Break Media Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Break Media

    Pros

    Good management, good people and good pay. Free snacks and drinks. Nice restroom and office building.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, no 401K matching, too much politic in the marketing department. Technology department was undervalue

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please value your technology department more since we are the hardest workers in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Very Professional in a Creative Space

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

    I worked at Break Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible hours. A great office space.

    Cons

    Purely business orientated, they don't really care about the content or product.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about delivering a quality product, and people will care more overall.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Web Developer

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    Former Employee - Web Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Development in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Break Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    well located in the heart of los angeles, with lots of places to park as well as a great parking structure

    Cons

    Poor, Misdirected leadership, management centric company, has some of the qualities of Initec (see movie office space). Unapreciative management and staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire better leaders

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    High Turnover in all departments

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

    I have been working at Break Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent benefits. Pay is good but if you don't advance quickly don't expect to stay long. Great for college kids though.

    Cons

    Communication between departments are always a fail. No one seems content. Otherwise there is no retirement plan here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers need to be trained in basic people skills and management. HR hires over-skilled people for lesser positions and higher positions are under-trained and have no tenure, therefore communication and organizational issues are a constant out-come.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    Worst Company to Intern at

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

    I worked at Break Media as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some nice coworkers and free soda. I did get my checks on time and the office is clean except the kitchen.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and hard to figure out who's the boss. The office is too quiet and might as well work and a giant company for that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need communication otherwise no one knows what to do to help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Disorganized at the top

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

    I worked at Break Media full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, most of the people are nice, and I guess the free soda was cool

    Cons

    Idiots work at the top, so nothing gets done, and if it does get done, it takes months and months for it to happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't invest heavily in certain sectors then completely change your mind on that and end up having to lay people off. And don't be so glaringly sales-driven

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    interesting work, bad leadership

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Break Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on that look good on your resume. The choice of technologies used seem to be a good fit for what needs to be done. Non-mangement coworkers were pleasant to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    People in management/leadership roles don't seem to want to work or aren't qualified to be leading. Developers seem to be valued less compared to product and content teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make sure the people you put into leadership roles aren't being lazy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Good vision, acts quickly, could improve communication and comp

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

    I worked at Break Media

    Pros

    Smart CEO. Fun content. Good work environment. Lots of different things to get involved with. Good momentum, very diverse technology to work with.

    Cons

    As with any fast growing company communication is a challenge. Some of it is communication from management, but some of it is also communication between departments.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A place growing fast, maybe too fast.

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    Former Employee - Managing Editor
    Former Employee - Managing Editor

    I worked at Break Media

    Pros

    Decent energy, young company and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Due to its rapid growth, there are a lot of moving parts, and few are interlocking in the way they ought. There's a lot of miscommunication and misunderstandings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do something well before moving on to something new.

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