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opportunity to learn, no room to grow

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Current Employee - Employee
Current Employee - Employee

I have been working at Sling Media

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

Pros

Smart people, opportunity to learn

Cons

Poor management, resource constrained, too much too fast

Advice to Management

Slow down, build up the staff in the right places. Trust your employees.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great Recipes Not Enough Ingredients

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

    I have been working at Sling Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative products and smart, enthusiastic staff. Opportunity to learn an enormous amount. Generally fair-minded management.

    Cons

    Overly ambitious and poorly integrated array of products. Expectations for extremely high caliber of product without adequate resources.

    Advice to Management

    While a visionary, smart group, reach too often extends grasp; projects are undertaken without proper staffing and organization. After being acquired by EchoStar, Sling cannot operate in the same nimble fashion it once could. With more experience, exec team would have at least anticipated this situation and planned accordingly.


  2. Great team, great product. Not so great parent company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Various in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Sling Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology and products, still a lot of talented, smart, motivated people. Little or no politics. Wide range of technologies to learn (for an engineer). Interesting products in media space, lots of opportunity for innovation.

    Cons

    Poor benefits. Parent company (Echostar) doesn't understand (more accurately doesn't care) how to motivate and retain key talent in the Valley. Closing window of opportunity for core placeshifting product, industry is quickly transitioning to OTT video.

    Advice to Management

    Glassdoor requires 20-word minimum for this, but it's either "I don't know" or 10-page memo. I'll just say keep fighting for Sling culture, allow Sling team to operate as independent from parent company as possible. And Good luck!


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