Findaway World

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Findaway World Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014
Updated May 2, 2014
5 Reviews
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5 Reviews
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    Good company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Findaway World

    Pros

    Findaway has a Fun atmosphere. Always enjoyable to go to work.

    Cons

    Not really to many cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Once great, but has slipped

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at Findaway World

    Pros

    They strike a reasonable work life balance. If you need to be away from the office for something related to home you are free to do so without many repercussions. The people are generally friendly and easy to work with.

    Cons

    The company seems to have lost its focus and divided into two, while trying to retain a perception of being one. It was built on a successful audiobook device, Playaway, and has now branched into mobile and web based delivery of audiobooks. The branching out has lead to a division in the company and created challenges for maintaining focus on what is important for success. The company culture is often talked about as a strong selling point, but in reality it is being undermined by the split and there seem to be factions growing inside. There are very few opportunities for growth in a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider formally splitting the company into two and bringing in outside investors/management to get a fresh look. Be careful about driving people away because of the segmentation that has been created in the company. Give your employees a real voice. Many of them are intelligent, but you need to listen more carefully and value their opinions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    One of the most exciting places you will ever work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Findaway World

    Pros

    Amazing company atmosphere, very laid back (casual dress), colorful, modern office, innovative product in an untapped market, constantly upgrading products, helpful, intelligent upline who are frequently available to talk to.

    Cons

    Northeast Ohio isn't the most 'happening' place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The events and celebrations we often have foster camaraderie and increased quality of life. Love it!

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Findaway World, makers of the Playaway

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Solon, OH

    I worked at Findaway World

    Pros

    A decent work environment for young, entry-level talent looking for a flexible and relaxed work environment, good benefits and tech startup "feel". For the region (Northeast Ohio), Findaway is a rare company that has found and capitalized on a niche market with an innovative, but simple, product that satisfies a real need - distributing audio entertainment and educational content to users that do not have access to down-loadable channels of content.

    Cons

    A company of two cultures, and a set of core values that are not practiced in any real way. For production staff or entry-level professional staff, it is a great environment in which to learn and have an impact on the company. For mid to upper level management, strategic leadership, personal development, open communication and high-performance accountability are seriously lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you are looking for a reasonably well-paying role in a company that won't require too much from you, will allow you a flexible schedule, and provide top-notch benefits, this is a great place to work. If you buy into and expect a highly-competitive, open and innovative culture, you'll be disappointed.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Findaway could be more.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Findaway World

    Pros

    Flexible schedules, understanding of work/life balance and relaxed culture. Management tried to increase morale with prizes and games. Cool product for NEO and good opportunity for those just starting out or new college grads.

    Cons

    Management is severely lacking in strategic vision. Most employees not paid well and bonus structure is not based on personal or company performance. Core values are not practiced in any real way.

    Doesn't Recommend

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