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Updated June 24, 2017
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  1. "Can't find better people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Editor in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Editor in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Great benefits and good salary.

    Cons

    Lots of people are currently being laid off.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great Management
    New Technology and innovation

    Cons

    Long working hours can be stressful sometimes

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Big company buys up good company now it's poor company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are assigned a good customer to service, things can be fine. But if you are assigned a demanding customer with a doomed mission there are not many pros.

    Cons

    I have been with this company for many years and I have seen it go through several ownership changes and each time the salaries, benefits and culture has declined and you feel like just a number. When you haven't received an increase in 3 years and told they are now in a pay freeze BUT you have to contribute even more so the profit margins can climb and all the people at the top can get their bonuses and private stock issues- It stinks

    Advice to Management

    As you continually tout the significance and value of your people.....Put your actions where your words are....And stop being so hypocritical and continually show you really don't care about the people and watch good valuable people walk out the door.


  4. "was a great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cincinnati, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    don't seem to be any pros since the merger.

    Cons

    Merger seems to be a struggle. Don't have any real communication with others anymore. New CEO doesn't seem to communicate like the last one.

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate with associates. Lots of meeting for managers. Nothing really comes of those meetings that associates would ever hear about.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "positive work environment"

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    Former Employee - Storeroom Issuer in Fletcher, NC
    Former Employee - Storeroom Issuer in Fletcher, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at IDG full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team oriented. They really encourage the employees to succeed and advance.

    Cons

    Starting salary is on the low end.Being a contractor at a manufacturing facility can be stressful. Sometimes the customer ends contract with no warning to contract workers.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging employees to improve their value.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Server"

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    Current Employee - Job in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Job in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Work with some great people. Enjoy a lot of laughs

    Cons

    There is very negative atmosphere running through this establishment. Moral is at an all time low

    Advice to Management

    Fix the issues that we are having. I.e. the kitchen, host stand, bar area bussboys, management


  7. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Framingham, MA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Framingham, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    IDG was a great company to work for

    Cons

    Not much chance to advance your career

    Advice to Management

    Awesome work environment and comfortable place to work.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "A once-proud company fallen on hard times"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent health and other benefits, commitment to creating quality product. Legacy culture is proud, intellectual, kind. Great work-life balance -- you are not expected to work evenings and weekends except in extreme circumstances. Wonderful coworkers.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic with lots of meetings and managers who seem to do nothing but protect their turf. Too many managers and not enough producers of actual work. Company has been downsizing on and off since 2008, so the threat of losing your job looms large over day to day decision making. Slow to adapt to changes in the industry.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Disappearing jobs in tech journalism"

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IDG part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    IDG's leadership in technology publishing have long made it a fantastic place to work. You will undoubtably have great coworkers if you work here and the benefits are fantastic.

    Cons

    Management can be unpredictable, especially now that the publishing industry is constantly under siege. Layoffs and reorganizations are common.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was better in the old days"

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Framingham, MA
    Former Employee - Managing Editor in Framingham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great collaborative culture, easy commute, fun people

    Cons

    No real path to future growth, a number of veterans were moved out and their experience is missed


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