Fleshlight

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3 people found this helpful  

Complete and utter chaos.

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Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX

I worked at Fleshlight full-time

Pros

The salary and the job's amazing power as a conversation icebreaker. Some cool employees. Watching senior management say and do things that, when told to friends, makes them laugh thinking it's a joke. Watching said friends' faces when you tell them you're serious.

Cons

You're a cog in a machine. Management's gullibility and obsession with "the shiny object" of the moment. Management's complete technical disconnect. Management's complete reality disconnect. You're hired to be an expert and change the world, you're told what to do contrary to your knowledge and expertise. This job is about shutting up and taking a check, playing politics to not get on the bad side of the quite literally insane owner. You've never worked at a place more insane, you've never witnessed such stupidity. It's legendary.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire yourselves and hire competent people to run the business. You're too stupid and egotistical to run this big of a business. Seriously. If you think you could go be senior management in another manufacturing job that does $40m/year, then go prove me wrong. If you went public, you would immediately be fired and replaced by someone who doesn't believe that a magical collection of rocks will affect sales.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great salary and interesting environment but confused leadership and no career growth.

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Fleshlight

    Pros

    The salaries are great. Insurance is decent and we have access to a great gym in the building. Co-workers are good people to work with and all very smart and competent. Politically incorrect and laid-back atmosphere but we work hard.

    Cons

    No promotion path. No set vacation time. No set sick/personal days. Asking for time off is generally frowned upon. Nepotism is rampant. Management changes can occur on a whim and often are disasters. Lack of cohesive planning. Very politically incorrect work environment, some of this is due to the nature of the business and is not necessarily unwelcome but may be a downside to some people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve your planning and communicate this to staff. Stop falling for every silver bullet that is pitched to you, these never work out. Respect your staff more and provide paths of growth for them. Be more consistent in the way you manage the business.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Confused Management combined with poor ethics and zero structure

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    Former Employee - Director of Wholesale Distribution
    Former Employee - Director of Wholesale Distribution

    I worked at Fleshlight

    Pros

    Absolutely the compensation offered coupled with the atmosphere of entrepreneurial excitement. The company's potential truly is unlimited, and the owners are beyond charismatic.

    Cons

    The stigma of working within the adult industry with management who does not reward, nor encourage, mature behavior. They aspire to have the structure of a genuine international manufacturer, but they conduct themselves too poorly to have a true presence as a valid company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to acknowledge your staff without inspiring a sense of fear; the loss of their job at any second. Mean what you say, and say what you mean. Also acknowledge the staff (such as HR) who are working hard to build this company into a genuine company; not a boys club that happens to have some money. If you are going to say that you are hiring people more intelligent than yourselves, then have the sense listen to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
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