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In transition, signs trending positive

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

I worked at Gracenote full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Gracenote shook up senior leadership a few years ago, breaking some of the calcification and allowing a reaffirmation of their culture and identity. The recent acquisition by Tribune may help continue this redefinition.

Cons

Some of the departed executives were just downright mean. The product base and their engineering teams are fragmented and sometimes at odds with each other. The IT department is very immature and cliquish.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to refocus and redefine.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good place to work at!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gracenote

    Pros

    Good manager, give right amount of advice, not micro management.
    Helpful and friendly senior coworkers.
    Have interesting things to work on.
    You can feel most people here are interested in and happy with what they're working on.
    Perfect location, great view.

    Cons

    One of my coworker had a company laptop that freezes for about 1 min. every 30 min. This is the only one I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Better management & more improvement needed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA

    I have been working at Gracenote full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pros: It's an easy place to work. You won't work long hours and can come and go as you please. This, ultimately, is uninspiring and lends itself to employees here knowing only how to work as individuals and not as a group.

    Lots of fun events! (Movies, concerts, parties, baseball tickets) GN makes a real effort to give back to their employees

    CEO makes a real effort to reach out to all employees despite his assistant who will always tell you that he's unavailable.

    Cons

    Corporate culture is (unintentionally) comical here. Complete boys' club with little to no diversity in upper management (all white males). Favoritism is rampant starting with the CEO's own inner circle and working it's way down the management chain. Lack of focus throughout the engineering side and could benefit from a more structured/focused approach to hiring. Many people have positions here they can't define and often have a "what the hell am I doing here again?" look on their face in meetings.

    HR is ineffective. There are good people on the team but the team leader serves only as a yes-man to the executive board which makes any kind of real progress or fair judgment calls impossible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to compete with other firms in Silicon Valley, make a bigger effort to diversify and be more competitive in ways that don't just include salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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