Victory Productions

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Victory Productions Reviews

Updated September 4, 2014
Updated September 4, 2014
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  1.  

    Good experience as a Content Editor.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Content Manager in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at Victory Productions as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Worked with wonderful writers and a great Project Management Team.

    Cons

    Project scope was larger than what was in the original contract. Extremely time consuming and pay not commensurate with time spent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When hiring a freelancer you can't promise the moon to the client. You expect the freelancer to work beyond what's stipulated in the contract and this is not fair to the freelancer. You take advantage of the freelancer's need to keep a cordial relationship with your company so they can get more work from your company in the future. By staying firm with the client and keeping them to the contract you can keep your freelancers happy and still get a quality product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    The employees are great people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Victory Productions

    Pros

    Many smart, friendly people work here. Their sense of humor helps boost morale. Some supervisors offer excellent support and mentoring.

    Cons

    The company culture is stifling unless you enjoy being micromanaged. Upper management has put into place procedures that reveal a distrust or lack of faith in its employees: morning attendance is taken at 8:30, the official start of the day. Every employee must tediously enter project codes and tasks in a time sheet throughout the work day. To request time off, employees must fill out a special form that must be approved by the highest rung of management. Hours are not flexible. The work day is 8:30-5:30, with a required 1 hour lunch break. As a result, the days seem very long.

    Advancement is slow, and raises are small. Vacation time and personal time are accrued slowly.

    There is little employee recognition. Employees are expected to work quickly but provide the client with high-quality products. To achieve this, many people work beyond their 40 hours, and when a difficult project is finally complete, employees are not rewarded with compensation, either in bonuses or in time off.

    In the interview process, candidates must take three tests: a questionable personality test (it is not one validated by research or by psychologists but is unique to the ideologies of upper management), an IQ test, and a "follow the directions" test. Upper management uses these tests to determine how well you might fit with their ideologies and how well you can follow directions. Upon hire, employees must read a short essay and provide their interpretation of it. Essentially, the essay conveys the message that a good employee does his work well without questioning it.

    As a result of these restrictions, controls, and lack of appreciation, employees often have low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your employees.
    Treat your employees with decency and respect, not as children.
    Make schedules more flexible for employees--they have lives outside work.
    Reward employees upon successful project completion. They deserve to be recognized.
    Do not force your ideologies upon your employees.

  3.  

    This was a great learning experience, but since it's a small company it's tough to really advance much

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

    I worked at Victory Productions full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Everyone on the editorial staff is willing to teach, patient, and mostly friendly. It's a great place to start a career, as they can basically teach you from the ground up about educational publishing as an editor. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Salary is low, benefits are terrible. Unfortunately its hard to really advance much since its a small company. Little vacation, few holidays. If you work overtime they will not compensate (for example, they could give you days off to use later on), but basically make you work overtime anyways. Very obsessed with clocking your hours. They don't condone employee fraternization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees, especially your Project Managers, sometimes people get thrown into a project with no managerial experience. Acknowledge your employees accomplishments, if you can't give them bonuses at least give them special days off, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
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