SDI Media Group Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Good Launch Point

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    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

  2. Turnover is a bad sign for a good reason

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    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.

  3. Media Tech

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    Current Employee - Media Services in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Media Services in Culver City, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Can move around in company easily, good company christmas party,

    Cons

    Dirty workspaces, bad air control, poor pay, people leaving constantly and retraining of new staff all the time

    Advice to Management

    focus in on employees to keep them happier

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  5. Sink or swim.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Consider changing the politics around promotions and staff.

  6. 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.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.

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    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)

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

    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).

  9. Helpful (1)

    A Company constantly in transition

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

    I worked at SDI Media Group full-time

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

    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 Management

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

  10. Great work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

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

    Pros

    It's fairly flexable and a positive environment.

    Cons

    Pay is lower then expected and advancement is competitive.

  11. Busy and nice place to work

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

    I have been working at SDI Media Group

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

    Pros

    Supportive atmosphere, good spirit between colleagues, international environment

    Cons

    sometimes a bit short term driven

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