreneur Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, good communication from management, a lot of opportunity to work projects that will have a positive affect on the industry.

    Cons

    Sometimes the deadline for a project is really short so you have to be on your game. But I guess it comes with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the communication coming. It's helped a lot and it's appreciated.


  4. "Entrepeneur Media Inc."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff were genuinely nice people. I wouldn't use the word passionate, but people wanted to be there and bringing industry news to the customer.

    Cons

    It seemed most people were just stuck here, on there way someplace else. This had a rather negative affect on the office energy. Pay was low, and upward advancement was stagnant. If you wanted to move up, you moved on.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more time and energy into making Entrepreneur a place people actually want to stay.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good place to start a career.

    Cons

    Poor management that threatened the existence of the company on every level.


  6. "Good opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Morning news meetings full of laughs and good stories.

    Cons

    A bit conservative and lacked innovation. Management could have been better equipped to support progressive ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to new original ideas.


  7. "Not the ideal workplace"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly flexible with remote work

    Cons

    Toxic atmosphere. In recent years everyone has become expendable (and this is freely thrown around by managers). A serious lack of resources to meet unrealistic, ever-changing goals. Certain departments are petty, lack leadership, and are light on real experience--but heavy on the blame game. If you're looking for a place where hard work, innovation and great ideas are rewarded, keep going; this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to problem areas. Interact with your employees; care about their expertise. Acknowledge hard work and dedication.

  8. "Seize The Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Invaluable experience being able to work with world wide brands.
    - Fast-Paced work environment that challenges you everyday.
    - Fun and exciting internal and client facing projects.
    - Entrepreneur team is made up of young driven professionals as well as seasoned veterans, soak up as much information as possible.

    Cons

    - If you aren't used to the fast-paced setting you will have a hard time adapting.
    - Team and project direction can be confusing at times as direction from management can be confusing.
    - Expect late nights if projects are considered rush
    - Project deadlines always seem to come out of left field with little planning at times.
    - Growth potential is there but you have to work hard to make a difference.

    Advice to Management

    Step back and review your team members potential, recognize their strengths and empower them in a role that best suits them.

    Work on communication amongst the team as individual members. They are often left dumbfounded and confused at the directions given from one "manager" then from another for a project.

    Openly discuss the goals / road maps for the company and the team.

    Wrangle in scope creeps and projects because of poor planning from "managers" is not good for a team and morale. People begin to feel jaded and undermined in a role that supposedly allows and promotes "creative decisions".


  9. "A great experience that will be with me for a long time."

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    Former Employee - Online Ad Trafficker in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Online Ad Trafficker in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For me it was the learning experience and the people. I was given responsibilities that allowed me to grow professionally with a lot of support from my coworkers. Secondly, the people. Everyone from the Ad Operations team, Production team, Marketing, Art Team, Engineering team and everyone else, they're really awesome people.

    Cons

    It is a smaller company so room for financial and career growth might be limited. It is what it is. If you want it to be a not so great experience it can be, or if you want it to be a great experience it will be.

    Advice to Management

    Hold more company events, give free snacks, and give a few more holidays if you can.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Could be a great company"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Designer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Entrepreneur Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    free breakfast on Fridays, steady paycheck, chill hours, laid back environment

    Cons

    Low salaries, no way to move up in company, management, high turnover, seems like management doesn't care to keep the employees they have

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you


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