SDI Media Group

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SDI Media Group Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
21 Reviews
3.2
21 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great work environment.

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    Current Employee - Production Scheduler  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Production Scheduler in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at SDI Media Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    It's fairly flexable and a positive environment.

    Cons

    Pay is lower then expected and advancement is competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Busy and nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, good spirit between colleagues, international environment

    Cons

    sometimes a bit short term driven

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cool companybbjjj

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    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Subtitle Editor in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at SDI Media Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Good group of people, good email support (if you happen to work from home).
    Paid is okay, when there's work to do.
    You can work from home.
    You can refuse work if you have something more important or lucrative to do.

    Cons

    Had to train on my own - downloaded and read a bunch of material.
    Low amount of work, sometimes weeks without any project.
    I never know when I'm going to receive work. Most of the work is on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more projects!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    No Future

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    Former Employee - Subtitles Editor  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Subtitles Editor in Culver City, CA

    I worked at SDI Media Group as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice international team of coworkers, helpful and friendly people

    Cons

    Poor management, no career prospects, poor and cheap work conditions (office space, old technical equipment etc).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care better of your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A fun, laid-back place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Flexible schedule
    Relaxed atmosphere
    Creative, cool people

    Cons

    Occasional heavy OT on short notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More team-building within and between departments would be nice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    They could be so much better

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    Current Employee - Client Representative
    Current Employee - Client Representative

    I have been working at SDI Media Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The overall vibe is pretty relaxed and mellow. The general staff is young, fun and outgoing. Low stress and easy to complete tasks in your work day. Great work/life balance. If you just want a day job it's great.

    Cons

    Micro managers abound. Low pay and benefits. Very little transperancy from upper management. They make promises and have very poor follow through.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to your general employees about their concerns. Pay market value to keep good employees and bring in better talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Hate It Here

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to meet people and network for career purposes.

    Cons

    Management is virtually a joke and very unprofessional. Every body knows about some of the more intimate scandals going on between management while the rest of us are unfairly mistreated when we are the ones to blame for a late deadline and rushed mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the job and stick by your fellow employees for the entire job so that there are no miscommunications.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people but managed poorly.

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    Former Employee - Translator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Translator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    You can watch movies and TV shows before they are released. Great environment to meet people from various backgrounds and countries.

    Cons

    Too cooperate and mismanaged. Their focus is to deliver products. Disorganized, inconsistent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Involve employees to deliver better products. They the know the job and they can help you grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Opportunities for advancement, but not salary.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Professional, friendly management, supervisory staff, and environment, even under heavy deadlines.
    Very flexible scheduling/vacation allowed. You can work days and/or nights.
    Decent benefits.
    Plentiful overtime pay during heavy deadlines.
    Opportunities to advance from within departments and between departments.

    Cons

    Low pay scale.
    No matter how much work you put in, how much you excel, or how mediocre your work might be, you might get a 3% raise. Maybe a free parking spot if you're Employee of the Month.
    Long hours on the production and technical/delivery side can lead to burnout after a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone at SDI knows they are never going to get rich there, but a bonus, and let's face it, even a small one since the threshold is zero, would be appreciated. You've got a core of long-time, smart passionate employees there who've met many challenges in a rapidly changing business. Town hall meetings telling employees that business is expanding is all well and good, but even a $100 Amazon gift card at Christmas goes a long way toward building morale and letting them know they are appreciated.

  11.  

    A good place to start working in home video

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I worked at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Work is steady
    Almost everyone who works for the company and knows what they're doing can get promoted or hired elsewhere

    Cons

    Pay levels are pretty low compared to other areas in home video
    Benefits are adequate, but nothing to look at
    Management is almost too laid back. No ability to motivate non-self-starters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make people clock in and people will probably show up on time more often
    Replace sick time with more comp days

    Recommends

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