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  1. Hilfreich (1)

    „Working at Fandom”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt
    Positive Prognose
    Befürwortet Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei FANDOM

    Pros

    You get to work with brands and products you love.

    Kontras

    Frequent changes to the organisation.


  2. Hilfreich (17)

    „Good company gone bad”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet

    Pros

    Still some of the old Wikia spirit left below the upper management.

    Kontras

    - Upper management lives in their their own world

    - Massive layoffs end of last year destroyed the company values, many good people quit shortly after
    - HR acts like they really care, but it's all empty talk and chaos

    Rat an das Management

    Take responsibility and quit and let people who love the company and product lead the way and not some NY sales bros.
    Also stop telling HR to report my ratings as spreading company secrets, you're getting pathetic.

  3. Hilfreich (7)

    „An exciting platform marred by poor leadership”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Community Development Representative in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Community Development Representative in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    - An incredible platform full of passionate audiences across gaming and entertainment
    - Working close with popular culture is a blast
    - Tons of opportunity to get involved in areas outside of your expertise (will need to take your own initiative)
    - Very compatible with remote work
    - TGP seems committed to reversing years of bad company leadership and decision making.

    Kontras

    - No 401 matching
    - Several layoffs since 2016, many of the longtime mid to upper leadership have left on their own or been replaced.
    - The editorial platform still lacks a genuine voice and gets lost among a sea of other sites.
    - Recent acquisitions (Curse, Screen Junkies) seem more about cost-cutting and repairing broken user trust than the growth of the company.
    - Years of horrendous decisions such as implementing auto-playing video, unpopular design/product updates, and over-emphasis on editorial have left a majority of the userbase feeling alienated (which has resulted in key communities moving to different wiki hosts)

    Rat an das Management

    Listen to your userbase and those on the ground level. The passionate users are still there and their opinions need to be cultivated and respected. Consider another rebrand - the name Fandom is embarrassingly general and seemed to be chosen by those without the slightest understanding of fan culture and communities.


  4. Hilfreich (7)

    „YEARS AND YEARS OF LAYOFFS”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    WIKIA was great. FANDOM is a joke.

    Kontras

    - FANDOM has been laying people off every year for months since 2016.
    - The company has no idea what it wants to be or who it is anymore for that matter.
    - They try to hunt down Glassdoor reviewers.
    - The current interim CEO is a liar and a joke. No seriously. During these layoffs our team was twice told by the CEO that we were it. We were the teams he saw leading FANDOM into it's dwindling future.
    - TPG is a joke.
    - There is NO loyalty left at FANDOM. It's just a bunch of "YES" men hoping to not get laid off.

    Rat an das Management

    My advice is more for current employees. TRUST YOUR INSTINCT. Leave the moment that you can. Start looking for new jobs IMMEDIATELY. You WILL be laid off. Do not trust what management tells you. They will look to save themselves before they save you.


  5. Hilfreich (8)

    „Directionless firing machine”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Worldwide Company
    Opportunities due to open positions
    Sometimes there is money available
    Above average salary

    Kontras

    In the last 6 months around 100 people have been fired from Fandom, a lot of people at Fandom don’t know it’s that many. All managers are told there must be no communication about firings so moral doesn't sink any lower. Employees regularly scroll through Slack to see who has disappeared, as this is the only way to work out who has been fired this week. Regular firings have now become fundamental to the way the company operates (just check the regular Glassdoor reviews).

    You get the feeling that those at the very top have no idea what to do with the company because each time they set out in a new direction they begin by shooting themselves in the foot. For example a recent decision was to focus much more on the community of Fandom that makes and updates all the pages. This makes sense as the community is the only thing keeping the company afloat and making money. However what do they then do? They fire a large proportion of the community staff, many who have worked there for years and developed deep relationships with the contributors.

    I was warned by a friend not to work there as while I’d make slightly better money it wouldn’t be worth it, I wish I’d listened.

    Rat an das Management

    You have alot of issues to fix but they are basic ones, maybe even start with all the ones outlines in all the Glassdoor reviews.


  6. Hilfreich (4)

    „OK”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Engineering Manager in Poznań, Großpolen (Polen)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Engineering Manager in Poznań, Großpolen (Polen)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Positive Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet (Über 8 Jahre)

    Pros

    - benefits
    - very passionate people
    - great atmosphere
    - working on a single project really makes you think about how to build things that are to last
    - massive scale

    Kontras

    - lack of mentors and training
    - agile done wrong (as meetings not as mindset)
    - many projects driven without any metrics to check if an idea make sense
    - constant change of priorities so it's hard to follow what should you focus on right now
    - many lay-offs throughout the years
    - senior management that care more about monetizing the business rather than people that work at the company
    - many investors that want to monetize the business so the initial idea of being the best place for fans gets diluted
    - lack of career path, you're mostly on your own
    - working hours, shifted towards evenings so your time partially overlaps with Pacific timezone
    - judging people by how much they sit in the office rather than by how much they contribute
    - lack of a vision of the company

    Rat an das Management

    Learn how to really care about people. How to teach, mentor and help them when they struggle.


  7. Hilfreich (13)

    „Fandom is a shell of what it used to be”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Programming Producer in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Programming Producer in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei FANDOM gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Great benefits, centrally located in SoMa, fun company culture, snacks

    Kontras

    No room for career growth, below average compensation, cramped SF office, total boys club

    Rat an das Management

    I felt like I was the black sheep on my team, and I had to fight every single day for my voice to be heard.

    I was the only woman on an all-male team for a majority of my time in the SF office. Most of my team came over from another company together, so they already had an established rapport. That, coupled with powerful gender dynamics, made it impossible for me to gain the respect of my peers. They treated me differently, and it was very obvious to other members of the organization. I witnessed first-hand modern-day sexism at work.

    Just to give an example: I would have a copy idea, it would get shot down, and after a lengthy discussion about it, another member of the team (male) would pitch the exact same copy and the whole team would agree on it. This happened to me on multiple occasions every week.

    Another example: My boss would consistently interrupt me during team meetings. There was one meeting where I didn't get to complete any of the sentences I started. My male teammates did not experience this.

     I don't think this was intentional. I think they have an implicit bias toward me because I'm a woman. The only members of the organization that witnessed this happening have either left or have been laid off as well.

    HR said I was let go because of my performance. However, during my time at Fandom, a little over a year, I never once received a performance review. When I asked HR to clarify exactly what they meant by my performance, they refused. I'm lead to believe I was let go because I didn't fit in with the "boys club." Overall, I'm very happy with this decision. But I must ask, how can Fandom allow this sort of toxic "bro" culture to exist within their organization?

  8. Hilfreich (13)

    „New management out of touch...silent”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Neutrale Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei FANDOM

    Pros

    Great kitchen and pantry
    Solid health benefits and some perks like swag...no 401k match
    Close to BART
    Talented and fun people across the globe

    Kontras

    Top management lacks diversity
    Interim CEO good talker but feels like secretly plotting
    HR talks about transparency but need more...see above

    Rat an das Management

    When a company is bought out change is expected. Things take time and not everything can be discussed...understandable. But there's been little communication from the top. It's scary and a lot of recent departures seem out of fear.

    Top management is all white men. New investors are all white men. All with the goal of making money. Some diversity and women in middle management.

    Sales, product, content, community keep plugging away awaiting new orders. HR making an effort but need more. Video leadership seems inept. There are good people left...just listen.


  9. Hilfreich (15)

    „TPG is sucking the life out of this place”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Director in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Director in San Francisco, CA (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei FANDOM (Über 3 Jahre)

    Pros

    If you are a friend of the interim ceo, who’s so annoying and has no way to relating to normal people, you get taken care of. Snacks are a plus.

    Kontras

    Complete uncertainty and secret meetings make morale really bad. TPG fired the ceo after three weeks after the purchase. They made it seem like he left of his own choosing but he was fired. Trust me. They’ve brought in an interim ceo from TPG who so badly wants the permanent job but won’t admit it. They want us to care about the communities, but they are developing a community of staff who are afraid of losing their jobs. TPG moles embedded at the office have no idea how to run a company and how to build anything that is sustainable. Just look at the profile of the interim ceo. All he’s done is run companies into the ground. I have no idea how or why TPG is trusting him with all of this. He’s running fandom into the ground. They just care about saving money by laying off employees. They have no understanding of the meaning of mentoring and being loyal to people.

    Rat an das Management

    This advice is more to all the employees. Start looking for new jobs. It may not be today or next week or next month, but you will all be laid off the minute they can find someone to do your job at a cheaper rate. No advice for management other than to quit because you are out of your depth.


  10. Hilfreich (6)

    „Its ok”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Empfiehlt nicht
    Neutrale Prognose
    Keine Meinung zu Geschäftsführer

    Pros

    - There is some amazing talent
    - There's a lot to learn, but you need to have the drive

    Kontras

    - There's a lot of finger pointing when things go wrong. People need to take responsibility.
    - Management focus is tunnel visioned, so they start ignoring things that arent interesting to them despite being important parts of the business

    Rat an das Management

    Dont neglect your core business for the shiny penny you saw in the middle of the street