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Harry Fox Agency Reviews

Updated March 25, 2017
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  1. "GREAT COMPANY"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Harry Fox Agency full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Co workers are the best in the Mechanical Licensing industry

    Cons

    I have no comment for cons. The company was/is great.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, great co-workers, spacious office floor, relaxed dressed code.

    Cons

    stressful, overworked, understaffed, underpaid, high turnover, no clear direction from upper management after acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and invest in your employees, and also pay more for the amount of work they do,


  3. Helpful (3)

    "abrasive learning environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Fox Agency full-time

    Pros

    good benefits
    good ptos
    long term friends

    Cons

    cto tells me 2x to work on php. mgr overrides that instruction 2x

    vp assigned expert coworker to answer questions. mgr asks why i'm not working on bau tasks? no question and answers, during work hours.

    >2m after assigned, vp calls me and mgr into ofc.
    new instruction - work on new skill / bau same time.

    Advice to Management

    getting answers, shouldn't be a clandestine activity - bad mgt

    training / no training, used to reward / punish - bad mgt

    if prev. mgr wanted u to learn something, told split your time 40/60 or 50/50 bet new skill/bau - good mgt

    simple changes, to improve performance muzzled. ensured daily job ran for weeks, 1 hr job ran for 5 days eg. both royalty - bad mgt

    legacy projects completed in 6 weeks, redeveloped by new mgt took 3+ yrs. same mgr who squandered yrs of man hrs, decides who's qualified? mgt hired by cto who was discredited, for lack of deliverables/vapid claims.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "certified self helpers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Fox Agency full-time

    Pros

    entry into music business
    ptos were good

    Cons

    monthly royalty jobs taking 1 month to run (no kidding).
    major clients complaining for yrs.
    runtime glacial, where royalty transaction table, had bilions of rows, dozens of indexes, no partititon.
    in tests, found IOs ran 40x faster, using empty workfile (warp speed).

    told business to proc. royalty overnight, by using empty workfile.

    IT mgt livid, upstaged php braintrust.
    oustered same week, boss said i "mislead everyone".

    cat out of bag, so IT needed solution.
    legacy coworker revisited my "misleading" email and implemented.
    worked fantastic.
    "misleading" solution now kosher, coworker received award.

    go figure?

    Advice to Management

    dont politicize good solution
    big impact for v. little work


  6. Helpful (3)

    "No future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Fox Agency full-time

    Pros

    Good place to learn music licensing

    Cons

    Terrible morale, low pay, limited resources, stressed systems

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, training, technology


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Marketing Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Friendly Environment. Pretty Laid Back

    Cons

    Not the best pay or benefit


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Royalties Distribution"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly overall staff, fun work material

    Cons

    unfriendly supervisor who favored her friends.

    Advice to Management

    don't favor your friends.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Needs Direction"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Harry Fox Agency full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The pros are:

    1. Benefits
    2. The music industry knowledge you gain
    3. The friendships you make

    Cons

    The cons are:

    1. Low Pay
    2. Disorganized Management
    3. No room for career growth

    Advice to Management

    Get organized, show employees that there is room for growth within the organization and have better open communication.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Meh"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to get started in the music industry. Awesome coworkers. Everyone loves music! Decent benefits.

    Cons

    Company always had its issues. With the recent acquisition by Sesac things have gotten worse. Moral is awful, and there is no vision/direction. Upper management has done very little to address the concerns of their employees. Lots of projects have been canceled or moved to Sesac. There is also high turnover and little room for growth.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency, and stop acting like your employees do not exist!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn the ins and outs of the music business

    Cons

    advancement is often slow within company



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