SpinMedia

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at SpinMedia as an intern

Pros

Some people are friendly, interesting company

Cons

Mostly a cliquey environment, the company is struggling to make money

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Sinking ship or Dumpster Fire...you pick

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Talented and creative coworkers. Flexible hours

    Cons

    This place is a sinking ship. If they call you looking to offer you a position, just run away. If you're a freelance contributor, just block them from your inbox now because that's what they'll do when you start asking about getting paid.

    SpinMedia (formerly BuzzMedia) is in the business of buying sites more successful/known then what they have in hopes of increasing traffic to their other sites and to impress investors.

    I had the displeasure of joining SpinMedia by way of acquisition. Before we were bought, life was great and filled with creative and fulfilling challenges. The organization was flat and everyone was equal. Once SpinMedia took over, they replaced their CEO three times and never promoted within. Instead they hired friends, and not one of them were qualified for their jobs. Especially the senior tech people they hired, these people were entry level jokes with friends in high places.

    I won't get started with the HR team, but the HR staff are basically entry level secretaries. Pretty faces with empty heads who spend more time spying on co-workers and stabbing them in the back every chance they get. Most of the other reviews here are written by them.

    This probably sounds like general whining, but take a moment and look into the Senior Execs that were actually qualified for their jobs that bailed from this company over the last couple of years. They saw this dumpster fire for what it was: a poorly organized/operated company with no real future outside of massive layoffs and eventual sale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over. You aren't qualified for this role. The board should start by hitting reset on the tech Execs, and then maybe get a real HR team.

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

    Fun / Exciting / Creative Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at SpinMedia full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working alongside incredible people in a creative environment where there is plenty of opportunity to grow both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    This organization has seen a lot of change in the past year - change that will allow for positive future growth, but has left some employees feeling unclear about what comes next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Constantly communicate your vision to employees. For a company that is spread out across multiple locations, it's important for everyone to always feel the same level of excitement and energy around our plan for the future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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