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IDG Enterprise Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "great company, benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time (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.

    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.


  2. "Great people to work with, short sighted vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Enterprise full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work environment and a fantastic team of highly qualified editorial folks.

    Cons

    Low pay and a lack of innovation from senior management. There was so much talent there yet everyone was stuck chasing page views and reacting to google over producing interesting, compelling content.

    Advice to Management

    Take advantage of what sets you apart and stop relying so heavily on traffic. Your target audience is looking for access to insight that will make them look smart in front of their bosses, not a page on junk content that happens to loosely fit their search terms.


  3. "Great people."

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

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    Environment, people, flexibility, benefits, location.

    Cons

    Compensation, growth opportunities, collaboration among the departments.


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  5. "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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    "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.


  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. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "Decent benefits"

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    Current Employee - Executive Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, free bagels on Friday

    Cons

    Corporate is very page view focused, but doesn't set clear goals. We missed what the company wanted without even knowing we were failing.


  11. "Some good, some bad."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at IDG Enterprise full-time

    Pros

    The CEO is a good guy and enthusiastic about his company.

    Cons

    Depending on your group, you could be working with some great people. Alternatively, you could work with completely frustrating and difficult people - and that will make every single day pain-staking and exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    When people quit - REPLACE THEM. Leaving open vacancies for years on end piles the work onto the people who are left, who will inevitably quit because they're no longer happy.


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