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614 Media Group Reviews

Updated 10 Jan 2019

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  1. "Dream job with nightmare leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 614 Media Group full-time

    Pros

    Positive and supportive coworkers, flexible schedule

    Cons

    No updated software, no support from leaders

    Advice to Management

    People are your best commodity. Train them well enough that they could leave, treat them well enough that they stay.

    614 Media Group2019-01-10
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    "Decent short-term job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 614 Media Group full-time

    Pros

    The VP of the company is really great, employees are nice

    Cons

    Benefits are terrible Pay sucks CEO is a jerk and doesn't care about his employees Sales team is rude to everyone else

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to run a company or find someone that can

    614 Media Group2018-02-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive in Columbus, OH
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at 614 Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great team, great flexibility, nice perks. VP treats everybody great and leads by example.

    Cons

    You must be motivated or you will not succeed.

    614 Media Group2016-07-07
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    "Nice people but no direction"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 614 Media Group

    Pros

    -Great people to work with -Lots of freedom/definitive lack of constrains in the design and illustrations -Was great to build up my portfolio

    Cons

    -Low salary -Never saw other employees aside from direct supervisor, everyone works hidden in a corner -No work culture or any kind of community within the office -Lack of constrain in the work translated to a lack of art direction in the publication and no creative direction in general (no creative director position at the time) -No career opportunities at all

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees fairly, invest in the global art direction of the publications, communicate more.

    614 Media Group2016-06-17
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    "Not a good company"

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    Former Employee - Writing in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 614 Media Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The only pro is the autonomy, however it is unfortunately rooted in a lack of concern, care, or vision for its employees and the company.

    Cons

    While it may seem like a cool company on the outside because of it's products, it's a mess inside. The company's turnover rate speaks for itself – people are constantly quitting, and the ones who stick around are, in some ways, part of the company's problems. There are a couple folks who are very toxic to the company environment and atmosphere. There is a huge lack of communication, organization, and structure to... every aspect of the business. A lot of yelling and arguing. Screaming on ad execs and making them cry. There's no culture, vision. Employees are nothing more than chess pieces to make money; taken advantage of, overworked, and greatly underpaid.

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    Advice to Management

    Please see above and heed advice. Care about employees and your work and your products. Fix the lack of organization and care and structure and toxic relationships. Maybe try to at least incorporate some values for goodness sake.

    614 Media Group2016-05-10
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    "Account Executive"

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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at 614 Media Group

    Pros

    Casual work environment, nice editors and writers. Positive operations manager. Nice office space. Sales manager was put in a bad position competing for business otherwise she could have been a great mentor.

    Cons

    Entry level ad sales position being sold as mid-level or professional sales position. Compete with sales manager for good ad leads. Poor teamwork. Negative environment. Unrealistic and impossible given the setup to make 100k as their ad tells you when you apply.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest with prospective employees abd yourselves. Account executives can make 50-65k a year if working really hard. Dont make sales execs compete with their boss for best leads in Columbus.

    614 Media Group2015-08-23
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    "Good short term transitory position"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at 614 Media Group part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Pretty flexible schedules -Variety of projects -Mostly work solo -Don't have to interact directly with design clients -Beautiful and cool office space -Office frequently has events with free food/drinks

    Cons

    -Very high turnover, people are constantly quitting -Owner does not make time to hear employees -No benefits (they mostly hire part time) -No room for growth -Salaries are lower compared to industry standards -Not much room for creativity since designs are catered 100% to what clients want

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees and solve problems directly-face to face.

    614 Media Group2015-02-26
  8. "Great team"

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    I worked at 614 Media Group

    Pros

    -Fantastic team of writers and creatives back in 2008/2009

    Cons

    -Mainly freelance staff (that's most small publications though)

    614 Media Group2013-07-09
  9. "Not for me."

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     in Columbus, OH
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    I worked at 614 Media Group

    Pros

    Easy-going environment. People are nice. I would get praised very well for going above an beyond but... (see cons)

    Cons

    If I had a bad week in sales heads would roll. A lot is expected... in a bad way. Barely compensated for work.

    Advice to Management

    More structure and better internship programs.

    614 Media Group2011-10-19
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