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RDF Media Reviews

Updated February 26, 2017
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RDF Media Group CEO Marc-Antoine d'Halluin
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Former Freelancer - Producer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Freelancer - Producer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RDF Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company makes you feel part of their family. There is the staple bagel Fridays, but there are company events every few months to premier their shows so they make you proud of what you created.

    And you get to look at the ocean!

    Cons

    Late nights
    Parking is awful because its right by the 3rd st. promenade

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people and get better crafty.


  2. "Assistant"

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

    I worked at RDF Media full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, relaxed environment, relatively higher pay

    Cons

    No direction, poor management, unorganized

  3. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good People. Support staff is amazing

    Cons

    Executives don't know what they are doing.

    Advice to Management

    Might want to make sure your Directors are not lying to you in the field


  4. "Happy work place and great staff. Loved working here."

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    Former Employee - Casting Producer in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Casting Producer in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RDF Media full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good people and solid televised content.

    Cons

    If you don't like reality television, then stay away.

    Advice to Management

    keep it up.


  5. "Fair compensation, decent view in exchange for maddening, disheartening work experience."

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    Current Employee - Line Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Line Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Fair compensation. The view from the offices aren't bad either.

    Cons

    Poor communication of product deliverables at planning stages result in moving goalposts all through production. Lack of proper planning time for productions result in high production staff turnover (as a function of aforementioned moving goalposts). Little to no accountability across the board. No fortitude when dealing with bad clients.

    Advice to Management

    1. Learn to fire, or not pursue "vanity" clients. Find people and projects that can be profitable no matter where they are sold.
    2. Hold your staff accountable. If they say one thing, then do another, fire them.
    3. Stand up for your employees and contractors. Do not throw them under the bus after you've hired them.
    4. Take your management team members to a team building seminar, then give them the tools to build good teams (i.e. - good information - not recycled, half applicable old production manuals).
    5. Your core business encompasses efficient production of media. You must hire people who don't just understand the process, but can lead it. Micro focus in a macro process is a great hindrance.


  6. "Finance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at RDF Media full-time

    Pros

    Interesting and varied role. Great people.

    Cons

    Management style. More people skills needed. Poor work/life balance


  7. "Good company with entrepreneurial values"

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    Former Employee - Development and Programming in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Development and Programming in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Given a creative environment with which to thrive.

    Cons

    Sometimes the management is too hands off and the structure too flat

    Advice to Management

    Give more guidance to staff