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Unclear direction within the company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

I worked at Future US full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Great coworkers who are passionate about what they do
- Casual environment
- Ability to work on a variety of projects
- Bagel Fridays!

Cons

- Confused leadership, one month it's one direction and the next it's something else
- Top heavy with management
- Tons of talented people without enough resources to do really amazing stuff

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Transparency about what's really going on within the company would help tons.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Future US

  1.  

    I learned a lot from one person, and that was a blessing. Otherwise, it was a lonely place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editor  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Editor in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Future US full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Vacation time (although many scrambled to take it before they lost it b/c of too many accrued days), free basic health plan and good paid option. They play up Friday bagels as a benefit. But I don't buy that. Best was the week b/w christmas and new year's off. Everyone's gone. no guilt.

    Cons

    Too much information shared among too few people. People are very territorial about what they share with whom. Seems competitive within one's own dept. No delegation. No room for advancement. Company behind in digital initiatives and has had a number of layoffs as a result. Magazines are all silos. No common

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate. Share. Include. Drop the posturing. Pay more attention to online.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was a good first job but boy am I ready to move on

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  South San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Future US

    Pros

    Casual dress environment, good parking

    Cons

    The company has changed a lot in the past two years I have been there. I had hope in the new management for a while but it has been extremely disappointing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Even if the company is in trouble it is still important to build morale. Even small things like reviews or emails about what is going on for the large picture helps. Keeping your employees in the dark is never a good thing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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