Vantage Media

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Vantage Media Reviews

Updated November 27, 2014
Updated November 27, 2014
36 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    You get what you put in.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Vantage Media full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, good people, full benefits, work-lief balance. Flexibility in hours and for working remotely. Opportunity to grow within is there, but you have to work hard and push to make it happen.

    Cons

    Communication of company goal, changes, etc. gets lost between upper management and employees. Things often come as a surprise to everyone not involved in the executive team meetings. Not a lot of structure, sometimes difficult to figure out when people will be available or in the office. General consensus is that salary is on the low end for those below Director level.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to "keep secrets" from lower level employees, it makes some people uneasy to have changes thrown at them with very little time to react or adjust. Make an effort to assess the implications of decisions (operational, client issues, tech changes) before they are made rather than having everyone always reacting to problems that could have been prepared for with a little more time/planning.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Guatemalan Tech Company

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

    I worked at Vantage Media full-time

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, good people, great insurance, weekly lunches, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Still scratching my head to figure out what the vision or goal is of the company.

    Poor decisions and execution of ideas have caused the current state of affairs at VM.

    You will be moved around like a chess piece in the office, typically happens quarterly as the vision of the company changes once a quarter. Good chance for you to clean off the dust on your desk.

    Quality engineers=Quality product, not the case here. Realize that quantity over quality is not always the answer. The entire technology team is located in Guatemala, think about it.

    Upper Management. The communication is catastrophic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only successful businesses can create and secure jobs.

    Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.

    Exercise being proactive instead of reactive in all business decisions.

    Lead this company so that people want to work here and believe in something other than the diet coke in the fridge.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    once upon a time a great company

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

    I worked at Vantage Media

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen
    Free benefits
    Catered lunches
    Great people to work with (excluding management)
    Flexible work hours
    Great location
    Very casual dress

    Cons

    Executives are all MEN
    Zero communicantion
    Company vision changes quarterly
    Your position will change quarterly....this is not a promotion, will be a lateral move and you have zero input
    Executives seem to part of an elite all boys club and don't speak to those who aren't part
    75% of the company is located in Guatemala...nice people but no Bueno

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees and they will take care of you. Open your eyes, people are leaving and leaving fast!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    Decision-ing With One Eye Open

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - A Thinker and Doer in El Segundo, CA
    Former Employee - A Thinker and Doer in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    Interesting problems to solve.
    Mostly friendly and diligent workers.
    Some interesting, well-rounded, and passionate people.
    Many treats like a weekly lunch, birthday and cultural celebrations, and nice office space.
    Flexible work location and time arrangements.
    Accessible managers.
    Talkative people.

    Cons

    Not hiring appropriate talent to solve important problems.
    Several arrogant yet non-critical thinkers.
    Not having a test-and-learn strategy.
    Bulldozing despite scope creep.
    Lacking clarity about engineering resources and feasible deliverables.
    Supposed analytics people that did not know analytics (math and data technologies).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions with both eyes open, which means listen to major pain points, and then test-and-learn to start avoiding sub-par error-prone do-everything solutions.

    Learn how to match data and technology problems to appropriate skills.
    Stop pandering and pointing; start identifying problems and collaborating to solve them.
    Stop hiring based on standardized tests; doing so further suggests you do not know what to look for.

    Study this mashup scenario:
    12 angry men in a leaking boat, paddling in several directions but not solving the leak.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Relaxed but disconnected

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

    I worked at Vantage Media full-time

    Pros

    Some good people to work with, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Lack of business intelligence, poor communication across teams, the company feels disconnected until "all-hands" quarterly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more with the entire company, be open-minded about feedback, be realistic about deadlines

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Most People are There to Raid the Fridge and Collect a Paycheck- Sad! Wait it is Work Spirit Week!!!

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

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

    Pros

    come one come all get your cupcake in the Kitchen----shhhhhhh don't let the birthday person Know!
    good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of Management Knowledge and Support
    Lack of Operations
    Lack of IT Department
    Lack of HR Dept
    Lack of Company Policies and Procedures
    Lack of One Department Knowing What the Other Departments are Doing- shhhhhh! Don't tell!
    Lack of Leadership. Managers who Have no Idea how to Manage
    Lack of Company Focus
    Lack of Direction
    Lack of Revenue Generating Stability
    Lack of Employee Insight
    Lack of Listening
    Lack of Training
    Lack of Marketing Dept
    Lack of Messaging
    Lack of Customer Service- Embarrassing!
    Lack of Privacy
    Lack of Employee Respect
    Lack of Company advancements
    Lack of Employee Retention
    Lack of Employee Satisfaction with Mgmt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk To Employees Not at Them
    Get a Proper HR dept
    Recognize Employees who are Doing a Good Job
    Leave Your Big Egos at the Double Doors
    Have an Open Mind and Listen to What Employees are sharing
    Support your Employees
    THE COMPANY IS FAILING AND PEOPLE ARE BAILING
    Ask Yourself WHY- why are people leaving, resigning, and there is a lack of motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    I worked at Vantage full-time for more than 3 years. Intelligent people who are passionate about their jobs, inspiring CEO, amazing culture. Great work-life balance with adequate opportunity for career development.

    Cons

    Hard to say any downsides, except they give so much it’s easy to take for granted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have been happy with management at Vantage Media. My efforts are greatly rewarded.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart people, ability to choose your career path

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of talented and smart people. Good ideas are respected no matter what the seniority level of the person making the suggestion.
    Competitive compensation, including a generous bonus. Flexibility to make your own career path if you make a case for it.

    Cons

    Not a lot of training, more learn on the job and in the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make training and reviews less ad hoc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    - Diverse group of employees
    - Great place to learn from people who have been doing this for over a decade
    - Fast Pace
    - Great training programs (spanish, excel, seminars, etc.)
    - Free Food and Fully Stocked kitchen
    - Opportunity to travel to different places (Miami, Guatemala, San Francisco, etc)
    - Promote a healthy work/life balance
    - Willing to make mistakes and quickly learn from them

    Cons

    - Tech and Business teams are physically separated which can be challenging at times to get quick answers and/or to collaborate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Always remember to stop and enjoy the companies success. Sometimes this can get lost when moving at such a quick pace. Employees like to know when the company is doing well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I Love Working for Vantage Media

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Performance Analytics in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Performance Analytics in El Segundo, CA

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

    Pros

    There is not a single person at this company that I do not enjoy working with. The atmosphere is very friendly and relaxed. There is a clear vision for growth and the management team works very hard at achieving their goals. The business goals are made very transparent to all employees, as are the bonuses and achievement opportunities. I have worked in this industry for many years, and have never been as proud and satisfied as I am working for Vantage Media.

    Cons

    I honestly do not have any complaints. There has been a transition in the Vantage Media business model and goals over the past 2 years, and I believe that most of the negative reviews I have read are related to the challenges that were faced during this transition. Not all employees were suited for this transition. These transitional challenges are now behind us for the most part, and the sailing has become much smoother

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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