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Sam Tarantino
25 Ratings
  1. "Great place!"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Grooveshark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    If you don't need rigidity or formality this is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Sometimes "power structure" can be hard to figure out.

    Advice to Management

    Great job!

  2. "It was ok"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Grooveshark full-time

      Pros

      The people were genuinely great and it felt like a family.

      Cons

      Management generally was incompetent. Tons of leaders who had no skills in leadership.

    • "awesome place!"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Grooveshark

      Pros

      fun place to work with great opportunity to work on cool projects

      Cons

      sued for $17Billion by all major labels

      Advice to Management

      keep going strong!

    • "Chill"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Grooveshark full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Chill company, flat management structure, easy to collaborate, lots of brilliant people.

      Cons

      Intense work/life balance, very young and inexperienced management. Relied almost entirely on student intern labor.

      Advice to Management

      Hire experienced managers, have defined goals for product teams, and don't re-iterate on the flagship product forever. Release new products.

    • "Web Dev Intern"

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      Former Employee - Intern in Jacksonville, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Grooveshark

      Pros

      Excellent employment opportunity; worked on and designed Grooveshark's new web player and downloadable app. Very hands-on for an intern. Well compensated for my efforts and many learning opportunities.

      Cons

      A little stressful when it comes to releases, but that comes with the job. Air of snobbishness in the employees, especially when it comes to lower level employees/interns. Complicated frameworks, needs lot of maintenance.

    • "Best place to work ever"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Grooveshark

      Pros

      Best place to work ever

      Cons

      Company no longer exists, so there's that

      Advice to Management

      Let's do it again

    • "Fun place, but management has no idea what they're doing."

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      Former Employee - Mid Level Management in Gainesville, FL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Grooveshark full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      This was a fun place to work and if you got the right people on your side you could advance your career (although you'll paid way below market value).

      Cons

      Management has no idea what's going on. I don't the CEO even had a grasp of who our users were, how we made money or the actual potential future of our company.

      Advice to Management

      Bring in professional management. Understand what's actually going on at your Company and how it works.

    • "Production Manager"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Grooveshark

        Pros

        Best place ever to work in the whole world

        Cons

        The company shut down so it no longer exists

        Advice to Management

        Get the proper licensing so we can start up again

      • "Amazing Company"

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        Former Employee - IOS Developer in Gainesville, FL
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Grooveshark part-time for more than 2 years

        Pros

        This was one of the best work experiences I could have ever asked for. The founders were great and the team that they managed to built was nothing short of the best. Can't wait to see what Sam goes on to do next.

        Cons

        I could not find any cons of being here. Issues within the company were addressed immediately and there was never anything but good vibes while being there. This was a place where everybody genuinely enjoying coming to work.

        Advice to Management

        Keep doing what you're doing. You built an excellent company that will never be forgotten. It was the best group of people I could have ever asked to work with.

      • "The greatest place to grow"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gainesville, FL
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Grooveshark full-time

        Pros

        Grooveshark was the kind of place that hired you not based on what you knew but how smart, dedicated, and curious you were. If you wanted to learn and grow, there were no shortage of opportunities here. More of a family than anything, the bonds I made there are some of the strongest I've ever found.

        Cons

        Low pay, Gainesville is a hard town to be a young adult in, but otherwise no complaints about the company itself.

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