Fleshlight

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High salaries do not equal happy employees.

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Former Employee - Senior Designer in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Senior Designer in Austin, TX

I worked at Fleshlight full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Very good compensation both in salary & benefits. Fun, politically incorrect work environment that feels more like a boys club than a job. An environment where "NSFW" (not safe for work) websites are things like google news, porn browsing on breaks is almost encouraged.

Cons

Utter and total lack of management with more between their ears than pocket lint. Management changes occur for no reason and are almost always a total disaster. For example, the director of marketing was fired and then replaced with a girl who does makeup for photo shoots. A director of marketing at a multi million dollar company who's only credentials are "does makeup". Mind blowing. In addition, there is an almost constant cloud of fear in the air. You can and will be fired for no reason whatsoever. You could generate millions of dollars for the company through your efforts and you will still be fired for no reason whatsoever. Bottom line is that if the product did not sell itself, this company would have gone under years ago.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to the advice and input of your intelligent, experienced employees. They are your greatest asset. Stop instilling a sense of fear in your workforce, it's counter productive. Stop playing politics with your employees and treat your business as a business, not a club that requires ass-kissing to get into. The only thing you get out of the current culture is a squad of yes-men who don't care about the business. Wake up, they only care about the big check you write to them twice a month. Your company could be so much more if you would just let the smart people you hire do their jobs.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

6 Other Employee Reviews for Fleshlight (View Most Recent)

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  1. 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
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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