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Updated September 5, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home and flexible hours makes for a happy group of employees (in 49 reviews)

  • Good work life-balance depending on your team (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • open leave policy means you don't take enough vacation (in 12 reviews)

  • Low pay especially for the Bay area (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "tech review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Bad manager and management good


  2. Helpful (4)

    "editorial"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * If you have a family and a partner who makes much more than you do, TechTarget is perfect for your kids' crazy schedules.
    * Some great, smart coworkers
    * Telecommuting
    * Located at the end of the green D line.
    * Free coffee

    Cons

    *Pay is so low and the typical $2,000 TT raise is hard to come by. If you've been graced by a raise, you'll be told it was nigh-impossible to attain and that you should be grateful for the extra $25 on each paycheck. Many managers at TechTarget have part-time jobs to get bills paid.
    * Many trainings and professional development initiatives are touted month after month but never delivered.
    * The miscommunication is so rife it's problematic. The silos are structured and information doesn't flow, which is ironic given the company now labels itself "data-driven." Data is not driving between departments.
    * Literally every employee knows TechTarget is a revolving door. A small chunk of folks get paid enough to live on only one job, then the rest is people who will come and leave for a much better and higher paying job and it's business as usual.
    * Many employees have part-time jobs because the salary isn't enough to live on. TechTarget keeps costs low by starting folks off insanely low then never coming correct. They know there will always be a steady stream of kids pouring in after graduation.
    * The free bagels on Wednesdays aren't very good bagels.

    Advice to Management

    Follow through on promised development and trainings. Offer professional development you plan actually delivering to your employees. We all know you hire cheap and keep the revolving door always turning, but if you cared about retaining some skilled folks, there would be an overall improvement of quality of work and life.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "former employee"

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

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

    Pros

    -work from home time
    -unlimited vacation policy - although this is secretly a con since nobody ends up taking the vacation they're entitled to. If you are sick you are expected to work from home.
    -401k match is surprisingly good if you take advantage of it

    Cons

    -no growth. Managers have all been there 10 years plus so if you're looking to move up in your career this isn't the place.
    -low, low pay & barely any increases, ever.
    -negative atmosphere. On day 1 in front of new employees managers talk smack about other employees.
    -lack of communication
    -high turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    I tried to provide advice & it wasn't taken.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "TechTarget review"

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

    I worked at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, relatively low stress, easy access from Green Line.

    Cons

    Cubicle farm, bland, no substantial day to day variety of work.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Client Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Provides good experience for future jobs

    Cons

    Low salary
    Constant re-organization of the Ops department
    High turnover


  6. Helpful (4)

    "In a transition"

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

    I worked at TechTarget full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Covered parking, nice building, good location, clean bathrooms, work from home

    Cons

    Non-transparent ongoing layoffs, increased irrelevant workload because lost positions aren't backfilled, 1.5 floors of empty cubes.

    Advice to Management

    Start getting real with your employees..free booze and bagels don't make a productive enjoyable work environment. Either mgmt really has no idea about company morale or they don't care. People are struggling professionally and emotionally here and the more you keep ignoring this the greater the exodus will be.


  7. "Sales Intern"

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    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Sales Intern in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, good people.

    Cons

    Long hours in preparation for a full time job.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Good brand name but toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -good benefits
    -looks good on resume
    -your satisfaction will most likely depend on what department you're in
    -good bagels
    -beautiful office building
    -casual dress code
    -opportunity to work from home
    -pros are mainly only superficial and I recommend staying for a year and then getting out as soon as possible

    Cons

    -low pay
    -management doesn't care about employees
    -catty culture (at least in the department I was in)/not supportive or willing to help
    -no culture (cube farm) although the majority of people across the office seem friendly
    -sink or swim mindset
    -lack of communication & organized training with team
    -people seem to go home drained
    -huge lack of diversity (very concerning)

    Advice to Management

    -create a more organized and effective training program for new employees-especially recent grads
    -respect your employees as people and consider their personal well-being


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Writer"

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    Current Employee - Senior News Writer in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Senior News Writer in Newton, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Flexible work hours. Nice people

    Cons

    Mediocre pay. Lack of advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    There is so much bureaucracy that stands between writing an article and getting it up on the website. It's so frustrating and mind-numbing. Writers shouldn't be expected to do all that SEO/content optimization work after writing something just to get it published.


  10. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    It is an honor to work at TechTarget. The company holds you to high standards, but leaders also care deeply about you as a human being and they will help you at any time. I work in the news department and the editors are top notch. Stories are edited in detail at TechTarget and if you are skilled at using words, your work is valued. You can also use electronic skills with podcasts and videos. The stories are clean upon publishing and the copy desk -- central, as it is called -- is first rate. The working conditions are terrific with big cubicles, plenty of supplies and a great parking garage. I guess I cannot speak
     for the sales or other departments, but if you are looking for a good job in journalism, TechTarget is a place for that.

    Cons

    I think I will leave the cons to others.


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