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1105 Media Reviews

Updated March 8, 2017
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Pros
  • That allows quick decision making which promotes a fun, spirited work environment with rapid change, and organic growth (in 6 reviews)

  • Schedule is flexible and they offer generous PTO (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is a total mess with constant cycling through initiatives, restructuring, etc (in 9 reviews)

  • The parent company is based in California, and often focuses on other business units that public-sector (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Current Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible schedules allow for good balance of home and work life

    Cons

    Salary increases seem to be unheard of


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Reasonable Work Load"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Offers good work/life balance by allowing for flex time and work-from-home opportunities. It's possible to only work 40 hours per week at an 1105 Media role, which is increasingly rare in today's job market.

    Cons

    Lower-than-average pay for the area, although the reasonable work load and flex time makes the smaller salary justified. Company pays less of the monthly medical insurance than previous places I've worked.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for re-starting the monthly matching for the 401(k)!


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Things are definitely looking up!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time

    Pros

    Last Christmas we got a new CEO. Now I was skeptical and so were others not because of him, but because of past leadership. All I can say is that the past 8 months have been so much better. He's delivered on everything that he's promised. He listens, helps and you can see that he really cares about the success of everyone. Communication has improved and the overall morale is much better. I certainly hope this continues. For me personally I like my job and the balance it allows me to have with my family.

    Cons

    Pay is still an issue but we did get our 401K back and healthcare costs with the exception of this coming year are a challenge. Even here I have faith that this will be addressed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. I love the new website. Keep asking for employee ideas and to Rajeev don't stop doing what you are doing.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    co-workers are a good group, business unit missions are good, 401K matching being re-introduced is positive

    Cons

    senior management within business units are unqualified, very entitled and think nothing of cutting salaries of good employees. Holiday time-off has now been reduced so more selling can occur = more revenue opportunities. Constant re-organization, lay-offs, and huge workloads with limited resources are very disruptive.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Things Are Coming!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midway Park, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Midway Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 1105 Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    New CEO is making great strides for positive changes within the next year. Great PTO program, 401K match, flexible work environment, amazing and competent co-workers, this is a great place to be!

    Cons

    The company has had a less than perfect reputation for the last few years which makes it difficult for certain aspects of the company to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication lines open and value employee's opinions. You've recently begun doing this and employee morale is already on the rise!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Expect to be squeezed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Coworkers are competent and professional. Schedule is flexible and they offer generous PTO. Often hard to take advantage, though, because of the workload.

    Cons

    Unwavering focus on short-term profits over employee development or product quality. Good-hearted but inefficient, unsupported management is not allowed to give subordinates what they need to succeed by the executives and board who expect that success. Small organization means there is no development path.

    Advice to Management

    Employees really aren't expendable. Wake up to the costs of high turnover and lack of training.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Perhpas the worst run company, ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falls Church, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    PTO is first rate. Ability to work from home regularly or when needed.

    Cons

    Turnover is rampant and at all levels in the company. Senior level turnover, mid-level management turnover, worker bee burnout and turnover. Senior managers knowingly deceive and lie to employees and clients and think nothing of it.

    Stay away.

    Advice to Management

    Why bother giving advice to management, they do what they want without regard to thought, plan, principle or common sense.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Blindsided after years of praise and promotions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 1105 Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting, well-established publications that are a major source in IT information to the federal government community. Nice office location and facilities. Some good and experienced colleagues.

    Cons

    No company loyalty to its employees, staff down-sizings and across the board pay cuts have been the norm for some time now. Upper management can't seem to develop a successful business plan; instead it's shed people and programs. An example: after a very successful run for many years, the FOSE (Federal Office Supply Exposition) show was killed this year.

    Advice to Management

    It's difficult to run a successful rpt successful publications company when the corporate office is across the country and individual publication editors work offsite in cities and locales far from the Vienna, VA office. That makes for very little personal interaction and poor employer-employee relations.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "1105 Media"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial in Vienna, VA
    Former Employee - Editorial in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent PTO, including a week for Thanksgiving and Christmas each. Flexible workplace with plenty of telework options. Casual office with soft drinks and snacks. Nice, newer office space now metro-accessible. Talented and mostly friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Low salaries and benefits are mediocre. Upper management is a total mess with constant cycling through initiatives, restructuring, etc. Management keeps lower levels in the dark about a lot of what's going on, although they did try to alleviate that with regular meetings updating employees on market and company happenings. High rate of turnover. Not a whole lot of potential for upward movement within the company.Staff often spread way too thin.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to keep your talent onboard, starting with better salaries and benefits.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Very Top Heavy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy. Able to work from home office

    Cons

    Management is top heavy and does not understand the needs and challenges of each business unit.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time with each division of business so that you understand the market environment. Visit outside offices more than once or twice a year.



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