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Common Sense Media Reviews

Updated March 20, 2015
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James Steyer
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  1. Good company performing an important public service

    Current Contractor - Writer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Writer in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Common Sense Media as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom of assignments, flexible schedule, timely payment.

    Cons

    No set place to check assignments.

    Advice to Management

    Could use a method of tracking which writers are working on what.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Wish I could recommend, but...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Common Sense Media full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Many people here are very nice. Family-friendly work environment. Some departments like Consumer Editorial seem to run very smoothly and help each other out. Organization somehow gets a lot done despite problems with management.

    Cons

    Other departments are seriously dysfunctional. No clear process and decisions change with the wind. Lots of complaining about others behind their backs and going around people to get things done "their" way. There's a culture of insider politics and bullying.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership only communicates by arguing, bullying, and cutting each other off. Grow up and set a better example!

  3. a mixed bag

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Common Sense Media as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company seems to attract intelligent and compassionate hires.

    Cons

    During my time, poor communication between departments and in particular, poor management of mine, made work challenging.

    Advice to Management

    More communication between lines of business is key.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great people, great mission, and great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Common Sense Media

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great culture and benefits. The organization really values its employees. People are smart and hard working. The mission is also rewarding.

    Cons

    Management sometimes get stuck in analysis paralysis. There could be more sharing and communication between teams. The offices are a little drab.

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