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Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home and flexible hours makes for a happy group of employees (in 45 reviews)

  • Great work/life balance and growth is always a possibility if you show interest and work hard (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • High turnover rate is assumed to be because of low pay (in 22 reviews)

  • open leave policy means you don't take enough vacation (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sales & Client Consulting Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service and Consulting Manager in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Client Service and Consulting Manager in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest sales and client services folks around, managers will work with you to help you do your best. Learned a lot about sales and marketing. Good benefits....and great bagels on Wednesdays

    Cons

    Lots of different departments, feels like there's overlap when you need something from another group


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company with potential for recent college grads"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO, average healthcare coverage, Work from home

    Cons

    Only get 100% of 401k match if you stay with the company for 5 years, pay is below average, Sales reps are the ones who run the show.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all departments equal. No sense of senior and lower level employee relationship.


  3. "IT Event Recruitment & Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - IT SALES in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - IT SALES in Newton, MA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people! Director and management love New out side the box ideas! It's a great place to start in the IT world. Effort is noticed

    Cons

    Dialing each number is time consuming.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good place to start your Career, but don't stay too long."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Flexible schedule, and ability to work from home.
    -Great co-workers.
    -Provides the opportunity to learn a lot about the industry. It's a good place to start your career.
    -Good benefits that start on the first day of hire.

    Cons

    -Low pay especially for the Bay area.
    -Minimal perks which standout compared to a lot of Bay area companies.
    -Limited growth opportunities in the San Francisco office
    -Open leave policy can be good and bad. Most request are approved, but you can feel guilty for asking.

    Advice to Management

    -Pay your non-sales staff more and maybe they will stick around longer and provid the clients a better experience.


  6. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great at this company.

    Cons

    Starting salaries are very low.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees. Give them incentives.


  7. "Graphic Designer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    worked with a great team, flex-schedule, allowed to work from home multiple days per week.

    Cons

    the salary was very low.


  8. "Nice place to work if you're genuinely interested in enterprise IT"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart and hardworking people work here, excellent life-work balance once you're up to speed and prove yourself as a hard worker, there are growth opportunities if you truly show dedication to your role and have a genuine desire to learn/keep up with enterprise IT markets which are always changing and evolving (cloud, storage, big data, app dev, security, networking), the Newton MA office has a gym in the same building, there is free coffee every day and free bagels every Weds morning. There's also a fun awards/recognition program held annually, where innovative employees are recognized for their work and 5-year, 10-year, 20-year anniversaries are given gifts (the longer you've been here, the better the gift).

    Cons

    Can be stressful (need to grow a thick skin), pay is not great - especially for entry-level positions. There is a lot of turnover, particularly in entry level or mi-level roles. The Newton MA office can be a tough daily commute depending on where you live, and there aren't too many good places nearby to run out and grab coffee or lunch. There's a cafe in the building but it's not particularly good and closes every day at like 2.

    Advice to Management

    I think TT would make it back onto the Best Places to Work list if management was more generous with employees. Pay good workers a fair salary for the cost of living in their area, give regular cost of living raises (esp to those who stick around), and bring back all the branded gifts and Christmas parties we used to have so that employees feel more connected to each other and the company.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Client Services - Campaign Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Client Service Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Typically great people to work with.
    - Excellent training. Brought up to speed quickly.
    - Operations were strong. Processes were seamless.
    - Great experience to learn a lot about ins and outs of a smaller public, "corporate" company
    - Great culture.
    - Great office.

    Cons

    - Very little office perks. The few parties we had had terribly minimal budgets, and it was apparent.
    - Management at the time was remote and did not lend helping hand to subordinates. You needed to fight for yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Elevate the department. Keep employees and management from fight each other -- everyone is working toward a common goal.


  10. "A good place to start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's an easy place to get hired, and you get some professional experience. Casual work environment, and I had a good manager. Stay for a year, learn some stuff, make some friends, and go somewhere else.

    Cons

    The pay is super low, and as far as I can tell, that goes for everyone at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Seems to be going well so far.


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Revolving door for G&A"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mostly great benefits (medical/dental etc), beautiful office, convenient location which is close to the city, and employee events are usually a great time

    Cons

    Pitiful salaries offered to overworked G&A group, which experiences constant turnover. Hard work is only recognized in sales force, and cheap executives led to half-baked ERP implementation which made work more difficult



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