Ticketmaster Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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Jared Smith and Mark Yovich
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Pros
  • The work environment is stable and friendly (in 13 reviews)

  • You get a limited number of free tickets to events (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance needs improvement (in 8 reviews)

  • Upper management chaos - the higher you go the more disorganized and rash it becomes (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Not for Engineer, Unless you know someone

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    + Working on Java and latest technologies
    + If you know someone internally who is at higher position this is the best place to advance in your career within 1 year

    Cons

    + No Work life balance ( I mean really, join as contractor otherwise they will suck your blood by taking away your public holidays too)
    + No stocks
    + No Appreciation in the review
    + No bonus (Don't believe if they say that you will get 10 ~ 20% bonus)
    + No career progression

    Advice to Management

    Remove 5-6 levels of management and let engineer run the company, if you really believe in the technical capabilities of engineers


  2. Helpful (1)

    Don't believe the "party scene" propaganda - this is an old/outdated company with unethical managers.

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    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Devops Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    employees get free tickets that public won't buy
    remote work
    2 paycheck a month

    Cons

    managers don't mange - they CYA by blaming employees for their failure
    better benefits and salary is way below market
    the new CIO prides himself on being a "hustler". you figure the rest
    honestly and hard work isn't appreciated, lying and & taking credit for others work is
    anonymous employee surveys aren't anonymous - if you are honest, they'll target you

    Advice to Management

    You are the most unethical people I've ever worked with. you steal from artists, public, and employees. no wonder you have to reach to far corners of eastern europe and asia to recruit new people.


  3. Not what I signed up for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - The company is aimed at trying to change the wrongs of its past

    Cons

    - Highly Political
    - Mgmt plays games rather than getting things done often
    - Comp is on the low end
    - Apathy and 'freeloader' attitude is rampant throughout the company
    - Lots of firedrills; priorities shift constantly depending on mgmts mood this week

    Advice to Management

    Fire and hire; Sack incurable politicians, cull the apathetic, and replace with go getters


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Nice people but don't expect any training or team support..

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at Ticketmaster

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You are close to the concert and ticketing business.

    Cons

    Satisfaction depends on which manager you get and whether your team has good team dynamics. The mobile development group has horrible team dynamics, dysfunctionally incommunicative team leads, political favoritism. Growth or training or junior people was not encouraged and little hands on dialogue in actively training new people. You get penalized for expressing your point of view and if you ask for help, then you are thrown under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Support your newer employees who don't know nearly as much as your senior people. Everyone is always learning in the field of software development, so you can't expect everyone to know everything. Allow for dissenting opinions and positive contribution, and less egomania.



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