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FUNimation Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2019

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Gen Fukunaga
17 Ratings
  1. Helpful (9)

    "Love the growth and future outlook!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    Our parent Sony. A streaming service that's growing like mad. Great titles.

    Cons

    Change isn't easy for some folks who have been here a long time.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training your folks. The adage of giving a man a fish vs teaching a man to fish is so true. Great talent here but the "professionalism" of some folks who have large responsibilities is lacking in some areas.

    FUNimation2018-05-10
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nightmare Job"

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    Former Employee - Creative in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FUNimation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fairly flexible hours Some of the people are alright

    Cons

    Management Bad pay Office politics Sony ownership Pretty much everything

    Advice to Management

    Get actual management. Hire people who know what they’re doing. Pay your people well. Treat them right and don’t dismiss their problems. Stop luring people in with the whole “but you’re working with anime!” schtick. Hiring fans and mistreating them is a horrible way to run a company. Promote people who deserve it. Funimation was a great place to work...years ago. And even then it had serious issues. With their recent...

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    FUNimation2019-08-02
  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not for the career-minded or driven employee"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FUNimation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get to partake in some free product giveaways if you love anime or have family that loves anime.

    Cons

    Management only likes to come up with initiatives but doesn't want to understand how this affects their employee's workload and there isn't enough people to do the work for their "big ideas". Never any plans or budget to hire additional people. IT doesn't follow through on their promise for web initiatives. Projects sit on the docket for YEARS. There is no direction - no true strategy behind what they are doing. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Upper Management - Stop having your teams be reactionary. Try to nurture and develop your teams. Create processes and enforce these processes.

    FUNimation2019-04-10
  4. Helpful (9)

    "Low salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to work, but overall not worth it.

    Cons

    High turnover; low salary, disinterested management.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees; pay them what they are worth.

    FUNimation2018-09-17
  5. Helpful (15)

    "Buyer Beware"

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    Former Employee - Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FUNimation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for people that don't want to work hard and aren't qualified to do their jobs to throw everyone under the bus around them when their lack of effort begins to show.

    Cons

    Very top heavy. The bottom of the totem pole keeps the place running for drastically under standard industry pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your people what they're worth and get rid of your dead weight. I hope the recent acquisition by Sony benefits the folks that have stuck it out and are responsible for the folks that have made the company successful.

    FUNimation2018-01-24
  6. Helpful (28)

    "Entitled Brats and Wannabe Moviestars"

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    Current Employee - Brand Ambassador in Flower Mound, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You never have to do any work, as soon as you learn how to execute the standard Funimation protocol of pointing the finger at someone else.

    Cons

    Projects never get done, there are huge mistakes made everywhere, no one accepts any responsibility, there's zero communication until something is on fire, all the managers are CHILDREN goofing around at comic cons while the directors/VPs are wannabe moviestars only interested in attending whatever lame red carpet event they can get to.

    Advice to Management

    Let a bigger company buy you out while you can still fool them.

    FUNimation2017-09-07
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Disgruntled employees... but overall great place."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Flower Mound, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent chances for advancement (lots of hiring from within) -Easy and fun work, with tangible rewards -Lots of ways to be creative in business while still learning transferable skills -My boss is great. Very understanding and does his/her best to pull for their team -I've developed tons of work-skills over the years. I could easily get another job. -They seem to be doing everything they can to take the company...

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    Cons

    -There are a lot of disgruntled employees who seem to think that because we produce cartoons everything should be incredibly easy. They don't want to work their full 40 hours and complain of being overworked when they have to. Lots of this is leftover from a time when everything here was less corporate and everyone's jobs were easier than they should have been. When change came, people resisted it and complain constantly....

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    Advice to Management

    If you have plans for the future that would make your employees feel more stable, let your mid-level management know so they can reassure us in a way that makes us believe them. When they're uninformed we know it and we will never be able to trust their reassurance. Also, put yourself in the shoes of your lowest-level employees. They're the ones who set the tone for the office. If they're happy, everyone feels it....

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    FUNimation2017-07-10
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Funimation a decent place to work."

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    Former Employee - Development in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FUNimation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great co-workers, decent benefits,

    Cons

    difficult to understand who is in charge of what, executive overlap

    FUNimation2017-07-20
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Major changes in the company-mostly good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FUNimation full-time

    Pros

    The company seems to be on track regarding the future. In the last year, Funimation has matured in how we operate and do business. There is a feeling that we are all moving forward. Come here if you don't want to be bored.

    Cons

    We are moving so fast, sometimes employees aren't recognized for their efforts.

    Advice to Management

    Please over communicate what and why we are changing. Recognize and reward those who are working hard to make this place successful.

    FUNimation2016-08-12
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun and strange"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FUNimation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people for the most part. Most everyone enjoys their job and has fun doing it. Casual environment and laidback attitude.

    Cons

    Not a lot to offer as far as promotion. If you are on a career path, Funimation could be a stepping stone.

    FUNimation2016-07-12
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