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  1. "OK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great Place to Learn"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "A decent media company that sometimes seems a little too big for its own good."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Freelancer - Writer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Break Media (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has many creative shingles that they operate under. So there are many opportunities to find the right fit for you.

    Cons

    It's sometimes a challenge to figure out the chain of command and who is in charge when you have an issue. The chain of command is a bit complicated and they are sometimes too rigid with their creative.

    Advice to Management

    As a major brand and internet destination, Break needs to allow their creatives a little more control over the projects they are working on. Their corporate structure can make it an unnecessary challenge to navigate, and good ideas can die before their time.


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  5. "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Very Professional in a Creative Space"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. "Web Developer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "Disorganized at the top"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "interesting work, bad leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Good vision, acts quickly, could improve communication and comp"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart CEO. Fun content. Good work environment. Lots of different things to get involved with. Good momentum, very diverse technology to work with.

    Cons

    As with any fast growing company communication is a challenge. Some of it is communication from management, but some of it is also communication between departments.


  11. "A place growing fast, maybe too fast."

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

    Pros

    Decent energy, young company and laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Due to its rapid growth, there are a lot of moving parts, and few are interlocking in the way they ought. There's a lot of miscommunication and misunderstandings.

    Advice to Management

    Do something well before moving on to something new.