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IDG Media Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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IDG Media CEO Louis D'Mello (no image)
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8 Ratings
  1. "All in all, a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at IDG Media part-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Media was in a downward spiral through a lot of my tenure, but despite economics that led to multiple layoffs, reorganizations, and mergers, IDG for the most part attracted smart, interesting employees who were fun to work with. Benefits were also terrific, even helping with adoption or assisted reproduction costs.

    Cons

    Pay was not great for the Bay Area; Unstable economics made it a bit of a roller coaster.

    IDG Media2019-06-23
  2. "A great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IDG Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Business units have independence because the company gives each business unit local authority. Business performance goals are very clear, and sometimes that does lead to quarter-to-quarter management (vs. longer term strategies). The pace of the organization is such that workers can be very committed to the job, yet also achieve good work/life balance, particularly in entry and mid-level roles. The company culture... is strong and supportive. And inter-company communications identifies competitive opportunities throughout the company. Salaries and benefits are competitive.

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    Cons

    While business units are independent, they are closely overseen by the corporate board. Because units share board members (one unit president may sit on another's board and vice versa), there is often not enough challenge at a peer/board level. It's easy to play it safe to achieve plan, and as a result, the company may not be innovating fast enough. It can be hard to get financial support for new products and... significant strategic change can be difficult.

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    Advice to Management

    Innovate and evolve faster. Bring in outside board members to bring fresh perspectives into the larger business units.

    IDG Media2014-04-08
  3. "Poor Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good exposure to opportunities

    Cons

    1. Management is always confused has no clear strategy how to take the company forward. 2. Lot of micromanagement on the part of the management

    Advice to Management

    Management wouldn't care about the advice.

    IDG Media2019-08-21
  4. "Good People, Bad Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The starting salary for freshers is topnotch. Also lots of responsibility for the taking.

    Cons

    Micromanagement ruled here. This also always delayed things. No proper guidance, even the seniors within my team were mostly clueless Crazy workloads particularly around its events

    Advice to Management

    Trust people Stop micromanaging

    IDG Media2019-05-14
  5. "Good brand to work with"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager, Marketing in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure in terms of an integrated marketing practice, account management, etc.

    Cons

    Management is poor and a lot of micro management by the senior management staff

    Advice to Management

    Stop micro managing

    IDG Media2019-01-17
  6. "Good, Best for fresher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Media full-time

    Pros

    Work environment and culture also good. Also higher manager also good.

    Cons

    Not found any. Need to work on more upcoming technologies.

    IDG Media2019-01-14
  7. "It"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at IDG Media full-time

    Pros

    Good company to work and your personal life balance

    Cons

    Need to be there in office by 9 o clock

    IDG Media2018-09-27
  8. "OK"

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

    I have been working at IDG Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice team - good location - ok office

    Cons

    Pay - lack of transparency - possible pay gap

    IDG Media2018-07-25
  9. "I had good time working with IDG."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at IDG Media full-time

    Pros

    Young team. Challenging atmosphere. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Micromanagement, stressful work life at times (during events)

    IDG Media2018-02-19
  10. "Marketing"

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

    I have been working at IDG Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Decent brand Global appeal Okay money

    Cons

    Bad leadership Sinking India ops Poor talent pool Zilch employee care

    Advice to Management

    Revamp and replace leadership Behave like a professional Be more democratic Respect expertise

    IDG Media2017-07-24
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