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"Uninspiring, demeaning leadership from Leads to CEO"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

If you are into politics and gaining success from it. This is your place!

Cons

Politics rampant within the entire company. Bully emails from CEO. I can't tell you how many of them I have forwarded to friends that are not employed at FFN. They are always shocked.

Advice to Management

Your employees mirror your leadership. Epic fail.

Other Employee Reviews for FriendFinder Networks

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Interesting work, but outdated bureaucratic policies"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The projects I am assigned are generally interesting and allow me to grow my skill set.
    Most colleagues are affable and professional.
    GLBT friendly
    There is a free lunch, although it's generally high-fat.

    Cons

    The porn is not really my thing
    Outdated policies include no working from home and, in the bay area with its unpredictable traffic, extreme emphasis on being on time. These are placed at higher importance over productivity.
    lunchbreak policy: "everyone takes some kind of break", so it is counted against you even if you work through lunch and take nothing but bio-breaks. (yeah, that's illegal in California)
    Discourage direct communication with Taiwan office.

    Advice to Management

    If you're not willing to offer top dollar to good employees, at least be more flexible with hours. Get with the times- there are plenty of ways to ensure that employees working remotely are getting something done.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A stressless, dead-end job with free meals if you don't care need to make ends meet"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Free lunch from Monday to Thursday.
    * Pretty stressless job (though there is nowhere to go).
    * Deadlines are not real.

    Cons

    * Poor management with little or no communication
    * There is no trust in employees. Management treat employees like children.
    * Like other companies, there are few apples in this company where employees have bad attitudes, work is not their priorties. Management opt to do nothing about them,no disciplinary actions, etc.
    * Unprofessional work environment
    * Managers lack leadership & vision.

    Advice to Management

    Manage by knowing the employees, not by sitting in the offices. Most managers don't know how to be good managers. Train them!!!


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