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Internet Brands Reviews

Updated November 6, 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 38 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good role to learn if you want to work in content"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands part-time

    Pros

    It has a super casual environment

    Cons

    Your experience with the company really depends on who your manager is

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Cheap"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    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

  3. "Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good to start your career

    Cons

    Very low payment rate salary


  4. Helpful (6)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great learning environment"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Ability to learn many different roles

    Cons

    Lower end of the salary scale

    Advice to Management

    Retain employees when competitive compensation


  7. "QAengineer"

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    good, stable, safe, work culture, workk from home sometimes

    Cons

    salary, growth , timings, NA, nA

    Advice to Management

    Nannanananananananananannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

  8. "Good place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Internet Brands full-time

    Pros

    Talented and nice coworkers. Good work-life balance. Continued growth and strong exec leadership.

    Cons

    Below market average compensation, not great benefits.

    Advice to Management

    If you want the best talent you need to pay for it,


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good projects but low pay"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Web Developer Intern
    Current Employee - Web Developer Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Internet Brands part-time

    Pros

    Good Projects, good culture, good teammates

    Cons

    Very fewer benefits. They convert you from intern to full time at very low pay (very very less compared to industry standards)

    Advice to Management

    You get what you pay. If you invest more on young software /web developers(at least average pay in Los Angeles area), you will see them more productive


  10. Helpful (17)

    "This place is trash"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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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