Federated Media Publishing Reviews

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  1. Great people, great ideas

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    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Product in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Federated was always one of the most innovative digital media companies around. Creative people, creative executions, fueled by lots of passion. It was a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Creativity is often the enemy of scale. Coming up with products that could scale to the "billions" while retaining the promise of creative execution was always a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's been a while since I was there and ownership has changed, so it's difficult to say. But Federated has a great brand that can live on if they continue to introduce new product executions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. Was great for a long time but management engagement fell off perceptibly.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing full-time

    Pros

    I had great success in finding like minded people to work with and the energy in the early days was awesome. Employees were really excited about the product and the website partners. I had little issue with the benefits or salary structure.

    Cons

    Cons were multiple shifts in senior management, major 'pivots' in direction and declining sales. FM is no longer what it once was, with the acquisition I'm not sure it's gotten any better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. Great people. Innovation to keep the business successful was a struggle.

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The culture was great. Work/Life balance was the best I've seen in NYC. You could see how management was investing in the talent and trying to maintain a strong, fresh culture.

    Cons

    The business model wasn't adjusted quickly enough to stay with the industry. Within most departments, there is no room to move up- horizontal hierarchy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    moving towards integrated teams would help

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Lacking in direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Federated Media Publishing part-time

    Pros

    It's a great relaxed environment w/ great pay and cool people. Good office location too

    Cons

    There is a definitey lack of communication between senior management and everyone else. It led to many problems down the line.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. great idea in theory

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    great people, awesome content to sell

    Cons

    poorly organized internally, company is unsure of their identity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. Recurring layoffs and unstable leadership

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Federated Media Publishing full-time

    Pros

    They pay well, are well-respected in the industry, and have nice offices.

    Cons

    Layoffs happen like clockwork each year, making everyone on-edge. The leadership is all over the place, with people coming and going (and coming back and going again) often. The people can be nice but are actually cliquey. They blatantly value the programmatic side over content, which was their bread and butter.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. Fun Dynamic Innovative Company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Great founder.
    * Perfect location.
    * Wonderful people.
    * Creative Environment, Room for Growth.
    * Stable Company.
    * Very smart co-workers.
    * Compensation was higher-end.
    * A lot of people I worked with are still at the company, which says a lot. I started there in 2007.

    Cons

    * I can't really think of any, maybe just add some events to connect people, which by now I am sure has happened.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Great managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Challenging, but in a good way

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    Former Employee - Publisher Development in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Publisher Development in Boulder, CO

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in the Publisher Development department of Lijit Networks, which was then acquired by FedMed. Overall, very positive. Good working environment. Competitive, but also supportive. Very loose, positive culture that was welcoming of new ideas.

    Cons

    During the transition from Lijit-> FedMed, there was some confusion as to what the acquiring company actually did. Whatever, keep truckin'

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. Slow to promote

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Federated Media Publishing as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    relaxed environment and nice coworkers

    Cons

    extremely slow to promote, though they claim there are many opportunities for advancement. was laid off after less than a year of working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    encourage more communication among departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. Genuinely invested in its customers, people and bettering the industry

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    Current Employee - Aso in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Aso in New York, NY

    I have been working at Federated Media Publishing full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Every employee I have come into contact with feels some sense of pride or ownership as it relates to delivering a quality advertising program to BOTH a brand AND the audience.

    Leadership is focused on innovating content marketing - which is good because thats the industry FM started and continues to lead by developing proprietary ways to show performance and ROI

    Culture is all about the people. FM will take care of you if you do the same by truly investing yourself

    Everyone is allowed to have an opinion, everyone is friends, everyone "gets it" and works toward the same goals almost organically...because they want to...not because they are being told to

    Cons

    Not that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do NOT stop innovating

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