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IDG Enterprise Reviews

Updated 7 Aug 2019

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IDG Enterprise CEO Michael Friedenberg (no image)
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11 Ratings
  1. "great company, benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has thrived despite general economic conditions. It's smartly managed and has maintained a good portfolio of tech publications. Benefits are very good. Health care excellent. Retirement is 401K, and while there is employer contribution, you need to save aggressively. Management thinks clearly, communicates often with employees, and is very connected with the broader publishing industry trends. People... have left and returned. Professional environment with high standards. Thoughtful place that's open to employee feedback. People are friendly.

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    Cons

    As with any place that offers a decent salary and benefits package, the risk is that you may become risk-averse about taking on new challenges with a different employer. The internal promotion path is less than clear.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing.

    IDG Enterprise2013-10-18
  2. "Shifting goals"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Nice people to work with in general.

    Cons

    Shifting company goals means confusing and conflicting strategies. No emphasis on training or upgrading skills.

    IDG Enterprise2019-08-07
  3. "A great company to grow"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager 

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for growth and movement in the company.

    Cons

    Really need to be able to teach yourself and be self sufficient.

    IDG Enterprise2019-04-08
  4. "Used to be a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and benefits. Good coworkers.

    Cons

    Not good place to work at if you value being a technical person. Focus is on promotion of management at the expense of technical opportunity. Likes to outsource more interesting work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the technical people more, they can provide interesting insight.

    IDG Enterprise2019-04-09
  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    Former Employee - Content Manager 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people. Flexible schedules. Fun work.

    Cons

    Management is kind of all over the place sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Set a vision and stick to that vision.

    IDG Enterprise2019-02-20
  6. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Has a history of being an innovative company with products very respected in the market.

    Cons

    Has been slower to evolve in today's fast paced word, and while the work life balance is good, the benefits of that do not justify the lower than industry pay scales across the organization.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the company, and the employees.

    IDG Enterprise2017-07-06
  7. "Challenging times in the publishing industry"

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     in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working with some genuinely nice and very smart people who have a passion for what they do. Creating a product that you can be proud of. Can be a good place to start out at and to work on and develop your craft (whatever that may be).

    Cons

    Tough times in the publishing industry have put the company in triage mode in an attempt to regain its faded glory. Lack of investment in people and talent will make it harder for it to forge ahead with any new ideas. Cost cutting has taken a toll, company has become a follower in trends. Company culture is changing dramatically and becoming something different. Admittedly, something needed to be done to correct... course.

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    Advice to Management

    Invest in the people and set them free with their ideas. Maintain a cohesive vision. Don't forget about keeping up quality on all fronts.

    IDG Enterprise2017-05-28
  8. "Meh... Not that great of a place."

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     in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers are fun they do after work activities together.

    Cons

    Management is close nit with each other and not really the people working underneath them. VERY VERY corporate now if you don't like being one of a thousand gears doing things I'd choose a different place. Your opinion is not wanted by management be that gear...

    Advice to Management

    None because they don't like feedback they've been doing this for years so they think they know best. Millenials need not give opinions.

    IDG Enterprise2017-03-25
  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Sales driven and focused on client. Excellent resources and great foundation for a career in media sales.

    Cons

    pay is lower than market.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate all of the mentorship.

    IDG Enterprise2016-11-21
  10. "Unfocused"

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    Technical Marketing Specialist in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise

    Pros

    Nice co-workers in general and great clients with some very fun projects. The in house training programs are very good and helpful.

    Cons

    Company lacks direction and not investing in long term which is making delivery on client projects difficult. Decentralized atmosphere makes working together difficult.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in staff and technology

    IDG Enterprise2016-02-01
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