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  1. "A learning experience...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fingerprint Communications full-time

    Pros

    If you want to be in the LA/NY scene, than you definitely get the opportunity to here. The brands that Fingerprint represents are fairly large and reputable. Most of the benefits of the job come in regards to the events, perks from clients, traveling, etc.

    Cons

    Lack of internal communication and organization, Lack of respect between superiors and colleagues, long-hours with little compensation

    Advice to Management

    Add some internal organization and structure, treat employees with some respect and then there's be a chance I would want to work for this company again.


  2. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Century City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fingerprint Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to know other people your age and what their plans are after the internship.

    Cons

    Management, there is none. The staff is incredibly unprofessional and their is no motivation to sit with interns and develop ideas or plan out what they should expect. It is mostly a guessing game from the moment you walk in. They expect you to just know what public relations is about, when most times the internship is the introduction.

    Advice to Management

    Show professionalism, develop a bond with interns.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "The. Worst."

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    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The team (NOT MANAGEMENT). They were my rock and I never would have made it out alive without them. They all deserve so much more.

    Cons

    too many to list, but the disrespect and abuse of authority deserves mentioning. I have never been yelled at and talked down to so much in my life. Fingerprint is a place where you will put in countless hours for minimal pay. Management blames employees for their own problems that come with owning a business, and it's not right. the 5 minute lunch breaks we were allowed to have during the 10 hour mandatory work day (illegal) was disgusting. If you are seriously considering taking a job at Fingerprint, find a current or previous employee to talk with before you jump in. I guarantee that conversation will have you running for the hills.

    Advice to Management

    President - you're the most disrespectful person I know. I pray to god that your client realize that soon.

    VP - Go somewhere where your talents can evolve into something. You're an amazing person, and you deserve so much more.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "disappointed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Casual environment, small company, there are no more pros....

    Cons

    Unfortunately, this was a major letdown. They look really professional from the outside, but lack it on the inside. They have a shortage of staff, so they hire a lot of interns to do free labor for them. I just couldn't afford to stay here...parking cost is expensive! You basically have to pay to intern here.

    Advice to Management

    change the company's values and work environment


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Former Intern"

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

    Pros

    You can learn some things about the industry if you try hard enough.

    Cons

    Most days you don't have anything to do and when they realize that you don't have any work you end up being assigned menial task. Management has a poor attitude and does not know how to talk to people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Given ample opportunity to get hands-on experience working with pitches, press releases, media lists etc. Great place to refine writing and editing skills.

    Cons

    Not much that I can think of.


  7. "Account Executive"

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    Current Employee - Public Relations Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Public Relations Senior Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fingerprint Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn Quickly
    Work Fun Event

    Cons

    Bad Office Culture
    Long Work Hours

  8. Helpful (2)

    "STAY AWAY"

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    Former Employee - Nunya Business in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Nunya Business in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fingerprint Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. None. None. None. None. X1000000000000000000000 there are none. Zero. Zilch. Nada. Negative Infiniti. Just none. I have no more words for zero.

    Cons

    Starts with Vic ends with Toria. Abusive people who have no idea what's outside of the fingerprint bubble. Seriously stay away. Everyone knows how terrible the fingerprint reputation is.

    Advice to Management

    Give up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Abusive Environment"

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

    Pros

    can't provide a single one

    Cons

    losing clients left and right; revolving door of employees who quit (about 2 per month); the 3 employees who have stayed more than a year have adopted Jessica Meisels' verbally abusive and toxic mentality and take on job titles that are far beyond their experience; no respect for work/life balance - expected to pick up the phone, answer emails, pitch, and generally be on-call for Jessica at all hours of the day, including weekends (be prepared to sacrifice family, romantic relationships, and all personal time); no benefits whatsoever; severely underpaid; no lunch break in a 10 hour work day; REGULATED BATHROOM BREAKS; and worst of all? The company and CEO has a bad reputation with the media. Save your own reputation and go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    This is a communications firm - and publicists who are looking at this page will certainly be able to sniff out a fake review and bad publicity stunt. There have never been interns who work 5 days a week, and there have never been interns who have gone to fashion week. There are barely any actual employees who go to fashion week - and if they do it's not because Fingerprint encourages it or because Fingerprint's clients are involved. It's because they beg to go.
    To prospective employees, let the below be an example of the caliber of Fingerprint's work.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do Not Work Here"

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

    Pros

    Nice office space in good location

    Cons

    Absolutely no structure, no incentives, and no respect for employees. CEO and Directors are greedy, extremely unprofessional and verbally abusive to hardworking employees only to boost their own egos. Expect to put in 11 hour work days with no lunch breaks and little pay. There is a reason why over a dozen employees left this company in one year.


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