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Mode Media Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Best work life balance, though night shift employees find it difficult (in 7 reviews)

  • Great People, great team of professionals (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Keep changing strategy , not much clarity or communication from management (in 3 reviews)

  • This stems directly from the fact that top management lacks the heavyweight digital world connections necessary to be considered for large-scale deals (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mode Media full-time

    Pros

    work, people, environment, culture, growth opportunities

    Cons

    nothing to mention as such


  2. "Sad Silicon Valley Story"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA

    I worked at Mode Media full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very flat organization, wonderful team spirit and work culture, easy to learn a lot and progress

    Cons

    The leadership, barring a few, was awful. Corrupt, misguided, unthinking, and lead to the downfall.

  3. "Sales Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mode Media full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many passionate people with great team spirit providing innovative solutions to marketers.

    Cons

    Might be too ambitious or to far ahead of time.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on execution


  4. "Never transformed it's business model"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations
    Former Employee - Sales Operations
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mode Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great idea in the beginning. Built a hugely successful business first 10 years.....

    Cons

    Never transformed the business to the next thing. Inability to turn technology into products that would carry the company forward.


  5. "Dr Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Lot of Work to explore and talented People.

    Cons

    Issue with the Management style


  6. "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Office Manager/Executive Administrative Assistant in Castro Valley, CA
    Current Employee - Office Manager/Executive Administrative Assistant in Castro Valley, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Mode Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People, great team of professionals. Good IT, HR, and Finance team.

    Cons

    Management needed to be more transparent, no idea how things are going. Not sure how things will be in the future.

    Advice to Management

    I'd like you to be more open about what is happening within the company. I feel like I am in the dark and do not know if I'll have a job next month.


  7. "Rear View Mirror"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Autonomy, Educational, media company, happy and friends.

    Cons

    Nearly Criminal, Narcissistic ex-CEO. And they shut down...

    Advice to Management

    No more management..

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Infrastructure Enginner"

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    Former Employee - MySQL Database Administrator/Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - MySQL Database Administrator/Senior Infrastructure Engineer in Brisbane, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Mode Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment. Lots of opportunity to grow.
    Good insurance and good colleagues.

    Cons

    Company shutdown in a very bad way leaving all employees scrambling.


  9. "Was fun while it lasted/"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brisbane, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Mode Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks
    Fun people
    Good equipment to work with
    Nice building
    Food provided

    Cons

    No raises
    Shut down without paying people properly

    Advice to Management

    Reduce management


  10. "It was a good run"

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

    Pros

    Total WFH culture -- most engineers showed up 2-3 days/week

    Cons

    No longer operating! You can't work here any more :(


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