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Village Voice Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
30 Reviews
2.5
30 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good people, disorganized company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Saint Louis, MO

    I worked at Village Voice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I loved the people in my department and felt that my immediate supervisors were looking out for me most of the time.

    Cons

    I was at the company for about 8 years and only got a raise once (and only after i found out a newer higher was making more than me-- maybe I'm the sucker here.) The company seems to have no plans for the future past the next issue, and if they did it wasn't shared with our department. Different departments seem cut off or opposed to each other with little morale of "we're all in this together."

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obviously, publishing is a hard industry to be in now. I think morale would be better for employees if the leaders of the company developed and shared with employees some sort of vision for the future .

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great learning experience

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

    I worked at Village Voice as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Working directly under the art director, huge focus on learning the industry of newspaper photography, on your own for a good amount of the work (out of the office).

    Cons

    Unpaid, kind of feel alone at times

  3.  

    3 good years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Village Voice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, dress down everyday, close group of workers

    Cons

    Management was horrible, sales rep were always first, late friday nights (finance mainly)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Positive sales and account executive experience - high stress but high reward.

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Village Voice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    monetarily, they treat their employees well.

    Cons

    No room for advancement above AE title. Sales Managers usually made less than successful AE's with high commission payouts.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Boys Club. Look at the Management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Village Voice full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will work hard. And you will learn how to work with very limited resources.

    Cons

    Boys club. These guys have known each other for years. A women will never get a shot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some loyalty to the people who helped you grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overworked and underpaid

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Copy Chief in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Chief in New York, NY

    I have been working at Village Voice full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone below upper management is amazing. They love the paper, love the work, love each other. Working with my peers was like working with family.

    Cons

    Upper management and corporate couldn't care less about you. They have no idea what they're doing and don't seem to care, either. You will never get a raise or a promotion. It's a burnout job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Local SEO Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Village Voice

    Pros

    Free coffee
    Cool people
    Relaxed environment
    Awesome health benefits (best I ever had)

    Cons

    Bonuses were not as much as I was expecting and they are slow to adopt new technologies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Get out while you have a chance

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    Former Employee - Account Executive - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Village Voice full-time

    Pros

    Events were a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Management. Poor training, poor retention rate. top talent leaves for other opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be someone who puts you in the position to succeed in an intensely competitive environment, not someone who yells you literally every morning.

    Find a new advertising director or at least have a sales manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    out of cash, out of their depth

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Village Voice full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    what could have been? HAD a great brand. HAD great talent.

    Cons

    simple minded, paranoid, blunt micro managers run every department of this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    retire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great group of people

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

    I worked at Village Voice as an intern

    Pros

    Long history in NYC, great & fun staff, great events around NYC, great insight into music, food, and news

    Cons

    Not sure longevity of the paper or the opinions shared in it. Relevancy is lacking and sometimes the opinions in the paper can be one-sided; not a lot of diversity amongst opinions or coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is great. Everyone is friendly and speaks to the interns. Never felt left out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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