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  1.  

    Great experience but limited growth

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

    I worked at Wilhelmina Models part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This is a fun company to work for, and it is a great stepping stone into the modeling and entertainment industry.

    Cons

    There isn't much room for growth if you start out low, because it is extremely competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    It was a great learning experience.

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

    I worked at Wilhelmina Models as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    hands-on experience with top talent, friendly work environment

    Cons

    There are some diva egos to watch out for, competition between divisions, office politics, hard work goes unnoticed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrible place to work

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

    I worked at Wilhelmina Models full-time

    Pros

    Not many pros but the office is always filled with models and celebrities which makes for an interesting workplace. Also, free bagels on friday mornings.

    Cons

    Most of the employees have a horrible attitude towards one another and gossip behind each other's backs. Some of them are great but they are few and far between and most of the nice ones work in accounting. No matter how long you work there you are lucky to get a hello from agents or "marketing" team. People here seem to think they are as important as the models they represent. If you are hired as an entry level employee you will be treated like an intern and asked to do mundane tasks. They try to sell you on the Wilhelmina name which you will quickly realize means nothing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What upper management? I think the VP comes in once a week....

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  5.  

    An overall horrible experience.

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    Current Employee - Talent  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Talent in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Wilhelmina Models

    Pros

    Only the name is a pro.

    Cons

    Everything, lack of help, lack of communication, lack of responses, lack of being there, lack of helping or support....just everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication with talent, actually answering emails...emailed several times for info and advice with no response

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Sexy and glamourous to say you worked at modeling agency but a disaster in terms of employee satisfaction.

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

    I worked at Wilhelmina Models

    Pros

    Employees rally together when necessary when management mistreats someone.
    Never a dull moment.
    There is always energy and buzz in the office due to the amount of talent that come in.

    Cons

    Recognition or praise never comes.
    Raises will never be given unless you threaten to leave.
    If you leave for rival agency, you will get sued.
    You haven't made it until the President has a curse word laden tirade against you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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