Mood Media

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Casual & fun environment, yet dominated from the top with small business practices

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Mood Media

Pros

* Small business environment means you are not treated like a number. Everyone knows everyone, which tends to make things easier.
* Great office atmosphere - music always playing, colourful characters, casual dress code, great office location.
* There is scope for organisational development & change - you just need to know how to go about it!

Cons

* No employee benefits - you get your salary & super and that's it.
* No opportunity for flexible work options i.e work from home.
* Amateurs in terms of business process and policy - there are few documented processes, and guideline info / IP on how things work tends to reside with individual employees. High staff turnover with IP going out the door has certainly impacted the business.
* Details are often overlooked - i.e the attitude is let's just jump in and see what happens. This results in errors, multiple workload, and increases in costs if external agencies are involved. There is not a project approach to most things, meaning people who should have been involved from the beginning are brought in half way through and expected to work miracles to make it all happen.
* Environment & hierarchy can make you feel like you don't have a voice in terms of suggesting changes or a better way of doing things.
* Culture is very time focussed. If you start at a certain time, you finish at a certain time. Instead of being workload focussed where you might go home a bit early because you've finished everything for the day, you feel like you have to stay until your 7.5 hours are completed.
* Getting leave approved is like asking for a 100k pay rise. Annual leave is the right of every employee - the business will not fall apart (well, assuming there is sufficient support to maintain the workload - that's another story!)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* Learn that you hire people to do a job they are qualified for. Confidence in people builds competence.
* Implement better hiring strategies to get talented people into the business - makes point # 1 easier!
* MD is a bit of a control freak - he wants to be involved in a lot of decisions and will often make changes / offer input just for the sake of it. He forgets that others might be the expert - learn to take a back seat and trust the decisions your employees make! Culture also reflects this top heavy approach - if I had a dollar for every time someone has said "I'll just run it past xx" or "Has xx asked for this?"......

Doesn't Recommend

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  1.  

    Disappointed at the path the company chose after buying out Muzak

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator
    Former Employee - Warehouse Coordinator

    I worked at Mood Media

    Pros

    It was good work ... while it lasted. for about a year after they bought out all competition, everything stayed status quo, which was a good thing for those employed in Muzak, and other companies they had bought out. All pay and most benefits were honored.

    Cons

    No raises for anyone, they took some benefits with no advanced noticed and left a lot of people including me in a bind for transportation and extra pay to which we had become accustomed. Lowered our health care options and charged more out of pocket and monthly cost to employees. Completely erased the name of Muzak, while at the same time not giving the same services and options Muzak had given to their customers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to your employees and their economic welfare, and not so much to new technology when you are strapped for cash. Also, you should have kept Muzak and their service standards and technology options open for customers who wanted more individualized personal service, and different service and equipment options.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It could be great but...

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mood Media

    Pros

    The company has many of the right elements to be very successful. Specifically their are many very talented and hard working people doing the jobs that keeps the company going and the clients happy (customer service, music programming, installations, etc).

    Cons

    The company has had a tough time consolidating its business units and getting people focused around a single vision. In large part because there is no real vision. To quote a musician "a point in every direction is the same as no point at all". For you kids out there it is Harry Nilsson's The Point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a vision, a real single vision, share it with the company (the entire company), and go execute it. Or continue to lose all the company's hard earned accounts and probably get fired. The choice is yours.

    Negative Outlook
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