SDI Media Group

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SDI Media Group Reviews

Updated January 6, 2015
Updated January 6, 2015
26 Reviews
3.5
26 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had a very positive experience at SDI. My supervisor was extremely supportive.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly; very relaxed atmosphere; international atmosphere; management is very supportive if you need to change your hours, they are very flexible.

    Cons

    No windows in the building so kind of dreary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Sink or swim.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity, if you are able to understand workflows with minimal guidance. Friendly colleagues.

    Cons

    Very little, if no, opportunity for career movement. Didn't see anyone getting a promotion in two years. The job people are hired for is where most stay till they leave the company. Very low salary compared to other subtitling vendors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing the politics around promotions and staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Laid back work environment but low pay.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

    Pros

    Laid back, good middle management.

    Cons

    lower pay compared to competitors.

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  5.  

    Subtitle Translator

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    Former Employee - Subtitle Translator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Subtitle Translator in Culver City, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible scheduling especially if you are an on-call position. The office is open 24hrs so you can work overnight if you really have to.

    Cons

    Extremely low compensation for the skill set required. You have to pay for the parking (although street parkings are available).

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A Company constantly in transition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are fairly good, west-side location.

    Cons

    Lack of teamwork, CEO is somewhat sociopathic and his executive team follows suit. Company is struggling in a very competitive, commoditized business. There is a great sense of disconnection and isolation among most of the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Since it's owned by a bank, sell the company as soon as possible to enable restructuring of company and upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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

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