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Friendly, but unfocused

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Brisbane, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

Office space with view of Bay

Cons

Sales oriented organization doesn't make serious efforts to productize software

Advice to Management

Sharpen focus

Other Employee Reviews for Glam Media

  1. Helpful (2)

    Disappointing, over-hyped, frustrating work environment, complete chaos

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice views from the office and taco trucks

    Cons

    Zero career advancement opportunities, no camaraderie or sense of a team working towards a common goal, no work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Reduce frequency and length of tech jargon laden philosophical meetings that do not contribute to the bottom line. Stay more grounded in reality so you can empower your teams. Eliminate redundant middle managers who have mastered the art of doing nothing and who are operating out of business management playbooks from the 90s. Don't stifle and frustrate younger, savvier, and more capable up and coming talent or work them into the ground for no reason other than to burn them out to protect your seniority. True leaders don't have to throw people under the bus out of fear.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Like an Easter Egg

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Beautiful view of the San Francisco bay from the wellness room on the 10th floor.

    Cons

    Glam Media is like an easter egg: colorful, attractive, but, in the end, just a hollow shell. Glam is in the media and advertising business. As such, image is key. One of the few all-company meetings, for example, discussed for over 30 minutes the color scheme of the office, as it reflected the many brands that Glam owns. Even when many talented successful people walk out the door, management seems serenely indifferent to the loss, focusing mostly on messaging that all is well. The company is top heavy with Vice Presidents. If you look at their home page, you'll see over 15 VP's listed, in a company with just a few hundred employees. For the VP, having such a grand title provides a stroke to the ego. Top management is supremely confident of their strategy and direction. Top management is insular, staffed by cronies and relatives, and does not listen constructively to criticism or suggestions from others outside the core circle. If you dare to differ, or even hint, you will likely not be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Trust and value your employees.


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