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Updated 5 January 2018
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j2 Global Chief Executive Officer Hemi Zucker
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Pros
  • Get to work with some great people, nice atmosphere (in 18 reviews)

  • Good team spirit, I worked with some really nice people in customer service (in 14 reviews)

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

  • no raises and no bonus structure for everyone (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Repetitive, boring, socks for christmas bonus, company doesn't pay attention to employees

    Advice to Management

    If the CEO is going to brag about how much money the company has, then why not invest in it's employees rather than give out some christmas socks.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Free Bagel Tuesdays"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at j2 Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Free Bagels on Tuesday

    Cons

    Bad management. Feels like working in prison. A lot of subpar co-workers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being stingy


  3. "great company with investor vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    great team good revenue strategy of growth through acquisition

    Cons

    tough commuting location in Hollywood


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Meh"

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    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Customer Support Specialist in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at j2 Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Referral bonuses: Between $750 - $1,500, depending on the position the person is hired for.
    Free coffee and tea
    Huge Barbeques
    Friendly co-workers

    Cons

    Salary wasn't great
    Lots of pressure to perform
    Manager, at one point, was clueless and not technically savvy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "senior accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    People here are great!

    Cons

    Long hour and heavy workload.


  7. "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santry (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santry (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at j2 Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice people, multilingual, well defined tasks

    Cons

    Repetitive tasks, busy days, time strict

    Advice to Management

    Help the people to progress with more training and mobility


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Not recommended"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.
    Easy going people , and people tend to share knowledge in the team.
    Helpful and kind team

    Cons

    The leaders in the organization do not understand that a person needs to grow horizontally as well.. They had a 'get this done, and go home' attitude.
    Lack of leadership in team.
    incoherent communication between two teams - often leading to burden on work , impacting productivity
    Lack of internal motivation
    Rigid mindset of the leadership team
    No motivation after achieving milestones

    Advice to Management

    Please restructure - bring in more visionary leaders


  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Director in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Associate Director in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with.
    Fun perks like bagels 3x a week and fruit 2x a week.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from top down, including HR.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to do a better job sharing mission and strategy so everyone is on the same page.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "No more Hixme please"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hollywood, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free bagel 3x a week
    Free fruit every Tuesday and Thursday
    Close to public transportation

    Cons

    Underpaid salary way below market rate.
    Expensive health insurance premiums but little coverage via Hixme a.k.a individual health plan or Obamacare.

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back group plan health insurance we had couple years ago


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Galway (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at j2 Global (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and social benefits.

    Cons

    Bad management. Procedures are excessively bureaucratic.


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