- 2.0Sep 6, 2023Creative Designer InternFormer Employee, less than 1 yearCleveland, OH
Remote option only because it was available by the business owner. Access to a program manager to vent out frustrations. Pay was okay.
Exhausting interviews. No realistic compatibility. The options of types of work you want to do are typical and no lane for other creatives. My worst experience overall was not being heard with disability and a frustrating business owner despite "matching up" computer processes. Most of the business owners did not know what they wanted out of the internship and had a lot of expectations on interns when in reality they need help from senior professionals in my opinion. The closing event felt very fake and it was boring. No realistic networking and a big generational difference made it difficult with businesses who don't believe in authentic remote work. For $20 an hour, some of these business owners were asking for way too much on an intern for four months and maybe 4 hours a day. Half the time the business owner gave me nothing to do so you don't get paid for the hours you don't work.2
- 1.0Nov 5, 2023AssociateCurrent EmployeeNew York, NY
Brand name, some of my peers became my close friends
Managers only pretend to care about you and your career. The moment you showed even the slightest dissent to their leadership they will backstab you and sabotage your performance review. The reviews are heavily controlled by your managers. All it comes down to at the end of the day is whether or not you kissed their a** correctly. You could argue that this is typical corporate America culture, but just know that this is a place that rewards this kind of toxic behavior. All the good hearted people I know either left on their own or got purged out. Unless you become one of these toxic managers’ favorites, you’ll always just be mediocre until they find an excuse to lay you off. You could be managed from being a top-performing employee to a bottom one within a year.4