Good on the outside... Bad on the inside.
Consumer Love (Current Employee) – Orlando, FL – 7 January 2013
Izea is more like a frat house than a constructive work environment. The party scene grows old after working there for more than a few weeks. The company seems to pay more attention to posture and the way they make the company appear than putting the effort to actually build substance. The company also greatly discourages ideas from their employes rather than keeping an open mind towards ideas that can potentially benefit the company as a whole. There is also very little opportunity for growth as an employee. Higher-ups tend to contradict themselves daily, slowing the work pace and making for a frustrating environment.
Izea has a very energetic environment with many weekly parties. You will often find ice cream, pizza, cake and beer keg parties in the office on any given work day. The bright colors, loud music and costume contests make for a happy work day. Izea certainly has a strong and unique culture reminiscent to that of a college dorm.
Advice to management::
Save the beer bash parties in the office for after work and focus more efforts on building the core of the company to ensure its success and not so much on how it looks from the outside. Also, from an employee standpoint, embrace new ideas from your employees rather than having a closed mind. Work together to achieve a common goal rather than fighting each other for power.