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FriendFinder Networks Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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Pros
  • Good benefits, smart colleagues (in 5 reviews)

  • no vesting period required for 401k match (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing (in 9 reviews)

  • Management has no idea really what is going on, nor do they care (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Temp"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Campbell, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks full-time

    Pros

    Interesting content and startup that is revamping its high tech competitiveness. Older and more established regular customers, steady cash flow, insanely generous 401k 100 vested matching, complimentary morning breakfast!! Kaiser w low deductible.

    Cons

    Strict laws and increased fraud risk challenges to payment processing and declines fraud and spam. Temps get paid more!

    Advice to Management

    Hirer and pay better educated and trained professionals and not average unmotivated paycheck collectors. Listen to employees feedback they know the solutions


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worst. Management. Ever."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent trench staff who could produce several magazines even under the most intentionally hostile conditions fostered by upper management.

    Cons

    Management disregards contractual obligations, dishonest and illegal practices, shifting blame, poor decision making skills.
    No raises, no advancement

    Advice to Management

    None.
    This place is doomed.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Senior Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments on Glassdoor.com. I understand you worked in the New York office (which we closed down last year), and leading up to the closure, employees were working under pressure and ... More


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really nice people, good benefits

    Cons

    Management has no vision, is short sighted, and does not help new applicants succeed in their position, this is especially true of the Engineering department, for others it actually seemed OK.

    Advice to Management

    Replace development team leaders and shake things up in the management of the Engineering department. Less projects and more long-term thinking.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Senior Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments on Glassdoor.com and acknowledging our benefits package and how you enjoyed working with our really great people. We give all new employees a benefits package that ... More


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  5. "Contract Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Staff (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Accounting Staff (Contractor) in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, casual environment, lunch catering, team building events

    Cons

    was approaching bankruptcy, media content produced is a bit questionable


  6. Helpful (6)

    "RUN! Before the ship sinks......Upper management is steering."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Campbell, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros? None here - sorry to say.

    Cons

    Older management is holding the company back. Wake up people! You guys are sinking the ship! As for the product managers - get with the program - its 2016! Not 2001. You guys are stuck in 20th century. As for the company owners - YOU GUYS NEED TO FIRE YOUR CURRENT PRODUCT MANAGERS - THEY ARE HOLDING THE PRODUCT BACK.

    Advice to Management

    Fire yourselves. You guys are driving the company off of a cliff. You guys need fresh people to come in fix the company. Also please fire your whole product team - especially those who have been there a long time. They are holding back the product. They are holding it back to the early 2000's. It's 2016! Get with the program.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Senior Talent Acquisition

    It is disheartening to read that you are a current employee and have nothing good to say about your place of employment. Have you tried talking to your current manager, HR, or a Senior Executive ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People and overall Office Structure. Great benefits such as gym and health benefits. Premiums were way lower than larger companies.

    Cons

    Poor management and salaries were not aligned with roles and titles. The lack of leadership was reflective in the teams across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Analyze and review salaries as well as managers. Investigate complaints. Reward those who do a good job and recognize employees with stellar service.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Lousy culture"

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

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers were easy to get along with. New building is surrounded by a lot of great restaurants.

    Cons

    There is no direction from upper level management. To make matters worse, there was no performance review during my time there. Management only care about themselves and mistreats its employees. No opportunity for career growth. Only work here if you need a job and have no other offers in the table.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. Have a plan and stick with it!


  9. "Front End Developer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Dev in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Web Dev in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly causal work atmosphere. Lots of nice people.

    Cons

    Management lacks direction.

    Advice to Management

    Be forward thinkers. Put yourselves under the microscope


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pay not competitive, sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I met some good friends there so it wasn't a complete waste. There was free lunch M-Th but it usually wan't very good.

    Cons

    Low pay, little to no employee perks, sub standard benefits, execs only care about bottom line. Middle managers were afraid to go to bat for their employees because they were afraid of the execs.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Good people, bad leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FriendFinder Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I liked the people - the individual contributors. And my manager was good.

    Cons

    High up leadership is terrible. Unqualified is an understatement.


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