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  1. "A great stepping stone"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff, growing product - full benefits

    Cons

    Corporate feel - needed more creative vib. Management were too concerned about their salaries instead of the employees. Company suffered. Staff was separated into too many groups with different benefits.


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    "Unfortunate"

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    Former Employee - On-Air Talent in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - On-Air Talent in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, fun job, good content.

    Cons

    New management brought in people who weren't qualified for their positions and let go a number of good people. A mass layoff done in an offensive way really hurt the company.

    Advice to Management

    You had no idea of the talent you once had. You forced your employees to work longer than 40-hour weeks at low pay and hired new ones with zero benefits. Not a professional way to run a company.


  3. "Great Stepping Stone - Poor Use Of Company Money"

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    Current Employee - Video Editor in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Video Editor in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GoTV Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Worked on a lot of amazing projects with great people which allowed me to further my career afterwards.

    Cons

    Multiple levels of medical insurance coverage depending on position, also multiple divisions of the company which designated how people were paid. People were hired full time and then laid off, only to be brought back as contractors instead at a lower rate. Creative environment suffered due to a cube farm atmosphere and cameras tracking when people came and left.


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  5. "Small-ish company; inflexible"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GoTV Networks part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work with a lot of very smart and creative people

    Cons

    Operates like a big company in a bad way. Inflexible, undervalues employees, pretty ridiculous policies forcing production staff into working 10 hour days on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management should realize that longer hours does not equate more productivity. In fact, I would argue that it diminishes productivity and the creativity needed for churning out the quality and quantity of content we needed to.


  6. "Great co-workers, but ultimately only so many resources in place."

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    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were fantastic
    Management was transparent
    Great working environment
    Ability to learn about different aspects of the company

    Cons

    Disconnect between marketing and production
    Limited resources

    Advice to Management

    Shame that the iPhone didn't come out a year earlier


  7. "Excellent"

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    Current Employee - Mobile Java Developer Intern in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Mobile Java Developer Intern in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    I got good exposure to various projects. Work with lot of responsibility which I prefer.

    Cons

    Have to work really hard. Managers want more and more out of you. But was fair enough.


  8. "Software Architect"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good management and projects to work on

    Cons

    The business area the company is in is not growth oriented given the advancement of smart phones