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Break Media Reviews

Updated October 4, 2017
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  1. "Good for mid-level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Break Media (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Environment can be fun, there is a chance for hard workers to advance to upper mid-level positions.

    Cons

    Very few people ever promoted past Director level. Most senior positions are filled by recruiting outside the company. Executive circle is very secretive.

    Advice to Management

    Open up a little more to staff at all levels.


  2. "Fun environment with a bunch of smart people."

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Campaign Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great staff, fair pay, ability to move up and move to other departments. Always felt like you were hanging out with friends, working together towards a similar goal.

    Cons

    Lay offs were tough. Some managers didn't really have the qualifications for the role, they simply got there with tenure.

    Advice to Management

    Take as much time to deliberate promoting folks as you would hiring them.

  3. "Great people, never had direction"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many of the people I met here went on to be very successful in their own ventures or have greater impact at other companies.
    Created the best culture

    Cons

    They never had a good strategy for sustainable growth. Zero originality in actual plan. Catered to advertisers way too early.


  4. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are some good people there

    Cons

    Dismal environment, lack of organization


  5. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Break is a great place to learn the basics of your department is a company that has traction in the market. 2 years there and you can move on.

    Cons

    Not much room for internal advancement. Executives don't really know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, good people and good pay. Free snacks and drinks. Nice restroom and office building.

    Cons

    Very fast pace, no 401K matching, too much politic in the marketing department. Technology department was undervalue

    Advice to Management

    Please value your technology department more since we are the hardest workers in the company.


  7. "Very Professional in a Creative Space"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, flexible hours. A great office space.

    Cons

    Purely business orientated, they don't really care about the content or product.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about delivering a quality product, and people will care more overall.

  8. "Web Developer"

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    Former Employee - Web Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Web Development in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    well located in the heart of los angeles, with lots of places to park as well as a great parking structure

    Cons

    Poor, Misdirected leadership, management centric company, has some of the qualities of Initec (see movie office space). Unapreciative management and staff.

    Advice to Management

    hire better leaders


  9. "Disorganized at the top"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Break Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay, most of the people are nice, and I guess the free soda was cool

    Cons

    Idiots work at the top, so nothing gets done, and if it does get done, it takes months and months for it to happen

    Advice to Management

    Don't invest heavily in certain sectors then completely change your mind on that and end up having to lay people off. And don't be so glaringly sales-driven


  10. "interesting work, bad leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Break Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of interesting projects to work on that look good on your resume. The choice of technologies used seem to be a good fit for what needs to be done. Non-mangement coworkers were pleasant to work with for the most part.

    Cons

    People in management/leadership roles don't seem to want to work or aren't qualified to be leading. Developers seem to be valued less compared to product and content teams.

    Advice to Management

    make sure the people you put into leadership roles aren't being lazy


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