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IDG Enterprise Reviews

Updated July 6, 2017
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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  2. "Challenging times in the publishing industry"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise (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.

    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.

  3. "Meh... Not that great of a place."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise (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.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.


  5. "Unfocused"

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

    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


  6. "Account Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glencoe, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glencoe, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Top company in its class, great people working there, lots of research to share, very full product portfolio

    Cons

    More & more process which is understandable but can sometimes feel regimented and limit nimbleness.

    Advice to Management

    continue to invest in demand gen programs and quality of data, Losing some top quality sales people for higher compensation particularly on west coast


  7. "IDG overall"

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

    Pros

    IDG Enterprise has a family atmosphere. We have many boomerang employees and I think they come back because of the flexibility, benefits, and other staff members.

    Cons

    Salaries are not really known for being particularly competitive. Several of the departments are flat so there's not a lot of room for upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Once the economy improves a bit, it would be great if salaries could be more accurately reviewed against similar companies so they could be increased. I believe it would help with retention.

  8. Helpful (6)

    "The company is dying"

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    Former Employee - Editorial in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Some great colleagues, particularly old timers who've been with the company a long time when they still recruited top talent.
    * Top-notch benefits.
    * Some nice holdovers from old days like useful team off sites, strong office support infrastructure.
    * Very generous work-life balance. Nobody is expected to work too hard. Occasional sprints, but by and large it's 9 to 5 with evenings and weekends off.
    * Well-organized events.

    Cons

    * CEO has zero product vision and is focused only on cost cutting and imitating other more successful publishing companies.
    * In the publishing business, editorial is in a clear secondary position to sales. Nothing is driven by editorial. Everything is driven by sales.
    * Continuous layoffs and pay cuts means they've bled a lot of great talent, and the remaining good people who can find jobs elsewhere are leaving as soon as they can.
    * There are people in senior management who are not skilled or qualified for their jobs but are only in them because they're friends with the CEO and/or do everything he asks.
    * There are other grossly underqualified people in key positions because some in senior management does not understand the job roles well enough to hire qualified managers or employees.
    * Massive wastes of time as resources are poured into new projects which are then canceled capriciously.
    * Backwards IT department using grossly outdated technology - ironic for a company whose focus is the IT industry.

    Advice to Management

    Your company is dying. Replace the CEO now. Refocus on hiring top talent throughout. Otherwise you have five years left, tops.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great company that needs to invest in the future"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented colleagues, camaraderie, great products, excellent reputation in the field, mostly good benefits, a head-and-shoulders better place to work than my last tech media company.

    Cons

    Top management lacks vision and has stomach only for short-term strategies (few long-term investments). The business is run more like a public company than the private company it is. Technology and content are not priorities. Ideas that bubble up rarely go anywhere. Lack of respect for internal expertise. Recurring comparisons to consumer competition; we're B2B. Various departments have little understanding of what each other does. After so many cuts during the recession, people are worn out by extending themselves again and again to pick up the slack.

    Advice to Management

    Most of what's good about the company dates back to the 90s and before; most of what's negative from an employee perspective came about during the last 10 to 15 years. That's not a positive trend. Advice: Address some of the cons.


  10. "Great coworkers can make even a tough job bearable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great team of coworkers. Interesting events to work on - good exposure to different event types, clients, etc. Good vacation/ time off policy.

    Cons

    Working for a media company in this economy is stressful - uncertain future, layoffs, etc. Restrictive events budgets made our jobs very difficult and frustrating at times. Not too much support for training.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees - not just the management team.


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