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JD Audio and Video Design Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2018

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47%
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Gabriel Karlis
12 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "IT Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lee, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Audio and Video Design full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If you are looking for a place to learn about new technologies and make your career you shouldn’t think, and you have to start to work with this company

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to spend more time to keep yourself updated, and in JD you have to know about time management

    Advice to Management

    It should be perfect if we could have some sports activity during the day (ping pong)

    JD Audio and Video Design2018-01-09
  2. "Do not waste your time."

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

    I worked at JD Audio and Video Design full-time

    Pros

    There are no pros to list.

    Cons

    -Stressful work environment -Disorganized -Long work hours

    JD Audio and Video Design2018-02-28
  3. Helpful (1)

    "In Good Company..."

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    Former Employee - Management 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at JD Audio and Video Design full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good co-workers who all work hard and want to see success happen- Not a place for slouchers. Some very cool projects and the customers tend to be very nice.

    Cons

    Very busy firm so the pace tends to be quick. If you're not on your A (or at east B+) game, you can fall behind.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key. Circulate the good (and bad) news from top to bottom so we can all feel good about what we do - or learn from mistakes.

    JD Audio and Video Design2017-10-28
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Belittled Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lee, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Audio and Video Design full-time

    Pros

    Notice the last 4 reviews were done on the same day...it's the CEO pretending to be different employees. No one before as given a good review. Check out other sites rating the CEO. There are NO pros with this company. Giving them 1-star for it's unhappy hardworking employees who has to deal with a psychopathic CEO. They work long hours in an extremely negative toxic atmosphere without proper payment or acknowledgment!...

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    Cons

    The CEO has clinically significant levels of psychopathic traits, and a severe form of antisocial personality disorder include being impulsive and irresponsible behavior, manipulation, deceit, an inability to control anger, blaming others! He does that very well to everyone who works for him, plus his vendors too. Everyone is against him, so he preaches! So if you want to dread going to a toxic workplace or in the...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop praising someone who loses money with every job. End the agony of the employees and disappointed clients (who are endless)

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-10-13
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Department Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Audio and Video Design

    Pros

    Have been here for 10 + years and have always been taken care of and I am very happy here. Friendly co-workers and great office environment. We have summer BBQ's, holiday parties which are always nice. I have never had any issues with being compensated or things of that nature. Company has plenty of room to grow which is exciting and something to look forward to.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-08-26
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good Successful Company"

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    Current Employee - Installer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Audio and Video Design

    Pros

    It’s definitely busy. Benefits and pay is good. Great group of people. Interact with clients and contractors daily. Only positive feedback and good relationships. It’s fair to say this company has had its up and downs. The company and management has stayed strong. I have seen a difference with all the negative people gone. I see this as progress. The owner has helped out coworkers when in need due to personal...

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    Cons

    The other reviews are from a few negative past employees. I have been in their conversations. They can’t let go. They are looking to damage this company and attack the owner only for their own benefit. We know the company has normal exterior and interior cameras. We installed them. I have yet to see these imaginary hidden microphones.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right positive people. Stop hiring defects that can’t follow through on simple tasks. Rise above these internet trolls.

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-08-26
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best AV Company Ever"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Lee, NJ
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at JD Audio and Video Design for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I have been working for JDAV for more than 5 years. Not many companies can stay in business for all these years and still have a strong referral base that gives us one to two new leads a day. If our company is so dysfunctional, why would there be such a demand for our services? We work for some of the most powerful entertainers in the world. Do you think they would accept us with subpar service? During my time...

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    Cons

    In my humble opinion, this site needs to do a better job filtering the accuracy of the information being written. The people that are claiming that they still work here do not. Their positions and job titles are inaccurate and their time here is incorrect. If this information can be so easily falsified, how can we trust the rest? It seems that there are a small handful of ex-employees that are aggressively working to...

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    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and don't allow the false claims by a few naysayers get to you.

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-08-25
  8. "Great company and people"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Fort Lee, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at JD Audio and Video Design full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    I have been working at JDAV for 15 years and have seen this company go from 5 to 50 people within 10 years. It's unfortunate that a successful good honest family business is under attack from former and "current" employees. I can honestly say that now that this cancerous group has been removed, the company and all 50 employees are here for the betterment of this company. These former employees may respond to this review...

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    Cons

    Occasional long work day due to work load. Commute can be long sometimes due to proximity to New York City and area highways.

    Advice to Management

    More team building and group events would be a fun way for all employees to spend time together outside of work hours.

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-08-24
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Worst AV Company Ever!"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Fort Lee, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at JD Audio and Video Design for more than a year

    Pros

    if you work here, you may get to see some of the finest homes in the New Jersey/New York City area. Most of the technicians are good people.

    Cons

    You name it. Just imagine the worst possible way to run an AV company and that is JD Audio. As one would expect, this company is going down the tubes. Unless you are starving, avoid this company like the plague. Everything that has been written in the other one star reviews is accurate. Nepotism is rampant. Turnover rate is astronomical.

    Advice to Management

    Polish up your resume and the put the key in the door, the party's over.

    JD Audio and Video Design2016-08-12
  10. Helpful (3)

    "I take back my 5 star review!"

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      Former Employee - Office in Fort Lee, NJ
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at JD Audio and Video Design for less than a year

      Pros

      What a different a couple of weeks made!!! Thank god I left. The owner needs major physiological help.

      Cons

      Everything everything everything everything!!!! I feel awful for the people who are still there. I am so lucky I had the ability to pick up and leave.

      Advice to Management

      I don't even know where to begin...

      JD Audio and Video Design2015-10-31
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