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"Compensation & benefits not competitive - Management lacks professionalism & experience"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Van Nuys, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Experience; casual dress code, short commute

Cons

Location, poor management. Lack of understanding when it comes to creating an environment that is conducive to a healthy work place.

Advice to Management

The effects of poor management lead to poor employee performance. Employees don't quit their jobs; they quit their bosses. Good leaders respect their employees and challenge them to be leaders themselves. Many employees will not be meeting the aspirations of their managers due to lack of communication and clear expectations.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Only for the Strong"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    Current Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Van Nuys, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place for self-starters and self-managers. In a way, it's freeing as you can define your job as you need to. Employees as low ranking as managers have access to the highest ranking members of the senior management team and will get ample face-time with the big boys. Similarly the CEO, Isaac Larian, prides himself on knowing the names of everyone at the company, and indeed he does. And if an employee happens to luck out and get a high profile project, it's a guarantee that success will bring recognition and praise from all levels of the company.

    Cons

    It is not uncommon for managers and directors here to feel as though they are being torn limb from limb by senior management. Not only does senior management appear to have difficulty speaking to employees on a regular and meaningful basis, but they often seem to operate insularly. It isn't uncommon to be told to do something by the CFO only to be reprimanded by the COO and then looked at as though you've lost your mind when you explain the conflict. There's also a general love of drama that extends from the top down which is often accompanied by totally counterproductive derision.

    Advice to Management

    What worked when this was a company of 20 doesn't work anymore.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not fun, no life balance whatsoever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MGA Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    None, zero, absolutely no pros of working here

    Cons

    Everything is bad here, absolutely everything

    Advice to Management

    Typical day at work is basically working from morning to when we get off work. Everyone has a hour lunch... but people rarely take the full lunch because there is way too much work to be done. Doesn't pay over time, management is terrible... everything is last minute. The hardest part of the job is to deal with the president, she is ultimately the worst and doesn't pay her employees enough for the amount of work that is required. She expects everyone to do something within a couple of minutes and does not understand that what she wants actually takes time to be done. In this office they require a lot of samples to be delivered to their customers (retailers) and they expect one person to handle everything while everyone else just sits in their office, they do not understand how heavy these samples are. Having to move at least 20 boxes of samples each weighing 50+ pounds in an office job is ridiculous. There is no enjoyable part of the job... even during "corporate" dinners we have to pay ourselves. No benefits of working here. Currently searching for a new job but for the time I was working here, 3 people left the company. HIGH TURNOVER!

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