Jumpstart Automotive Media

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Jumpstart Automotive Media Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Laid back, fun small family environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jumpstart Automotive Media

    Pros

    Very laid-back, start up feel.

    Cons

    Compensation should've been more competitive.

  2.  

    Great culture and place to work, or at least it used to be.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Jumpstart Automotive Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Company cares about it's employees
    - Opportunity to grow and be promoted
    - Decent base salary

    Cons

    - Slow creative process and overpriced for clients
    - Corporate buyouts (HFM and then Hearst) have hurt the culture
    - Commission/bonus structure is a joke
    - Fallout from the corporate buyout caused most the good people to leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go back to the way it used to be prior to HFM/Hearst. Employees were happier and things actually got done.

    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Jumpstart Auto downhill after acquired by HFM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Ops in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Ops in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Jumpstart Automotive Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, not extremely demanding

    Cons

    Opportunity low, and comp small

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    Lots of fun, responsibility and rewarding to a pro-active person, not a place to hide

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jumpstart Automotive Media

    Pros

    You definitely have to own whatever it is you do. There aren't layers of people double checking your work and there is very little bureaucracy to keep you from driving improvements or change. Very laid back environment that encourages socializing and team building. Fit is important here.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunity, somewhat less clear vision and focus recently, information should be shared better in such a small company. Small things slip through the cracks, but that's where personal responsibility and follow up come into play.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have great people who know how lucky they are to work in such a great environment, they need vision, leadership, direction and empowerment to make this an even better place.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jumpstart Automotive Media

    Pros

    Jumpstart puts your professional growth first, providing extensive training in all areas of the digital advertising space. A comfortable work environment with a knowledgeable staff.

    Cons

    Jumpstart represents only automotive sites which can be limiting if you want experience with a wider range of publishers, if not the downsides are minimal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job of keeping the company informed about changes in infrastructure and maintaining communication with its employees.

    Recommends
  7.  

    Satisfied

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Jumpstart Automotive Media

    Pros

    Great place to make an impact with your ideas. Leading the industry with technical tools and work arounds to accomplish goals.

    Cons

    Compensation plans are not straight forward. Communication from headquarters is weak and inconsistent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going

    Doesn't Recommend
  8.  

    Great company - but needs to realize their focus is both a strength and a weakness

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Royal Oak, MI

    I worked at Jumpstart Automotive Media

    Pros

    Small, friendly and casual atmosphere. Many young people with lots of enthusiasm. Digital media is one of the fastest growing sectors in marketing. Transparent re: company goals and financials, really try to be inclusive with all employees.

    Cons

    Can be difficult to keep lines of communication open between remote offices and headquarters, some inter-function tension, people don't always see how they contribute to big picture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enable more information sharing between remote offices, better enable sharing of skills across departmental boundaries.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Weak management but lot's of toys around to play with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Jumpstart Automotive Media full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Central lobby in office full of toys to keep you unbored: ping pong tables, xbox, wii, magazines, etc.
    Central location in SF

    Cons

    Jumpstart's office is divided in "male" and "female" depending on the area of work. If you happen to work on the "guy" side of the office (IT, Sales) you're fine because there's nothing but good ol'camaraderie. If you're in the "female" side of the office (Marketing) then brace yourself for a toxic environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    intermix the office, intermix the managers, conduct a satisfaction survey amongst employees and take action based on feedback.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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