IZ-ON Media Reviews

Updated March 9, 2015
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Pros
  • Really encourage and enfore Work/Life Balance (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. Culture Initiative

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    Pros

    Wonderful team and strong belief in core values

    Cons

    Nothing that I could speak of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better for added responsibilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It couldn't get any worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    needs more work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IZ-ON Media

    Pros

    benefit
    work and life balance
    work from home if necessary

    Cons

    too much emphasis on culture and no focusing on more important things.
    limited personal growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    A once great company went downhill quickly under horrible new management.

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

    I worked at IZ-ON Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good office location
    A few good people still left at company

    Cons

    Lack of ethics from top down (including in HR)
    New ownership promoted folks who talked about what a great job they did vs. those who actually did a great job
    Poor morale across the board due to the above
    Product offerings have significantly diminished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on retaining talent who have proven success within company vs. those who talk a good game
    Treat employees and clients better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. The best ideas don't win. Politics do

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

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

    Pros

    Get to try a lot of different things. I also learned a great deal from other team members

    Cons

    Salary was ok but not great. Thought I would get a raise that never came

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have some great people working there. Listen to them. They really want to help

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. have had opportunities, but need to be proactive to contribute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media

    Pros

    work life balance, great people, good location. dedication to cultural improvement, weekly open meetings, some interesting clients (the biggest name in retail)

    Cons

    parent company, frightened "lifer" employees who are angry and probably ought to move on. Lack of innovation, slow pace, no new products in years,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to move the company towards innovation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Not PRN

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at IZ-ON Media full-time

    Pros

    Not too many pros for this company

    Cons

    Execs not in sync with their businesses. This is not a people oriented company even tho the only asset IZON has is people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to manage the only asset you have and treat them the way you would like to be treated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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