SDI Media Group Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. still here

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

    I have been working at SDI Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Quality medical/dental/vision, vacation time starts from day one of employment, plenty of places to eat nearby, flexible scheduling if you need the time off.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments and,in many cases, within departments. Parking can be an issue, depending on your start time.


  2. Media Services

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly easygoing environment. Very laid back, not much stress. Cake, pizza, etc. from time to time.

    Cons

    Salaries are below industry average. Facility is sub par. Air quality could be better. Restroom facilities are inadequate and not to OSHA standards. Parking is inadequate at times.

    Advice to Management

    More communication. More compensation.


  3. Subtitle Editor

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor in Torrance, CA
    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor in Torrance, CA

    I have been working at SDI Media Group (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours. That is about it.

    Cons

    Ridiculously low pay relative to industry standard. Forced over time. Lack of communication. Poor management that has no clue of how to organize a coherent plan. Passive-aggressive and unprofessional employees that lies and intimidates in order to get what they want.

    Advice to Management

    Proper education. Better communication. Pay for the quality of work done by each employee. Not quantity.


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  5. The moment you work there you will want to find another job

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

    I have been working at SDI Media Group full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Next to the NFL building..... They are great ppl.

    Cons

    Low pay.... Bad management.... Workload no where near pay amount......

    Advice to Management

    Pay industry standards


  6. iTunes specialist

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Good place to learn Bagel Friday's

    Cons

    Below industry standards in pay Street parking High turnover rate


  7. Helpful (1)

    A crash course in terrible management

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at SDI Media Group part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    You'll learn a lot about employee exploitation practices and inefficient management.

    Cons

    Pretty much everything you can think of. There is no definition for part-time work. If you attempt to set a part-time schedule, the production schedulers will use tricks to force you to work 8 hours (and usually more than that, around 10 hours) each day you come in by sending you last minute "rush" assignments and demanding they be completed.

    Advice to Management

    Have some respect for your employees. If you aren't willing to pay them adequately, at least provide the "flexibility" you promise them at the outset. Understand that "part-time" does not mean "full-time without benefits".


  8. Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SDI Media Group part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Casual environment, birthday parties, flexible hours

    Cons

    Very poor management, extremely low pay

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees with more respect, look like you care, boost morale, do something, do anything


  9. Account Representative

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Account Representative in Culver City, CA

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Relaxed scheduling allows for easy doctor's appointments and other commitments, casual dress code creates comfortable and friendly environment at work, parking is easy in the area, internal hiring is common

    Cons

    Overtime preferred or necessary in order to make enough to meet standard of living costs in the area, such OT is often expected without warning, employee review schedules are not tightly adhered to, poor communication between different levels of the company and different production departments.

    Advice to Management

    Regular structured meetings to foster communication between departments is crucial to the company's success and maintaining a low turnover rate. Although everyone is friendly, time is not set aside to ensure that individual teams are organized to operate with maximum ease and effectiveness, and each department's ignorance of the workflows of other departments leads to conflict, misunderstandings, late nights, and oft-disappointed clients.


  10. Good Launch Point

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

    I have been working at SDI Media Group 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

    Prepares you for high volume work, with quick turnarounds. Flexible with schedules

    Cons

    Below market pay per position limited growth potential

    Advice to Management

    High rate of resignation will continue if employees are not supplemented according to their workload


  11. Turnover is a bad sign for a good reason

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

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

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

    Pros

    Location if you live close, otherwise nothing.

    Cons

    Turnover, Dreary environment, absent structure, inconsistent company-wide attitude, disgusting, bio-hazardous bathrooms. Unsure what the company ever did to make money.



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