Core Digital Media - Great people, great place to learn, fun culture | Glassdoor
  1. "Great people, great place to learn, fun culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Leader in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Core Digital Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Without a doubt, the other people are the number one thing I love about CDM. They talk about having a "no a-hole" rule and they really do practice that. There are some really smart people who work there, and leadership does seem to really care about the team members. Recently, there's been a renewed focus on mission and purpose and doing something beyond just making money. It's a message that seems to be resonating....

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    Cons

    Not everybody is smart and sometimes management hangs on too long "hoping" that someone is going to turn it around. Like a lot of small companies, sometimes they have to promote people into leadership positions who may not be ready or suited for those roles. I think they realize it and try to help them.

    Advice to Management

    Be faster to move along some team members who aren't cutting it. The recent move to focusing more on the long term vision of the company is really important and people seem to like it - DON'T GO BACK TO BEING TOO FOCUSED ON THE SHORT TERM! Other than that, keep hiring more smart people.

    Core Digital Media2019-08-03

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, team members & culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Former Employee - Executive in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Core Digital Media full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    - Great place to work in Playa Vista in online marketing, technology and data science - Amazing culture of work hard and play harder where internal team members are developed and promoted - Strong benefits programs from comp to 401k to vacation policy - Good work life balance approach with great HR team

    Cons

    - if you are not a self starter, this is not the right fit - if you don't like data, solving complicated marketing problems and real time adjustment and learning to market conditions than this is not the right fit - if you are not driven to win this is not the right place.

    Core Digital Media2019-06-12
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Abusive tech department"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Core Digital Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I like this one from a review: "Free Greasy/Subpar Breakfast Fridays???? Free excel classes". I'd add:
    Nice people
    Helpful HR
    Location
    Parking
    Spacious office

    Cons

    Many tech managers (so called "leaders") with obsolete knowledge and weak leadership skills, have nothing else to do but conducting endless meetings with no agendas and no conclusions.
    Tech managers don't read, don't present or speak about technical subjects, don't help, don't give good advice, don't code or create any valuable artifact. All they do, arrange meetings via Microsoft Outlook (which they love so...

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    Advice to Management

    Please see the Cons.
    Have your tech managers to read a book or two (any book) about software engineering fundamentals.
    Teach them some basic behavioral practices.
    Provide them with a list of constructive and motivational words and phrases.

    Core Digital Media2019-06-08

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