POPSUGAR Reviews

Updated May 15, 2020

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3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
60%
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POPSUGAR CEO Brian Sugar
Brian Sugar
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good hours and work/life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • "They have a ton of healthy snacks, coffee, and in-house happy hours for when you're really on the grind(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a bit out of wack; it varies department to department(in 10 reviews)

  • "The upper management at this company is all over the place(in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Great work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Pays well - Great work life balance

    Cons

    - The publishing industry is a tough market

    POPSUGAR2020-05-07
  2. "Good brand, bad operations."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Easy work and positive work life balance.

    Cons

    Low salary and bad snack bar. Management is not transparent

    POPSUGAR2020-05-15
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Truly an amazing company to work for and grow in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing environment: Everyone is extremely friendly and inclusive -Employee moral: Overall everyone is working toward the same goals and collaborates efficiently. -Super flexible: The company values their employees not only as employees but human beings. They are super flexible with PTO/sickdays/working from home and genuinely make you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that it can be difficult to learn about different departments, but there are many groups that you can get involved in to meet others.

    POPSUGAR2019-10-25
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Run Far Far Away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not sure I can think of any

    Cons

    This place is not as sugary as it sounds. Culturally, it's pretty boring and management is not fair or transparent AT ALL.

    POPSUGAR2019-10-27
  5. "Amazing First Job Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

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

    Pros

    great work environment and lots of perks

    Cons

    fast pace so if you are not a fan of that, you might struggle

    POPSUGAR2019-09-15
  6. "Flexible and Transparent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Upper management seems to be transparent and open about the wins and losses, status of the business - Flexible WFH policy - Good benefits - Nice people

    Cons

    - No snacks - Pay could be better

    POPSUGAR2019-05-30
  7. "Great experience!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Room for growth Fun company culture Good hours and work/life balance

    Cons

    Upper management control a lot of creative

    POPSUGAR2019-05-16
  8. "Enjoying everything so far"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Good energy, fun co-workers, interesting projects.

    Cons

    None yet -- things are going pretty well.

    POPSUGAR2019-05-16
  9. "great place to work, fun leadership, great benefits"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    leadership is fun, personable and inspiring.

    Cons

    frequently changing priorities can be difficult to stay on top of.

    POPSUGAR2019-04-10
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Very Positive Environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a friendly, positive atmosphere to walk into every day. The office is great. The people are fun and collaborative.

    Cons

    Could have had more structure built in for learning and growing in all departments rather than a select few.

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    POPSUGAR2019-02-21
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