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Technicial Product Manager – new

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… About.com

15 days ago

Graphic Designer

About.com New York, NY

• Develop design assets for rich media advertisements (pre and post sales), internal and external presentations and marketing • Sketch and… About.com

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… About.com

19 days ago

Email Programming Associate

About.com New York, NY

The Associate should have editorial or writing experience and be ready to work on a variety of different initiatives. ABOUT… About.com

30+ 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… About.com

30+ 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… About.com

30+ days ago

Social Media Editor

About.com New York, NY

• Be part of the team that establishes how the new social program works, as well as how we’ll optimize our work. • Write and curate compelling… About.com

8 days ago

Sales Development Manager

About.com New York, NY

• Identify and develop strategy against key accounts within the East Coast region • Brainstorm the “Big Idea” and “Out-of-the-Box” solutions… About.com

16 days ago

Senior Data Scientist

About.com New York, NY

• Predictive analytics – use the wealth of historical data to predict the future of the internet • Use natural language processing to build best… About.com

26 days ago

Account Executive

About.com New York, NY

• Build and maintain an effective, accountable and diversified book of business that is focused and consistently utilizes appropriate tools and… About.com

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    So Much Potential!

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    I worked at About full-time


    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.


    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.

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    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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