CHARGED.fm Reviews

Updated May 28, 2015
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  1. The most fun I've had working at a publication, hands down.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Intern - Staff Writer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Intern - Staff Writer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at CHARGED.fm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Gained so much experience here not only in my own writing but managing social media for businesses and invaluable experience interviewing bands and learning about the music industry. When I first started interning for Charged.fm I was given mostly sports stories to cover. After seeing that I could cover sports, and telling them my true interest was music and entertainment, they allowed me to start covering my own topics, designing my own articles, and giving freedom of expression I seldom see elsewhere. I was encouraged to be independent, which taught me a tremendous amount about time management and overcoming creative struggles. I really enjoyed working for them. My boss was as good of a friend as my fellow staff writers.

    Cons

    Never had any cons. Cool building located on the water. Awesome environment. Great staff. No complaints here.

    Advice to Management

    Might put some more workforce into the customer service portion of the website, though I didn't deal much with that side of the company so I couldn't


  2. Not the Internship I Thought it Would be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at CHARGED.fm as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    As a contributing intern, you're able to get bylines, which is a plus

    Cons

    No real structure for interns, I didn't really learn, and nobody really looked over or critiqued any of my writing or cared enough to. They closed their old location in February and have yet to even tell any interns if they will be re-opening any time soon, and none of the guidelines they said we were going to follow ever came through. They are very picky about who writes what and really don't seem to care about if a certain topic is your forte or not. Plus, a lot of their reviews online are negative and I don't want to be associated with a brand like this.

    Advice to Management

    Have a bit more structure.


  3. Good when business is good, no pay when it's bad

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CHARGED.fm part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In the good times, there are cupcakes for every birthday and whiskey shots for every milestone. It feels like a family.

    Cons

    Constantly makes promises and fails to deliver. Pays late or not at all and clearly doesn't care about the customers at all.

    Advice to Management

    File for bankruptcy already before you get sued. And stop lying to your employees.


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  5. Potential company, Nice team members

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Back-End Web PHP Developer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Intern - Back-End Web PHP Developer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at CHARGED.fm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have gained much experience from this company, and everyone here is so nice. I like to work with them. The pressure is not too huge here.

    Cons

    Maybe the work place is not very comfortable, because it's a start-up, so we can understand this. And it's growing very fast, I think it will be better in the future.


  6. Very Fulfilling Work Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at CHARGED.fm full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are really great opportunities to take control and really make a difference at CHARGED.fm. With a small, dedicated team, your work is constantly visible and meaningful. The small team might mean more pressure, but it's far more fulfilling once the job is done. Everyone is on board and very easy to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes the structure can be lax, but when you work with self-starters like the employees here, that really isn't much of a problem.

    Advice to Management

    As long as everyone is focused and on the same page, things will continue to look up.


  7. Management needs to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Designer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at CHARGED.fm full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Laid back environment and given complete autonomy on your projects so you can make a dramatic impact from day 1!

    Cons

    Pay often delayed by several months. Management not the most upfront with issues the company is dealing with and take employee priorities lightly.

    Advice to Management

    Need to pay on time and have better communication in order for other to take your company seriously.


  8. Coolest Tech Job in Brooklyn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front-End Developer
    Former Employee - Front-End Developer

    I worked at CHARGED.fm full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Environment, Development team, and staff. Indoor radio station and great venue for upcoming music artist. Relaxed business casual environment.

    Cons

    No Cons this company is great.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Terrible exp!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PHP Web Developer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - PHP Web Developer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at CHARGED.fm part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Ok, good to learn!
    Team members are good though

    Cons

    It has terrible management of accounts!
    Salary often late!! late by like 1 month at times!!!

    Advice to Management

    please treat this company seriously!


  10. Got exposed to high pressure work, which is good for learning.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Backend PHP Developer in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Intern - Backend PHP Developer in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at CHARGED.fm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Brilliant learning curve.
    - Excellent team to work with
    - Lots of opportunity to grow

    Cons

    - Salary is too low.

    Advice to Management

    - Please improve the salary structure


  11. Great Editorial Experience!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Intern - Editorial Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at CHARGED.fm as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - First-rate hands-on editorial experience. NO FILING! NO COFFEE RUNS!
    -Great staff, laid back but still professional
    -Enthusiastic and passionate about company platform and concept
    -You get to research and choose what you write about
    -Management cared about individual voices and supported personal interest writing
    -Flexible with work hours, location, personal commitments
    -Management encouraged editorial interns to write on a variety of genres and take on different roles within the team
    -Nurturing and positive environment with only constructive criticism, never harsh/nor debilitating

    Cons

    - Little structure to a typical work day

    Advice to Management

    More face-to-face interaction between interns and staff during the day would be productive.



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