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Updated Jun 19, 2014
FriendFinder Networks – US – “FriendFinder”

FriendFinder Networks – US – “FriendFinder”
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2.9 37 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

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Andrew Conru

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Hard work is rewarded.

    Front End Developer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLet's get real...people complaining on this site are disgruntled folks who feel they should be given everything without earning it! They compare this company to the Big Dogs (Google, Microsoft, Facebook, etc.), but FFN can't run with the Big Dogs because it's a different breed altogether! The company provides more in fringe benefits than other companies this size: anniversary bonuses, a 401(k) match, a PTO program that blows others out of the water (20 days/25 days/30 days -- depending how many years you've been with the company). A majority of companies start you off with 2 weeks, and one review on this site is wanting to go back to separate vacation and sick leave! Does he not get it?!

    A big pro is that both Marc Bell and Dan Staton are no longer associated with this company! They were the most arrogant pair who didn't care about the employees and we didn't care about them. They were an embarrassment.

    This company is going through a transition. Andrew Conru has returned and has started to breathe new life into the company, but we're all still cautious. Most important, though, is we now have hope.

    So, people should stop bitching because we do have it pretty good here. We're being paid to produce good work, so step it up if you're dawdling around mediocrity! And to all the former employees who produced less but felt entitled to more, who didn't like the food, the management, their salaries . . . good riddance!

    ConsMid-level managers need more training. I've asked my own manager questions only to realize later that he steered me down the wrong path! Also, there are department heads who need to be replaced as they don't seem to contribute anything -- it's so well-known that people from different departments chat about it during lunch. It's an ongoing joke.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate with the staff and make it clear to us what the culture of the company is, especially with the changes taking place. There's an opportunity to get it right this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Maybe good for someone waiting for the retirement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFree lunch, shower room, food cube...
    Social Network Industry is fun.

    ConsStrong hierarchy, some upper managers are good technicians but lack the management training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRead and answer the email, useless to ask to send the daily report without replying it.
    Andrew is cool.

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

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    what a joke

    Not Applicable (Former Employee) Boca Raton, FL

    Prosthere are no pros at all

    Consthe employees at the corp office were immature and paid way too high. Management and executives were a joke. Not a lick of common sense between them.

    Advice to Senior Managementenough with the micromanagement - stop lining your pockets - stop hiring who your sleeping with at the moment

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

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    It's not about what you know, it's about who you know...

    Human Resources (Former Employee)

    Pros-Complimentary breakfast and lunch Monday to Thursday
    -Free Porn
    -Opportunity for advancements if you stay at the company long enough

    Cons-Porn is visible at every corner of the company. If you are not comfortable to see graphic human private parts, don't even think about work for this company. Compliant about sexual related stories happen at the HR department frequently. Lots of lawsuit against the company.
    -Favoritism is a norm in the company. Most executives have low or no education and no prior experiences on managing people nor a department before join the company. You can start out as a temp, then hired as a VP if you know how to please the top executives. If the higher up executive likes you, you will get bonuses for no reason, additional PTOs, multiple promotions, free excess to the porn sites, work couple hrs a days and get pay in full...
    -Low moral - most people there to collect their paychecks, no one seem to care for the company.
    -Extremely Poor management. The exec. spent millions to acquire bad companies and hired lots people. In less than a year, laid off the same number of people hired and closed down the acquired companies. The exec have no idea what they are doing and no directions. Unfortunately, the employees suffering from it. Regardless how long you worked there, the severance is two weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't ask your employees to be accountable unless you do the same!!

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

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    I would not recommend this company to anyone

    Translator (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFree catered lunch everyday. except for Fridays and weekends

    ConsNo room for growth, very hostile work environment, managers are horrible.

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

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    Uninspiring, demeaning leadership from Leads to CEO

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIf you are into politics and gaining success from it. This is your place!

    ConsPolitics rampant within the entire company. Bully emails from CEO. I can't tell you how many of them I have forwarded to friends that are not employed at FFN. They are always shocked.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYour employees mirror your leadership. Epic fail.

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

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    IS THIS A JOKE?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscan't think of a thing

    Constoo many at corporate - the daycare attitude - the micro-managing, the security of the office supplies vs the integrity of the network / information; the segregation of favorites vs other employees, etc., etc, etc

    Advice to Senior Managementpay well for good / qualified people - loose the friends that are only in the position they are in because of friendship and nothing else

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

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    Interesting work, but outdated bureaucratic policies

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe projects I am assigned are generally interesting and allow me to grow my skill set.
    Most colleagues are affable and professional.
    GLBT friendly
    There is a free lunch, although it's generally high-fat.

    ConsThe porn is not really my thing
    Outdated policies include no working from home and, in the bay area with its unpredictable traffic, extreme emphasis on being on time. These are placed at higher importance over productivity.
    lunchbreak policy: "everyone takes some kind of break", so it is counted against you even if you work through lunch and take nothing but bio-breaks. (yeah, that's illegal in California)
    Discourage direct communication with Taiwan office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're not willing to offer top dollar to good employees, at least be more flexible with hours. Get with the times- there are plenty of ways to ensure that employees working remotely are getting something done.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A stressless, dead-end job with free meals if you don't care need to make ends meet

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros* Free lunch from Monday to Thursday.
    * Pretty stressless job (though there is nowhere to go).
    * Deadlines are not real.

    Cons* Poor management with little or no communication
    * There is no trust in employees. Management treat employees like children.
    * Like other companies, there are few apples in this company where employees have bad attitudes, work is not their priorties. Management opt to do nothing about them,no disciplinary actions, etc.
    * Unprofessional work environment
    * Managers lack leadership & vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManage by knowing the employees, not by sitting in the offices. Most managers don't know how to be good managers. Train them!!!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    This is a Great company and can only Rise to better levels

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsI have worked on and off, off site for this company for a number of years. I have watched it go from being brand new kid on the block to well known. I have seen all sides of the company from being a member to helping out where I could in several depts. I have never been disappointed in the site, the company, the jobs or the management. The company is working very hard alongside the man who created the original site to improve the business, the site and bring members a new level of entertainment while using the product. The only place they can go from here is UP !

    ConsAre there issues ? Yes, but if you work hard, prove yourself to be a loyal employee with great creativity you can rise in this company. Tough times call for all employee's to tow the company line and help in bad times as well as good. Will it be hard ? Yes. Will it be worth it ? Yes indeed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would follow the great advice posted on Linked In about managers asking employee's how they are doing as a manager and where improvements can be made. Listening to employee's concerns and ideas should be a large part of any management job. We can only grow and get bigger/better if we implement new ideas and encourage employee creativity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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