Vibes Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    excellent

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vibes as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    everything was good room to grow and experience new things the team was pretty close and helpful as well.

    Cons

    none at all great place so much to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome company culture and a pretty rad internship!

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    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Vibes as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    This company has a start-up vibe and is a growing company. Mobile is at the forefront in marketing and this is an exceptional company to get into the mobile marketing. At this company, you're constantly learning and it's a fast paced industry. Great learning experience.

    Cons

    unpaid internship, everyone helps out so expect to do beyond your job title/duty

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    rich kids "startup"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    salary was competitive, you were encouraged to "do your own thing".The bosses threw excellent company parties. The office was open and lot of fun and social. Interesting people worked there, and some goofballs as well.

    Cons

    At the time I was there, my immediate management was technically incompetent, just barely grasping simple concepts of software development. The software itself was miserable junk I wouldn't want my name associated with. The bosses were cool enough but played a lot of golf.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great work environment!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Vibes full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Communication throughout the office is amazing. You are able to learn and interact with individuals of all levels. The actual office environment is uplifting, fun, and productive. You are expected to learn quickly and work hard-- which is empowering and exciting. The core values are evident and strong throughout all employees and the work environment.

    Cons

    There is nothing that comes to mind. Working for a small, cutting-edge tech company comes with having to work fast, prioritize and communicate well. These are challenges, but career and personal builders as well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Immature management made terrible decisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Interesting technology, although not very forward thinking.

    Cons

    Tremendous turnover due to poor management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let someone else run the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very much enjoy working here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vibes full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent senior management, cutting-edge industry, fun office space, good culture. Vibes is a young company and a great place to learn your craft - whether it be account management, technology or marketing. You'll learn things here that you'll take with you for the rest of your career.

    Cons

    Can be hectic. Very busy environment. Fast paced. Promotions aren't handed out, they are earned (not a con). Be ready to do things that exist outside of your job description - everyone helps out and pitches in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having an open door policy is a huge value-add for the company - please do your best to make sure it stays that way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Highly collaborative environment. Great team of people to work with. Smart, passionate people. Very family friendly environment. Results and hard work are rewarded. Exciting industry and company on the rise. Can't say enough good things. If you have an opportunity to work at Vibes, take it!

    Cons

    Really nothing big comes to mind. There is a lot to do and not enough people/time to get everything done, but I don't think that's different from any other place. Company just needs to continue to prioritize and communicate where the company is headed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place I've ever worked

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vibes full-time

    Pros

    Phenomenally supportive environment. Very empowering. The only company I've worked for that truly lives its core values. Huge growth potential for both the company and individuals. Very family-friendly (can work from home as needed, flexible schedules when needed.

    Cons

    Really nothing. It's a fantastic organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue being as open as you have been.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    Worse place to get ahead

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vibes

    Pros

    Free food, swanky look, and games available.

    Cons

    This place is awful if you want to advance your career. Plan on staying in an entry-level position for years until you get promoted. This company thrives on free to cheap labor so employees work hard to get a giftcard (maybe) instead of a raise. Also, if you're not from a specific background, you can forget being considered for any open opportunities. Vibes tends to seek people from specific schools, areas, social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. You need all of them to qualify. The exceptions are in the tech-department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who deserve to be promoted and employ those who are most qualified, regardless of their background.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Racism at Vibes Media

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vibes as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, excellant perks and incentives, love how they appreciate the employees

    Cons

    Lack of diversity- out of 85 employees, less then 10 employees were non-caucasian, hardly any employees older than 30 yrs old.
    Mandatory daily meetings which are very much a waste of time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on diversifing your staff and reduce the meaningless meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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