Village Voice
2.5 of 5 22 reviews
www.villagevoicemedia.com Phoenix, AZ 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 6, 2014

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Jim Larkin

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31% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great group of people

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementManagement is great. Everyone is friendly and speaks to the interns. Never felt left out.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    out of cash, out of their depth

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior Managementretire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Perfect for those looking to be micromanaged.

    Account Executive - Sales (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHaving cool clients and fun events to attend. Having a well recognized brand to talk to people about.

    ConsUnrealistic sales goals, lack of support and development from management, no room for growth, unnecessary micromanagement- even with seasoned reps.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic co-workers, great writers, malicious management

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosflexible hours, great benefits package and a high-volume workplace with lots of smart and interesting people around.

    Conssometimes it's tough to deal with out-of-town management

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    Wonderful environment for a motivated sales professional

    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsVVM provided a fun and loose environment, not the "corporate" stuffy type that i have encountered elsewhere. Their salary and commission structure is fair and my particular Publisher held a lot of extra incentive and bonus programs - gift cards to local restaurants, concert tickets, cash, etc.

    ConsDespite their best efforts, during the end of my run at VVM the print media realm was becoming more and more insignificant and therefore, sales and business became tougher. I know they tried to counteract the downturn through revenue with events and a Groupon-style service, but not sure how/if it has helped the business.

    Advice to Senior Managementno advice, i had great respect and a wonderful experience with my management team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    meh

    Contractor (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosmajor name recognition goes a lot way

    Conscompensation is very comically terrible

    Advice to Senior Managementbuild the brand back into a respected voice for journalism

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsLiberal atmosphere and pay wasn't awful.

    ConsProduct was inferior to competitors and management impeded sales process.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Village Voice Media Internship

    Marketing and Promotions Intern (Former Employee)
    Dallas, TX

    ProsI experienced the feel of a large corporate environment but was well educated in the small comfort of The Dallas Observer Office

    ConsWould have enjoyed being busier and having more responsibility.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSupervisor was understanding, thorough, and met deadlines without killing his staff with OT.

    ConsIt was sometimes tough dealing with publisher.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Run dont walk away from sales position here

    Sales Manager (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt's a "job" & if there is nothing else out there..?

    ConsVery unrealistic sales goals & Process of sales

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really dont know where to start at his point

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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