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Updated March 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people, lots of recognition and rewards if you work hard (in 14 reviews)

  • There are very nice people there (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • And be prepared to be slowly crushed by a mediocre company run by sub-mediocre senior management (in 7 reviews)

  • Company is adamant about not working from home (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "j2 is a great place that tought me a lot and gave me stability and optimistic view on work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I love my peers
    I grew and am promoted every few years
    my manager trusts me and I have access to company information
    Grew more then 10 folds since I joined
    free food, free parking, honest environment

    Cons

    not too many cons
    while I like the streets of Hollywood others don't
    smokers are hanging up too close to the back entrance

    Advice to Management

    Stay honest, keep the growing pace, love the recognition via shares. Keep the open doors and I love it that our executives are super accessible


  2. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at j2 Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pros.to.this job are.simple its a great place to work good people great pay and room for growth. I loved it

    Cons

    There is only one con which was my.commute i traveled four hours a day what a drag it were not.for.that i would.have stayed

    Advice to Management

    Advice.to.managaement keep.up the goood work


  3. "Great place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Domestic Marketing in Hollywood, CA
    Current Employee - Domestic Marketing in Hollywood, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    Awesome team and great management in our group. It really feels like they care. As an added bonus, the company provides fruits twice a week and bagels three times a week, if you time it properly to get some.

    Cons

    Some other departments aren't as fortunate but I think overall, the company is headed in the right direction. It seems employees from the past were more dismayed than current ones.

    Advice to Management

    Working from home once or twice a week would be a great way to show people the company cares about them. Especially given the horrible commute for just about everyone.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "9+ years with j2 Global and still going strong."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Corporate Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    J2 actually reached out to me on Monster.com in 2005 and it's been the best move I've ever made. My bosses have always been more like personal mentors than people to whom I just report (and in the sales arena that is a very rare commodity.) One of the best aspects of this company is that your welcomed into all departments. They want to hear your ideas, they want everyone to feel empowered to move this company forward as a collective unit, not one in which departments are competing amongst themselves. Personally I really like the fact that the CEO of our publicly traded company knows my first name and takes the time to talk with me whenever me run into each other. That kind of lead-by-example has a trickle down affect to everyone else and makes J2 more of a family versus a place you just come to do work everyday.

    Cons

    The standard stuff you have in any corporate environment but I can honestly there's been no real "con" I've ever had to deal with since I've been here.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep the same philosophy in place we've always had; open communication, advancement for growth, a professional and very friendly work environment.


  6. "Worked on a web development project for 3 months which was not too hard and had fun learning new stuff while doing it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Web Developer Intern in Goleta, CA
    Former Intern - Web Developer Intern in Goleta, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at j2 Global as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Free snacks & soda every day.
    -Friendly coworkers.
    -Got to come in any time before 9:30 am.

    Cons

    -Outdated computers.
    -Slow internet.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, fast-paced, opportunities to go beyond just your job duties if you want it."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very talented people who really care about the company's success. The company still does many extras for employees that were popular in the early days of dot coms. The work environment is fast-paced and exciting, lots of things going on all the time which is why there is always opportunities for you to show what you can do and contribute outside of just the job you were hired to do.

    Cons

    The compensation and benefits are not the worst but some improvement there could go a long way.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the communication to the rank and file so employees have a better understanding of the end goals for the multiple projects going on.


  8. "Great Program... Incredible Executive Team"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Very organized and well run internship
    -Access to one on one meetings with all executives
    -Incredibly organized HR team, planned weekly events, lunch outings, etc.
    -Surrounded by a strong group of interns
    -Flexible hours depending on your manager
    -Free bagels and fruit in the office
    -Able to learn from all departments of the company.. Staff in very friendly and welcoming towards the interns

    Overall a great place to spend a summer in the heart of Hollywood!

    Cons

    The location on Hollywood BLVD can be pretty hectic.

    Advice to Management

    Keep giving the interns the one on one attention!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Advanced technology coupled with solid financial performance"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    The company is very stable and profitable. The technology organization offers opportunity to work on the latest (cloud, mobile, AngularJS) and ample support for young developers.

    Cons

    This is not a startup...

    Advice to Management

    Continue the growth, stay focused and continue to support the adoption of new technologies


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, friendly upper management, growing company, opportunity to get your hands on anything

    Cons

    Bathroom needs a serious overhaul, location can be annoying

    Advice to Management

    keep it up, continue to encourage your respective teams


  11. "Happy to be here."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have worked here for over a year and half and really enjoy it. The people are all great and there is a great buzz and atmosphere in the Dublin office. I have worked for other larger companies - where management were not as accessible - here its easy to be included and to have your opinion considered. Its a large multinational with a small company feel - as such you get exposure to projects that have a global impact.

    Cons

    none that i can think of


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