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30+ days ago

Full Stack Developer

About.com New York, NY

• Acquire data from logs, endpoints and feeds. • Develop and maintain ETL processes to integrate big and small data. • Produce summarized data… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Senior Data Engineer

About.com New York, NY

• Continuously design, develop, and deploy services as part of our core content and advertising platform • Work… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Junior Analyst, Programmatic

About.com New York, NY

The Junior Analyst will reside within the Programmatic and Audience Strategy team at About.com. This team oversees a major portion of About.coms… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Senior Full Stack Developer

About.com New York, NY

• Continuously design, develop, and deploy services as part of our core content and advertising platform… Glassdoor


2 days ago

Agile Project Manager – new

About.com New York, NY

• Assessing the Scrum Maturity of the team and organization and coaching the team to higher levels of Agility, at a pace that is sustainable and… Glassdoor


12 days ago

DevOps Engineer

About.com New York, NY

• Provide DevOps support functions for automating and streamlining code deployments • Work with Operations and Development teams to establish and… Glassdoor


18 hrs ago

Contract Recruiter – new

About.com New York, NY

• Handle full lifecycle recruitment activities sourcing active as well as passive candidates creatively and cost effectively using a variety of means… Glassdoor


12 days ago

Senior Yield Analyst

About.com New York, NY

• Evaluate pricing and inventory packaging for media proposals during the pre-sales process • Generate, communicate and monitor adherence to… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Performance Engineer

About.com New York, NY

• Design and implement performance tests to profile web application and system performance • Scripting and automating tests for an Agile… Glassdoor


30+ days ago

Product Manager

About.com New York, NY

• Product Vision: working with a team, create a roadmap of products and features, as well as incremental improvements that contribute to the vision… Glassdoor


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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    So Much Potential!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    I worked at About full-time

    Pros

    Flexible life & work balance, stocked kitchens with drinks and snacks, unlimited vacation policy (take what you need, when you need), a lot of really smart people, friendly executive team, and a product you can definitely stand behind.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the culture has suffered greatly. There are no career growth plans or opportunity. The executive team and managerial staff appear as though they have your best interest at heart, but ultimately little to anything happens or changes. Employees should not be fearful of their jobs or working in a state of perpetual & confusing change. Everyday cannot be context switching, strategy changes, and brand new priorities. The opinions & experience of the sales staff, developers, designers, product, etc are not taken into account while the executive team plows along towards an unknown (to the employees) moving target. There is little to zero transparency in the organization. About.com has tremendous potential, but that will only go so far if the culture remains as it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring your employees into the conversation. You hired (or kept on after the acquisition) these people because you believed that they were smart, competent. and experienced; add them to the conversation! ASK them their opinions, have an open dialogue, etc. We all want About to be successful, let's work together for that. Additionally, every employee at About doesn't have a job, they have a career. Build out that career path. What's the next step look like? How does that employee get there? Make opportunities available and career growth plans known. Employees shouldn't have to beg for promotions or raises. They shouldn't have to "prove" their worth or accept "just wait until next year" "wait 6 months." An employee should be able to say, "I've done X, Y, Z, etc and according to the goals and the path of this career at About.com, I am firmly at the next level" and then have a conversation from there.

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