MGA Entertainment

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Compensation & benefits not competitive - Management lacks professionalism & experience

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA

I have been working at MGA Entertainment

Pros

Experience; casual dress code, short commute

Cons

Location, poor management. Lack of understanding when it comes to creating an environment that is conducive to a healthy work place.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The effects of poor management lead to poor employee performance. Employees don't quit their jobs; they quit their bosses. Good leaders respect their employees and challenge them to be leaders themselves. Many employees will not be meeting the aspirations of their managers due to lack of communication and clear expectations.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Only for the Strong

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA

    I have been working at MGA Entertainment

    Pros

    It's a great place for self-starters and self-managers. In a way, it's freeing as you can define your job as you need to. Employees as low ranking as managers have access to the highest ranking members of the senior management team and will get ample face-time with the big boys. Similarly the CEO, Isaac Larian, prides himself on knowing the names of everyone at the company, and indeed he does. And if an employee happens to luck out and get a high profile project, it's a guarantee that success will bring recognition and praise from all levels of the company.

    Cons

    It is not uncommon for managers and directors here to feel as though they are being torn limb from limb by senior management. Not only does senior management appear to have difficulty speaking to employees on a regular and meaningful basis, but they often seem to operate insularly. It isn't uncommon to be told to do something by the CFO only to be reprimanded by the COO and then looked at as though you've lost your mind when you explain the conflict. There's also a general love of drama that extends from the top down which is often accompanied by totally counterproductive derision.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What worked when this was a company of 20 doesn't work anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    I Love coming to work at MGA Everyday; Everyday is new

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Van Nuys, CA

    I have been working at MGA Entertainment full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility in career adjustments
    Supportive Management
    Goal Oriented Organization
    Good perks and benefits

    Cons

    Minor inefficiencies leading to redundancy in workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I started with MGA, i was working at a Marketing Associate.
    I have been here about 4 years now and have been fortunate enough to switch positions and into roles such as Intl Marketing Coordinator, Intlo Sales Rep, Intl Bus development Manager and Sales Manager. MGA has been great in ensuring I don't get bored here by keeping things new and giving me new projects to work on.
    As far as politics is concerned, whenever I had a problem with management, I just went to HR. Both the HR personnel in Ohio and in LA talked to my managers in those cases and resolved them to make the issue go away. They really do care about the work conditions so if you are having an issue with someone at the company, your best bet is to go to them; they will help you out; and that includes the CEO.
    Isaac himself sends out numerous emails whenever rumors start circulating, and he is strict. Basically, he doesnt want gossip on his campus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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