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IDG Reviews

Updated Aug 20, 2019

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IDG CEO Lee Maen
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  1. "General Manager"

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    Current Employee - General Manager in West Hollywood, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good , level headed company

    Cons

    Don't pay enough. work long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Neg a good wage before you start

    IDG2018-06-26
  2. "Nice company and employees"

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

    I have been working at IDG full-time

    Pros

    A lot of perks and benefits.

    Cons

    They're a little puritanical. Human resources gets in your business.

    IDG2019-04-10
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    "Old School, Unstable, and Closeminded"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at IDG full-time

    Pros

    Some people are nice and tolerable to be around. But it is the type of company that you don't really make friends with. They're friendly but that's it.

    Cons

    -Commute is terrible. It is located in the center of West Hollywood by the high rises. So traffic everywhere -Upper management is extremely old school and don't like new ideas -Upper management doesn't know how to use computers so they are threatened once they hire someone that knows how to use a computer -You will be framed by upper management on doing things you did not do -Nobody is willing to help on... anything -You can be replaced immediately

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all the dinosaurs that don't know what they're doing. Instead, replace them with people that are smart and know how to use a computer. It's the 21st century, they should be able to figure simple things out on the computer. They do everything so manually.

    IDG2018-09-24
  4. "Interned before"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IDG

    Pros

    Competitive and rewarding. One would grow fast.

    Cons

    Hours may not be that good.

    IDG2018-01-15
  5. "Great Company to work for it is more like a Family. Corporate office roles are really nice if you get hired."

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Partners they build a great company. They pay well. There are a few positions in the Corporate office so once you there it is more like a Family. Good Health Insurance for employees.

    Cons

    It is very nice and stable job if you are not too ambitious in your career. The only option to grow fast here is if you to take on someone's role when they leave the company.

    IDG2017-09-20
  6. "Hostess"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at IDG part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Loved the team members and the atmosphere

    Cons

    hard hours and management was pretty strict

    IDG2016-03-03
  7. "Server"

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    Server in West Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at IDG for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Popular restaurants that are busy, so you have the opportunity to make good money. Great team of owners.

    Cons

    Money based on time in company.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to be more hands on management in each of the restaurants.

    IDG2015-09-24
  8. "SERVER- COCKTAILS/FOOD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at IDG part-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Structured but still able to have fun w/ your co-workers and clientele while making tons of money if you're good at sales and are passionate about food and sake. AMAZINGLY delicious mouth-watering Japanese cuisine served by a knowledgeable attractive and talented wait staff who are almost all ambitious actors and models. Great ambiance. Celebrities frequent the restaurants in this chain always.... If you take passion in your sales and stay on top of the main points of customer service in dining you can do PRETTY well here. It's a fashion show- the dress code is basically all black. So as long as you look nice and sleek with a clean appearance you can add your own personality to your "uniform" which makes it fun.

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    Cons

    Management politics... as with most restaurant management systems. Not cool to play favorites when it comes to placing certain servers in more lucrative sections. As a server, the tip out % to the support staff (bussers-runners-hosts-sushi and robata chefs) can be a bit much. More than often your tipping out more than what you're bringing home so it's imperative to execute impeccable service to the affuent... clientele b/c they are very much likely to tip you well over 20% leaving you with more money in YOUR pocket. Beware of the awful snooty clientele though...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus more on your hard working servers and have our backs a little bit more. Don't be misconstrued by the scheming and snooty clientele

    IDG2015-05-05
  9. "Great employees, terrible corporate oversight"

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    Former Employee - Server in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work in a fast-paced service environment with a colorful cast of characters and meet A-list cients. Great place to make contacts and turn a pretty penny if you can swing it. Delicious food.

    Cons

    Management is poor. No respect for employees, their time, or their well-being. Some shady business dealings in the past including adjusting employee timecards. Gross inequality in salary structure. Clientele can be overwhelmingly awful at times.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect and make them feel valued and you'll have less turnover. Invest in your company and focus less on acting like a big shot and passing out shots to hot girls.

    IDG2013-11-14
  10. "waste of time"

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    Current Employee - Lead Generation in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you NEED a job, this one won't take much brain space.

    Cons

    management strategy, not keeping up to promises, unfair treatment between staff very low wage.

    Advice to Management

    You're too far gone

    IDG2019-08-20
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