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Fandango Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  1. "very nice culture of work.Friendly staff"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better exposer to work.Friendly atmosphere of working.

    Cons

    Limited leave policy gives some time frustation.
    work from home is not allowed which turns to impect family life.

    Advice to Management

    Leave policy needs to be reviewed.Leave on the basis of work from home should be added to improve the employee satisfaction.
    Fortnight break is neede every six month to improve efficiency


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company Has lost Identity and Direction"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fandango full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Was a great place to work. Great product and environment. Company made great hires and morale was high.

    Cons

    After hiring Paul Yanover to run Fandango the moral went down. Company became fragmented and lost its enthusiasm and identity. Became like any other mediocre company .Bad hiring and restructure has ruined what it was.

    Advice to Management

    No advice. No way to return it back to the way it was. Company has been water down with lack of direction and employees are no longer valued the same way.


  3. "Great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fandango full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The development team is filled with talented, friendly, and awesome people. The culture was amazing. Very stable.

    Cons

    It's getting more corporate and C-levels seemed to want to turn the company into something it isn't.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Growing too fast"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fandango full-time

    Pros

    Very smart and talented people; good benefits; compensation is good for senior employees

    Cons

    Company is growing too fast; management priorities go against work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to focus on growth and instead focus on employees; company is headed for problems due to aggressive expansion


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fun interesting place at team level, Comcast cog at corporate level"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Tech culture is relatively off-beat, a mix of conventional Silicon Valley-ish nerdery and would-be showbiz types at their 'day' (read: real) job. Money and perks competitive, office location fantastic if one is already Westsider or able to easily ride Expo.

    Cons

    Company has become lumpy aggregation of many other companies via acquisitions with internalized rough edges to match, company is physically moving east of the 405 to MySpace's old HQ in Beverly - which has a certain foreboding to it, and ruins pretty perfect current location (right by new Expo station).

    Advice to Management

    Company burns up impressive piles of money trying to diversify beyond ticket-broker business instead of concentrate on said core competency. Company and management can get away with this currently owing to big-tent franchises like Star Wars, industry migration to reserved seating, and essentially no competition in ticket-broker space. Such luck won't last forever.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Fandango was a great place to work for in the early years"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fandango full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At the current state - none (turned into a corporate hostile environment)

    Cons

    Once NBCUniversal took over the culture went to down the toilet and most of the talent left.


  8. "Great company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fandango full-time

    Pros

    Great future, catered lunches, great perks, beach day, free movie tickets, awesome co-workers

    Cons

    No bonus structure for anyone below a director

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth on bonuses! Let everyone get a slice of the pie.


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Not the Company You Think It Is"

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    Former Employee - Dev
    Former Employee - Dev
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Biggest pro - the people. Fandango has some wonderful talent. You will be exposed to smart, intelligent people who truly care about their jobs and helping you be better at yours.

    You also have access to some of the biggest agencies and companies - Google, YouTube, Facebook - in ways that few companies get access.

    Great kitchen and snacks. Lots of autonomy - too much at times.

    I struggled between a 2 and a 3 for the review. But the pros don't necessarily outweigh the cons in the short term.

    Cons

    Strangely enough - it's also the people. There is a veneer of caring about the employee, but the reality doesn't bare out. The company culture is incredibly stagnant, and the good people mentioned have either left or been replaced. The irony of the work too is that none of the teams trust each other - particularly dev views the rest of the company as either tanking the company or worse. But yet everyone seems to think its hunky-dory.

    There is a true lack of vision as well, and employees on the mid and lower tiers are demoralized. Success is never defined on any level, and most of the current employees feel lost or are waiting to be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Refocus on company culture. Talk to employees and be honest. The aims of the company are strong but without a focus on people it will become a low quality, high churn tech company very fast.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Growing company with lots of opportunity"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    For a mature company that's been in existence for 15 years, it's got the vibe of a startup. Leadership has a solid vision of growth and is making a lot of smart moves with acquisitions and new partnerships. Tech stack is current and lots of opportunities to work on cutting edge projects with huge partners.

    Fun place to work, culture is great, people are smart. Lots of little perks (great food/flexible hours/Summer Fridays/etc).

    Cons

    With the recent acquisitions, there are some growing pains in bringing offices together and sorting through HR, but mostly to be expected.

    Advice to Management

    With so much new growth, keep the full team informed on the high level plans so everyone is moving in the same direction.


  11. "A Worthwhile Company!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • Great work environment with friendly employees
    • Room for growth as a company and individually
    • Catered lunch 2x a week with an open kitchen for breakfast, snacks, and great coffee from three different stations
    • Casual corporate culture
    • Flexible hours
    • Summer Fridays
    • Team and company events
    • Free movie tickets
    • Strong leadership from the CEO with a vision to remain competitive in the entertainment/tech industry and keep up with trends to avoid potential threats and take advantage of any opportunities

    Cons

    • Communication among varied departments is minimal and can be improved

    Advice to Management

    • Improve communication to increase employee knowledge of initiatives outside of one’s own department



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