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Helpful (2)

You can make it work....

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at 1105 Media full-time

Pros

Generous time off around the holidays. Lots of flexibility for telework. Helpful, dedicated support from often overworked and understaffed departments that work with multiple brands and business units (creative, HR, production, ad operations, circulation/list management, IT). Depending on your department, there’s plenty of opportunity to work creatively and independently. Great co-workers.

Cons

Frozen pay raises lowers morale and sends hard-working, ambitious people to greener pastures, making it hard for managers to keep the department going. Recruitment, training and managing a new employee is a huge time suck (though with HR doing recruitment, it’s not nearly as bad as it used to be). Still, turnover wastes the time of the remaining employees who have to pick up the slack. Too-frequent layoffs or job eliminations, while often making more work for most everyone remaining, tends to weed out people who were in the wrong job (sometimes through no fault of their own) or underperforming. That’s very disheartening on a personal/team level but probably good for the company, as it focuses manpower and raises the bar for new hires.

Advice to Management

Reward good employees with more money, not just an inflated title. Encourage more cross-brand, cross-department, cross-business-unit communication. Bright, creative people could solve their own problems (and find innovative solutions) if they knew who to talk to for insight and advice. Communicate the company strategy (even as it changes) to all employees and encourage questions and feedback. The people who actually do the work have good ideas, and actively listening and trying out some home-grown ideas might make employees feel like more than fixed costs.

Other Employee Reviews for 1105 Media

  1. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work for the last 2.5 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Not afraid to try new strategic directions based on brand/industry - not a "one size fits all" for product strategy - Senior Management becoming more transparent/offering more info after employee requests to do so - Great PTO - Incredibly responsive IT department - Fantastic manager

    Cons

    - Salary raises/bonuses are hard to come by unless you give a portion of your soul and 60+ hours/week to your position - Sometimes you feel like a jack of all trades, master of none with how many hats need to be worn due to small team sizes

    Advice to Management

    Give more info as to why/why not a raise will happen if an employee has been there for more than 2 years without an increase.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Horrible Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Web Designer in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 1105 Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive Salary, there is nothing else positive to say about this company

    Cons

    Long work days, poor management

    Advice to Management

    You need to hire people who know what they are doing and know how to manage people and projects so that there isn't unpaid overtime required everyday every week.


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