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Thoughtful Media Group Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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  1. "Good Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free snacks from Costco
    - Great coworkers - I love everyone!!
    - Tasks are easy
    - Fun environment
    - Chill workplace
    - Good for people who don't have experience yet

    Cons

    - Internship takes more than 3 months and there's a chance you'll not be full-time
    - No free parking space
    - Work is repetitive
    - Happy Friday - Once every 3 months


  2. "I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - LA Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - LA Staff in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Seems to be growing very quickly; new challenges every day; staff are very fun and engaged; people get promoted quite regularly; nice team. I like it here.

    Cons

    I am not working on some of the new initiatives which I would like to do (hint hint)

    Advice to Management

    Trust us to do more of the really important stuff, send us to conferences to learn more. We can do it. This is a great team.


  3. "growing company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Network Staffer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Network Staffer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoughtful Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I see a lot of changes as the company grows that will probably affect me. So I am quite enthusiastic and look forward to managing teams of people. The company has raised quite a bit of money lately and seems to be growing faster than before. There are a lot of new things going on domestically. So it doesn't feel like only China is important here. Very little drama exists here. There's no political in-fighting. Women and men are treated, paid and rewarded equally.

    Cons

    Sometimes changes happen and information isn't properly shared throughout the organization. There have been some big events that everyone should have been invited to at our overseas office. But only management was permitted to go there. I would have liked to have been invited

    Advice to Management

    Some of us have been here the longest and really deserve the promotions as they become available. Don't leave us behind as you get bigger. One of the biggest complaints of MCNs is that they bring on new people and that leads to politics. Thoughtful doesn't like politics. At all. Please keep it that way. Implement a bonus structure soon!!!


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  5. "Happy to be working here"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    strong vision for business; unique growth opportunities; i've learned more over a month than i did at any of my prior jobs; nice people; well-defined work; flexible hours; opportunities to be promoted.

    Cons

    parking could be easier for new employees

    Advice to Management

    don't pay attention to the haters that troll glassdoor looking to say bad things just because maybe they didn't get the job or didn't do the job well. their vacancy obviously paved the way for me to follow my personal digital business plan.


  6. "I found my career path"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly staff
    diverse atmosphere
    lots of learning
    good location
    learning is a priority
    growth opportunitues
    fast growth

    Cons

    a lot of repetition
    need more communication of task objectives

    Advice to Management

    I love working here. Some staff are lazy and want to just play their phone when bosses are not around. Some people expect to be promoted without showing talent. I advise closer supervision and let slackers go sooner because many people really care this place. Our company is growing so quickly, I hope I can graduate to managing roles.


  7. "I loved it at Thoughtful"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Recruitment in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoughtful Media Group full-time

    Pros

    REALLY nice people to work with
    Smart work with daily results
    i learned alot very quickly
    i was able to integrate into big campaigns
    i felt important to the success of the mission
    unusually good access to mentorship

    Cons

    i could only stay a short time. i would prefer to stay on if it was possible. even for less money.

    Advice to Management

    find some way to offer long stay work visas to those of us who learned so much


  8. "Best growing and learning experience ever!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Producer in Sherman Oaks, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoughtful Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I began as a Coordintaor at TMG and worked my way to be one of the leaders of a major business division.

    -Opportunity to get your feet wet in all facets of the business
    -Leading projects within your field of interest
    -Growing as a leader
    -Great relationships with management and all departments
    -Happy hour
    -Pizza Parties

    Cons

    -At times a little too nice to employees who are not cutting it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. Invest in great workers, and let the ones who aren't doing their jobs go.


  9. "I loved learning from TMG"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Thoughtful Media Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very collaborative management. Treats interns and staff incredibly well and encouraged my growth.
    Strong system for attracting high quality audiences.
    Specific performance reviews
    Hires a broad spectrum of people who want to try hard
    they don't discriminate at all

    Cons

    I would have liked to have been hired by TMG. But my 90 day internship was over before I could show my true value

    Advice to Management

    Hire me!!!


  10. "Thoughtful thoughts"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoughtful Media Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    •very positive environment
    •objective focused
    •foreign locations
    •learning experience
    •socially rewarding
    •not political

    Cons

    •in between small and big firm
    •lots of focus on markets that I don't work on
    •you might not get hired from internship in the first 90 days
    •parking for full-time staff only

    Advice to Management

    Don't grow too fast that you pass by the people who were here first. Everyone wants to grow into management roles.


  11. "Thoughtful isn't going anywhere"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thoughtful Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Snack
    Only 40 hours a week
    Cool people

    Cons

    -They don't care about the employees
    -There is no career or salary growth. It's a good place if you want to get your foot in the field, stay for 6 months and get out.
    -No benefits
    -Most people are hourly and they don't even
    pay for time off
    -Business model is terrible - they are still trying to figure it out. They are having trouble defining who they are and where they stand in the market place.
    -Their competitors are way better than them.
    -High turnover
    -Won't hire anyone with experience
    -Management doesn't have a handle on the digital space and is really out of touch with the market
    -Very low wages

    Advice to Management

    If you want to take your company seriously, invest in your employees. If you can't pay more - at least offer better benefits
    -management is a bunch of talk.. but the company really isn't going anywhere


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