Doesn't RecommendNeutral OutlookDisapproves of CEO
- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Fleshlight full-time
The company generally offers great pay starting out. Vacation time is okay, not generous, and mostly flexible. Sometimes there will be opportunities to gain experiences not possible at a larger organization, such as involvement with interesting projects or international operations.
There is a high turnover among key positions resulting in a loss of institutional knowledge and sense of team cohesion. Additionally, there is a constant churn of management with entire managerial teams coming and going multiple times per year. These teams (the silver bullets that will save the company) are always outside hires with little relevant experience. They're given carte blanche and blank checks to "do whatever it takes" in order to increase revenue, only to end up annoying the owners by using that power. Them and their entire team or anyone they hired ends up getting wiped out. There are little to no opportunities for advancement within the company due to the above. There are no reviews or regular raises, with employees actually being scared to ask for them. New hires for the same position will sometimes have a higher salary than those who have lasted through the mass layoffs. Insurance is decent for individual employees but not worth it for family members. Due to the management churn and a lack of focus, there is constant pivoting of marketing and business direction. Many times projects doomed to fail and complete side-tracks from what makes the company money become the focus for short periods of time until the owners grow bored with them, realize they are terrible or the latest management superstar tells them it doesn't work. I could go on but the other reviews pretty much sum it up.
Advice to Management
The employees who essentially keep your company running and generate your revenue are not your enemies. They should be treated like valuable resources, with some shred of respect. Don't listen to outside voices telling you that those same employees are pulling one over on you when those from the outside, commanding big checks, are the ones with the smoke-and-mirrors. Create some kind of incentive for your employees to love your company and care about the end product.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Fleshlight (Austin, TX) in July 2014.
The interview process was awful. The woman making the times could not understand I was two hours behind... 4 times in a row. I understand once but wow. I had another job at the time and getting 4 phone calls in a row while in a meeting from someone who doesn't have the time right is ridiculous. Again this happened 4 separate times despite me clarifying her time to be ready versus mine. They also seemed very immature for their disciplines. It also seemed like they wanted a jack of all trades which we all know is a single point of failure for a business wanting to "launch to a new level". This company makes way too much money to not have professionals in separate disciplines. It also seemed like the owner changes his mind with the wind. I have seen this before and working for a company where the owner controls design with no training or experience is a nightmare. Chaos and a road to awful marketing efforts. They also were surprised when I told them my ball park for salary which is standard for my level and my industry. (I got hired a week later by a company giving me what I wanted)
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