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Vibrant Media Reviews

Updated March 1, 2017
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  • Senior management team seems lost (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management does not put anything into the entry level employees (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "On the way up"

    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 Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    Amazing group of people that truly care about pulling together to deliver a great solution with little to no internal politics. The company has gone through some bumpy times the past year. However, there is new leadership in place that is really helping the company create something special. Fun place to work with a great culture.

    Cons

    The company has gone through a lot of change over the past year and there are lots of new people getting ramped up on the business.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your people, innovation, and strong leaders.


  2. "Decent place to work, but not great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, some nice colleagues, and a decent office.

    Cons

    Boring work and (at the time) management was not great


  3. "Great Back in the Day"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people to work with back in the day.

    Cons

    Not very progressive with Ad tech and product offerings.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid.."

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

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    The people here ( for the most part) are some of the most fun coworkers you will ever have. They are truly the only reason to work here. You can also WFH whenever you want and leave early when needed.

    Cons

    Upper management does not put anything into the entry level employees. Working there I found the lower level employees did most of the worst while upper management took it easy. The CEO is very attached to his product and does not listen to feed back from clients. He also has made very poor decisions in who he keeps at the company and who he has let go. Its all a popularity contest at Vibrant.

    Advice to Management

    Hire people who know what they are doing instead of people with less experience just because you can get away with paying them less. Also, retain your people. There are some very smart creative people at Vibrant that will seek elsewhere unless they are more valued.


  6. "Great Company and People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, flexible work arrangements, working toward something that I believe in, new technologies being rolled out, ability to enact positive change at an organisational level, good transparency, and an obvious effort from management to keep getting better.

    Cons

    The company should commit more to individual employees in addition to the overall business goals.

    Advice to Management

    You've built a great company! To move forward in the best possible way, I think leadership should address the areas that need improvement and how we are going to succeed rather than glossing over it. We're all in this together and I think that if people had more direction they would be able to come up with even more innovative solutions.


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    "Painful Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Learned more here than any company I've worked for
    -Some of the employees are genuinely nice people
    -Free insurance

    Cons

    -Work hours are bad (9a-6p)
    -Work/life balance only applies if you live in Manhattan
    -Senior Mgmt is completely clueless
    -Cronyism is the way of life here
    -Entitlement of Senior Mgmt is out of control
    -Promotion through attrition is an everyday occurrence
    -Zero formal training
    -No 401k match
    -Salary not competitive
    -Silos built between departments
    -Frequent rounds of layoffs to save money
    -Constant, blatantly stupid ideas and demands that waste money and bring in zero revenue

    Advice to Management

    Vibrant is a great place brought to its knees by the people that run it. These same people continue to pass on the illusion that they know what they're doing and damn those that don't believe as they do. Instead of accepting different opinions and views, they continue to go to the same empty wells for ideas and talent.

    My advice is to shake up management. Get some fresh faces and blood in the mix. Promotions should be earned, not a right. Really learn what the staff, ALL of the staff, is working on, and get a feel for their thoughts. Get rid of those that feel they deserve to be senior staff when the company has been in the toilet for the last 5 years.

    Invest in your employees, especially those in entry or mid level positions. They'll return the favor with passion for their work instead of the constant hatred and turnover.

    As it is, I would avoid this place at all costs.


  8. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vibrant Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work/life balance - great people. Open, casual, stimulating atmosphere.

    Cons

    Lack of senior management and direction.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate.


  9. "Fun fast moving environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of European Marketing in Alameda, CA
    Former Employee - Head of European Marketing in Alameda, CA

    I worked at Vibrant Media (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, fun environment, flexible and fast moving pace, lots of autonomy

    Cons

    not always well organised, can be high pressure at times


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Worth the experiebnce"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative and easy going culture, tried their best to keep me on my toes
    Was a great intro into the media world, and a great experience overall

    Cons

    Wasn't the most well-run experience that I've had, as in I don't think they 100% knew what to do with their interns

    Advice to Management

    communication and collaboration between departments is key, seemed to be missing a little bit


  11. "Account Executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture and the people are great. Vibrant provides a supportive and collaborative team environment. Surrounded by smart people who want to help you succeed and leadership takes care of their people.

    Cons

    Not many cons come to mind, but this is a fast paced industry. If you can keep up, you're in good hands with good people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep being transparent and sharing company wide business updates. Communication is key and the leadership does a good job of keeping the teams in the loop and allow for everyone to have their voice heard. Keep it going!



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