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Fullscreen Media Reviews

Updated Nov 12, 2019

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2.8
37%
Recommend to a Friend
56%
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Fullscreen Media CEO George Strompolos
George Strompolos
96 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible work environment (not chained to your desk)(in 17 reviews)

  • "Flexible work schedule (can work from home a couple days if I want)(in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Upper management is incompetent and doesn't care about the lower level employees(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work everybody is super chil

    Cons

    HR is slow and compliance is meh

    Fullscreen Media2019-07-26
  2. "Gret personal & professional development resources"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Udemy account for all full time employees w/ unlimited coursework - excellent insurance - WBMedia perks: 50% off AT&T phone bill; $10/month for Directv Ultimate package with HBO/Cinemax/Starz/NFL Sunday Ticket Max included with 3 boxes; WB internal media platform (watch all WB movies in theaters at home for free) - Office culture is super important, lot of activities - New macbook given @ orientation -... unlimited PTO (granted approval via direct manager on case by case)

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    Cons

    - Internal inefficiencies - Unclear direction (reorg still being worked out) - "Coordinator" is basically just assistant since there are practically no assistants at the company - Questionable hiring choices

    Fullscreen Media2019-10-09
  3. "Don’t walk... run. Fast."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The normal benefits you see at start up and tech companies - catered lunch, snacks, unlimited pto, wfh, limited accountability, etc. Don’t be dazzled by the free perks, everything has a price.

    Cons

    This company brews the most toxic and unprofessional work environment I’ve ever experienced. It very clearly starts from the top so there’s little hope that it will change. The senior leadership is verbally abusive and regularly crosses the line into harassment as other reviews mention. I wish this was more constructive but the best advice I can give is that this is not a team you want to be part of. No matter how... desperate you are to break into entertainment there are better companies worth your time with more respectable leaders you can learn from.

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    Advice to Management

    Someone needs to be the whistle blower... the behavior, favoritism, bias and lack of diversity in 2019 is frankly shocking. While mediocre attempts have been made to increase demographic representation the lack of varried perspectives is really what’s bringing this place down. People are afraid to speak up because anyone who doesn’t subscribe to the “culture” is pushed out or marginalized. There are leaders at this... company who have protected (in more than one instance) people who have been accused of sexual harassment and workplace discrimination while openly retaliating against their accusers. All of this is public knowledge because the HR team has the loosest lips at the company and enables leadership to do as they please. Literally nothing at Fullscreen is fair or confidential. For years there have been over/under competitions for profanity usage at all company meetings and bragging rights for inappropriate behavior. It’s shocking there haven’t been any public claims or lawsuits but maybe all that WB money is being used to keep things hush hush externally. Keep the popcorn ready for when the truth about this place comes out...

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    Fullscreen Media2019-11-13
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Sinking Ship - AVOID AT ALL COSTS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time

    Pros

    None I can think of.

    Cons

    The culture is toxic and unproductive starting from the top. The company was bought by Warner Media so it's only a matter of time before it is absorbed, picked apart, and whatever remains will be stranded with little hope.

    Advice to Management

    The Senior Leadership at this company is petty, aggressive, hostile, and egotistical. There are countless screaming matches and language that I have never heard General Managers, or SVPs use in any company and it's frankly shocking that nothing is done about it. They turn the other cheek when they're told there's a serious issue that needs to be addressed. The favoritism is rampant and unabashed (mostly in favor of... men). On top of it all, with the Warner Media acquisition finally hitting Fullscreen, it's now showing people's true colors, in undercutting power moves, and behind the scenes back-stabbing.

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    Fullscreen Media2019-11-10
  5. "Good experience but over worked and not valued"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - young environment - Up to date with technology, and trends - flexible seating - work from home - snacks - lunch on Fridays - cool/interesting clients

    Cons

    - pay is extremely low - turn over rate is high - some people have unlimited PTO while others don’t. And so if you don’t have unlimited PTO, you have to cover for the people who constantly take off. - felt like the company never told the clients no, so we were working endless nights just so we keep the client happy even though they were going WAY beyond the scope of work. - not a lot of room to grow - also work... from home was nice but a lot of people go MIA while at home and it felt like some were not actually working.

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    Advice to Management

    With the cost of living in Los Angeles, the starting salary is absolutely ridiculous.

    Fullscreen Media2019-09-25
  6. Helpful (5)

    "Don't Let The Benefits Fool You"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Unlimited time off, work from home, office snacks. These are all great things to have at a company but it's not worth the cons.

    Cons

    Underpaid, unqualified managers, work tons of overtime without getting paid. Fullscreen promotes people who aren't ready and don't know what they're doing. Upper management is incompetent and doesn't care about the lower level employees. Can only get promoted out of whining and sucking up, they don't recognize hard work here. They work you 7 days a week and usually between 60-80 hours worth of work with no overtime... pay. There is a lot of turnover because the company is slowly crumbling. After being bought by Otter Media then AT&T/Warner, company moral has gone down significantly there's been tons of changes and not for the better. People are fleeing this company every week, don't get on this sinking ship.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting 24 year olds who don't know what they're doing!

    Fullscreen Media2019-10-02
  7. Helpful (1)

    "fine for first job"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Former Employee - Talent Coordinator 

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited PTO. Very casual work environment

    Cons

    Management is awful. Little room to grow.

    Fullscreen Media2019-09-17
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Hot Garbagio - Company will dissolve or go bankrupt in a few years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free coffee —- actually that took that away

    Cons

    Low pay, zero creative, horrible management. Losing their major clients left and right. Company lost aka fired over half their staff due to poor management. Zero growth. Zero ability to get promoted. People dropping like flies leaving for better paying jobs. Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

    Advice to Management

    Pack it up. You guys burned the home we once appreciated.

    Fullscreen Media2019-09-29
  9. Helpful (5)

    "WORST PLACE TO WORK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The catered lunch on Fridays (and even sometimes that was a letdown)

    Cons

    Everything about this company is horrible. Their turnover rate is so high, and they just bump people into higher positions without training them to lead departments or teams properly. Word of advice to any recent college grad (because that's who they target, impressionable college grads looking for entry-level jobs) look elsewhere. If you go to Fullscreen you'll be underpaid and undervalued. They're also losing... clients left and right and have so many re-structures that people are constantly being layed off.

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    Advice to Management

    Learn how to value your employees and stop giving 26 year olds Director titles. 98% of the time they didn't earn it.

    Fullscreen Media2019-08-27
  10. Helpful (6)

    "HR needs to stop leaving 5 star reviews"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Brand Ambassador in Playa Vista, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fullscreen Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some of the individuals that work there are fine, hardworking, smart people. The unlimited snacks, free lunch Fridays, benefits, and the nice office are how Fullscreen gets employees to stay.

    Cons

    Most individuals in managerial roles are not there by merit. There are some exceptions. Some management play the blame game for their own mistakes. Attempts at positive discourse often led to aggressive language and demeanor. There is little recognition given to employees for doing good work. The company currently lacks a vision. Work is devoid of meaning and is largely based around fixing problems from the... first, second, and third strings of poorly made decisions, seemingly driven by "I want it yesterday" managerial mentality. There were a few incidents I heard about that were borderline sexual harassment, and a few others that were overt sexual harassment, some of which were dealt with. George Strompolos has little to do with Fullscreen anymore as this page suggests. Otter Media executives now fill leadership positions.

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    Fullscreen Media2019-08-06
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