Atlas Media Corp.

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Atlas Media Corp. Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
9 Reviews
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9 Reviews
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  1.  

    just another production company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. full-time

    Pros

    great place to learn skills, lots of room for advancement, fun and quirky boss, good internship program, the staff positions are great, come with benefits but I don't think they offer those too much anymore.

    Cons

    top heavy with executives, exec producer weighs in too late, penny saved, pound foolish, they really didn't know how to produce reality shows

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    have top brass weigh in sooner, invest in better equipment, pay for good people, don't make everything fall on the shoulders of those below.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Interns were overused and under-compensated.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    It was a friendly environment with many friendly employees. The office is conveniently located to the 34th St ACE station.

    Cons

    At times I felt like a slave in a system where they abused their free labor. We were poorly compensated with only $10/day, even when I worked on 14-hour field shoots.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out minimum wage for your interns. There should be a very structured internship program so that interns can grow within a program. It felt very loose and disjointed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intern: meh

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    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Interns at least got a $10 stipend per day.

    Cons

    It feels like the paid employers there don't work enough when unpaid interns do all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ACTUALLY hire poor interns after they're done with the internship!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Production Intern

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    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    People are cool, can make a lot of connections

    Cons

    Internship got a little boring at times because some of the work got very repetitive and boring

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Young producer learned nothing but how NOT to produce

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp.

    Pros

    Freelancers were good people for the most part and tried their best to do good work.

    Cons

    Executives seemed to make things worse and more confusing, even though they're the ones who are supposed to have more experience. Underpaid. Very political office place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to some of the lower level producers from time to time. They may have a good idea or two.

  7.  

    Been there...Done that....Never Coming Back!

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlike many other companies - they do offer Health Benefits after 90 business days. It is reasonable and as long as you are with the company (even if you take a 45 day break) you can keep it or when you leave it becomes COBRA.

    This is what attracted me to this place and the multitude of projects/growth.
    As an AP, you gain an elaborate amount of experience because the show literally falls apart without your attention and follow-through. That is the only plus I take away from this company. Tons of knowledge from 5 different departments of production. I am proud of the work I did with very little support.

    Cons

    I can only speak from experience with the crime show I worked on, but my issues revolve around inefficiencies, unethical practices, a complete disregard for "true life" stories and the lack of communications/support. As an Associate Producer on the series, I was the hub for all the pre/post production (editors, writer, recrea teams and field producers). You are practically a one man show and there is no clear line for where one departments hand-offs should be.

    I have worked for multiple networks and companies and this is the first place that produces without much communication, without much forethought and and the team I was on resisted putting into efficient systems into place.

    I think there intent is good - but the producers aren't people to look up to. I am not a avid freelancer and maybe I have been trained at my other productions to show more pride in what I produce and much more integrity.

    This company is filled with complacent freelancers that just like getting fancy titles without being able to back it up (production-wise).

    As proof - Atlas sole claim to fame is Hotel Impossible. All of their other productions are barely heard of.

    That's all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Higher people that have a need for EXCELLENCE. Even your interns have poor work ethic! They are learning bad habits from these Freelancers that don't care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Meh Summer Internship

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    Former Employee - Production Intern  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -Nice employees and work environment
    -$10 weekly stipend for food and transportation
    -Any work is appreciated

    Cons

    -Work highly varies on day and what show you're working on
    -Often took over receptionist duties, including getting coffee and buying milk, which was not a part of the job description
    -Not great for networking--those that I worked with were itching to leave and enter new career fields after years of being dissatisfied freelancers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -More structured internship program
    -Ensure that there is actual work available for interns--don't assign them to shows that have not much work for them to do

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    bleh

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp.

    Pros

    people are okay; facilities aren't bad

    Cons

    a lot of freelancers; interns aren't that great, technology is waaaaaaay behind - iMacs? seriously?

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good place to work on multiple reality/docu style productions in the New York area

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    Former Employee - Assistant Editor (Freelance)  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Editor (Freelance) in New York, NY

    I worked at Atlas Media Corp.

    Pros

    As a freelance Assistant Editor at that time, Atlas Media Corp. worked for me as temporary employer because the facilities and operations were very organized. They had different shifts available and the workload was manageable. Many assistant editors there had gone on to become editors simply through working on different projects so there was room for advancement.

    Cons

    They had employees who had been there in a freelance capacity for years. This works for some people but others may have an issue with limited staff positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

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