IZ-ON Media Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Ahmad Ouri
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Pros
  • Work/life balance and positive empployees (in 7 reviews)

  • work life balance, great people, good location (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management tries really hard to bring cultural changes, but they do not seem to harmonize (in 4 reviews)

  • parent company, frightened "lifer" employees who are angry and probably ought to move on (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    Pros

    Great people who care about their work

    Cons

    Bad holding company makes do the work tough

    Advice to Management

    Rid your selves of Technicolor


  2. No longer the great place it once was...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IZ-ON Media (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great people at IZ-ON, and the company is very work/life balance friendly.

    Cons

    The combination of a parent company that never seemed to understand or value IZ-ON, and a series of missteps on the part of upper management have changed the culture and climate. the best people have moved on, and those that are left are in a perpetual state of worry over the instability of the company and ongoing layoffs. As it stands, IZ-ON is the remnant of squandered opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from Technicolor, get back to innovating rather than re-selling off the shelf components, bring quality, creative people back into the company, and avoid repeating the mistake of putting all of your eggs in one (client) basket.


  3. Too Little Too Late

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and a real initiative to improve working culture. The recent change in leadership has been an encouraging improvement.

    Cons

    The parent company is terrible and seemingly has set up the company to fail, despite management's efforts to turn things around. Low morale due to business challenges - people are jumping ship right and left.

    Advice to Management

    Give people incentives to stay and help improve things. And maybe - please - consider some raises as soon as you can?


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  5. A series of management mis-steps as well as corporate malfeasance may have mortally wounded it

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Great family of employees- great work life balance

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, struggling to hold on, many of the best folks have left

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the core business - there may be hope yet.


  6. What was once a fun, vibrant and innovative place to work is now just an empty shell.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The best part about working at IZON was the people - extremely talented and creative. There was a real sense of comradery and collaboration.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, Technicolor killed the spirit of the company and tossed 40% of the company to the curb. What was once a fun, vibrant and innovative place to work is now just an empty shell. It's only a matter of time before the ship sinks entirely.

    Advice to Management

    Separate from Technicolor and inspire innovation. Appreciate the people that are left by offering them professional development and growth opportunities.


  7. Culture Initiative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful team and strong belief in core values

    Cons

    Nothing that I could speak of


  8. Wonderful workplace culture and some of the best people I have ever worked with.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Culture, people, teamwork. Work/Life balance is very important.

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better for added responsibilities


  9. Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    This used to be a good company to work for if you value work/life balance. The culture had undergone dramatic growth, thanks to hard work by employees, including creating company values. People worked collaboratively and respected each other.

    Cons

    Unfortunately this business is now a sinking ship, and it's about re-arranging the deck chairs, not about moving forward with a new, achievable vision. There is no innovation possible at this point in time, which is really a missed opportunity. This also limits career growth for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Mitigate for better risk management - think it through! When you reduce staff to a skeleton crew, what do you expect will happen? You need Plan B.


  10. A disaster years in the making

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Bagel Fridays. Lip service paid to culture.

    Cons

    You get the real sense that the management is out to enrich themselves while the rank and file is so brain dead that they can't even realize the raw deal they are getting. All the good people have left over the past couple years. The remaining people stay out of inertia or fear of the big wide world outside. Product development has been severely lacking. An entrenched "us vs. them" mentality. Tone-deaf executive leadership that continually talks down to the staffers. Meh.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management? Fire yourselves for the good of the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    It couldn't get any worse

    • Work/Life Balance
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    As a long-time employee it's been a great ride but now that technicolor has washed it's hands of us it's time to move on. They worked hard to improve culture and just as it began to take hold, the walls came crashing down.

    Cons

    The end is nigh! Doomsday preppers only need apply. The benefits will probably be taken away and raises haven't been seen in years.

    Advice to Management

    Time to rebuild with no money, no parent company support and outdated ideas. Treat the folks left right and you might survive the year. No more crappy middle managers who are only good at firing people and streamlining the company right down the toilet.



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