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F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company Reviews

Updated April 13, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance, nice co-workers, interesting work" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and for" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "No communication from upper management" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Low pay--no room for advancement" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing group of people"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Intern in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They really try to keep every day entertaining as well as keeping each day productive. They allow for group collaboration and are very free with when and how your work gets done.

    Cons

    some of the different job types are very segregated in the office. Most of the groups are very close and generally stay close together.


  2. "Good, but who knows"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time

    Pros

    Creating content around an area that I am passionate in is really fun.

    Cons

    Print and digital publishing is hard, we're struggling to figure out the path forward.

  3. "Fun company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time

    Pros

    Collaborate environment and great people

    Cons

    Transition from print to digital was slow


  4. Helpful (5)

    "A Challenged Future?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people create great content, F+W employs some of the best and most dedicated people I have ever worked with. Each and every one is focused on the mission to inspire, support and educate their customers with fantastic content.

    Cons

    Over the past two years the C suite executives have set the place on fire, with misguided leadership and out of touch ideas of innovation. They outsourced much of the core of the afore mentioned talent with dismal performance. They have attempted to broaden there appeal to a wider audience while abandoning the their core customers. These folks have been relived of duty buy the Board of Directors but I fear the damage they have done will be very difficult to recover from.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck, your gonna need it!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good leader. Good to you when you travel.

    Cons

    New CEO did a weird restructuring. Weird communication between offices.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place, but needs prioritization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and content, decent benefits

    Cons

    People that actually make things happen and have talent get ignored


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Under New Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Scroll down a bit and you'll find many reviews laying this company's problems at the feet of three executives who have now been dismissed. There is an amazing trove of content to leverage, and a still large list of engaged consumers who want both the content and the tools and supplies to allow them to actually engage in the activities we write about. It's put up or shut up time folks.

    Cons

    Cash position is still challenged.

    Advice to Management

    To the board/investors, give the team the resources to build the business to get you back the money you have already sunk into this thing. If you turn off the spigot now you'll lose all of it.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Previous Member"

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

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time

    Pros

    Great content company with strong enthusiast communities.

    Cons

    Chaos, too many directions of focus. Does not put enough value on the content generators and the strong communities.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus in on what made them great, not eCommerce.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "From a Video Perspective"

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    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist
    Former Employee - Video Production Specialist
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Off the top I would like to disclaimer that this review is heavily focused on working within the Video Team. Many of the companies processes are in silos so what I say here can definitely not be true for other teams.

    New leadership over the last year at the middle level, and even more recently, closer to the top have started turning the Video Team into a machine ready to take off and start crushing out new and engaging content.

    Culture is fun, both inside and outside the team. I can definitely say I don't just work with co-workers but with friends.

    You get to really engage your creativity. Editing, camera work, graphics, name your video flavor, the company has provided me opportunities to work and grow in each field.

    Oh, and free coffee.

    Cons

    Rumor mill and grapevine news aside below are clear points that show the company isn't doing great.
    -Multiple CEO changes over the last three years (as I write this a new one just came in, bye Tom)
    -Sudden layoffs due to sudden lack of funds
    -Disappearance of major company wide projects such as a CMS
    -Not sure I have ever once been to a annual "town hall" meeting that was "good news"

    The Video Team is setup to takeoff like plane, the question is has the company given it enough runway to do so. As it stands right now I put that odds of it at 50/50 and this is the only reason I can't give 5 stars. Another small disclaimer, I am not a business professional and I tend to lean on the more paranoid side when my job security is on the betting table.

    Oh, and the coffee machine likes to spit hot (free) coffee at you.

    Advice to Management

    You still have boots on the ground that care about the shift to digital, stop dragging your feet and actually invest in these teams.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Getting laid off was a relief."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at F+W, a Content + eCommerce Company full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers who are passionate about their subject matter. Every work place has its share of disgruntled workers who work only to create discord. I saw significantly less of this at F+W than I have at other companies.

    Cons

    Manager resisted evolution even though upper management was mandating it. The C-Suite was a train wreck in progress.

    Advice to Management

    Get in touch with employees at all levels. There are people with great ideas who want to forge ahead with the company, but they are being held back.


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