Encompass Digital Media

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Encompass Digital Media Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great learning experience, and stepping stone.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take advice of staff, be more approachable.

  2.  

    Lowest paid broadcast facility in Atlanta & surrounding area!!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It is just a job, you will scrape by with the pay and it will barely cover the monthly bills. No room for anything extra.

    Cons

    Inexperienced, VERY young managers. This is often times their FIRST job out of college. Too many managers standing around doing nothing or fiddling with Facebook or texting on their phones. Turn over is extremely high as employees are fully aware that Turner, Weather Channel, Comcast, UP TV and local network affiliates pay 8 to 15k a year more than Encompass. Starting pay at Encompass for Master Control is 30k. They will tell you it is very competitive wage. Everyone knows this is not the case. There is few people at Encompass who have been there more than 5 to 6 years. Upper management needs to start listening to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to your employees. Raise wages to be competitive with the rest of Atlanta and the surrounding markets. Train your managers in managerial skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty good place to work, needs to be more organized

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    Former Employee - Software Developer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable benefits
    Decent pay
    Up to 3% matching 401K
    Friendly co-workers
    Engaging work (at first)

    Cons

    The management appears to be disorganized and in disarray. Things get lost in the shuffle. We plan to do things but never do them. No one has time to explain or clarify assignments. I could seldom get a satisfactory explanation of existing systems because everyone was rushing around. Seems like everyone is doing a million things at once, and if you're new you will get lost and confused easily. And, at least for me, I started being assigned to things that didn't exactly fit the job description. Like very mundane, boring, repetitive things that I just couldn't do. I was hired as a software developer, and toward the end I was more of an administrative assistant than an actual developer. Coworkers were announcing their resignation and generally had a negative attitude toward the company. This rubbed off on me a bit and I became disengaged. Morale was low. Didn't seem like things were going to get better, there was really no time to make things better, so I handed in my resignation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than laying off extremely important people, either retain them or hire new people to take on their responsibilities. Don't dump or distribute the responsibilities of the people you couldn't afford on other employees. Reorganize the company in a more logical and sane way. Make sure that when you hire new people, someone is there to explain how things work. New people (or at least me) get lost and don't know what they're doing most of the time. There needs to be less chaos and more structure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Could be a great company but it just isn't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of really great/knowledgeable people work here. Depending on your location the pay is acceptable. The work is interesting and you can learn a lot in the trenches.

    Cons

    The necessary information to do the job isn't always readily available. It is common to see people shake their head and say "We don't communicate very well for a communications company" over an issue that could have been easily prevented. There really are no standards of performance or behavior, it's more of a free for all while management looks the other way. Being dedicated, going above and beyond and working hard is not generally recognized. Advancement and qualifications are not related. Vacation policy very limiting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a niche type of industry and knowledgeable employees are an asset - maybe management should start treating them like they are. Dealing with problems and creating standard processes is a lot better strategy than just putting your head in the sand.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    RUN! This place is the worst!

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The working level people you interact with are great.

    Cons

    Management is clueless. The company is run by a mini Hitler!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of management and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good job, changing shifts all the time is difficult.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits package is offered.

    Cons

    Some jobs require sitting at a console for 8 - 10 hours at a time with only very short breaks. One supervisor I had suggested that I take only ten minutes to eat lunch, food and drink is not allowed at the work desks or consoles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most current job research shows that rotating shifts decreases productivity and accuracy.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Satelight truck builder

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Very casual atmosphere ice cream and barbeque socials

    Cons

    Everything is an emergency I never knew what was coming next.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to start

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Most co workers are friendly. Most all of my managers have been super cool and easy to work with. Stress levels are kept to a minimum.

    Cons

    Pay is way below industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management's hands are pretty much tied, however I wish they would take more of an advocate role in taking whatever steps are necessary to improve hourly employees salaries.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience has gone from good when it was Crawford Communications, to bad, to worse.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Encompass Digital Media full-time

    Pros

    I get a paycheck, and of the few "old timers" that are left, I like my fellow employees.

    Cons

    Lots of people of any seniority have left the company. LOTS! People are being shifted around and most of the new employees are $10-$12 dollars an hour, no benefit types. Hard to train and not satisfied in their positions for any length of time. Their inexperience is the cause of may errors and discrepancies. Moral is low and many people are still leaving and looking for other companies to work for. I neither feel secure here, or optimistic about the future of human beings in the company. It is all about profit that we are not seeing. Massive budget cuts in all areas and changes in benefits are happening. Best advice. Stay away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for management because I don't think that they care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Its a paycheck.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Encompass Digital Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people I work with day to day.

    Cons

    Upper management is absolutely horrible. Every perk that we had under previous owners have been taken away. All they care about is the investors not the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PLEASE sell us to a company that cares about the employees more than the investors!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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