Pavlov Media

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Pavlov Media Reviews

Updated September 17, 2014
Updated September 17, 2014
9 Reviews
3.2
9 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to learn.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pavlov Media

    Pros

    Everyday can present a brand new interesting challenge.

    Cons

    The company is not mis-managed but my opinion is that priorities were misplaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Generally Defunct

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pavlov Media full-time

    Pros

    Overall vision and intent is good. The company generally wants to do the right thing.

    Cons

    Work life balance is generally skewed towards work.
    Management has misplaced priorities.
    Top-level management suffers from good vision, but flawed execution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink the approach to strategy and stay consistent.
    Treat your employees like real people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful People, Horrible company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pavlov Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Due to a complete lack of standards you are exposed to a wide range of technology, forcing you to learn on the run.

    Cons

    Complete lack of process, complete lack of standards, no clear idea of who the company is trying to be. Low pay, high stress. The company Pays for a domestic and remote support structure, which is regularly bypassed by staff at the executive, director, sales, or account management level, WHY PAY YOUR STAFF IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO USE THEM. Selling customers used equipment.

    For people willing to do the work, there is no work life balance. High turn over rate, the place is a revolving door, which completely negates the possibility of there being any real legacy organizational knowledge, or the ability to learn from past mistakes

    no cost benefit analysis,no real R&D, no real tracking, reporting, or trending done to determine a better way of doing business or technologies to invest in. All of this is done in someones head between split second bad decisions.

    A PROFOUND DISCONNECTION BETWEEN SALES/MARKETING, ENGINEERING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND REALITY. Time and time again customers are sold a product or service which they cannot provide, then the support structure is forced to deploy substandard services to the customer, and then held responsible when the customer states that they are not receiving the services they were promised.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company will either get bought out, or go under. The only chance i can remotely think of is : Send your SALES, Engineering, and project management departments home for 1 month. Higher a master project manager with actual experience, and stay out of his way. Let him speak to the techs and staff members, and let him decide who needs to be fired. Then rebuild and restructure Everything,

    Also move the executive / director level personnel to another location in a different city, or move the support/operations personnel to a different city (more than 2 hours Apart). The operations and support personnel need to be allowed to keep the company running. And the executives need to go somewhere, and actually run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Learn and Grow!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Pavlov Media full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * The career opportunities are great too! The company is constantly growing so openings in all of our teams give many internal employees opportunity to shift in to new roles.
    * There is always the ability to make a difference. As the company continues to grow, those who thrive here are ones that can identify issues and propose solutions that work within the constraints of the organization.
    * Working with cutting edge technology is always exciting and employees get to tinker everyday. You aren't just a number here so ideas are shared and you get to see those through to fruition. It's a work environment that encourages innovation and foward-thinking.

    Cons

    * As a growing company there is constant change. For those who can't handle that, this is not a place for them.
    * Lack of training in some areas. Technology does change at a very rapid pace. Self starters and self taught individuals do well here. While some departments have GREAT training, there are a couple of groups who still have their growing pains and are working on it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Noncompetitive and management problems

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pavlov Media full-time

    Pros

    You are given the opportunity to work with many different technologies. The lower-level co-workers are often bright and good to work with.

    Cons

    High turn-over rate. Compensation and benefits are as low as it gets. Management never listens to knowledgeable employees, causing projects to fail. The CEO is known to curse at employees and publicly bury their contributions for all to hear. Upper management is constantly looking for ways to fire as many customer service employees as possible. Bonuses are promised but never given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to knowledgeable employees. They are invested in their work and will have good ideas. No one wants to work on something they know isn't going to work. CEO, work on being less invasive and keep your temper in check.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Upper management is either really good or really bad.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Champaign, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I worked at Pavlov Media full-time

    Pros

    There were some members of management there that really tried to make it a good place and genuinely cared for the employees.

    If you work hard you do have the opportunity to learn new things and advance

    Cons

    For the most part the upper management could care less about the employees including making fun of them with other employees.

    Always a chance of losing your job because of "budget" issues.

    CEO was very disrespectful and was known to curse and scream at employees on a regular basis.

    Frequent process changes and lack of good and accurate process documentation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    So much potential for growth and growth

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Administrative in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Pavlov Media

    Pros

    Great technology and opportunities for growth. People have opportunities to try out ideas and find ways to help the company grow and serve customers better. There are a lot of great employees here. New products are amazing - the new tech can deliver 1Gbps to end users.

    Cons

    Change is constantly happening too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to and build relationships with the customers. Take care of your own folks. Prioritize and focus. Great stuff - keep going!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very smart and dedicated group in all functions and "levels"

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Champaign, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL

    I have been working at Pavlov Media

    Pros

    One of Pavlov's key values is continuous learning. This helps ensure motivated employees can advance and keeps the company on the cutting edge of significant technological developments. In keeping with this emphasis, there is a generous tuition reimbursement program.

    I feel we have many of the best managers and technical specialists in our industry. This has a great deal to do with Pavlov's ability to attract, develop and retain passionate employees.

    The CEO has an outstanding grasp of both the technical and financial issues that drive the company and he makes a point to be visible and accessible to all employees. More importantly, he has extremely high expectations of everyone (no one more than himself, though) and he has built an organization that consistently meets or exceeds them.

    Cons

    If you can't thrive in a job that often demands substantial time and energy or an organizational structure that changes often, you will probably feel at least a little overwhelmed. Many people thrive on these aspects of a career with Pavlov but it certainly isn't for eveyone.

    Recommends
  10.  

    A descent place to gain experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pavlov Media

    Pros

    Lots of room to change jobs

    Cons

    Not making money, running on skeleton crews

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