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Co-workers are the best, management is out to lunch.

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

Pros

- fascinating industry
- creative atmosphere
- the best co-workers anywhere
- casual office environment

Cons

- totally clueless management; revolving door C-level
- layoffs so frequent and without warning, staff works in a constant state of paranoia
- hefty bonuses at the top, while benefits costs go up for line employees
- management levels WAY too top-heavy; positions not appointed on merit or knowledge
- skeleton crew at the staff level, but the amount of work only increases

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Immediately ditch the approach that the best way to increase the bottom line is to keep decreasing headcount. Staff are over-worked and very much unappreciated. Realize, and ACKNOWLEDGE, that the staff have kept the company afloat for the last decade and more, through all the bad times. The company could flourish without all the VPs, but would go under in a week without the line employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awful, awful and more awful!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Talented people and friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Low pay, sexist senior management, lack of communication from senior management and lack of feedback on performance. I can't stress how the combination of poor senior management with lack of communication in the company provided such an awful work atmosphere. There are no training/educational programs to get new employees started and you feel like you're in a sinking ship.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    COMMUNICATE! I've never worked for a company with so much politics and little communication. Sr. Management needs to step it up or they will lose the talent which is the only reason the company is still surviving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    NEEDS TOTAL HOUSE CLEANING AT THE TOP IN ORDER TO BE PROGRESSIVE

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flex Hours, coffee, family friendly

    Cons

    Complacency due to job insecurity, Senior management rarely changes while those below are constantly being let go. Somber atmosphere in the New York Office and too much partying in the OP office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management need to start looking within themselves for the problem

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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