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GlobeCast Reviews

Updated June 13, 2017
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GlobeCast Président-Directeur Général Olivier Barberot
Olivier Barberot
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  1. "Terrible environment -"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobeCast (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only pro would have been location in Culver - the actual location (pre re-model) was terrible, old, dirty.

    Cons

    No responsible for ones actions - no support from immediate management. Terrible environment of people looking out for themselves. Little to no team dynamic, lacking severly in any type of corporate culture / team dynamics.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    co-workers are great; some company events are fun

    Cons

    everything else; pay and opportunities for growth lacking

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees like human beings

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Superficial"

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    Former Employee - Engineering in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Globecast Americas (GCAm) uses diverse technologies and this provides a great learning platform. Working hours are very flexible. As long as you stay 'out of sight, out of mind' you can probably work there as long as you want.

    Cons

    There is very little understanding of the diverse technologies that GCAm has and they will not train you to use them following best practices because of that fact. The management culture is one of the buddy system; as long as they like you they will always find a way to put he blame elsewhere. The ability to escalate issues to upper management does not exist and if you try to they will stifle you as much as possible. Gossip is the one thing you need to be good at but politics is what you must master because technical proficiency means nothing. One particular department shines when IT comes to that. GCAm has no idea whet talent is worth and will take a compensation increase request as an insult.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. Make employees marketable to the rest of the world and compensate them accordingly. If you take care of them they will take care of you!


  4. "Proceed with extreme caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guys in engineering, TOC, and presales are good at their jobs and nice dudes. Office location in Culver is solid. I'd take a bullet for the TOC manager. Guy is awesome.

    Cons

    Has been restructured an obscene amount of times over the past decade per the other reviews. Still seem to have some left over bad eggs that wield lots of power with Paris and thus will probably drive it into the ground again. Office is kind of dark and dingy in my opinion. Small and lonely unless you work in the MC, TOC, or engineering areas. Make sure you get everything in writing. I negotiated my pay/title over the phone with a woman from HR who left just as soon as I started and then was pretty much told "tough luck" I guess that's my fault and in retrospect it makes sense that she never pushed back on me. She was leaving and didn't give a damn. If you are applying for a sales job be very wary. I was given no feedback of any kind, good bad or indifferent. Nothing was said to me and I was proactive and asked. Anyway think long and hard before working here. It could be a short trip like mine was.

    Advice to Management

    Double check your finances. Might not be up to snuff.


  5. "Never Again"

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    Former Employee - Operator in Johannesburg South (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Operator in Johannesburg South (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobeCast full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    None, Apart from Travelling occasionally.

    Cons

    Dead end job. No scope for promotion. Below average annual salary increases. Staff gets treated badly. No respect for staff, safety or labour legislation. Management is incompetent. Nepotism towards family members.

    Advice to Management

    Stop employing your family members and employ competent staff. Treat your staff like human beings


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Big mistake"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Technician in Johannesburg (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - Cant think of any

    Cons

    No scope for promotion. Unfriendly working conditions

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Don't go there"

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    Former Employee - Operations
    Former Employee - Operations
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Central location, great transport links, close to other places you can go for interviews so you get out if there fast, that's about it.

    Cons

    Unfriendly working atmosphere, working hours can change at last minute, horrendous management and stuck up staff that have been there for too long.

    Advice to Management

    Your Hr department really should be dealing with the managers that keep hitting on women at work, this really is a nuisance and embarrassing to watch. Especially when they're married (the managers).
    And then there's the people from accounts/Hr that are so out of order with their racist and snide remarks/jokes that I'm surprised no one has taken you to court yet.

    Replace the old staff and management, they don't care anymore and are biased to people they know and are friends with. Many great colleagues have left because of them.

    There is no scope for growth or any other moves within the company, as the management judge you for who you know, what you do, or who you sleep with. It's a total joke!

    Glad to be gone from such a messy, backstabbing and close minded place.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Reactive culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobeCast full-time

    Pros

    because of its big brand name being affiliated to France Telecom you can coast by by just showing up at your desk, but you cannot grow.

    Cons

    It's shocking that a high level senior executive does not get reprimanded when he made a racial slur regarding a competitor. Also, one sales executive happily checks out female customers' facebook profiles to see how they look like before he visits them.


  9. "Multitasking , active, exiting extended MCO / TOC / INGEST , Coding duties but underpayment is an understatement."

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    Former Employee - Operations in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Operations in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable acomodation within a year of employment, good supervisors and experienced good rapport with the all the globally based customers (North, South America/Caribbean, Europe,Asia and Australia ) ensuring quality of all play out and pass through signals monitored and maintaining communication open with all parties involved with all multilingual customers.

    Cons

    Low pay , constant retraining of new personnel due to low retention of experienced technical personnel.

    Advice to Management

    Retain veteran level personnel in operations that actually enjoyed the job because the pay is horrible.


  10. "GlobeCast, a division of France Telecom"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small division of France Telecom. Global Network backbone for parent company ensures some stability.

    Cons

    Upper level management positions are often granted to members of parent company. If the smaller division does not fare well as a result of this management, that person is simply transferred back into the fold of the larger organization.


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