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Updated Jul 29, 2019

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45 Ratings
  1. Helpful (8)

    "editorial"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mashable

    Pros

    Good place to learn more about digital and social. Mostly awesome staff.

    Cons

    It's appalling and a little disconcerting that Mashable has a race problem. I'll say it again. A race problem. The mostly white staff has a serious lack of diversity and hiring practices. Worse, there's a pattern of retention with its remaining staff who are of color. In the past three months alone 3 staffers of color were either let go or left the company.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to diversify and do so quickly. It's very alarming that the small number of minorities are being dismissed or jumping ship. Not a good sign for a company who wants to become global and seems to care about diverse issues.

    Mashable2015-10-01
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Incredibly Nice People But Needs Lots of Work"

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

    I worked at Mashable full-time

    Pros

    Everyone at Mashable is nice and the culture is really open and positive. It's actually quite remarkable. The founder as well as the HR team deserve a ton of credit here. Mashable is also in a state of (dramatic) growth. So working there very interesting for the time being. There are a lot of neat business problems to work on as Mashable moves from small-ish, startup-ish media company to large media company: building...

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    Cons

    Unfortunately, until management makes some serious changes, I do not think Mashable is a place to grow your career in a serious fashion. First off, talent is very unevenly distributed. Many departments are saddled with folks who are uninspired and apathetic. Other companies would have let them go long ago. But, somehow, at Mashable, they have been able to rise in the ranks or (worse!) have been able to build whole...

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    Advice to Management

    Be courageous and cut some of the deadweight in the company, especially in management and the layer right below it. Replace them with talented folks (maybe even some from Mashable's own rank and file) who will help you compete in this media arms race. Own up to weaknesses and shortcomings. Sharpen your vision for the brand and enforce that vision across all departments. Be around the office more. Roll up your sleeves...

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    Mashable2015-08-27
  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Mashable

    Pros

    Great work environment! Everyone was friendly, and willing to help you learn.

    Cons

    Not a lot of positions at the time for interns.

    Mashable2015-08-18
  4. "There may be a few "growing pains", but overall a great place to work!"

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

    I have been working at Mashable full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Many opportunities to learn new skills - staff are friendly and willing to take time out to help, teach, get involved, etc. I've found all levels of management ready and willing to meet, answer questions and offer advice. Very cool office - well stocked kitchen, company hosted happy hours/team breakfasts.

    Cons

    Must be willing to advocate for your own career opportunities - speak up! Office politics sometimes get in the way of meaningful, timely problem solving.

    Advice to Management

    Senior level management - keep up the accessibility with staff!

    Mashable2015-07-23
  5. "Great place to grow"

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

    I have been working at Mashable full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive work environment, great culture, nice perks. What I love most about Mashable is that you have immense opportunity to grow. It's a great place to start off a career as your job is rarely the same every few months. You learn a lot on the go!

    Cons

    Senior management lacks a sense of leadership and drive that I want in a progressive company like Mashable. The staff work nicely towards a common goal for the company; however, leadership often seems to be reactive instead of proactive when looking towards the future.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a cohesive plan and stick to it. Be sure to communicate that plan effectively and honestly to employees.

    Mashable2015-07-21
  6. Helpful (4)

    "Reward talent, provide better career pathing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mashable full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Innovative company. Overall willingness to embrace new technologies and ideas. Fun group of people.

    Cons

    Lack of tactical vision stemming from confused management.

    Advice to Management

    When you find innovative motivated employees utilize their strengths. Shed dead weight. Flesh out ideas before making large structural changes. What does this person do? Who reports to them? How do they grow? Are they needed? Etc. The basic questions seem to get ignored in order to remain nimble in an ever changing marketplace but a little extra time at the start would yield a stronger better developed team.

    Mashable2015-05-19
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Out with the old and in with the new"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Mashable full-time

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for when it was smaller. Good team. Smart people.

    Cons

    And then it wasn't. As one person said in his previous review, the culture suffered as management changed directions. I'm one of the dozens employees who left.

    Advice to Management

    New management should respect the old. But the damage was done. The old is no longer around. Mashable is a different site now.

    Mashable2015-04-02
  8. Helpful (8)

    "A nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mashable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are a lot of things to love about Mashable's editorial side: it's a low-stakes work environment, with a high emphasis on having fun. It takes digital culture seriously; if you love memes, Reddit, or are just a nerd, you'll find plenty of kindred spirits here. Benefits are kind, and it's also great at work/life balance: You'll never get frantic calls or emails from your boss on a Saturday demanding you to drop everything...

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    Cons

    In recent years, Mashable's culture has suffered as management has changed directions. Long-time employees are leaving in droves, complaining about lack of opportunities for growth or being generally undervalued by their supervisors. Many feel that attention (and senior titles) is being unfairly given to recently-hired "superstars" at the expense of early employees who grew the company to its current size. Even Mashable's...

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    Advice to Management

    Editorial management's strategy is heavy on acquiring new talent at the top, but with few exceptions, those hires have so far led to nothing great. Rather, management would do well to give its long-time employees – the ones whose work led to million-dollar investments in the first place – bigger and better opportunities. There's no lack of talent and ideas at Mashable, just a lack of managerial competence to recognize...

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    Mashable2015-03-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Fun environment, diverse opportunities; management is a mess"

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    Current Employee - Editorial in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Mashable

    Pros

    I was an intern for about four months, and later hired as staff. I was able to work on an extremely diverse range of projects and even pitch/produce my own. I felt well utilized, and the company culture was always fun and relaxed. Facilities are great, and Mashable recently moved to a very sleek new office right around Union Sq. (great location).

    Cons

    Higher management has no direction and is a complete mess, and as a result the quality of work has suffered. The company is still very much struggling to find the right direction for several of its departments.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in better equipment resources that are actually useful to staff, instead of fancy TVs and furniture, that look cool, but are useless.

    Mashable2015-03-15
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Relentless self-promotion is the key to success at Mashable"

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

    I have been working at Mashable full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mashable looks good on the outside. Overall, the people are smart, sharp, and easy to work with. Free snacks, flexible hours, and I heard salaries are going up if you're hired at the right time. It's not a soul-sucking corporate giant, and if you have an emergency to take care of, no one will think less of you if you have to rush home.

    Cons

    As other reviewers pointed out, management has started to place a premium on people who know how to present themselves: employment at legacy media companies, large online followings (+++points if you're a Twitter star), spiffy resumes. But not all of those factors necessarily make the right employees for a place like Mashable. A few inflated titles and some large egos later, the place is unfriendly to employees who put...

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    Advice to Management

    Look for the hard workers and reward them. Management often rewards people who are loud and pat themselves on the back. People who refuse to play the game are neglected. Someone who wasn't on the editorial department described it as "cancerous," because it is.

    Mashable2015-03-18
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