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E! Entertainment Television Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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  1. "Production Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Small team so I was involved in a number of projects
    - I was given a lot of responsibility
    - Worked on both the digital and news side of E!

    Cons

    - Very little room for promotions
    - No lateral move in my team

    Advice to Management

    Promote internally


  2. "Same bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Young crowd. Potential for good work.

    Cons

    Visionless and poor management. Indecisive. Depends on mass-pooling of ideas. "Throw spaghetti on the wall and see whats sticks" idea approach. Everything is an "emergency", and there isn't respect for overtime - it's expected constantly to cover for mistakes and poor planning.

    Advice to Management

    Replace yourselves.

  3. "Top-heavy with executives"

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    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Get some experience if you like to break into entertainment industry and television. Mostly work with hard-working people who are passionate about entertainment.

    Cons

    Expect to work excessively without any respect for personal life. Management plans poorly so 80% of projects are urgent or emergencies, with last-minute datelines and you're expected to drop everything and work weekends and after hours. 60-hour work weeks is common. Too all the work, get all the blame, and not the credit.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say because they huddle together to protect themselves to cover mistakes, and expect the "minions" to jump when they need to cover up another mistake... only advice is to the board - open your eyes and see how bad the executives are.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Was A Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a wonderful company with great people who liked each other. Upper management & corporate was inclusive. Cool environment, great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Merger with NBCUniversal. Toxic people & environment.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management & corporate needs to focus on the culture and bring back the Comcast "family" environment.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Sounds cooler than it is"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at E! Entertainment Television full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -9-6PM job
    -Little to no over time
    -No weekend work
    -Small work parties weekly

    Cons

    -Freelancers do not receive any benefits, holiday or sick pay
    -Freelancers are hired on a one year contract. The contract is rarely renewed, leading to high turn over and diminishing returns.
    -Poor training
    -People in senior positions seem clueless

    Advice to Management

    It is a waste of time to hire "freelancers". The high turn over means that trained, efficient workers are leaving all the time. Coworkers are burned out from constantly training new staff. There appears to be no communication between departments. It is a wonder the company has been able to keep going.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "North Korea work environment if you are working for the technical Web department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television full-time

    Pros

    The overall company NBC and E! Entertainment is great. The Web Interactive technical department has major severe corruptions going on.

    Cons

    - the department boss has a very low education, frequently use harassment, threatening, bullying, name-calling, exclusion, promoting very incompetence people, to protect his position
    - deal with extremely incompetent co-workers who are friends with the managers or are in the boss's favor, you have to do their works all the time on top of your own works
    - deal with managers who know nothing about the field, can't do their jobs, harass you, insult you

    - discrimination is very severe (female, minorities)
    - promotions are 99% of the time granted to people who are in the boss's favor, have not seen a fair promotion
    - work on weekends, stay late over midnights because the boss is letting incompetence co-workers and managers to rule the department

    - low pay
    - constantly blamed for bad jobs done by incompetence co-workers or managers who are in the boss's favor
    - HR is also aware of this team's horrible hostile environment
    - managers and boss love to talk about how to get away from HR by doing horrible things to other co-workers
    - unprofessional and absurd behaviors done by people who are in the boss's favor are called different personalities if you ever voiced about it
    - talented people are eye-sores to the boss and the managers, they will do whatever to get rid of you

    - overall, engineers and developers should prepared for a North Korea like work envrionment

    Advice to Management

    Keeping incompetence people with very low education, no work ethnics, unable to help the company to generate revenue is a complete waste of money. It also ruined the company's reputations when they use all negative means to keep their positions and force talented and productive people out.

    At the end of the day, a company still need to make money. First, wasting money on their salaries, then forcing people who can actually help to build the company and increase revenue out of the company is a horrible downward spiral. E! Interactive seriously need to concern about the web technical department.

    No work environment I have worked for is as horrible as this one. Not even close to how bad this work environment is.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Pretty Good Place overall, but needs work"

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    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at E! Entertainment Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, good social interactions, dynamic work challenges. Enjoyable colleagues, room for growth.

    Cons

    Very last minute deadlines, lack of communication from top down as to changing tides and deadlines. Top heavy organization with execs managing up to keep their jobs but not managing down very well to keep the machine humming.

    Advice to Management

    Genuine mentorship is needed. Execs are pretty friendly overall, morale is up and down.

  8. "I good place to learn"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at E! Entertainment Television full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility, chances to learn new skills, fun office

    Cons

    low pay, shows get cancelled a lot


  9. "Exciting creative work atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best thing about working at E! is that it's a thriving, exciting, creative work environment. The company has grown exponentially in the past 5 years and it was a privilege to work there.

    Cons

    The salaries are not as high as similar jobs at other companies. Despite that, working at E! is a lot less stressful than some of those other shows.

    Advice to Management

    Good communication can't be stressed enough. That seems to be the key to a healthy and happy department. Management has definitely improved in the past few years.


  10. "The best real-world TV school ever!"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E! Entertainment Television full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    E! offered me opportunities to grow my career in infinite ways. Many hours and lots of dedication produced great experiences, my growth up the production ladder and memories that I will cherish forever. A greatly talented, youthful but skillful group of people.

    Cons

    Lower average income (balanced by not being pigeon-holed and opportunites for growth).


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