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Ziff Davis Reviews

Updated August 15, 2017
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  • Upper management is far removed from what is really going on within the sales teams in the other offices (in 5 reviews)

  • The entire ZD portfolio not at the moment at the teams full disposal to either sell or claim against budget (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people; good work life balance

    Cons

    limited promotion opportunity; not clear future goal


  2. "Great Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The work culture was great.

    Cons

    I don't have any negatives at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  3. "Endemic publisher"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Solid endemic publisher, old brand name and legacy for tech.

    Cons

    Limited reach to non-endemic clients


  4. Helpful (3)

    "It was great while it lasted."

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ziff Davis (More than a year)

    Pros

    Results driven. Great for people trying to move up the ladder.

    Cons

    Very cold, corporate, lack of culture and camaraderie.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Solid company to work for."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ziff Davis full-time

    Pros

    Strong lineup of venerable publications. Fast-paced environment with lots of creative opportunities for growth. Tons of nice people and a welcome environment of camaraderie while working. The company's been on a growth spurt for the past four or five years and seems very healthy, with numerous big acquisitions. The NYC office has a beer fridge (with good beer), 25-cent vending machines, and free bagels on Fridays. There are catered parties on the roof deck every Wednesday after hours during the summer.

    Cons

    Nothing major immediately comes to mind.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Huge Growth Potential for Hardworking People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Bloomfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Bloomfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth potential is huge for someone who is willing to work hard, be creative, and be flexible to the ever changing and evolving company. The company has worked very hard over the years to cultivate a friendly atmosphere and we have company gatherings often that promote camaraderie and friendship among each other. I always feel like I can address any level of the company all the way up to the CEO who is very hands on and approachable. Everyone is really for the most part.

    Cons

    It's a lean environment which isn't for everyone. Sometimes employees do multiple roles to cover for roles that may not be filled or gaps that need roles. Benefits are that you get to grow and learn so many things but sometimes that can cause one to lose focus on the "assigned role." It's a public company which means if you are in sales, you are held to pretty strict month over month goals.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up on the morale boosting activities and keep hiring momentum and restructuring moving as quickly as we are acquiring.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CA - California in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - CA - California in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been with the company for about 9 months now, and every single experience has been fantastic. Management is always very appreciative of hard work and much effort. I feel like I have been recognized on numerous occasions for my hard work, and it really makes my experience working with this company awesome. I feel fully trusted by upper management on my decisions and ideas. I'm looking forward to what my future holds here!

    Cons

    Honestly, no cons come to mind. I'm very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Experience, Great Exposure"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've been with Ziff Davis for almost three years now and have had the opportunity to learn and grow with the company. Great exposure to the AdTech and Media industry. Great opportunity to learn from industry veterans who have extensive knowledge of the industry. Plenty of opportunity with room to grow and great mentors. The people are great and hardworking. Overall, I'm pleased with my experience here.

    Cons

    I don't have any at this time.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "I dont have to force my self to come to work."

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    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Facilities Coordinator in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great energy vibes !! . Never a dull moment here. Everbody is alway in a good mood.
    Some people really dig the 25cent vending machines .... Cant foget Popcorn Thursdays or !!! Bagel Wednesdays. Overall, i think its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Cons..... hhmmm lets se.
    The fact that there is no Taco Tuesdays


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Solid company with some issues"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product. You can be proud of the editorial integrity and the quality of what the various websites produce. C-level is strong and the company has been on a financial upswing and is growing through acquisition rapidly.

    Cons

    It's been falling behind the times for the last year. There is a distinct lack of desire to innovate that has appeared recently which is making it difficult to bring new ideas to the table.

    Company culture has become muddled due to multiple fast pace acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Quit shutting people down before you even try to execute an idea. Go back to some of the cultural principles that created a once very positive workplace.


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