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  1. "Fantastic first 2 years"

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    Former Employee - Production in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Production in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent team working together make make it grow.

    Cons

    Management changes had a negative effect on culture.

    Advice to Management

    People are an asset. Once you have that successful team, leave your ego at the door.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to start out..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    By far, the best reason to work at Current is the people. It's a great bunch of highly creative, motivated people who will do great things. Working for Mr. Gore isn't half bad either! The office space and location are really nice, and there's a kitchen with free food/drinks. It's a great place to start your career, as there is lots of opportunity to do things outside of your job title.

    Cons

    1. The pay is not competitive for most positions.
    2. Too many changes in direction, leaves most feeling stressed and life a bit hectic.
    3. No performance based reviews and bonuses.

    Advice to Management

    Slow down and take a breath.

  3. "If you value your free time, look elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get to meet Al Gore.

    Cons

    Firedrills, firedrills, firedrills. Get it done yesterday.

    Advice to Management

    Reward people in the company besides yourselves, and perhaps solicit their feedback from time to time.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Current TV - Not so Indie."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Current offers a highly invigorating and inspiring corporate culture. Employees are constantly asked to take on tasks not technically within their job descriptions, which results in extremely rapid resume building and skill-set development. Their IT infrastructure spoils you with the latest in phone/hardware/software available for anyone who asks.

    Cons

    While the frenetic pace at Current feels more like a start-up, the red tape and bureaucracy acts more like an established LA media conglomerate. It's difficult to execute ideas without involving slow-moving and understaffed operations team members who are too busy being angry about their low pay and high workloads to bother assisting with creative deliverables.

    Advice to Management

    The operational infrastructure needs to be streamlined and expanded before more creative deliverables are planned and executed. Less nepotism - try getting rid of some of those lofty titles and heavy paychecks for people who do very little to further the mission of the company.


  5. "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Current Media full-time

    Pros

    very good, fast reliable, get paid on time. not too many complaints overall. if you thrive in a fast paced environment then this is for you

    Cons

    make sure not to get lost in the scuffle. in such a fast pace, some people get left behind and confused. don't be one of them

    Advice to Management

    please treat everyone as though they are dumb, because they are. i am significantly smarter than everyone else and should be compensated as such just let people make whatever they want


  6. "Working @ Current Media"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Employer and Environment and Culture

    Cons

    Need good leadership and management

    Advice to Management

    Improve the policies and facilities