Village Voice Reviews

Updated June 11, 2015
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  1. The Golden Era of the Voice

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and management, many of whom are long-term, dedicated employees. The Voice still, against all odds and interference from upper management, manages to hit it out of the park on occasion.

    Cons

    Off-site executive team really is less than worthless. They have basically gutted what was once a temple of investigative reporting

    Advice to Management

    Let the editor steer the ship...stay far, far away from any and all editorial decisions. Please, I beg of you!


  2. Editor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool Events There are some nice people where you can build friendships for a life time Laid back environment if your in the right department

    Cons

    Unprofessional with favoritism. Not much growth. Than there are fake people who like you one minute but talk about you later


  3. Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great paper, pretty easy sell to clients. Cool people in the workplace and free events.

    Cons

    Tough to get on your feet as you build your business. The big fish are all taken by the senior reps, but there are plenty of leads to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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  5. Challenging place to work due to vastly changing industry and distant ownership.

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    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Benefit package was solid. There are a few good people who have decided to make this place their home. If you are in the right department you might do well. Check on whom has longevity if applying for a position.

    Cons

    Really no longer focused on supplying a top tier investigative product. Distant management took the name but has done little to hold on to the great New York tradition it once was. Just folded it into a national base for advertising revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Empty and unaccounted for boxes all over the metro area do not provide a great face for what once was an NY staple.


  6. Good people, disorganized company

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    Former Employee - Production Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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 .


  7. 3 good years

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    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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)


  8. Boys Club. Look at the Management.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Show some loyalty to the people who helped you grow.


  9. 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
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  10. Overworked and underpaid

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    Current Employee - Copy Chief in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Chief in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


  11. Local SEO Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.



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