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"Been there for quite some time but was laid off"

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Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Fremont, CA
Former Contractor - Independent Contractor in Fremont, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Sightline Media Group as a contractor (More than 3 years)

Pros

freedom in setting your own hours

Cons

Sadly, I had to be laid off because of the restructuring of the media business

Advice to Management

Appreciate your worker who has showed their compentence

Other Employee Reviews for Sightline Media Group

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Working at GMTI = Modern-Day Slavery"

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    Former Employee - Product Developer in Norfolk, VA
    Former Employee - Product Developer in Norfolk, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - I definitely learned a lot while working at GMTI
    - Average Benefit package: 14 vacation days + health insurance + 401k

    Cons

    - No opportunities for professional growth at all.
    - No opportunities for career advancement: Within the Dev department, they have entry, junior(2-3 years experience) and then senior. If they have enough senior developers, they will never promote you to senior.
    - The pay is extremely mediocre, way below the median.
    - $500 bonus (This is Modern-Day Slavery). Only management get big bonuses by the end of the year.
    - Most developers put insane hours of work per week and NEVER get that time back.
    - There is no transparency in the company.
    - The only time you will get management attention is when you make a mistake.
    - There is no Recognition or praise when doing a good job
    - Poor Leadership abilities of Senior management: Most employees/management are ex-military and unfortunately they are running the company that way.
    - There is no employer support in balancing between work life and personal life
    - Promotions are barely given: If they "Promote" you, they will mainly do it for political reasons
    - There is no respect shown by Director of development toward employees

    Advice to Management

    Tech companies should never be run by working employees to death. This is the reason GMTI has been loosing talented people all these years.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Going downhill quickly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, VA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The people in the company are fantastic. Generally friendly, helpful staff.

    Cons

    Extremely mismanaged. From the CEO down, none of management knows what they're doing. The newspaper industry is changing, and it's not being handled well.

    There is also a distinct lack of communication between management and employees in regards to company direction as well as general information.

    Furloughs with probable layoffs.

    No value of employees, CEO has stated that no one in the company is irreplaceable, and turnover is unusually high.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees, and not in vague, politically correct terms. Actually tell them what is going on in the department as well as the whole.

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