VEE Corporation Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
Updated May 6, 2014
12 Reviews

2.7
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    I had a lot of fun working for this company

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    Former Employee - Performer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Performer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Travel, fun, get to see cool places, opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough, days off are hard to come by

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    really not that great

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    Current Employee - Performer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Performer in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at VEE Corporation as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    getting to see the country, making life long friends, performing as a kids celebrity and in venues one of your celebrities may have been

    Cons

    the pay is okay, paying for our hotels, management, they always go back on their contracts you sign with hidden rules, not enough time between shows, everything is one sided and we should be able to review management bc they are nit that great all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get in touch with the people on the road and ask them how it really is going, this open door policy you do not follow, where is human resources?! every tour should run the same way!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    If it suits you, it's great.

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    Current Employee - Lead Craftsperson  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Craftsperson in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at VEE Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    VEE is full of good people who do interesting work. It's a fast paced and ever changing environment. If you're interested in a job that forces you to learn something new on a daily basis, this is a great place.

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect between the corporate offices and the other divisions. The work can be very stressful and there are not always the resources needed to complete the job.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to paint but employees aren't valued enough

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    Former Employee - Scenic Painter  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Scenic Painter in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Interesting painting work, consistent seasonal work, interesting people, fun painting style, convenient location, some opportunity to learn other skills, yearly raises (not very big but existent)

    Cons

    upper management acts holier than thou, employees are treated as if they are dispensable, they don't do a good job of recognizing employees unique skills and making use of them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great if you love costumes, ok if you if not

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    Former Employee - Costume Technician  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Costume Technician in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at VEE Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    very laid back and flexible schedule for contract/seasonal work, pays well, steady paycheck for a temporary time period, clean and organized workrooms.

    Cons

    very competitive atmosphere for those interested in the company's limited salary positions, management varies according to where you work, hard labor jobs that will take a toll on your well being.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    head floor mgmt is impatient under stress, makes uncomfortable decisions for temporary employees very uncomfortable i.e. giving up your work hours to someone else who is a favorite of the management and who"needs the money more" when everyone needs that money or else they wouldn't be there. Negative feedback for projects should be done in private for the sake of being professional about your job but sometime this happens publicly due to the mgmt's lack of control.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good for entry level- Performer

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    Former Employee - Performer  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Performer in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at VEE Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    travel perks
    meeting life long friends that could turn into networking
    not living in the real world

    Cons

    depends on management
    sharing hotel room
    living out of suitcase
    being on a group's schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat each unit the same do not make different rules etc for each unit

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    Great in the beginning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at VEE Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Fun working with muppets. Possible promotion early on.

    Cons

    Low pay. Low employee morale. Upper management does not listen. Employees are expendable. Even though we work on a children's show, upper management doesn't like kids. Work life balance is frowned upon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to younger employees who are in touch with what kids like. Instead of pointing fingers and trying to find out who is to blame just figure out a solution. Reward employees with positive reinforcement. Pay employees what they are worth.

  9.  

    Downtown Office

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at VEE Corporation

    Pros

    Good place to start off in a career, if you want to get into entertainment. People are friendly enough, and you do get to work with and build connections with other people in venues around the country. The location of the downtown office is in a GREAT!

    Cons

    Poor leadership, lack of vision, closed door meetings, office politics, over-worked employees, underpaid, and they do business like it's still in the 1980s. Most people make it 2 years and then burn out, because of the lack of recognition and low salary. Management likes perky, bubbly 20 year old college females. If you're over 30+ or a guy, good luck getting a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You work in family entertainment, so have some fun around the office!! There is no point to dress professionally and have a stuffy office environment when you talk about Big Bird and Elmo all day on the phone.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Muppets and Managers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VEE Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Many fun people and fun shows

    Cons

    Old and out of date

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    Good Starter Job, Limited Growth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VEE Corporation

    Pros

    Good experience for entry-level employees, travel opportunities for many positions, free tickets to shows the company produces, health insurance for full time employees

    Cons

    Limited salary increases as well as wage freezes and salary cuts in recent years, no room for growth past lower- to mid-management, no flexible work schedules or accommodations for work/life balance, senior management not interested in employee morale

    Doesn't Recommend

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