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SpinMedia Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
16 Reviews
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16 Reviews
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  1.  

    They should sell the company.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time

    Pros

    Great brands. Many people worked very hard with an on going lack of leadership or business strategy.

    Cons

    Lack of strategy, constant financial challenges, decreasing traffic, C level executive revolving door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell/Merge with a strategic partner to revive perception.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    4 CEO's in 18 Months. "Spin" is the right name for this company...like the way water spins as it goes down the drain.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time

    Pros

    Hey look, you're working in the music and entertainment industry just like you always dreamed.

    Cons

    Management not really in control / building anything of integrity, just trying to keep the lights on using a hodge podge of technology. As ad revenues shift away from their desktop based business and towards mobile/native advertising, they lack enough inventory or technology to really make a go of it. Editorial still enamored with the idea of working for an old/iconic print magazine - journalists snub talent that "broke on the internet" because that's "not legit".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be done. Sell off the assets so the brands can have a new life in a better home.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The freedom was great..

    Cons

    Spin was struggling at the time .. so there were alot of challenges.. including making payroll..

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good Placenow

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SpinMedia

    Pros

    compansation, training, a lot of people are willing to help you at any time you may need it. young environment, relaxed.

    Cons

    Long hours, make you stay even though your work may already be done. a startup envionment in that it sometimes takes about 4 hours to get an answer

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    Sinking Ship - AVOID

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Hollywood, CA

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Spin, Vibe, Stereogum are all cool brands but this company is so far in the past it is scary. They keep on hiring and then firing people hoping to find something that sticks. Unfortunately nothing is sticking and it is a sinking ship.

    Cons

    Investors are looking to turn this around on the cheap. They got rid of all their video team and most of marketing and sales, the company is literally hemorrhaging and I doubt will be around in a year. Their new CEO is very young and really has no idea of the challenges he has ahead of him.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put up the white flag it is game over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Many Great Brands Under On Roof

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at SpinMedia full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand and editorial teams dedicated to producing quality content.

    Cons

    Multiple leadership changes have stunted company growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good introduction to the media side of the entertainment industry

    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Integrated Marketing Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at SpinMedia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I loved the team I worked with! I learned a lot about integrated marketing in the entertainment industry and left with a lot of valuable skills for the future. Some of my favorite experiences were working on my own projects, sitting in on meetings, contributing creative ideas, and bagel Friday's.

    Cons

    Unpaid for the amount of work you do. I sensed that there wasn't a lot of camaraderie between departments. Lack of organization. Not a lot of morale because of downsizing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think top management should be people who are actually in the know with pop culture.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great job out of college

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at SpinMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of hands-on experience. The small teams mean you get a lot of responsibility - so you won't be running to get coffee. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Lots of cliques and gossip in the office, which is difficult to avoid.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Ad Operations

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    Current Employee - Ad Ops in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Ops in New York, NY

    I have been working at SpinMedia full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience - both personally and professionally.

    Cons

    Office culture involved a lot of favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire your team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Decent internship for those who want to work in the entertainment industry.

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    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in West Hollywood, CA
    Former Employee - Editorial Assistant in West Hollywood, CA

    I worked at SpinMedia as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and fellow interns were quite welcoming to newcomers. Break room is fully stocked with just about any caffeinated beverage you could want. A couple really great heads in certain departments.

    Cons

    As with many internships, this internship is unpaid. The amount of work required should give some type of compensation. You will be doing a full days work EVERY day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your interns if you are going to have them fulfill the responsibilities of a full time employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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