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Internet Brands Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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  • Low pay, dont listen to employees, dont promote from within (in 33 reviews)

  • no 401k match sucks, first company i work that doesn't have this (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    the parking was generally easy

    Cons

    Low salaries, lack of company culture

    Advice to Management

    more feedback to employees, consider higher starting salaries to stay competitive


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Ad Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Internet Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to start your career

    Cons

    corporate and less focused on culture

    Advice to Management

    culture, room for growth and promotion


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Okay Place to Get Work Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Internet Brands (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was relatively easy to get a job and many people find it to be a decent stepping stone. The people I worked with were enjoyable people for the most part.

    Cons

    Company wants to do everything in the cheapest way possible, to an irrational extent. Employee turnover is very high due to low salaries and stinginess with raises and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Identify your key employees and do what it takes to retain them. Seems like you guys have no idea how much you are losing when you are losing employees left and right.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Good for entry levels, you get to learn a lot new things.

    Cons

    Not at all organized, pay is really low.


  6. "Underwhelming to say the least"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, don't have to follow 9-5 strictly. Some people don't show up until lunch time and work later into the evening. Workload is not overwhelming, but you aren't learning anything either.

    Cons

    The kitchen is WAY too small and there are only two working microwaves for a hundred people on the floor. There are only two fridges which are always packed, so you're lucky to get a spot for your lunch. You have to spend time shuffling food around just to get yours in.

    People are paid so low that everyone has to bring lunch everyday, yet the facilities don't support the amount of people using them. There's barely room to sit in the lunch room when it's busy, which is why the majority of people eat at their desks. One of the fridges has been leaking huge puddles of water for months, thus decreasing the available space for food even further. No one seems to care to do anything about this, even though it's a health hazard. Someone just keeps putting up a yellow cone over the puddle as a solution.

    Free food happens maybe three times a year, and it's gross and clearly the cheapest option when it does.

    Overall the company is not generous across the board. Health insurance premiums are just as expensive if not more expensive than just getting a plan on your own. Raises may as well be nonexistent, and there's no way to get additional vacation days even after you are there for years.

    If you are anything lower than a manager, you have to clock in and out if you want to get paid, which is frustrating as you have to be a slave to time, which really impacts your life in the long run. There's no work from home policy (unless you're salaried) even though there's no reason to come into the office everyday, especially when this is an Internet company. If you aren't going to pay your employees more or promote them, you need to provide SOME other benefits to keep people interested and working hard.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap and make more employees salaried. Implement a work from home policy. Foot the bill for more healthcare costs. It shouldn't cost 100$ to go to the doctor AFTER your insurance has been processed when you pay $300 a month for a plan.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Corporate Recruiter"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Casual dress code. No micromanagement.

    Cons

    Poor communication from management, no clear expectations of goals and a lot of politics.


  8. "Could've been better"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Account Receivables Intern
    Former Intern - Account Receivables Intern
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Internet Brands as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Growing company.

    Cons

    There isn't much training, mentoring, or feedback for employees. Everyone is mostly on their own; you can see people surfing the net (except management) quite a bit. If you're just starting out, this is okay company. You'll probably find more of what you don't like than what you like.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving service on existing websites instead of acquiring new ones. Provide more training/mentoring to employees.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Needs improvement"

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

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment. Location is decent, although not many options for food within walking distance. work can be interesting sometimes

    Cons

    Low pay. Not really a good work culture and lots of turnover in certain areas. Poor benefits. For an internet company, should provide some perks/benefits to compete with other companies. Company owns so many websites that not all of the websites get the same attention, so some of the websites look cheap and not professional. The executives are mainly focused on buying more websites rather than making the current websites and services good.

    Advice to Management

    Make the current websites more professional looking and run them better, rather than continuing to buy more and more websites. Foster a better working environment and add perks/benefits. Stop underpaying people and value your employees.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "So So"

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

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

    Pros

    I was fortunate to have a good project manager that was willing to set aside his time to mentor me.

    Cons

    Pay is bad Lots of turnover.

    Internet Brands Response

    May 18, 2016 – CTO

    First of all, thank you for the three+ years of service! I'm glad you got good mentoring from your PM, I hear all the time that people really grow a lot working at IB. I'm sorry you didn't have a ... More


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Inside Sales Rep"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice People. Good location.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and culture. Lots of turnover.



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