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Updated May 26, 2014

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3.4 8 reviews

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Paul Yanover

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fun place to work..opportunity to do a lot

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsMovies are cool!
    They feed you and give you access to cool events.
    Very smart, capable people for the most part.
    Development team is best in class without a doubt.

    ConsSome management is hard to deal with.
    Lots of churn in the past few years.
    If you are not a part of the crew (which is very easy to be a part of)..then it might not be as fun.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Potential to be great, but poorly mismanaged

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLots of smart, fun people. Catered lunches 2x / week. Healthy snacks and an open, sunny office. Pay scale is great if you don't mind having zero work/life balance to enjoy it or getting openly degraded from time to time because management needs a scapegoat.

    ConsLots of recent churn due to poor management promoting needless competition between and within departments. Work hours are 10-12 hours but without the fun culture it supposedly used to be. The inability to keep good employees leads to a constant stream of new people. Yet no good on-boarding adds even more unhappy new workers and stresses existing teams. In addition, there is no clear vision for what is going on because the new management is too busy fluffing their own feathers to corporate to communicate across the company. Egos rampant without any strong leadership.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFor Universal, take a good look at Paul's investments and question whether he has the leadership ability to rally the company. May also want to question his motives for his decisions - both in who he has hired and companies he has bought. For Fandango management, look at the teams with high churn and question why they can't keep employees for longer than 3-6 months. Stop allowing managers to talk condescendingly to their reports and/or co-workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Unpleasant environment to work in. Lots of turnover.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThere are some really nice, smart, fun, hard-working people there who are a pleasure to work with. If you are lucky enough to work on the right team and for the right person, it can be a decent place.

    ConsUnfortunately there are also too many of the wrong people, particularly some of the employees who have been with the company for many years and now have absolutely no ability to manage people, no interest in teaching or sharing their knowledge to help new employees learn and succeed, and zero desire to improve the culture of the company or make it a pleasant place to work. Don't count on ever having your manager or VP's support.

    Instead of being encouraged to work productively and collaboratively with your team, you are often pitted against your team members instead. Ask a simple question, whether you have been at the company for a year or it is just your first week on the job, and you may be made to feel stupid and judged for asking. Working 10-12 hours days is standard, but will go unappreciated. The "appreciation for work/life balance" that the company likes to project to the outside world is exposed as a farse once you are on the inside.

    The most inept and uncaring HR team I have ever come across. They set the tone for the company with their negativity and almost disdain for employees and their even small requests and suggestions to improve the working environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere has been a ton of turnover in the last year or two, including a complete overhaul of the senior management team, which seems to be struggling. Someone at the company should really take a long hard look at the reasons for that. It is no longer the great place to work that it apparently used to be.

    The new executive team spends too much time relying on those who have been with the company for many years to get work done and provide them with the background knowledge and project execution skills that they lack, instead of really evaluating them and their abilities, and questioning why the people who work for them are so unhappy.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people, great opportunity

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsFree movies, free lunches, social events, open and friendly work environment, great PTO/vacation and benefits.

    ConsToo many chiefs in the upper executive division of company. Everybody wants to do one thing or another and ends up creating delays in product launches. Causes extended work hours and sometimes weekend work. You'll get really familiar with a 10-12 hour work day.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being so cheap and hiring so many contractors. Get employees and talent into the office on full time that are dedicated to the product and don't have to be concerned about whether they're going to have to be looking for another job soon.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging environment with tough team dynamics and an executive team that is struggling

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsA ton of people at the company are smart, capable, funny, and hard working. If you get on the right team, you can really have a great time and learn a lot.

    ConsUsually having folks who have been at the company for many years is a plus. In this case, it is often stifling as new ideas or suggestions for improvements are looked at as criticisms. Several of the senior team members have never really worked anywhere else and don't want to work on improving the culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should look at the few people on the teams who are causing the most churn and finally have the guts to ask those team members to either change how they are behaving, or cut them loose. Institutional knowledge only goes so far.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Super nice people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVery professional, thoughtful team. Above average culture for Los Angeles.

    ConsThey seem to be hiring a lot of contract employees at the moment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the great work in terms of creating a great work culture. This is very rare in LA.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood benefits and cool people

    Consseems to be limited learning opportunities

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A good company to work for with good people and good benefits.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits. Nice people. Good hours. PTO. Flexbility. Catered food.

    ConsPay used to be not good. I don't know about now.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to issues early.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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