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William J. O' Neil
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Leaders & Success editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buena Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for more than 20 years

    Pros

    Terrific people and great hours.

    Cons

    Newspaper in a tough industry.

    Investors Business Daily2016-06-19
  2. "Challenging environment to work in"

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    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 2 years

    Pros

    office location, team culture, compensation

    Cons

    lack of structure, lack of organization, lack of strategy

    Investors Business Daily2019-05-07
  3. "Current Employee"

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    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

    Investors Business Daily2018-11-13
  4. "Generally a good IT department, but its leadership...meh."

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    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 9 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.

    Advice to Management

    So close, but yet so far. You guys have good vision, but you need to reward your employees more with both monetary and non-monetary recognition and profit sharing. Loosen the chains a bit.

    Investors Business Daily2018-10-06
  5. Helpful (3)

    "A good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for more 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...

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    Advice to Management

    Focus more on scoops and breaking news and less on charts. Also, please do a better job of keeping up with changing technology trends in the news business.

    Investors Business Daily2017-05-23
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good working environment but very stagnant"

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    Former Employee - 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.

    Advice to Management

    You have to stay on top of the latest online trends and adjust your strategy accordingly. Tactics used to grow in the 1980s will not necessarily work in the 2010s.

    Investors Business Daily2017-04-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service Rep"

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    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.

    Investors Business Daily2016-12-29
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good company, no growth"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Laid back office, pretty good benefits and pretty easy job.

    Cons

    No 401k match , sometimes can be overwhelming as management expects one person to do the job for 5 since the company let go of half the staff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees, hire more people to help. Match 401k

    Investors Business Daily2016-09-13
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for more than 20 years

    Pros

    There's a relatively flat hierarchical structure, meaning you have easy access to upper management. Most "promotions" are lateral, which exposes you to wide ranging aspects of the business. You can learn a lot about all kinds of parts of the business. But it's a challenge getting promoted into a higher position.

    Cons

    It's hard to move up because the people in upper positions are mostly, fairly entrenched. If you want to move into a higher position, you almost have to create that new position yourself. If you're good at politics, this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Create more transparency when it comes to the various positions available. Let any employee who thinks he/she has the skills for a position, know, and apply, for that position. It's great bringing in new talent, but it's a big morale booster if everybody knows that they can move ahead at the company....not just the insiders...or outsiders.

    Investors Business Daily2016-09-25
  10. Helpful (4)

    "IBD"

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    Former Employee - Education Specialist in Inglewood, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Investors Business Daily for more than a year

    Pros

    I worked for Investors Business Daily for 15 years , and I can honestly say that I enjoyed my time with the company. IBD provides a great training ground for learning about the US economy , world economy and the US Stock Market. The company is ethnically diverse with a business casual work environment.

    Cons

    The company is no longer growing and, layoffs are common place. They don't offer a matching 401K and the health insurance has a high deductible.

    Advice to Management

    Open up the lines of communication between non management employees and management.

    Investors Business Daily2016-06-28
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