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ITN Networks Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  1. "great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Former Employee - Client Service Associate in Altamonte Springs, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITN Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity to make 6+figures. Great teamwork from everyone

    Cons

    hard work gotta be relentless and dominate at the sales game

    Advice to Management

    do more for the clients that we sign up and bring abord


  2. Helpful (1)

    "No Clue What They're Doing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Various in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ITN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Some of the people; though this is dependent on the department in which you are working. The good people are great; the bad are gossipy and will talk about you negatively if you aren't careful.
    -Good place to sort of learn about the industry and get some experience working in the city.
    -Decent vacation time; though the policy is often abused particularly during busy times of the year.
    -If you actually take the time to learn what and why you are doing it you don't have to spend a lot of overtime as an assistant. You can easily accomplish what you need to staying late (around 7) at most 2 days in a week. This is with a full desk load; though if you decide to do their training program you will have to work later - but you'll make "decent" money in doing so.
    -Most of the people in the Sales/IT/Planning Departments are wonderful - of course we all have bad days, but they truly make ITN shine.

    Cons

    -As aforementioned; many of the people can be gossipy and behave as though they are in a high school clique. It is a VERY YOUNG atmosphere.
    -Salary is not commensurate due to experience whatsoever. If you have worked in a professional environment and work WELL you should not be making the same as the lackadaisical college grad who doesn't know how to send a professional e-mail to a business associate.
    -The pay is a joke as most employees are friends/family/fraternity/sorority/"camp" recent college grads who still live at home. All is fun and well until you're an actual adult trying to make enough money to feed yourself and keep the lights on.
    -They will hire almost anyone and keep them hired long after they should have been terminated. I have seen people job surf, internet surf, watch television and abuse overtime by staying late to hang out with other employees.
    -Management skills are poor in most departments. It seems as though no one actually knows what the employees they are supervising are doing.
    -Non-professionalism. As many of the employees are recent college graduates, many of them need to be taught how to behave professionally. This includes how to write a professional e-mail, speak on the phone and manage your workflow properly. Many managers do not send professional e-mails and also do not behave as such.
    -There is a clear lack of direction in many departments. If you are told you are being promoted to a new role; you should be promoted and given your job duties as well as your new salary. ITN clearly does not have an idea as to what they are doing most of the time regarding this and it is extremely frustrating when one wants to get work done and move ahead. Being given a new title yet having to do your old work for months and repeating the cycle is no way to treat an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Give professionalism and management training to all employees and managers. Decide who should truly manage whom based upon daily interactions as it is the only way to actually rate an employee's performance.
    Under no circumstances should one employee the benefit of the doubt, a slap on the wrist and "probation" while any other would be let go. I have seen many instances of this.
    Stop letting people complain in other departments and let them know WHY they have to stay late to do something last minute. This is media and it runs at a different pace depending on the client in particular.
    Do not lead employees on with promises of growth within. Only keep employees who are adept at what they do - if someone keeps making the same mistakes and are continually unprofessional and perform tasks slower than average they should not be kept on.
    Stop gossiping - it looks bad. I have watched supervisors take part or idly look on as individuals are looked down upon solely because they aren't part of the "clique." High school ended a long time ago.
    Please get organized! I have sat in meetings during which we watched Facebook photos of a manager for an hour! There are more important things to do than rehash old stories of the past - I understand the work can be boring, but let us please just get things done - and please maintain "designated roles" as some of the "manager types" will give your work to someone else if they don't personally like you.
    -If you have gotten on well with everyone else in the company, do not let those who do not know you do any of your reviews. Your entire work history should be looked at.
    -Pay your better employees more. Make them sign papers that they will not discuss their salary. One employee who can accurately and efficiently do the work of 2-3 others should be making far more than what is "standard" at ITN.
    -Match 401(k) benefits and make healthcare more affordable. At larger companies, this is standard procedure and quite frankly the lower employees do not make enough and are usually too young to understand that the benefits are truly not great compared to most companies that are not related to ITN.


  3. "Assistant Media Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at ITN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good for recent college grads... Don't need any knowledge or education in the field before starting so no need for first day nerves. Young office which is a perk if you're new to Manhattan.

    Cons

    Really a struggle for assistants. Tons of mind-numbing busy work to accomplish that requires no intellect. Most buyers expect work to be done within 24 hours which is an unrealistic and stressful expectation... Technically work 9-5, often work 8-8 or 9 to keep up with everything. Supervisors only really care about the latest gossip- not really sure who genuinely enjoys working at the place.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind to everyone, even those who don't suck up. Keep things professional- offer constructive criticism instead of scaring assistants, and give positive feedback from time to time..


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  5. "It's a petty decent place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Planner in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ITN Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great growth potential if you're willing to work at it and have a little luck. Almost all the top managers started at the bottom.

    Cons

    Not a lot of back patting here. You're expected to do an excellent job, so it's rarely noticed. What is noticed is when you screw something up.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the people who work here want to do a good job. They work hard. Acknowledge it once in a while. It's definitely getting better though, so thanks.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at ITN Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The only thing good about this employer is the benefits.

    Cons

    The pay scale is below the fair market value for the New York City area. When promoted within don't expect a raise. The bonus is terrible for all the hard work that is done. Management can not handle managing employers. They do not get involved or listen when you have a complaint to resolve issues in a professional manner. Awful, awful place to work for.

    Advice to Management

    Sign up, take classed & go to the seminars to learn to " How to Manage in the Workplace".


  7. "GREAT PLACE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Writer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place, great people, good time.

    Cons

    Nonprofit salary, so you get what you get.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good for a first job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Junior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ITN Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    love the people- great work life balance. Awesome co-workers. Management encourages growth and development opportunities.

    Cons

    very much like a sorority-- lots of gossiping. Not much room to move around.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "2 years and will continue"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Media Buyer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ITN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think a lot of people are too harsh on ITN because they have never worked anywhere else. Why don't you stop thinking the grass is greener on the other side and appreciate what has been given to you. Most companies , I would say majority do not get out at 5pm, do not have as many vacations, holidays, summer Fridays (out at 3) and extra summer Fridays to fully take off. We are also extremely compensated during the holiday season. I can confidently say this because I have had other work experience and it was extreme hell.

    Since I have been here the amount of improvement that has been made and is in the process of getting done is going to benefit everyone. The training program, the systems we use are all being focused on.

    The environment here is young and everyone is pretty relatable. It's kind of homey in a way, I am very comfortable here because it's not a hostile work environment. You're an adult with a full time job , no one should be making you stay because they think you should. You should stay on your own accord and that is what the vibe is here.

    Cons

    My only con would be the gossip. I think there is a little too much drama and needs to be less of a click environment.

    Advice to Management

    frequent the raises and hire more employees. buying and planning dept are too small.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good starting point"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Junior Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ITN Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are what kept me there for 4 years. The Buying and Planning departments are full of young energetic 20-30 year olds who are down to earth. I will also say that the company is good for the just out of college type to get your feet wet in the working world. Their health insurance was pretty good for what it was (not including dental and vision). Their 401k match is also nice. They have made great improvements on training for both assistants and buyers alike, which is something that was lacking, but they are trying.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand how much work everyone puts in on a day to day basis. They don't think you're functioning at your full capacity unless both buyer and assistant are there late day in and day out. In the mean time management comes and goes as they please often taking long lunches, and arbitrary days off, spreading the departments even thinner. Employees are burned out because of this. The turnover among assistants is high and because of that Buyers are forced to spend much of their time doing the assistant job and they are not compensated for this work. If the company could hold on to good employees who knew what they were doing, it would be a much better place. There really isn't much room for growth and what little there is, is not compensated accordingly. Promotions are few and far between and many times a success is often unrecognized by the rest of the department and tends to be met with jealousy when it is recognized. They haven't found a balance that makes people want to get ahead at the company and because of this many people are stagnant in their positions and/or leaving.

    Advice to Management

    Stop spreading your employees so thin. Its impossible to function at 100% everyday. People are overworked and underpaid.


  11. "Unless you are a girl and a sorority type- stay away!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Media Buyers Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Buyers Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at ITN Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    easy work, a lot of learning

    Cons

    good luck making friends or enjoying 9-5 unless you are part of the "it" crowd.

    Advice to Management

    stop acting like are you in HS



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