Officite Employee Reviews about "relaxed dress code"

Updated 16 Jan 2020

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  • "Internet Brands treats its field offices like second-class citizens(in 6 reviews)

  • "You're wasting your time if you think this is a good "entry level" position(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "A Good Place To Learn From Your Mistakes"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - SEO Specialist 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    relaxed dress code, friendly people

    Cons

    little to no training, below-average pay, high turn-over rate. If you're not self-motivated, you'll waste your day away.

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    Officite2020-01-16
  2. Helpful (3)

    "A poor experience overall"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Front End Web Developer in Downers Grove, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, free coffee and snacks (same as you'd find at any tech/marketing company)

    Cons

    Do not work here. Nearly all of these reviews, positive and negative, make the same two points: - The pay is low - Not bad for new college grads The first is certainly true. You can find a number of jobs that pay more, regardless of your field (Web development, customer support, SEO), even in Downers Grove or any neighboring suburbs. This company relies on new grads still living with their parents who don't need to pay rent, and the salaries offered reflect that. "Not bad for new college grads" is a red flag. This company is a revolving door, most people work here for about a year or less. Any reviews describing good benefits and PTO were written by people who must not have had any other office job, because the benefits are acceptable at best. I actually pay less for better health insurance at my current job. The majority of the employees are new college grads with no other real office experience and are treated as such-- even though these positions are salaried, you have to clock in and out, and every move you make is closely watched. The workload is never-ending. Regardless of your field, your workload is a queue you will never catch up with. Finish 3 tasks, 5 more take their place. Because of this, management places arbitrary goals to make sure you're working 'hard enough.' These goals are often set by management that has never done that job, and thus have no idea what goal number would be realistic. Many people 'game' this system by going for the easiest tasks first to pad their numbers and make sure they hit this arbitrary goal. This leads to management, who only look at the numbers and haven't worked the job themselves and therefore don't fully understand the work involved, to give favoritism to these employees. This also leads to divides within departments, as employees scrap for the smallest and easiest tasks for the sake of numbers. This never-ending workload is caused by a combination of the office being severely understaffed & mismanaged. The office is understaffed because of the parent company, Internet Brands. Many, if not all, of Officite's issues as a company can be traced back to Internet Brands. Officite's product offerings are not of good quality, and for a tech company they are woefully behind on tech trends. But they make a profit, so Internet Brands sees no need to spend money to correct any of that. The same explains the understaffing. Officite is profitable at its current staff count, so why spend more to ease the employee work load? One final bit for Web Developers/aspiring web developers: This job is not web development, it's advanced customer support. For all intents and purposes, you will be working as a customer support rep in a call center. The only difference is your work requires a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, and you'll be on the phone a little less. For any new grads looking for starter web development experience: you won't find it here. Finding a new job was a huge struggle for me, as the experience gained here was almost completely useless in any actual front end web development position. You gain no experience with any front end frameworks, not even any real JavaScript experience- just HTML and CSS. Which is like learning Latin to get better at English. The pay here is embarrassing , you will be treated like a child, and no work you do will feel meaningful in any way. You owe it to yourself to work somewhere else.

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    Officite2019-04-04
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    "Would Never Work Here Again"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Officite full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, beginner experience. That's it.

    Cons

    Attempts at new employee training turn into a "figure it out yourself" training model. Then, despite the lack of guidance, management constantly micro-manages and is quick to point out mistakes without offering help. Management claims they want feedback but refuses to change after nearly all the staff leave negative reviews during regular management surveys. Miscommunication between all of the departments. Miscommunication with clients on expectations. The favorited employees get to cut corners with their work, and hard workers are never compensated. No upward mobility, unless everyone above you quits and you get a managerial position. Overall, this company is bottom of the barrel marketing, doesn't care who comes and who goes, and refuses to take responsibility for their shady actions.

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    Officite2019-02-12
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    "Could be so much better, but likely won't be"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Officite full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed dress code, if that's important to you.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, high turnover prevents departments from accomplishing much, and management favors knee-jerk reactions over committing to longterm plans for sustaining growth in an industry that has gotten much, much tougher for them to compete in. Internet Brands treats its field offices like second-class citizens. The company recently moved in to a much larger office that provides employees much less personal space, somehow. Health benefits got both worse and more expensive.

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    Officite2018-03-31
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    "Great job out of college"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Worked In Several Depts in Downers Grove, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome starting position out of college You'll learn essential skills good for any job you have down the road Very social environment. Most departments will have team outings and lots of employees like to hang out after work Casual dress code. Jeans and superhero shirts are allowed. As well as sweatshirts

    Cons

    High turnover - most people leave after a year or two because there is no growth in most positions Low pay - like most entry level jobs. Jobs at this company pay very low, which causes high turnover rate. The company doesn't seem to be doing much about it either. Politics- lots of politics within the office which also causes turnover. Promotions are given to people who don't deserve it. Lots of favoritism causes rifts between teams. Lack of communication between departments causes lots of confusion for the clients. Things can get cliquey if you aren't social.

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    Officite2017-04-03
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    "Customer Support"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Officite full-time

    Pros

    - Warm corporate climate: people say hi to each other in passing - Open door policy: You can talk to upper management without feeling weird - Career path: You can shift around in position and are not limited to your role in the company - Young environment: Everyone on my team are in their early to late 20s and most are college graduates - Training: Although training initially seems like its nonexistent, it's not. They try not to put information overload on you, so they train you bit by bit on a daily basis. - Work/life balance: Although 8-5 is a bit pushing it, they want you to be out by 5 and don't want you to put in overtime, so that's cool. - Relaxed dress code: As long as your jeans aren't ripped, you're good - Office environment: Looks like a data center. They also have a gym and deli shop inside the building - Technical stepping stone: This isn't an IT role per se, but you do learn the process of how things works for higher level positions like Network Administration, plus they use good technology in the Operations and Sales division, so you will learn all about Google and Microsoft products. - Pretty average benefits package, vacation - Low supervision: You are not micromanaged, they expect you to just do your job and ask questions if you're confused about anything - Hardware: you're equipped with fairly new desktop computers with two monitors and the hard drive is intel core i5 - Growing company: They are growing and just acquired a new company

    Cons

    - Job roles can be a little unclear, the different divisions like sales, support and tech sometimes share the same duties - Our proprietary software is sometimes not user friendly for our customers - Under average pay for a Customer Support role - Benefits kick in after 2 months - 4 different systems you have to learn just to do your job - The smaller companies within Officiate are all segregated - Exiting the office after work is hectic due to extensive traffic

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    Officite2016-01-22

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