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Genius Reviews

Updated Sep 28, 2019

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8 Ratings
  1. "Great company, smart team, fun perks"

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    Current Employee - N/A 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Genius full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Company has grown a lot, particularly over the past three years. Smart, hard-working, diverse team full of talented people. Lots of opportunities for growth within and across teams. Great office culture — people are genuine and they want you to do well. Fun perks like artist events, company happy hours, access to concerts and other cool things to do around the city. And it's a dog-friendly office, if you like pets.

    Cons

    Typical startup and digital media stuff. The music media pace is breakneck and sometimes you can get stretched thin (though people are pretty good about helping each other out when someone raises a hand).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing and leading with transparency and respect.

    Genius2019-09-06
  2. "Not what it's cracked up to be"

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    Former Employee - Video 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genius full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easily accessible office and nearby trains. Contributions towards monthly phone bill. Good events.

    Cons

    Free food everyday is a con to never leave the office or from your desk in order to continue working. Male dominated workplace amongst creative leads, making it difficult for women to step into creative positions. Not much room for growth and very clique-like environment. Company doesn't value or respect employee's time with many late hours and lack of flexibility otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage extensive training for managers and quarterly workshops for improving employer/employee relationships.

    Genius2019-09-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Smooth Sailing"

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    Former Intern - Editorial Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genius for less than a year

    Pros

    A well-oiled hipster startup. Very laid back and friendly environment.

    Cons

    Lack of rigid structure is empowering for some and counter-productive for others

    Genius2019-06-03
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Work Hard, Play Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An awesome work environment with such creative & smart employees who are always willing to help you out. There's so much room for growth as long as you work hard and speak up. Amazing benefits: - free food & drinks - free cell phone plan - free health insurance - access to dope private events & MORE

    Cons

    Genius is still a start-up company so there's still a lot of things that we're figuring out (which is not always a bad thing).

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!!

    Genius2018-11-15
  5. "Ok to work there"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Genius

    Pros

    you can learn a few things or two

    Cons

    This is not a career oriented place

    Genius2018-11-05
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A family of dope creatives"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genius full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Genius is filled with some of the nicest people I have ever met in my life – 90% of the people that work there are genuinely down to help you with whatever you're working on and teach you what they know -It's more like a family of incredibly talented creatives than a ruthless media company -They throw really dope events -The engineering team is world class -The sales team is respectful of the culture and... doesn't try to force BS on the creatives, but still sells cool campaigns -Lots of people started in entry level roles and moved into management -Tom is smart af and cares so much about the company and everyone that works there

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    Cons

    -It's a startup so things are moving and changing fairly quickly -They have to make money after all, so the introduction of a sales team changed the vibe a little, but they're alright

    Genius2018-09-11
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity at a growing company"

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    Former Employee - Content Team 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genius full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great perks (free food, Metrocard, and drinks) Small teams with talented, passionate leadership Amazing work space Hard work pays off Lots of cross-team interaction

    Cons

    The work can get monotonous Limited promotions Not enough resources to address the small stuff A little cliquey

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real with your employees in regards to the companies direction/goals

    Genius2017-06-13
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Genius

    Pros

    Impressive coworkers Unlimited delivery Good leadership Exciting Product Free Housing

    Cons

    To be honest, not many

    Advice to Management

    Keep keeping it real

    Genius2017-05-25
  9. "Very good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Genius full-time

    Pros

    very good, all is well

    Cons

    nothing to say, all is well

    Genius2019-07-31
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