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MindGeek Reviews

Updated 22 Nov 2019

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3.6
70%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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83 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free breakfast every day and free lunch once a month(in 56 reviews)

  • "Also very easy to create a work/life balance unlike other places that may require lots of OT or weekend shifts(in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Cool"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 

    I worked at MindGeek full-time

    Pros

    I got valuable experience dealing with huge loads of data.

    Cons

    Salary could be a little bit better.

    MindGeek2019-11-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people to work with"

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    Former Employee - Business Intelligence Supervisor in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people, cool environment, fun stuff to learn

    Cons

    Low pay, management was too secret on stuff, lots of layoffs

    MindGeek2019-06-27
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Friendly coworkers but big layoffs."

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers were nice, and they had great events/parties.

    Cons

    Layed off the majority of the LA office and moved the jobs to Canada.

    MindGeek2019-06-19
  4. Helpful (12)

    "It's A-OK"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at MindGeek full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -no micromanagement -always stuff to be done, but never overloaded -very chill environment -full benefits kick in after 90 days, including medical, dental, vision, and $ to put toward a gym membership

    Cons

    -starting pay per hour is low and not enough to live off comfortably (still slightly above what min wage is right now, but in one of the most expensive states to live in, that's not worth much)

    MindGeek2017-07-09
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Good lower level employees, bad upper management"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Some fun people to work with on the day to day Seemed to have the ability to work with multiple departments if you played your cards right

    Cons

    I was at MindGeek before it was MindGeek, so there was a lot of restructuring going on during my time. Employees were overloaded with work, and there were mass layoffs frequently. Perhaps it was simply the industry, but many of the execs were more concerned with themselves and stroking their egos than the happiness of the lower level management and employees. There were some strong leaders, but those leaders seemed... to face an uphill battle against those who only cared about their stake in the company. There was also some shady business that occurred, where a do not compete contract was broken, so there were a handful of employees that felt the need to watch their backs since they had technically dumped their prior employer. In the end I'm not sure any of them are still there, again, due to layoffs. The people at the lower levels were fun to work with and were very pleasant, but I found the overall business practices to be a bit toxic.

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    Advice to Management

    Become more aware of how your employees are doing and their outlook on their position. Actually care about them. Enforce better business practices. Teach execs to lead and value those who support them.

    MindGeek2017-06-13
  6. Helpful (11)

    "Avoid at all costs."

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    Current Employee - Post Production in Miami Beach, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MindGeek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Here are six words. They suck.

    Cons

    The buy companies to take over and then move all operations to their Montreal office. Management rather spend thousands of dollars on an event instead of giving employees a bonus. No bonus or raise in 4 years.

    Advice to Management

    Rather not.

    MindGeek2017-03-17
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good People"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at MindGeek

    Pros

    most of the employees are good people and friendly. Office is nice and clean, quiet office. coffee is available. Always busy with plenty of work

    Cons

    Management is in Canada and does not always understand the need of the employees who are 3000 miles away. Confusion on training and proper methods since things are subject to management whims

    MindGeek2016-11-04
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Still trying to develop their culture with a lack of vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at MindGeek full-time

    Pros

    > flexible work life in an easy going atmosphere > opportunity to carve out your own path if you have the chops

    Cons

    > nepotism > disconnect b/w senior management & employees > trying to establish a culture without any real solid vision or direction

    Advice to Management

    > be genuine > the people working in the company are your greatest assets and should be treated as such

    MindGeek2015-11-10
  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good, casual company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at MindGeek full-time

    Pros

    casual office great stepping stone and learning platform for the most part, good management

    Cons

    no real room for growth bonuses per quarter are very minimal

    MindGeek2015-09-29
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Pack Mentality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at MindGeek full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    For a short ride you can do well and enjoy some perks depending on your role and level in the organization.

    Cons

    Management is fragmented and executives with engineering backgrounds are running sales and other businesses with little correlation to their skill set. Executives are arrogant and complacent and believe that they are smarter than all of the clients. Poor communication with employees and a pack mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Consider your businesses that are declining and don't accept it as "an ongoing trend" before you make a better effort to change the culture and possibly the people running the businesses that are failing.

    MindGeek2015-07-21
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