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Jobson Reviews

Updated October 10, 2017
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  1. "I was the general Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jobson full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and fun to work with

    Cons

    No Cons at this business


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Low talent pool ok place for 12-24 mnths"

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    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Former Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Lyndhurst, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual dress code, flexible WFH, easy to impress management b/c the avg employee should be working at Panera

    Cons

    Real accomplishments go unrecognized. I wasn't even in sales and brought in a red hot new client who spent 6 figures 2 straight yrs (that's a big client at jobson). They recognize the trivial things like "hey nicely written email" or " thanks for doing ______ (some simple part of your daily routine). They don't utilize data to drive decisions they just make you waste days doing analysis and reports which are rarely read or understood without spoon feeding the data. 90% of the company is on Facebook all day and leave at 4:59 while the talented motivated (the rare ones) do all the work. They'll ride you into the ground if you are smart and motivated. I literally was working 90 hours a week and up til 3-4 am consistently towards the end. My next job will produce the salary I deserved, although to be fair my comp was fair at first. They had to post 2 jobs to replace me that's how overworked I was!

    Advice to Management

    Talent is hard to come by at jobson. Cherish it, reward it, if you ever find some again

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Be prepared to be subjugated or fired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Jobson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Transit check
    Tea machine
    Work location
    I can't think of anymore pro's

    Cons

    It's a good company dependent on your manager. Upper management is generally nice people and will try to help you where they're able to.

     if you end up in the wrong Department with the wrong manager like I did, she would just try to earn your trust the first two months while simultaneously backstabbing you and taking credit for your work. She'll do crazy stuff like ask you for a document and then when you send the document, she will send that same document right back to you and and say " do it like this" and at first you just write it off because you think she's old and doesn't have sense but in reality what happening is: she will forward that email to upper management to make it look like she came up with a solution and like she's on top of things because that's how it appears in the email chain.

    Then she'll do things like trying to subjugate you and dissuade your fellow teammates from working with you to make it appear as if she's the only one that can help you while at the same time telling upper management that you're going to solve a problem that she's actively trying to stop you from completing and when you call her on it she'll pretend like she's old and has amnesia.

    It's almost like her job was divide and conquer subjugate and dominate plus restrict or dissuade access to upper management using psychological manipulation then get rid of all threats to her illusionary power status

    When she realizes you're not Sheep she will just switch strategies and try to get you fired By submitting damning HR performance reviews and character assassination.
    If HR takes the bait and escalate's it to upper management and upper management find out it's a lie and HR knew it was a lie they will fire the HR person and force them out then when that's accomplished they'll come after you, give you one more chance to capitulate and if you do not they will fire you.

    They are not cheap as what another person said they'll give you the tools you need to accomplish your work related goals. Be sure to negotiate your offer from the beginning because it's hard to get your salary change.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing and keep winning


  4. Helpful (2)

    "If I could give this place less than one star I would."

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Program Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Summer hours, casual dress code.

    Cons

    Compensation is far below industry standards.
    Upper management has no idea what they are doing half the time.
    Gives less than cost of living raise every year. (usually 2%)
    Management has been in place for 10+ years, and is not up to date with how modern companies are run.

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times. Offer fair compensation to employees. Don't micromanage everyone and everything. Stop operating out of fear of losing subscribers/client, and look at often does not look at ways to grow the base.


  5. "Editorial Director"

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    Current Employee - Executive Editor in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Current Employee - Executive Editor in Shaker Heights, Cuyahoga, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Jobson (Less than a year)

    Pros

    JHI is full of fantastic, intelligent, motivated people. The company has many remote employees and is open to hiring motivated people who can work from home. The company culture is demanding but relaxed. It's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Salaries could be higher and should be tied to individual performance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people better. Tie compensation to individual performance rather than overall profitability.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Cheap, Cheap, Cheap"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Can wear casual clothes all week; flexible hours; summer Fridays; some very nice people who work hard.

    Cons

    Lower salaries than industry standard; pathetic or no annual raises; raises do not keep up with the annual increase in healthcare; no matching 401k; no bonus sharing; meh benefits; no holiday party; token cash gift at end of year.


  7. "It's ok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are great and it's a pretty laid back environment.

    Cons

    The pay is not great. The company is ran like it's just a starting point for people's careers unless your an exec.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Enter at your own risk"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    might be good starter for a new college grad who just wants some publishing experience on the resume. if you can last longer than a year.

    Cons

    Serious micromanagement and the pay is insulting. Also, the company is way behind the digital times.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Don't even think about it!"

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Summer hours
    Downtime
    Close to public transport

    Cons

    High turnover rate
    Crap pay
    No room for advancement
    Supervisors aren't aware of your roles
    Micromanaging TO THE MAX!!
    Terrible employee morale
    2% raise MAYBE once a year
    Did not take kindly to advice from younger generation
    Spike in healthcare due to many older employees

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so stingy and learn how to be proactive without being overbearing.


  10. "Low stress, low pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Low stress
    Friendly work environment
    Summer hours

    Cons

    Extremely low pay
    No raises for 2 years (even though upper management still got bonuses), and when they were finally given they were only 2%.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees a fair wage.


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