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Fullscreen Reviews

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
17 Reviews
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17 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great Team, Unorganized Vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - engineering team is a great group of people to work alongside of
    - CTO protects us and we stay focused: I never have more than an hour's worth of meetings a day
    - really flexible with scheduling
    - fun to be pioneering an upcoming shift in media

    Cons

    - vision is lacking on projects
    - product decisions are made seemingly on whims
    - there's a bit of a wall between product vision and engineering talent
    - physical location makes for tough communication across departments (this will be changing soon when we move)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - now that we have some new players on board, let's narrow the focus of our projects
    - embrace innovation from the top down, and empower those that want to try something new

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sales manager

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    Former Employee - Sales in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Innovative company with access to YouTube talent.

    Cons

    Poorly managed company. They leave no time for ramp up, and leave you on an island. It's a start up, with little focus. Each arm of the company is competing with the other. It's not a team environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just say what you're going to do to help. Back it up with action. Find a process that works, and is more streamlined. Get your Sr. mgmt on the same page. When multiple executives openly dislike each other, it does nothing for company moral. Also, stop worrying so much about being purchased. If you put a solid business plan in place, being purchased will take care of itself.

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

    Channel +

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Young, smart, motivated, and hard-working people. Fun place to work at.

    Cons

    no career advancement. inexperienced managers . extreme lack of focus and goals. feels like a second college working w/ a bunch of frat dudes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs some clear goals. stop promoting people who don't have a clue of what they're doing. just because it's a start up doesn't mean you need to act like an idiot

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, lots going on

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

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    Great place to get experience. Lots of opportunity to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Communication from senior management could use improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the value of your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Fullscreen as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very friendly environment, positive outlook, good work from home policy, free catered lunch every Friday and great perks in general.

    Cons

    Internships are unpaid but at least you get to do some actual work and don't have to get coffee, lunch, etc. for your bosses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I left because I didn't feel there was a possibility of getting hired, so I'd suggest having a better internship program with the possibility of becoming a real job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Ostensibly a great place to work, but very different once you're on the inside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    - friendly people
    - decent perks
    - great work-from-home policy
    - fun work environment

    Cons

    - lack of true leadership
    - poor growth opportunities
    - disorganized
    - nonexistent mentorship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so top-down and understand from a ground level what people do and where the pain-points are - and then fix them. And provide mentorship, way more mentorship.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good place for first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    - great location
    - great benefits
    - nice office space
    - Georges seems to be a great CEO

    Cons

    From an R&D standpoint:
    - VPE has hard time making and communicating decisions
    - teams led by inexperienced directors who possess little to no technical background
    - lots of DOA projects
    - random software development methodologies
    - low focus on quality
    - no career path, no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let amateurs layoff people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to get your foot in the door.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    I loved working with the people at Fullscreen. Everyone worked hard and was very passionate about what they did.

    Cons

    Upper management is not on the same page with each other. When there are disagreements, confusion trickles down to the employees. Since it is a startup environment, most of the employees have the "run with it and see what happens" attitude so it worked... half the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to focus on a few products instead of chasing the next shiny new object. With a clear goal, I believe that the senior and junior teams can work more efficiently and effectively.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Was a great startup turned rude talent agency.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, good perks, good location.

    Cons

    Bad leadership and management. Lack of communication is downward spiraling the company and losing some very talented people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-assess leaders. Communicate goals and objectives (on a regular basis) for growth and betterment of staff and work environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Accelerated Growth and a Lack of Focus result in crappy culture and declining quality of life.

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

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fellow employees are generally nice and work hard. People are passionate about what they do, and there is room for growth within the company.

    Cons

    Company could definitely use focus and organization. Lots of potential with way too much time spent spinning wheels and wild goose chases. As a result, everyone's moving in different direction, which creates multiple cliques and sub-companies within the larger organization (Sales, Network Development, Talent Management, Network Operations, etc.). Not conducive to a strong company culture.

    Fast growth acceleration has also resulted in some questionable hiring decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Choose the 2-3 things you think are company strengths and move in that direction 110%. You can't be all things to all people.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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