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Internet Brands Reviews

Updated October 3, 2017
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  • They convert you from intern to full time at very low pay (very very less compared to industry standards) (in 38 reviews)

  • No 401k match, and yet they can purchase WebMD for 4 billion dollars (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "This Place Is One Big "MEH""

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    • Culture & Values
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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
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flex time in terms of arrival to work (no WFH)
    Work life balance
    Pretty standard vacation (but ZERO sick days) and bosses are generally ok with taking unpaid vacations if you use up your time
    You learn a lot, and you'll take it to your next job where you'll increase your income SUBSTANTIALLY
    Give entry level people a chance
    The grass will be much greener on the other side!

    Cons

    Management is weak all around, there is zero communication from the top about company goals and vision
    Benefits, perks, & compensation for most employees are garbage (I've heard that the C-Suite has their own bonus plans, catered daily lunches, and special benefits plan... surprise surprise)
    No money for employees even though they just bought WebMD for 2.8 billion.... in cash
    No sense of an overarching company culture, I couldn't tell you how the upper management describes it.
    Recruiting is known to look for whoever will accept the job at the lowest $$ possible, which isn't even close to market value. Also, it's pretty alarming to see how many recruiters work there and how fast they turnover...speaks to how difficult it probably is to get anyone to agree to work there.
    Turnover is relatively high company wide .
    Most people look generally uninspired and unimpressed coming to work every day... rather depressing

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, it's not 1998 anymore. Don't threaten and mistreat employees that have put in their time once they are on their way out the door, pay them more so they'll stick around.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "I work at Martindale which is one of their subsidiary companies."

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

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

    Pros

    You will get your own desk.

    It is a job that pays you money. But then again so is Walmart.

    Cons

    Constantly looking over your shoulder for upper management and directors who micromanage every metric down to what time you come in and what time you leave.

    No 401k match, and yet they can purchase WebMD for 4 billion dollars. Yeah that’s billion with a “B”.

    The amount of work that needs to get done needs a department of at least 30-35 people. They’re trying to get it done with half that.

    More and more People are leaving here every week. Voluntarily and involuntarily. Gee I wonder why.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing because it won’t matter. If someone leaves they’ll just replace with someone else.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Steady work, no culture"

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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
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing behemoth of a company with solid benefits. Good place for entry level job to gain experience and then get out.

    Cons

    Low wages at every level, though Executives have significant incentives. The hiring process is painfully slow, and just getting approval to replace critical team members can be a 6-12 month process, which puts excessive burdens on existing staff and causes burnout. Turnover was very high in my division. The highest level of leadership never communicates to the company. Mid and upper level managers had their plates overloaded with no support. The CEO is a very unpleasant person who knows how to make a balance sheet look attractive but completely lacks true leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Support your teams and make filling open positions a priority. Step out of the ivory tower and get to know the talent that you actually have in the building and then utilize their knowledge and expertise.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Get experience, then get out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Good experience. Chance to learn a lot and work with many different teams. When I left to another company I doubled my salary.

    Cons

    High turnover. Low salaries. Poor morale. Low chance of promotion

    Advice to Management

    Show the employees you care, invest in them to actually keep some good ones around.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Content Manager"

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

    I have been working at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    flexibility
    independence
    laidback culture
    can set own hours
    casual dresscode

    Cons

    below industry pay
    difficult to grow into higher positions
    not a content-focused company

    Advice to Management

    don't try to shortchange employees by giving them the lowest salaries that will keep them around
    better benefits increase morale


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Get your experience and Go - Don't stay longer than a year."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience as a recent graduate. Plenty of experience to see inner workings and ability to wear several hats. Think of it as paid internship.

    Cons

    Low Pay. No Performance Review - Career Trajectory. Yearly raise is not mandatory and is less about a dollar. Think of it as a sweat shot for the world wide web.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate good talent and invest in your employees. HR is overworked and overwhelmed, will pretend to listen. Try to encourage innovation and creativity.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Ridiculously low pay - high turnover so nothing gets completed"

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    Current Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good for learning on-the-job experience , coffee bean in bottom of building, pleasant employees, decent benefits and close to lots of food options.

    Cons

    Pay sucks, no innovation because everyone leaves for a better-paying position before their big project for improvement was ever completed, and then it's passed on to the next person to take over and the cycle begins again....

    Advice to Management

    Pay people a decent wage and you won't be as much of a churn and burn company.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don't waste your time here"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Workload is high, so you get the opportunity to get your hands on many different types of assignments / projects.

    Cons

    Turn over is high due to below market pay, so workload is added to your plate without consideration of increased pay related to the increased workload. No formal annual review process so you MUST bring it up to your manager in advance. If you do actually receive a pay adjustment, it will go into effect 2 or 3 months after your work anniversary date. Managers have no control of compensation process as it is handled by Human Resources and highest level executives, which reduces motivation for hard workers (managers can vouch for you, but they don't get the final say). Pay is significantly below market rate. One of the worst companies I have worked for...

    Advice to Management

    If you don't care, employees don't care. Senior management always "seems" too busy, but they should make time to coach and promote professional development of their reports so that those managers can instill that process with their direct reports. Super cheap company.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Cool atmosphere, low pay"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people I work with are really cool and make the work day more enjoyable

    Cons

    Low pay, below industry average
    Protect employees who create a negative work environment

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to the turn around and don't protect employees who are clearly causing people to leave


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Assistant"

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    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


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