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FriendFinder Networks Reviews

Updated July 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Complimentary breakfast and lunch Monday to Thursday (in 4 reviews)

  • Good benefits, smart colleagues (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management has no idea what they are doing (in 10 reviews)

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

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  1. "Nice Company but"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with

    Cons

    Upper management don't care about the quality of the product


  2. "Fun and Enjoyable workplace"

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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

    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


  4. "This is a Great company and can only Rise to better levels"

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

    I have been working at FriendFinder Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked on and off, off site for this company for a number of years. I have watched it go from being brand new kid on the block to well known. I have seen all sides of the company from being a member to helping out where I could in several depts. I have never been disappointed in the site, the company, the jobs or the management. The company is working very hard alongside the man who created the original site to improve the business, the site and bring members a new level of entertainment while using the product. The only place they can go from here is UP !

    Cons

    Are there issues ? Yes, but if you work hard, prove yourself to be a loyal employee with great creativity you can rise in this company. Tough times call for all employee's to tow the company line and help in bad times as well as good. Will it be hard ? Yes. Will it be worth it ? Yes indeed.

    Advice to Management

    I would follow the great advice posted on Linked In about managers asking employee's how they are doing as a manager and where improvements can be made. Listening to employee's concerns and ideas should be a large part of any management job. We can only grow and get bigger/better if we implement new ideas and encourage employee creativity.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "my career"

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

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

    Pros

    Myself and a quite a few others have been here several years. There are some that have left and come back - I see that as a testament to the quality of the workplace. I'm challenged here every day. If you put yourself out there and really do 110% you will be rewarded, but you are not rewarded just for showing up like at some other companies where I have worked.

    Cons

    The sick days are from the same pool as PTO. This leads to people coming in sick often which is pretty bad, it gets everyone else sick then we lose productivity and everyone is in a bad mood.

    Advice to Management

    fix PTO/sick days.


  6. "Fast-paced, challenging and with lots of random things to laugh at"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    New projects always keeps things interesting, the fast-pace always keeps you busy, bonuses for hard work, casual dress, lots free lunches,401k matching up to 4%, and hard-working, good-hearted, cool people to work with

    Cons

    Not always easy to share with others the type of content we work with

    Advice to Management

    Continue offering different ways to motivate workers


  7. "good place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some great, smart ppl at Friendfinder Network. Also, free soda, free lunches from Monday to Thursday, group lunches, bonus to top performers, reimbursement on sports

    Cons

    give more stock shares to employees

    Advice to Management

    Spend less time doubting the strategy every 3 months

  8. "Very Challenging, yet very rewarding"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working at FriendFinder Networks is the people! I feel that I'm surrounded with very skilled co-workers that are not only good at their jobs, but friendly and helpful as well. The environment is fast paced which makes it challenging, but fun with a casual feel. The work hours are also very flexible and it seems to be a pretty stable company. Still hiring while other companies are downsizing.

    Cons

    The only downside to working at FriendFinder is not a lot of telecommuting opportunities.


  9. "Great place to learn new things."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Team in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - QA Team in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is very dynamic. There are many projects, so everyone is working on a few different things at once, which keeps things interesting. Management is eager and open to trying new technologies.

    Cons

    Health insurance was not great this year, but will be much better next year.


  10. "great place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    FriendFinder is a very stable company. I feel very comfortable coming to work everyday not to worry about my job. Lots of people have been working here for a very long time. People here are very nice to work with. They help each other and have a great teamwork environment. Benefits are great. Medical insurance is the most I like to work here. I pay absolutely nothing for my whole family (3 people) with Kaiser. The company provide free breakfast and lunch from Monday to Thursday and provide reimbursement for training classes for employees career growth. The company also has 401K $ to $ match up 3% salary, and commuter's check just mention a few. The company hire all levels employees so the new grades have opportunities to get into the door (most other companies won't hire entry level people). The company very cares to balance workers' workload and their life seldom to ask workers to work overtime (this is really hard to find in most of the companies in bay area).

    Cons

    If the company can match the salary level on the market, that will put the company to be one of the best companies to work in bay area.


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