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Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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.


  3. "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.


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    "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "High Turnover"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Entrepreneur Media full-time

    Pros

    A steady paycheck, flexible hours, and a casual work environment is really all there is on the good side.

    Cons

    Talk about being a cog in machine. Management cares nothing for employees and openly admits they are easily replaced with cheaper employees. Pay is substandard and many leave at the end of the first year when, IF they get a raise, it is 1%. Promises 401K matching, then pulls back. Unprofessional, untrained, uneducated management staff with rampant nepotism. Demand for extra hours is constant due to middle management failings.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Hire competent middle managers. Fire the dead weight squandering thousands of man-hours of work.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "A first step on the rung"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to start your career and learn.

    Cons

    The company has a history of disloyalty to its employees.


  8. "They treat me better than any place I've worked before."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Given a great deal of freedom. No micro-management.

    Cons

    This is a small office, far from headquarters. Sometimes out of the loop.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Great place to work.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "If You're Smart and Ambitious, Steer Clear."

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    Former Employee - Editor in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There was freedom to bring your ideas to the table, and promoting from within. The office atmosphere was laid back.

    Cons

    The upper management was extremely incapable, usually not available to lead nor seemed to care much about their roles and the success of the magazine and website. Some editors and writers aggressively and repeatedly bad-mouthed others to get ahead and cover their own inabilities to do their jobs. Upper management used the blame game tactic to put out fires when problems arose. Extremely underpaid for amount of work expected of you, and not treated with respect.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with your employees and reward them for good work. Treat them with respect, and you will in turn receive respect and loyalty. Hire people who actually have experience in business and print and online media. Take responsibility for your actions and your mistakes instead of blaming others below you.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Mismanaged into the ground"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The only real reason to work there is the paycheck. It was a good place to work at one time, but under the senior management the company is terrible. It is good to work in a publishing company on the west coast because they are so rare. You get to be a part of a company that is both online and in print, though now, the content is moving online due to plummeting ad sales in the industry. With better management, I think the company could do so much better in the small business information space. Forging relationships and whatnot.

    Cons

    The upper management does not care a tiny bit about the rank and file employees. They are nameless, faceless people to them. It is a sad day when upper management cannot name you when you work there, but that's the case. There is rampant nepotism within the company and it is terrible. Also, management does not actually read the publication or run the company the way they suggest that other business owners run their company. It sometimes feels like you're working for a large group of hypocrites. So many people who work here are miserable. Most people who work here are miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Try meeting with and listening to your every day employees and see what they need.


  11. "Good opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.



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