Magnet Media Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Magnet Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun, Good working environment, feeling valued

    Cons

    I haven't figured out how to change the toner in the printer


  2. Helpful (1)

    On the front lines of the digital content revolution!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Magnet Media full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart co-workers who are passionate about digital video form a supportive community.
    Collaborative spirit across the board.
    Storytelling is respected as an artform and prioritized on every project.
    Amazing client list.
    Many opportunities for employees to explore their talents and mold their careers to suit their interests. Strong history of promoting from within.

    Cons

    As the industry changes, the business plan shifts and gives a perpetual "start-up" feel-- don't get too comfortable as your role could change as new opportunities arise.
    A new HR partner is improving benefits though a 401k match and other perks would make benefits more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Weekly update meetings have improved internal communication and helped to re-focus the entire company on the goals at hand- keep it up!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great Company with Great Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Microsoft Marketing Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Microsoft Marketing Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Magnet Media (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are wonderful and the corporate culture is great. I would recommend this company to anyone who is interested in marketing and/or video production.

    Cons

    The cost of benefits was pretty high

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you're doing


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Procuction

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

    I worked at Magnet Media

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great people, who are motivated and passionate about their work. Although young and growing, the potential for the company's future is overwhelmingly positive.

    Cons

    The only issue is the communication between departments.

    Advice to Management

    The management was great, and they constantly made an effort to understand the process of production. Maintaining the flow of communication will improve the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    On the down & down

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Magnet Media full-time

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

    Pros

    Free booze when you can get it.
    Great locale to work if you like good food and even better eye candy.
    Great place to cut your teeth on the stuff you didn't have time to learn before.
    Great resume/portfolio builder.

    Cons

    Delusional executives.
    Petty/catty work environment whose personal mantra seems to be, "Better you than me."
    Sometimes, you come into work hoping they paid the light bill. Sometimes your check might be delayed due to, erm, 'payroll glitches.'

    Advice to Management

    Keep your chin up and your noses clean. Stop rewarding those who do poorly and berating those who do well. There's some serious nepotism here. Also, some of your management should've been fired months ago, yet you let the good ones go. Tsk, tsk. Danger, Will Robinson.


  7. The best of times, the worst of times

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

    I worked at Magnet Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, great opportunities to take on a lot of responsibilities and get your feet wet.

    Cons

    Lack of vision and ability to cohesively lead the team, very chaotic work environment


  8. Growing company with its share of challenges, but even more opportunities.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Magnet Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to dig in and get your hands into just about anything you're willing and work on all sides of the business. Accelerated career path for those with the drive and positive attitude. Exciting projects with world-class companies in tech, media, entertainment, and finance. Great people with good intentions.

    Cons

    Pay is still in process of adjusting to market value, but getting there.


  9. My experience at Magnet has been a constant roller coaster filled with many highs!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Magnet Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The office culture is probably the best benefit. The younger staff were given more opportunity to showcase their talent, because I feel that it would really take us to another level. I think the atmosphere makes it very easy to be here and want to show the company off to friends and clients.

    Cons

    The senior staff have very little interest in cultivating new talent. The older staff are out of touch.

    Advice to Management

    Improve benefits and compensation, thus changing the morale.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Interesting projects

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

    I worked at Magnet Media (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The projects are fun and interesting.

    Cons

    The company is a little disorganized.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Interesting projects, low pay, and a reel builder and stepping stone to other jobs.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Magnet Media full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers. Lots of opportunities to learn and be hands-on in projects. A good place to build up a reel to move onto other higher paying jobs.

    Cons

    Low compensation compared to the average in New York for Producers. No overtime pay. Young and immature office culture.

    Advice to Management

    Pay people what they're worth and you'll avoid the high turnover rate.



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