Scratch Music Group Reviews

Updated Sep 27, 2017

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4.2
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Scratch Music Group CEO Rob Principe (no image)
Rob Principe
12 Ratings
  1. "Great company to work for that is currently going through some changes and working out the kinks"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great industry, great office location, fun culture, easy commute for a city dweller like myself.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the lower side , management needs some effective communication work, company is having some issues that need resolving

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  2. "DJ"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Scratch Music Group

    Pros

    make my own schedule, work with some interesting clients.

    Cons

    Too often change of procedures, little consistency with work.


  3. "Good company, low pay, good work/life balance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Independent Contractor in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people working to make sure your job is easier.

    Cons

    Low pay for weddings and mobile gigs

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  4. "Business Development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group full-time

    Pros

    Small company with good family atmosphere.

    Cons

    No good process for advancement and

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good energy, fast-paced environment, but not for everyone"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scratch Music Group

    Pros

    - Company of fun, interesting employees - Work is varied and interesting - Good work/life balance for most roles (some less so, see below) - "Cool" environment in and out of the office, always some client or company event open to employees - Company treats employees like people, and every role and therefore every employee is important to the company's goals.

    Cons

    - Mentorship is thin. Employees have to foster their own skills as upper management's experience is somewhat limited. - 24/7 attachment to phone/email is required for some roles, which is overwhelming for those employees. - Career growth is limited, as true of any small company. Promotions happen, but usually due to the company's need not to grow/retain employees. - Few women in upper management roles. Like a 5:1 ratio.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Established company in the DJ space with a strong, collaborative culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Business Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scratch Music Group full-time

    Pros

    -Opportunities to make an impact: I worked on a wide range of projects that had a big influence on the company, particularly from a revenue perspective. -Vibrant culture: There's a great "work hard, play hard" mentality at Scratch. Management does a good job of driving this by planning all kinds of interesting events, happy hours, speakers etc. -Great people: Very diverse group of talented and genuinely good people. -Open environment: The office is set up to foster collaboration. Even though the company has been around 12 years and is well established, the work environment feels more like a startup -Rapid growth: I saw the company grow every year during my time which meant there were constantly new interesting/new opportunities.

    Cons

    My experience was overwhelmingly positive.

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  7. "Vibrant culture and great group of people to work with and learn from."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Technology in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The open work space and transparent communication across teams makes this a great place for someone to excel in their career. We all fully embrace our roles, own up to any mistakes that have been made and pick each other up when its needed. The CEO always looks to better shape the dynamic of Scratch's culture.

    Cons

    Coming in as a pure technologist, it was an adjustment for me to adapt to scratch's environment of selling DJ education and entertainment. My customers went from external senior engineers to internal senior level sales members. Being patient with it, however, helped me to shape my business and project management skills to greater lengths.

  8. "Growth-oriented company focused on the DJ space"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company has been in existence since 2002, but remains very focused on continuing to grow. Kind of place that rewards growth thinking vs. fixed thinking, and allows people to create their own opportunities. Plays in one of the few growing sectors of the music space – DJing. Company includes a few different business units allowing for a variety of functional roles within. Upper management is dedicated and committed to helping the company succeed.

    Cons

    Not the right fit for all personality types. Success at Scratch requires creating one’s own opportunities and truly being a self-starter (vs. only thinking you are), and a degree of patience. Training resources are limited but improving as the company grows.

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  9. "Great company to work for."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Scratch Music Group

    Pros

    Work life balance is well respected

    Cons

    Salaries in my opinion, are below average.

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  10. "Good place to work with growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Scratch Music Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Management has diverse backgrounds and are strategic, helpful, and always open-door

    Cons

    Takes time to earn high compensation in sales, work-life balance can be better

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