Fleshlight

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A learning experience with no little or no room for upward mobility

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

Pros

It was generally a relaxed atmosphere, though given the industry, that was to be expected. The CEO was seen, and engaged with staff almost daily (unless he was away on trips). Humor was a big part of the culture. There was an end of the year bonus for most employees in the form of gift cards. Benefits were standard. The warehouse was climate controlled.

Cons

It is a family run business, with sons and daughter(s) involved. If one out shined them in documented performance, and/or offers constructive criticism, it was disregarded. And those normally praised actions could find you unemployed (this happened to quite a number of employees). Pay was not in line with performance or experience, while the CEO flaunted his wealth. There was a general disregard of industry peers and customers by the family (though that was getting slightly better). Given the industry, it proved difficult at times dealing with customers and their product dissatisfaction.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Employees should be paid their demonstrated worth. Executives/family should listen to customers and staff for improvements. Every business has the ability to be better.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    High salaries do not equal happy employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Complete and utter chaos.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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