POPSUGAR Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2020

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3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
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POPSUGAR CEO Brian Sugar
Brian Sugar
77 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good hours and work/life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • "They have a ton of healthy snacks, coffee, and in-house happy hours for when you're really on the grind(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be a bit out of wack; it varies department to department(in 10 reviews)

  • "The upper management at this company is all over the place(in 8 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "One of the best"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Great corporate culture with snacks, etc.

    Cons

    Can be really hectic at times.

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  2. "Good people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Huge turnaround of people. Some of my team mates didn't last longer than 3 months. Some people would leave in less than a year.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not much growth"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Editor 

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Decent location with plenty of cool places to eat around

    Cons

    Boring culture, everyone hung-out in their cliques

  4. "Great work life balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Pays well - Great work life balance

    Cons

    - The publishing industry is a tough market

  5. Helpful (2)

    "A Loss of Humanity"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The foundation that the company was built upon.

    Cons

    Employees are pitted against one another. Gas-lighting and hypocritical language and behaviour is very prevalent. Employees are undervalued, overworked and reminded of their replaceability. Kindness and empathy are lacking. Hierarchical cliques create a close-minded, toxic culture that limits progression and collaboration.

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  6. Helpful (2)

    "Truly an amazing company to work for and grow in"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Amazing environment: Everyone is extremely friendly and inclusive -Employee moral: Overall everyone is working toward the same goals and collaborates efficiently. -Super flexible: The company values their employees not only as employees but human beings. They are super flexible with PTO/sickdays/working from home and genuinely make you feel appreciated.

    Cons

    The only thing I can think of is that it can be difficult to learn about different departments, but there are many groups that you can get involved in to meet others.

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Run Far Far Away"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Not sure I can think of any

    Cons

    This place is not as sugary as it sounds. Culturally, it's pretty boring and management is not fair or transparent AT ALL.

  8. "Amazing First Job Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly 

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great work environment and lots of perks

    Cons

    fast pace so if you are not a fan of that, you might struggle

  9. "Accountant"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at POPSUGAR full-time

    Pros

    Good and friendly environment in work

    Cons

    Overtimes and a bit high pressures

  10. "Flexible and Transparent"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at POPSUGAR full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Upper management seems to be transparent and open about the wins and losses, status of the business - Flexible WFH policy - Good benefits - Nice people

    Cons

    - No snacks - Pay could be better

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