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FriendFinder Networks Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
38 Reviews
2.7
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work is rewarded.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Front End Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Front End Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Let'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!

    Cons

    Mid-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 ManagementAdvice

    Communicate 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I 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 !

    Cons

    Are 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    my career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Myself and a quite a few others have been here several years. There are some that have left and come back - I see that as a testament to the quality of the workplace. I'm challenged here every day. If you put yourself out there and really do 110% you will be rewarded, but you are not rewarded just for showing up like at some other companies where I have worked.

    Cons

    The sick days are from the same pool as PTO. This leads to people coming in sick often which is pretty bad, it gets everyone else sick then we lose productivity and everyone is in a bad mood.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    fix PTO/sick days.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn new things.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Team  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Team in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    The work environment is very dynamic. There are many projects, so everyone is working on a few different things at once, which keeps things interesting. Management is eager and open to trying new technologies.

    Cons

    Health insurance was not great this year, but will be much better next year.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    FriendFinder is a very stable company. I feel very comfortable coming to work everyday not to worry about my job. Lots of people have been working here for a very long time. People here are very nice to work with. They help each other and have a great teamwork environment. Benefits are great. Medical insurance is the most I like to work here. I pay absolutely nothing for my whole family (3 people) with Kaiser. The company provide free breakfast and lunch from Monday to Thursday and provide reimbursement for training classes for employees career growth. The company also has 401K $ to $ match up 3% salary, and commuter's check just mention a few. The company hire all levels employees so the new grades have opportunities to get into the door (most other companies won't hire entry level people). The company very cares to balance workers' workload and their life seldom to ask workers to work overtime (this is really hard to find in most of the companies in bay area).

    Cons

    If the company can match the salary level on the market, that will put the company to be one of the best companies to work in bay area.

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  7.  

    Very Challenging, yet very rewarding

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    The best thing about working at FriendFinder Networks is the people! I feel that I'm surrounded with very skilled co-workers that are not only good at their jobs, but friendly and helpful as well. The environment is fast paced which makes it challenging, but fun with a casual feel. The work hours are also very flexible and it seems to be a pretty stable company. Still hiring while other companies are downsizing.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at FriendFinder is not a lot of telecommuting opportunities.

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  8.  

    Fast-paced, challenging and with lots of random things to laugh at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    New projects always keeps things interesting, the fast-pace always keeps you busy, bonuses for hard work, casual dress, lots free lunches,401k matching up to 4%, and hard-working, good-hearted, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Not always easy to share with others the type of content we work with

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue offering different ways to motivate workers

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    There are some great, smart ppl at Friendfinder Network. Also, free soda, free lunches from Monday to Thursday, group lunches, bonus to top performers, reimbursement on sports

    Cons

    give more stock shares to employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend less time doubting the strategy every 3 months

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Solid Company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks

    Pros

    The intelligence level of other employees.

    Cons

    Parking! I got two tickets in one day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    like my job most of the time

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -my job description was accurate and I actually enjoy it most of the time
    -management is reasonable
    -flex hours
    -coworkers are kind, open-minded and competent. Generally helpful, too.
    -if there's politics I'm kept out of it
    -LGBT friendly. Nice for those of us who aren't, too, btw.

    Cons

    -the porn is not my favorite, and it IS part of the job.
    -working from home rarely and by exception
    -commute
    -sick time and vacation time from the same pool. If you get bronchitis, you lose vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -revise vacation/sick time policy.
    -allow employees to work from home one day or even half a day a week, as long as we don't have meetings. Or even on designated spare-the-air days. Or on condition that we work half our normal commute time extra.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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