The Famous Group

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The Famous Group Reviews

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    Great people, fun projects

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Famous Group

    Pros

    The people at Famous are great. For the most part, everyone is hard-working and all team players. Unless someone's really busy, most people are willing to lend a hand to a fellow co-worker. The projects are usually fun too. While some nights are long, people are pretty up front with expectations. Nice, lax environment.

    Cons

    The frequency of projects is up and down. Although that's to be expected with such a company, having a better process and method of communication from getting new business transitioning to production would be helpful. However, since some restructuring has occurred, this could improve soon. I suppose Famous prides itself on not being" corporate" or too structured, but sometimes that lack of structure/SOP is frustrating.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    unprofessional sloppy company - don't work here

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    Former Employee - Freelance Production Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Production Coordinator in Culver City, CA

    I worked at The Famous Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    i found no real "pros" with this company. they are sloppy and dishonest. that's all there is to say, really.

    Cons

    these folks are unprofessional and don't seem to know what they're doing. communication with them is a joke. my advice? stay away from this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get with it. y

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Agency by the Culver City downtown.

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

    I worked at The Famous Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Casual working environment; Lots of entertainment like basketball, pool table and BBQs; Creative and artistic coworkers. Very "free-style".

    Cons

    Business strategy constantly changing; Management are not communicating with employees; Unclear job title and descriptions; Small company but want to act big with no proper set up structure; HR is a mess and so are the rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have a firm business structure and not shifting all the time. Grow the roots and not jump right to growing the branches. Set up the foundation right then it's not a mess.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A fast growing company!

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

    I have been working at The Famous Group full-time

    Pros

    Creative company, nice offices with a great downtown Culver City location. Good exposure to all kinds of production, digital work, and some great food. Plus you can bring your dog to work!

    Cons

    The hours can get long when there are deadlines approaching. We stay late on some nights, but at least they buy dinner on those nights.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to work on communicating to its staff more regularly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used and thrown away

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Culver City, CA

    I worked at The Famous Group as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Pretty decent equipment to work on. Lots of snacks and drinks on hand. You can bring your dog on puppy day and of course other employees will love you for it. SCRUMs every day. Great camaraderie amongst fellow contractors. Lest I forget, fantastic bbqs and bagel Fridays.

    Cons

    Place is a bit dirty and unprofessional. Workers are somewhat packed like sardines. The culture between regular employees and "freelancers/contractors" is contentious. A full time employee can get a contractor out by whining enough, upper management will get rid of that freelancer to appease a full timer. The management will lie to you when they let you go so you don't make a stink. Management is a bit of a joke. The owner is there, but not really. I didn't see much interaction from him.

    Freelancers must keep their own hours and bill them to the company. This can lead to accusations of padding hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm sure you've lost a lot of very good programmers due to permies whining. Don't tell a freelancer that you're going to hire them in the future when you're not and don't let a permies whining make you let a good programmer go. Clean the place up, paint the walls and give programmers and other employees some room to work with. Treat all employees the same whether freelancer or permanent. Remember a freelancer is there for the good of the company, not to use it as an ATM. Have something to keep the hours freelancers work so there are no misunderstandings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA

    I have been working at The Famous Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Snacks on hand at all time, great coffee, movie outings, BBQ's, lunches, awesome holiday parties. Hours are great and the people are awesome! Really cool, laid back environment and they have arcade games, shuffleboard table, pool and ping pong tables to.

    Cons

    They only have 3 bathrooms :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the Great Work! 2013 is shaping up to be a great year!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Famous....Famous Who?

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

    I worked at The Famous Group

    Pros

    Good Salary. Good equipment. Nice building. OK people *(when they show up). Ping pong table. nothing more to be honest.

    Cons

    The place is a mess. Very umprofessional, full of personal issues between workers, they use "freelance" as a word to use you and throw you away without warning. The whole mgmt system is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just close the door and try again. This place is dead.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Great People, Friendly Work Environment, Interesting Work

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

    I worked at The Famous Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people at Famous are very kind and sociable, welcoming to new hires and generally nice people to work with. The office atmosphere is chill and not stress-inducing. There are regular barbecues, bring your dog to work days, company activities (especially in the kitchen) and games around the building.

    The work is creative work so it's not monotonous like most day jobs and the fun jobs make for a good experience at a relaxed place.

    I have and do recommend as a place of employment to friends.

    Cons

    Lot of sports clients so if you're not into that kind of work...
    The hours can be long.
    Still a growing company, which is also a good thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    great work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Famous Group

    Pros

    great people, fun jobs, wonderful work environment

    Cons

    sometimes long hours, a lot of sports

    Recommends

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