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Fullscreen Reviews

Updated July 27, 2014
Updated July 27, 2014
13 Reviews
3.3
13 Reviews
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George Strompolos
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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

    I worked at Fullscreen as an intern for less than a 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
  2.  

    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place for first job

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    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Was a great startup turned rude talent agency.

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

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time for more than a 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
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time for more than a 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
  8.  

    Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fullscreen as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Working at Fullscreen, I’m surrounded by smart, dedicated, passionate, and collaborative group of individuals; who are always willing to take risks and learn from one another.

    Cons

    Currently I don't have any cons..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Young, unprofessional company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic CEO. George is as nice as they come and has a level head with a great vision. He has created a very innovative and market responsive company. Complimentary lunch on Fridays were very appreciated.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, George has hired some very egotistical executives who seem to be drunk with power due to the quick success of the company. I hope he becomes aware of this soon and brings his executive staff down to earth or hire people more like himself. Extremely poor and unethical management of the Network Development team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of growing as fast as you can, it is vitally important that you lay a strong foundation for sustainable, long lasting growth. Take better care of your employees, provide adequate training, and instill positive standards of practice for management. Be careful of burning out your employees and jerking them around in so many directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome, cutting edge tech company transforming YouTube

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    Current Employee - Partner Manager  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous growth and a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Tremendous growth. Once it slows down and the dust settles it wont be a con.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time will fix everything.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Innovative company led by great people.

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    Current Employee - Partner Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Partner Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Fullscreen full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fullscreen is on the forefront of the YouTube revolution. The work environment is extremely fast-paced and typically very exciting. We work with thousands of creators, big talent and some major brands. Everybody works hard here. The CEO and upper management are legit.

    Cons

    It's a startup, so things feel a little chaotic at times. If you can't handle that type of atmosphere you could get frustrated here. People work long hours although there are no set hours. We're currently in a small office but that is changing soon I think, so it should be ok.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows, there should be a middle management layer. The junior employees need a little more direction.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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