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  1. "Drupal God"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great teams to work with

    Cons

    I had a very tough and unfair manager


  2. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Greatest team and Creative Director

    Cons

    Unstable business structure and direction

    Advice to Management

    Too late now, they are close

  3. "Not all departments are run the same way"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at iVillage full-time

    Pros

    -Summer Fridays
    -Many happy employees who are committed to making iVillage an enjoyable place to work
    -Competitive salaries

    Cons

    -Some departments are extremely disorganized and work is not evenly distributed among team members
    -Many people are extremely overworked -- employees are spread too thin

    Advice to Management

    -Should make a commitment to try to promote from within whenever possible. Devoting yourself to a company, who will first seek candidates outside of the company versus giving hard-working employees a chance to move up the ranks is absolutely disheartening.
    -Should regularly ask employees to evaluate their supervisors, and please take feedback seriously.


  4. "Loved It"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people were dedicated and had fun.

    Cons

    No cons to speak of.


  5. "Endless repetition"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a stable, pleasant enough environment

    Cons

    Not big on internal communication or education, little room for advancement, and often feels a bit like a content mill that just cranks out new iterations of the same stuff every day.

    Advice to Management

    Anything would be an improvement to the conditions of low-level employees and interns


  6. "Great Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Moderation in Willits, CA
    Current Employee - Moderation in Willits, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at iVillage part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful team to work with and the support is awesome! It was a fun place to work and I would love to work there again. Cut backs hurts everyone, but I will stay on as a volunteer.

    Cons

    Technical issues taking a long time to resolve, and not enough information given to the team to share with those who ask what is going on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work being there for the employees


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Chaotic!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work Life Balance and the flexibility of hours is very accommodating.
    2. No lack of food since the office is located in Chelsea Market.
    3. Better then average Salary.

    Cons

    1. Hard to make work friends
    2. Terrible senior management
    3. High turnover in staff
    4. Brand identity issue
    5. "To many cooks"

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Do not work here"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It will be part of Comcast, and is currently part of NBC and GE, so there are lots of opportunities to find other jobs in the broader company.
    Good benefits

    Cons

    No accountability at any level.
    Very little management direction on the business or strategy.
    High turnover, which means very little gets done.
    No clear set of processes for getting things approved, implemented, evaluated, modified.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate, communicate, communicate.


  9. "All promise and zero execution"

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location. Good compensation. Nice offices

    Cons

    Management does none of the heavy lifting.

    Advice to Management

    Grab ab oar and row.


  10. "McDonalds would be an upgrade - don't work here!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Time off package is excellent! You never feel as if you can't have a day off for any reason.
    Great central location in Midtown West. Convenient to many restaurants, bars and transportation.

    If the above are your only requirements for an engaging and fulfilling career, this is the place for you. If not, please don't even bother. Trust me!

    Cons

    From the bottom of the totem pole all the way up to upper management, the turnover in this place is astronomical. Because of it, nothing ever gets done...no processes are in place...and accountability is non existent. The employees are all straight college grads and the atmosphere is definitely high school. The nickname for the office is Mean Girls...explains a lot! All in all this company is in serious need of an overhaul. If they ever had a managerial team stay for linger than 6-10months, I'm sure it would get better. I myself have been here almost a year and a half and for that half of year I have been searching for other opportunities to get out of here. Don't bother!!

    Advice to Management

    Accountability needs to happen somewhere. It is extremely frustrating to constantly have turnover and never any direction or continuity. Work never gets done and ir's a shame.


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