Napster

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In the right direction

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Hollywood, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hollywood, CA

Pros

Advancement opportunities, smart and wonderful employees

Cons

Poorly managed, product development focus was schizophrenic

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Streamline the product, rebuild the library,

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    BestBuy and Sr. Management drove it into the ground and then gave it away.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great people.
    Fun product to work with.
    Interesting and challenging domain.

    Cons

    Clueless, vision-less and incompetent upper leadership.
    Crappy office building.
    No money spent on employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that people is the greatest asset and realize that the success of a company based on knowledge workers is hinged on creating a collaborative environment where people are motivated to be more than just average.
    Never lead another company this way again!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellence in Mediocrity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Cool folks
    Decent perks (Best Buy discount, health insurance, various subsidies)
    All the music you can stand

    Cons

    No leadership from the highest levels
    Too much inter-team bickering fighting over a failed business model with no vision for the future
    From how Napster was handled, it's no surprise Best Buy is struggling with its primary business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Riding on the coattails of smaller, less successful brands is never the answer. Once upon a time, Napster was the hip, cool, happening, EXCITING company everyone was gunning for, what happened to all of that?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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