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Vibrant Media Reviews

Updated 3 Jan 2019

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2.9
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Vibrant Media CEO Craig Gooding
Craig Gooding
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Not only have I learnt a lot but I have met some really great people in my time here too(in 13 reviews)

  • "Amazing work/life balance - great people(in 7 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "'Vibrant' place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    I have been working at Vibrant for nearly 3 years and it's one of the best jobs I've ever had! Not only have I learnt a lot but I have met some really great people in my time here too. Everyone is willing to help each other out and we have a lot of fun in the process. There are some really cool projects on the horizon also, which make it a really exciting time to be part of a Global team. I'm looking forward to seeing...

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    Cons

    Nothing really to note

    Vibrant Media2017-03-01
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Was an ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good employee benefits Lively working environment

    Cons

    There were quite a few cuts to the tech team and seeing as it was a tech company it was rather odd, especially at a time when the tech manpower was needed

    Vibrant Media2018-04-18
  3. Helpful (5)

    "A very mixed bag"

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

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some fantastic people during my time there. In particular across the the campaign management and tech teams. They were efficient and helpful with a great work ethic.

    Cons

    Having worked there for a number of years, I was hurt, to say the least, at how attitudes changed towards me once I announced my pregnancy. I was berated for coming in late after having been extremely ill despite having contacted my boss and HR to let them know I would be half an hour late. I was then not invited to various meetings and pretty much excluded. It was made clear that someone else on another team was going...

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    Vibrant Media2018-02-19
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Stay awa"

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

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing positive to stay

    Cons

    Poor communication, rude people and bad managers

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be managers and be open with communication

    Vibrant Media2018-02-11
  5. "Innovative Tech Company"

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

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    In-depth insights into digital marketing technology and great international collaboration.

    Cons

    Slow to adapt Sales strategy

    Vibrant Media2017-07-17
  6. "On the rise"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vibrant Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are great to work with and the environment is also really good, quite Vibrant (excuse the punt), a lot of space and a terrace to hang around during lunch or evening shall we want to. It is getting much better than it used to be (2-3 years ago), no more hierarchy, flatter structure because they trust employees to step up and progress. I read previous reviews about “who shouts the loudest”, this definitely...

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    Cons

    Would be great to finish earlier than 6pm

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the hours from 9am to 5.30pm at least every day and 5pm on Fridays

    Vibrant Media2015-10-20
  7. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vibrant Media

    Pros

    Great work life balance .

    Cons

    Nothing to report . .

    Vibrant Media2015-10-05
  8. Helpful (5)

    "Went downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At first was a great work life balance, interesting people, motivated, exciting. It WAS definitely an amazing place to work and learn. The people made the company and drove it to excel.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from management, no idea how the market is moving. Terrible decisions from the then CEO which was catastrophic for the business as a whole and lead to the company spiraling downwards. Terrible hires at the top which sapped money, resources and time. Lots of talking big but no real action. Got rid of half the company in routine purges from departments which were lacking in people anyways. Management thought...

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to those around you. No one is too junior to offer ideas and advice. Stop firing those in technical roles and thinking that hiring more sales people will lead to more revenue. Ideas lead to revenue, something that is seriously lacking currently.

    Vibrant Media2015-08-12
  9. Helpful (10)

    "Vibrant Media"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vibrant Media full-time

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance -Great people -Social aspects -Some scope for freedom in work, use the devices/tools you prefer

    Cons

    -Constant cutbacks in people and resources -Inept management -Lack of direction and focus from the business -'Who shouts loudest' culture, people tend to get what they want by making the most noise -Lots of internal politics and clashing -No promotion prospects... unless you've been here 8 years

    Advice to Management

    Learn to focus on one or two things at a time and get them done to a high standard. Understand what you want before you tell people to go away and make it happen.

    Vibrant Media2014-10-06
  10. Helpful (8)

    "Do not even consider"

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

    I worked at Vibrant Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The culture at the 'shop floor' level is great. People are very sociable and willing to help each other out.

    Cons

    There is no leadership from the CEO or senior management. The company is obviously facing some hard times at the moment; the CEO and senior management team has no strategy for this. If you work hard, you will not get any credit. If you have a good idea for improving the business, you will not be listened to. Most employees are coasting at the moment, either waiting for a redundancy payment, a new job or the inevitable...

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    Advice to Management

    If I were on the board, I'd want an explanation from the CEO as to what he is doing to address the company's dramatic decline, other than getting rid of yet more people (which appears to be the company's strategy at the moment). He may be one of the company co-founders, but it's clear he wasn't the co-founder who built the business. The story told by the management team is that the CEO is introverted and incapable...

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    Vibrant Media2014-09-27
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