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    FUN Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FUNimation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Laidback atmosphere
    Great co-workers
    Great mixture of fun and seriousness

    Cons

    Compensation
    Lack of positions for promotion
    Taking on more than staffed to handle
    Lack of consistent communication between departments
    Layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication should be better and compensation needs to improve.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Work with cool people for lousy pay.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a lot of talented, creative people working here. I've seen firsthand how much work goes into the final product. Employees have the freedom to move between departments when a position opens up. It's a fun atmosphere to work in, usually.

    Cons

    The pay starts off low and tends to stay there. The talented, creative people are not necessarily rewarded. There is no sense that as an employee you will share in the company's successes, but there's a constant fear that you could wind up paying for its failures.

    There seems to be a lack of communication from the top. The company leadership doesn't really seem to understand the product or the consumer. Sudden personnel changes often catch employees off guard and disrupt the flow of their work. Employees just have to deal with the fallout of whatever baffling decisions come out of upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your employees feel undervalued. Funi is a fun place to work for a while, but the poor compensation and the sense of stagnation will leave people cold eventually.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    The FUN is a lie

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Easy work, some great team members. Good work/life balance. Good place to start your career and learn. If you sleep with your boss you can get ahead. No one really has to work too hard, just enough to not get noticed.

    Cons

    Lots of corporate backstabbing. The company also hides the fact that it is also EchoLight studios; bait and switch hiring method. Very cliquey. Hate groups such as Focus on the Family and Rick Santorum are often in the office. (Rick Santorum is a CEO) HR gossips about employees with other employees. No real corporate culture other than fear and belittling of employees. Dismal pay. More important to "cover your rear" with documentation that actually working out conflicts. Sketchy financial and accounting practices, borders on illegal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR should be an unbiased position, not someone who protects their friends and spouse. CEO needs to grow with the times and understand contemporary business practices, stop being insane.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Dream job turned into a nightmare

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FUNimation

    Pros

    Fun and relaxed environment. Get free anime swag. Get to meet a lot of voice actors from the shows.

    Cons

    Horrible HR and management. Sexist jokes, favoritism and cliques made it seem more like going to high school instead of going to work. If you were one of the "in crowd", you'll go far. If you're not, no matter how hard you work, you'll always get the crap jobs and have your ideas stolen from you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR is supposed to be there for everyone, not just the people that you are friends/in a relationship with.

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

    A FUN place to work.

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    Former Employee - Voice Talent in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Voice Talent in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at FUNimation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good people all around. Doing voiceovers everyone was very nice (directors and other voice talent) and made you feel comfortable. The work itself was a lot of fun (but short lived) with good pay.

    Cons

    Feedback needed. There was no real feedback after the project so I am not sure if the lack of work is due to poor performance or business being slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some form of feedback would be appreciated pertaining to performance.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place if you are just starting your career but there is not room for growth in certain departments. Almost everybod

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    laid back environment, nice coworkers

    Cons

    low wages, no room for growth in some department,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    What they don't know could fill a warehouse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    Write what you want, they have no idea this site exists.

    Cons

    Yeaaahh, that would be that they have no idea this site exists. And if they did, wouldn't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Fun

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FUNimation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Anime, fun people, great atmosphere

    Cons

    At the time that Navarre was the parent company, IT was extremely limited on what we could do, so we couldn't completely resolve what was needed for our company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    JUST SAY NO.....

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at FUNimation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    FUNimation has a great culture and some really great people

    Cons

    > The CEO is in over his head.
    > They sell Japanese video of 14 year old girls with bouncy boobs yet are trying to get into the "faith" market with EchoLight Studios.
    > The EchoLight Studios heads are pious heretics
    > They are hiding EchoLight from Anime fans & the board
    > They fire good people - especially if the CEO deems you are making too much money (tenure)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the CEO out and clean out the old guard

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    On the cutting edge... with no budget and a maniac CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX

    I worked at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    Small company/family environment with a lot of professional and personal growth opportunities.
    Great, exciting product sold through national partners
    Pushing technology, sales and marketing trends in a surprisingly small company

    Cons

    Declining home video market
    Company bends to CEO's whims
    Politics - especially old guard
    They don't pay national average for positions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch for politics and who has what resources

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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