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Fuse Television Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "No direction at the company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Production Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Production Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Learn and gain experience quickly
    - Fun work environment

    Cons

    - Small team sizes so people are constantly juggling large amounts of work
    - Upper management does not provide information to the employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a first job, but don't stay here"

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

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I learned a lot and the people (at the junior levels) are amazing

    Cons

    No clear direction or goals, and the senior management is messy, constantly changing its focus. The men in charge are misogynistic and don't understand how to lead a company in the digital age, thinking they understand what the audience and "millennial" want when they clearly don't. Even though it's targeting to multi-cultural young people, I often heard racist and disparaging remarks.

    People are constantly leaving without any sort of re-hiring, meaning the remaining team must continue to increase their workload, which decreases quality. People that have worked there forever believe they should have seniority, even when they are clueless (which is often). The environment is gossipy and toxic, and politics rule everything.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the young people at your company and listen to what your audience CURRENTLY wants, not what YOU want. Set clear goals and STICK TO THEM. Hire talented people and do everything you can to keep them. Pivot to digital and social focus, instead of a linear one. Don't be so deceived by politics.

  3. "Wasted Talent"

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

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time

    Pros

    At the time it was a department full of talented and genuinely nice people who all shared a passion for music. MSG perks were outstanding (Full medical, matching 401k, occassional Rangers tickets). Execs were willing to go out on a limb for good ideas.

    Cons

    Was sold and ended up becoming — well, it's hard to say exactly what it is, but if I need to watch "Next Friday" at 5 AM, I know where to tune in.

    Advice to Management

    There's nothing market research is going to teach you about letting creative people do good work.


  4. "Difficult Culture and Unfocused Senior Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glendale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Talented and experienced executives are attracted to the independent nature of this company. The focus on Latino content is important.

    Cons

    Senior management is constantly changing directions and therefore can't keep experienced executives. The lack of leadership is apparent in the lack of ratings and success.

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip on the reality of the cable business. Allow more experienced television veterans to lead your company. Listen more to key department heads.


  5. "People are great"

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

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time

    Pros

    smart, creative people, interesting ideas. Small company so people will listen to your ideas for the most part.

    Cons

    management and lack of communication seems to sir things around. Needs better pay and more training.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Fuse Rocks"

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

    Pros

    Tons of talented people. Great attitudes and hard working

    Cons

    CEO is the bad apple


  7. "Great culture, poor management"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are amazing...very welcoming and treat you like family. Had a great time working there.

    Cons

    Some of the people at the top don't see the bigger picture. They have a lack of creative vision and don't know how to take risks.

    Advice to Management

    Take risks! Think outside the box and you will get better results.

  8. "Worse Media Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are looking to gain experience this is the place for you but don't stay too long.

    Cons

    Terrible benefits. Medical Insurance is expensive.. No 401K match. Management is racist; Minorities, do not apply.

    Advice to Management

    California culture different from NY.. get it together ! Get rid of NY management.


  9. "producer"

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

    I worked at Fuse Television (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    working in entertainment, music. had great potential, nice people

    Cons

    terrible management and politics, low to no budgets, unorganized, lacked direction, no stability, no growth opportunity

    Advice to Management

    restructure entire company, find a creative focus/ direction, hire people with experience


  10. "Terrible Network"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Fuse Television full-time

    Pros

    The only pros were the compensation package.

    Cons

    The management was terrible, progress was very slow, bureaucracy was thick. Organization did not exist. Goals were ever-changing, and no one was ever informed about the changes.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage open communication and foster new ideas. Stop ignoring the younger team members, and carefully track promises made to employees so that confusion doesn't arise later when an employee is preparing to relocate cross-country, as was agreed upon when hiring. Trust your employees to make good decisions, and stop requiring employees with good ideas to lobby for their execution.


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