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Updated April 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Work from home and flexible hours makes for a happy group of employees (in 45 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Low pay especially for the Bay area (in 22 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible pay from a terrible company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    Flex-time is nice, though the "unlimited vacation time" is still tracked and limited to about two weeks.

    Cons

    Everything. Over worked. Terrible pay. The unlimited vacation time sounds nice, until you realize that they still limit employees vacation time. It's also a nice backdoor way of not having to pay employees for paid sick time when they're let go. Whole business model is shady.

    Advice to Management

    Why list advice? Mgmt won't listen anyways.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Cold"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TechTarget full-time

    Pros

    - No dress code
    - Free Soda/water/coffee/bagels on Wednesday
    - Work from home policy (also a con)
    - Matching 401k
    - No set vacation time (also a con)
    - In-building gym, T accessable

    Cons

    - Very low pay for amount of work given and then telecommute culture where you are expected to be available "after hours", especially near end of quarter.
    - Very little communication from management on training/new processes. Management was never in the office, yet always expected lower employees to be available. The pyramid structure is also very fragile; you'll probably have 3-6 people above you if you work mid-level or below.
    - Hours/responsibilities change constantly, with no warning.
    - High turnover rate. I had 3 different immediate supervisors during my time there, as well as new "co-workers" every week. Will often result in you taking on more work without very little assistance.
    - No set vacation time is actually a burden. I was discouraged from taking time off constantly for leisure (but the policy is good if you break a leg, get cancer, or have a kid) due to teams being run "lean and mean". You also don't accrue PTO for when you leave.
    - The bagels are kinda crappy

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay, hire more people, be committed to letting your people take time off, and re-evaluate your management teams' priorities and organizational structure.


  3. "Underpaid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours, unlimited time off, quarterly company parties, and ability to work from home

    Cons

    the biggest con is the gross underpayment of entry and mid level employees. They sell you on culture and benefits thinking you should be happy to work for well below market value. I don't think they realize there are plenty of tech companies who have better perks and culture while ALSO paying fair salaries. The low salaries causes all of the great employees to leave. I worked there for a couple years and saw 15-20 new employees.

    Advice to Management

    If the owners of the company don't change their salary structure nothing will ever change.


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  5. "No complaints"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people, fun work events, comfortable work/office environment, flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Hard to coordinate vacation time (although technically unlimited).

    Advice to Management

    I have no specific advice for the management team at Tech Target.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "good entry-level position"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Performance Associate in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Program Performance Associate in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility, work from home, learn about technology

    Cons

    low pay, lack of communication

    Advice to Management

    put more value into employees


  7. Helpful (5)

    "If you"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back work environment. Everyone's pretty young. They feed us beer during EOQ celebrations and we have Bagel Wednesdays. Flexible work from home option with no set amount of vacation days.

    Cons

    Entry level jobs here are grossly and notoriously underpaid. Recent organizational restructure in operations will put the word "manager" in your job title with no increase in compensation. Turnover is steady because employees will leave to make more money.

    Advice to Management

    You're a company just outside of Boston - please take the cost of living into consideration. No one can afford to live close to work if they only make $29k after taxes. People don't want to leave, but you really don't give them a choice.


  8. Helpful (2)

    ""Well where do I even start""

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can work from home, if you like a lot of work they will give it to you. Understanding the technology side of the industry. Young work environment. Get your feet wet. But not your whole body

    Cons

    No work/life balance, leaves you in a bad mood throughout the weekend. Work load DOES NOT= pay. No support system when in need of help.

    Advice to Management

    I don't even work for this company, I got to experience all this through the eyes of a friend. Management you should attend a training on how to appreciate your employees. Yes everyone has to work in life but life isn't always about work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work. Good work-life balance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Massachusetts in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Massachusetts in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility. Telecommuting. Travel. Knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Heavy workload. Average-minus pay. Steady turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer organization lines


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Low wages, bad management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Newton, MA
    Former Employee - Editor in Newton, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Easy to obtain new roles off the street, good foundation to start a career in journalism, lots of younger workers who are building their careers and have tons of energy. Fairly awesome work-from-home plan, although you're still expected to come into the office at least a few times a week. Free soda in the office and free bagels every Wednesday.

    Cons

    Low pay, low or no yearly increase. Have heard of large percentages of workers who were solid performers but didn't get annual raises -- entire teams where only two out of ten people got any kind of annual increase. Kind of sketchy business practices.

    Advice to Management

    Stop losing your good talent because of your refusal to pay higher salaries or give new job titles (let's face it, job titles can do a lot to keep an employee happy). You're making it too easy for the competition to poach talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Newton, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TechTarget full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They respect you! They believe in work life balance and they people are wonderful!

    Cons

    Yes the salary is lower than industry average but depending on your personal situation you may want to balance that out with your work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salaries so you can keep great talent.


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