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Updated 11 April 2018
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Pros
  • Get to work with some great people, nice atmosphere (in 19 reviews)

  • Good team spirit, I worked with some really nice people in customer service (in 13 reviews)

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

  • And be prepared to be slowly crushed by a mediocre company run by sub-mediocre senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting Location, but hard to get to despite short-distance!"

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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

    The business gives you higher level control of responsibility and you can actually get rewarded by your managers for good solid work with praise.

    Cons

    The locals outside of the office. There are a lot shady characters on Hollywood that stalk you after hours, both male and female.

    Advice to Management

    Move the office to a more family friendly location like Burbank or Glendale, or the Valley.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    Great team environment and opportunities to learn.
    Everyone is so friendly and managers are available to provide support when needed.
    Food and beverages provided on site which is great for lunches.

    Cons

    Be good to have a bigger area for people to eat lunch and relax.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Don't even mention the name!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I honestly cannot think of a single pro to share. I actually lost thousands of dollars trying to get established at this place.

    Cons

    An extremely cleeky, old-school, and unwelcoming bunch of people, hanging on to yesteryears communication technology, in the most unprofessional settings. The lack of planning, documentation, process, and engineering is unlike you have ever seen anywhere and in any country.
    Compensation is low. Health coverage won't start in your first three months.
    Single Points of Failure are not just technology, but people too.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Accounting"

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

    I worked at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    people are ok , friendly

    Cons

    not a place you will grow, they deman OT...wow when not needed


  5. Helpful (3)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Awful, terrible, abusive, lack of professionalism."

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Phila, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Phila, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They give you smelly socks for Christmas and feed you once and awhile.

    Cons

    In a few words they will drain the very fabric of your soul. This is what prisoners of ww2 must've felt like. And when they fire you illegally they will fight your unemployment. Anywhere is better than here.

    Advice to Management

    Quit and sell.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Analyst"

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

    I worked at j2 Global full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed environment. Free fruit and bagels during the week. Location in heart of Hollywood, so always somewhere to eat for lunch. Other than that, the experience was not positive.

    Cons

    I do not recommend this company at all. Complete lack of organization. Disjointed chain of command. Analysts feel silo'd and isolated and not part of the whole. Manager does not listen and will lecture without taking a breath, therefore employees choose to limit questions or interactions to avoid him. People are expected to figure things out, then are criticized.

    Advice to Management

    You will never retain top talent in your analytical team with the current structure. Assess what the problem may be, address it, and move on.

  8. 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


  9. "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


  10. 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.


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