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"Five Years Under SONY Ownership's Benign Neglect Created Complacency At Gracenote"

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Current Contractor - IT PMO in Emeryville, CA
Current Contractor - IT PMO in Emeryville, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Gracenote as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Some really talented people...many with a passion for music...

Cons

This is first and foremost a metadata management and syndication firm. After 5 years with SONY, Tribune purchased the company at a fire sale price. People here are very clique-oriented and keep to their own group. I think they're waiting for the post-merger layoffs.

Advice to Management

Encourage more collaboration between working groups. Require accountability from IT to avoid one catastrophic failure after another with the Tribune parent groups.

Other Employee Reviews for Gracenote

  1. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Emeryville, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gracenote full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Many chances to learn through talking to everyone in a flat work environment. A lot projects going on here. People are energetic here. Always interesting to explore new stuff from difference department

    Cons

    It seems a lot people here work for difference projects at the same time. You cannot ask people to focus on your project only because they may have other tasks to take care of as well.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "In transition, signs trending positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Emeryville, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gracenote shook up senior leadership a few years ago, breaking some of the calcification and allowing a reaffirmation of their culture and identity. The recent acquisition by Tribune may help continue this redefinition.

    Cons

    Some of the departed executives were just downright mean. The product base and their engineering teams are fragmented and sometimes at odds with each other. The IT department is very immature and cliquish.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to refocus and redefine.


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