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VICE Magazine Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
16 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sure, It's Vice.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VICE Magazine as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Growing company. Growing company. Growing company.

    Cons

    Throw a lot of parties, all people are talking about are parties.

    Blogs & Vertical Threads lack investigative outlook that Vice & Vice News have.

    At times unprofessional, or rather, unprofessional is being professional at this office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please learn from Terry Richardson / story of american apparel.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dope

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at VICE Magazine

    Pros

    One of the few companies that actually shoot amazing content

    Cons

    takes forever to get paid

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    A lot of work - very little pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VICE Magazine full-time

    Pros

    The work they do can be rewarding - vice covers topics that other news media doesn't, and, while no media is unbiased, they do their best to remain as neutral as possible. The benefit to this is that, if you can handle the low pay for a year, you can use it as a jumping off point for someplace that WILL appreciate you

    Cons

    The office environment, however, is one big college party - it's all about drinking (they have a huge bar in their office space, which should tell you enough), partying, and walking around thinking you're cooler than and better than everyone else because you work there. The pay is insultingly low, and you'll work 10+ hour days with no compensation. Management doesn't care about you and won't fight for you - they'll milk you dry until you get fed up, because they know you can be easily replaced by the next post grad that is desperate for a job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees like actual people - and pay them liveable wages.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Pro's, Big Con's

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VICE Magazine

    Pros

    You usually work on interesting projects, you'll probably learn a lot, all of your friends want to work there (the cool factor).

    Cons

    Low wages, many employees at all levels are frustrated by the low wages and generally freaked out that they are going to get fired (no ones job is secure), you will be promised the world but management has a record of not coming through - make sure you get everything in writing. This place is like Logan's run - everyone seems to be under 25.. they kill you when you hit 30.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees fair wages!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good experience from working for complete A-holes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at VICE Magazine full-time

    Pros

    If you work on anything that is revenue generating... this place is like getting paid to go to grad school to learn how to approach a generally sheep like media industry, with the thirst of a wolf

    Cons

    If you succeed at generating said revenue... start plotting your exit strategy. VICE will never compensate appropriately unless your last name caries weight, or if you started as an intern and and a drastically underpaid...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing as it's obviously working. But one day the karma will come home...

  7.  

    VICE is a terrible boyfriend. Extremely memorable experience, but utterly heart-breaking to separate from.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at VICE Magazine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Met some of the best coworkers I've ever worked with. Proud of all the work that I had my hands-on.

    Cons

    Communication is poor, employees are grossly underpaid, no severance to speak of, and turnover is unusually high.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe give your employees a little heads up before termination. Warnings and a meeting with HR for employees would be a great asset in the immediate future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Awful any way you look at it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at VICE Magazine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You're allowed to work indoors, there is free coffee.

    Cons

    No money, no advancement, no accountability, corporate culture is horrendous, long hours with absolutely no reward for hard work, managers will promise you things but never in writing, sweatshop like conditions. You will learn nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate your employees for the work they do because not everyone is a trust fund baby.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    There's definitely no hand-holding here

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    Former Employee - Freelance Writer  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Freelance Writer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at VICE Magazine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of writing opportunities, and it's an incredibly well-connected, successful company. VICE knows what it's doing, and is one of the few companies that does. In an age where journalism has plummeted, it's one of the few that's staying at the top simply by reinventing.

    Cons

    You have to keep up your own pace and figure things out on your own. Because editors are always so busy, you need to figure out how to ask without interrupting too much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    innovative place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VICE Magazine part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    young, smart and fun staff

    Cons

    long hours, not great pay

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and cool content vs low pay and egotistical higher management

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    Former Employee - Associate Producer  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Producer in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at VICE Magazine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, relaxed atmosphere, ability to move within the company, lots of free events

    Cons

    Very low pay (similar jobs pay almost twice as much), no real incentive to be invested in the progress of the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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