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

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Mood Media

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

* 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?"......

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  1. Good Enviroment

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    Current Employee - Credit Control in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Control in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Mood Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work environment, access to promotions

    Cons

    incompetent people do not seem to be weeded out

    Advice to Management

    moving in the right direction


  2. Great atmosphere; poor pay

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mood Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Casual dress (you can wear jeans everyday), four weeks vacation if you were hired prior to 2015 (starting in 2015, new hires start out with two weeks vacation), different music playing everyday, amazing flexibility

    Cons

    Compensation is severely low, no raises in several years, senior management does not care about employees.

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract and retain good employees, you must pay at or above market wages. Currently, the company pays below market and the difference is staggering. You will continue to see good people leave unless you fix this.


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