Investors Business Daily Reviews

Updated Dec 3, 2020

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Investors Business Daily Founder and Chairman of the Board William J. O' Neil (no image)
William J. O' Neil
18 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Leaders & Success editor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Terrific people and great hours.

    Cons

    Newspaper in a tough industry.

  2. "Great People"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advertising 

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Got to work with really great people

    Cons

    Great content but slow to innovate


  3. "Great flexibility, slight disorganization"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Investors Business Daily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All around great people to work with, I enjoy my team a lot! We're a smaller team so there are more opportunities to take ownership on projects and stretch your skills.

    Cons

    We move very fast, sometimes too fast to the point where process gets lost. Also when I started there was no onboarding process, so it took a very long time to get set up and gather my bearings.

  4. "Overworked"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales/CS Agent in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Awesome location! Great pay, a lot of fun company sponsored events and lunches, and great insight and education on the Stock Market.

    Cons

    Very catty environment in some departments. Sometimes it feels like high school. The managers are micro-managing and don’t take helpful feedback very well. The site itself is so greatly flawed and they have a very “it is what it is” attitude with little resolution. Management is also not very good with training and communication. Senior reps get to basically do whatever they want, with little interference from Management. Newer reps get treated unequal to the Senior reps.

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  5. "Challenging environment to work in"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    office location, team culture, compensation

    Cons

    lack of structure, lack of organization, lack of strategy

  6. "Current Employee"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment that has its perks

    Cons

    none currently at the moment

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Generally a good IT department, but its leadership...meh."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marina del Rey, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent-to-good salary and benefits. Some amount of autonomy given to team leads. Always work to keep you busy. Interesting subject matter (stock market data). Relatively trouble-free work with peers.

    Cons

    My boss was kind of "my way or highway", but has limited technical knowledge. Also was not a "people manager". Some randomness to layoffs, use temp downturns as an excuse to cut experienced, higher-paid, long-term employees.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "A good place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for less than a year

    Pros

    Some of the nicest people you'll ever meet in the news business work here. You'll learn a ton about the stock market, business trends and economics. By journalism standards, the pay is pretty good. Management treats employees with respect. There are quite a few long-time employees there, which speaks highly of the company's culture.

    Cons

    After mass layoffs last year (40% of staff got pink slips), the company is operating on bare-bones staff, which is overworked. The benefits aren't good -- stingy with vacation/sick time, no matching 401(k) and high deductibles for health insurance. The paper also is about a decade behind the times in terms of SEO, social media, etc. A California-based newspaper that covers the stock market means very early daily start times. The company is also susceptible to stock market volatility. The presence of so many long-timers at IBD means it's very difficult to move up.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good working environment but very stagnant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Reporter in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily

    Pros

    The people are easy to get along with and nice for the most part.

    Cons

    The management is very stuck in their ways and run the place like a post office. They were years behind on jumping on SEO and didn't listen to advice from staff about how to make the website better and drive more traffic. Thus newer websites surpassed them and left them in the dust.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Service Rep"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Investors Business Daily full-time

    Pros

    Was a good place for people starting careers.

    Cons

    Very unstable with many rounds of layoffs.

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