Campus Explorer
3.5 of 5 2 reviews
www.campusexplorer.com Santa Monica, CA 50 to 149 Employees

Campus Explorer Reviews

Updated Jul 3, 2014
Campus Explorer – Santa Monica – “Campus Explorer Headquarters”

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Jerry Slavonia


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    A great learning experience for anyone who wants to learn about the internet economy.

    Internet Marketing Analyst (Former Employee)
    Santa Monica, CA

    ProsThe leadership is young, dynamic, and fun. It's in an awesome area, across the street from The Counter (so good) and a great food truck meetup spot. They give you tons of responsibility and will give more if you ask. Startup culture

    ConsThe pay was really poor. Basically minimum wage. Only works if you (a) live close by and don't ever have to pay for gas, or (b) are a student having rent paid by aid/parents

    Advice to Senior ManagementOffer clear paths to better salaried positions. Otherwise, great job, it was a phenomenal experience that has given me a ton of value

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Kind of like regressing to high school

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCampus Explorer had a fun company culture. The employees were willing have fun both in and out of work. Hours were flexible, and they were more than willing to give young people a chance to start their careers.

    ConsThe culture was too fun for an office environment. The employees tended to act like they were still in high school, gossiping about each other and having a negative attitude when a problem arose, creating an unprofessional and sometimes uncomfortable environment. Given that the majority of employees were so young, this was not surprising, though could have been made better with a few more experienced and professional employees. The major flexibility in hours, while initially convenient, ended up being sort of a bad thing in that there were only two or three hours in each day where the whole staff was present at a time, making it difficult to feel that we were a team, being that people were arriving and leaving at radically different times. The management team did not help with this, as they seemed to expect something from lower employees that they were not doing themselves, and did not provide the best example for lower employees to follow.

    Additionally, there was no work-life balance. This may not be true for all employees of the company, but many were expected to take their work home with them, and forced work to be on the mind all the time. While this may work for some people, many want to go home for the day and not have to worry about their job, especially if they aren't getting paid enough for it. It became hard to have much of a social life with a constant need to check up on work and worry about the consequences of letting it go.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere seemed to be a company held view that "people worked hard to get in management, therefore they should be allowed to do whatever they want." While yes, they did work hard to get there, the real fact is that Management Sets the Tone. When lower employees see their managers goofing off, or deciding not to come in to the office seemingly at random and with no notice, they assume that that's an okay attitude to have. If a new employee is looking to one day hold a management position, they will want to emulate those in management, and the attitude seen here could work against them.

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