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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)

  • Working from home is only allowed in rare circumstances due to content and possible exposure of it to minors (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Temp"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Fun and Enjoyable workplace"

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

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Casual and collaborative environment
    Great people and great benefits
    Great support from management for work life balance
    Great office Location
    Perks - Free breakfast, anniversary bonus, gym membership,
    no vesting period required for 401k match

    Cons

    No work from home policy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hold frequent all hands meetings to share current strategies and product changes.
    Continue to offer more team building events. I enjoyed it.


  3. "I like working here"

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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

    I like working at FriendFinder Networks because (1) the diversity of people and interest my coworkers have; (2) it’s free of the large company politics so prevalent in large enterprises with 20,000 plus employees, etc.; (3) I feel appreciated; (4) I enjoy the challenges of working with technology and how it relates to social media; (4) the flexible work schedule; (5) the benefits:
    20 days PTO a year
    12 company paid holidays off
    5% 401K match with no vesting period

    Cons

    Not being able to work from home. Aside from not being able to work from home, I am very happy here.

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Worst. Management. Ever."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Glad I am out of there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Made some friends while there, not much else

    Their PTO plan was definitely advantageous if you were there for many years

    Cons

    Executive team is clueless, HR played favorites and did not like when people asked for things (like looks on the doors for grave shift)

    I was ultimately let go because I was complaining about colleagues sleeping together, then was told I was fired due to "misuse of company resources." Like they have anything worth taking.

    Advice to Management

    Quit running the company into the ground
    Quit hiring yes people and listen to real complaints instead of labeling them troublemakers.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Senior Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for comments on Glassdoor.com regarding your five years contributing to the success of the Company. When the Company hires new employees we offer a very good benefits package that includes ... More


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "A company that's trying"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    For a smaller company FFN has excellent benefits: Kaiser, a PPO w/10% deductible, 3 weeks PTO to all new employees, 12 holidays, 5% fully vested 401K Match, anniversary bonuses, free supplemental disability insurance, public transit reimbursement. That stuff adds up! Love the location in Campbell.

    Cons

    No equity to offer employees,
    Web dating is a cutthroat business
    The content can be off-putting to some.
    Working from home is only allowed in rare circumstances due to content and possible exposure of it to minors.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Sep 22, 2016 – senior director of HR

    Actually all employees start with 4 weeks PTO.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Only come here if desperate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people you work with will be nice and welcoming. They are so desperate for people it is easy to get a job here.

    Cons

    Upper management is horrible and will throw you under the bus to keep their jobs
    Your opinion and experience will not mater
    MICROMANAGEMENT!!
    The only good product manager left. The rest don't know what they are doing. The don't listen to UX( again your opinion doesn't matter)

    Advice to Management

    Not that they will listen. But start trusting your employees and realize that you don't know as much as you think you do.

    FriendFinder Networks Response

    Oct 7, 2016 – Senior Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for your comments on Glassdoor.com acknowledging that you worked with great people. The Company prides itself on hiring exceptionally talented people with diverse interests which is what ... More


  10. "Contract Accountant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  11. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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



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