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Internet Brands Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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  • No 401K match and the CEO has literally said to employees at a year end party in 2014 (in 18 reviews)

  • They convert you from intern to full time at very low pay (very very less compared to industry standards) (in 36 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Do not waste your time"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very Little Positives, I started looking for a new job within 2 months.

    Cons

    Unorganized, no direction, awful leadership


  2. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job, my coworkers are great.

    Cons

    They bought our company and took away everything that was good about it. Corporate

    Advice to Management

    Raise the salary or risk losing more employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Run way as fast as you can"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of my co-workers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Everything. My manager was reported to HR multiple times for creating a hostile work environment and HR's response anytime someone complained was, "we have heard that before."

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of dead weight. Invest in your sites.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Stay away from this company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    You can roll out of bed and come to work. (Wait, is that good?)
    Also, this company is good for the recent college grad in need of experience because they don't pay much but do allow these individuals to gain valuable experience. However, the turnover is high due to other companies poaching on these individuals. Anyone with 3+ years of experience should stay away.

    Cons

    I started my tenure extremely hopeful that this would be a great company to work for. By the 3 month mark I knew I had to leave asap. If you want to enjoy work life please do not work here. Nobody talks to each other and makes it very boring all day every day.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Stale"

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    Former Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Descent intro into digital, but no real career growth.

    Cons

    Stale culture.
    Out of touch execs.
    Horrible hr department, and shady recruiting practices.
    Sub standard pay and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    I wonder how HR will deal with with new legislature being passed - can't ask potential employees salary history. I was asked to forward my previous offer letters.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "run"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule located near LAX

    Cons

    NONE.. this company has no need to be in business

    Advice to Management

    manage


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not Enough Benefits"

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

    Pros

    Good to start career with for 3 months at max

    Cons

    Pathetic salary compared to industry standards

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Low pay, low benefits. Company touts growth but cries "poor mouth" at raise time."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to "coast" if you have no motivation and just want your check every two weeks. Take the job if you really need it, and drop them the moment something better comes along.

    Cons

    The company thinks that handing out a .25 cent snack once a week counts as "corporate culture." What a joke. Executive management has either been around forever and only interested in trying to inflate the book value to flip the company yet again and get a fat payout that's shared with none of the workforce unless you have "VP" or above in your title; or they're cheap recent hires who literally could not find work at a company with real potential for advancement, innovation, culture or morale.

    AVOID "Internet Blands."

    Advice to Management

    Resign.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Cheap"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    If you can't find a job, they'll willinging accept anyone since they know it's hard to find people that accept their WELL below market average pay

    Cons

    Doesn't invest in their employees (no 401k matching, or raises unless you're on their "rocket" or whatever plan for project managers and a few devs, little to no possibility of advancement since that means giving a raise increase and we all know the CEO would rather keep the money to himself/upper management than dare to pay someone better)
    Lack of integrity in their work
    No one collaborates, it's a bunch of individuals never on the same page
    Cheap af - says they have no money but is always buying new companies

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so selfish and you'll stop seeing all your sites tanking


  10. Helpful (17)

    "This place is trash"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    1. This company is well-known, so it's good to have on your resume.
    2. It's a good place to learn quickly, but only because your workload will be borderline intolerable
    3. You probably won't get fired unless you're grossly incompetent. Sometimes not even then, based on who I work with.

    Cons

    1a. My first month, I saw 2 people pass out in the office due to stress and need to have an ambulance called for them.
    1b. Salaries the company should be ashamed of
    2. No 401k match
    3. Expensive health insurance
    4. Extremely high turnover
    5. Incompetent HR team
    6. You'll be overworked and underpaid
    7. Poor management. Managers will tell you you're doing a good job to your face, then talk about the quality of your work behind your back.
    8. Most boring websites I've ever seen in my life
    9. People get raises by getting offers elsewhere and trying to get a counter-offer from IB. Meritocracy isn't a thing here.
    10. Worst culture I've ever seen. People won't even look you in the eye as they walk past you in the hallway because they're so unhappy at work.
    11. Lazy co-workers who don't care at all about their jobs, and who will consequently make your job harder
    12. Everyone is always interviewing, and open about the fact that they want to leave.

    Advice to Management

    Management doesn't care, so, instead, here are some tips for potential future employees.

    Work here only if:

    1. This is your first job out of college and you can afford to make $28K/yr for the experience
    2. You're trying to break into a field that's challenging to get into
    3. You only plan to work here for a year
    4. You have low-self esteem and don't think you can do any better

    Don't work here if:

    1. You want a fun culture. The employees here are either fresh out of college or older and just plain weird. People don't really hang out with each other because everyone is looking to leave.
    2. You have any experience in your field
    3. You're used to having any kind of perks: free snacks, swag, happy hours
    4. You don't hate yourself


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