- You learn a ton about your personal abilities
- Co-workers are amazing people
- Very hands-on, you get in the field experience doing what you love...and a bunch of stuff you hate too.
- Because it's a network too you know your hard work will air (if the network ever gets back on air!!!)
- The boss genuinely cares about the employees and knows that the company is a stepping stone and people aren't going to stay for extended periods of time.
- The pay is HORRIBLE. Honestly, it's insulting to do the job of a high-level executive and get paid pennies over minimum wage.
- Turn over. Because the boss is only willing to pay for fresh out of school kids in dire need of a job and resume builder once they realize they're above it (6 months normally) they're out and the new guy is in. The problem is that people are willing to do the job for nothing so he knows everyone is replaceable and the quality of the content suffers because of it.
- Micro managing. Boss looks at EVERY email before you send it....ridiculous time waster. I promised a vendor I spoke to at noon I'd email them info by 2. He didn't approve my email until the next afternoon. Timeliness.
-BOSS IS CHEAP! Everything is on a shoe-string budget. He expects every vendor to give us things for free (transpo etc.) and promises exchange for advertising on a network that isn't technically on-air.
Advice to Management
You get what you pay for. If you want high quality you can't have a completely new staff every 6-10 months. Switching producers, directors, editors mid-project because they are so dissatisfied screws over EVERYONE else involved in the project.
You will be involved in every aspect of the tv production process. You have an opportunity to discern what you truly excel at and pursue it on your own time.
You are involved in every aspect of the tv production process because you are extremely understaffed, underfunded, and under paid. Fresh recruits who don't know any better are brought in to "learn" and "gain experience". The problem is that you accomplish that by being responsible for creating a professional product in a hostile work environment. Micro-managing and constant verbal abuse are par for the course. You will be expected to do the job of 6 competent, hard working professionals, by yourself. Good luck.
Advice to Management
You get what you pay for. When you pay for 2 people, but need 10, berating those 2 employees for not being good enough will only work for so long. When they finally realize what they are accomplishing and know their own worth, they will be gone almost immediately. That amount of turnover ensures that your company will never reach and maintain a satisfactory level of achievement.
I worked at Pan Desi as an intern (Less than a year)
Hands in many areas of the business: production, writing, field
Low salary, insufficient resources, long hours
- Great & Talented Co-Workers.
- You'll learn about multiple aspects of the TV Industry.
- If you need any experience, this place can help.
- Good multicultural experience
- Co-Workers make this a relaxing environment to work.
-Management speaks mistruths and acts unprofessional. They have no direction for the company and he contradicts himself daily. As a result, nothing gets done.
- Management shows poor leadership skills.
- Management has bad creative skills, and constantly kills all types of good work. Management ignores their "audience"
- It's borderline slavery. Treats you like hourly employees, even though you don't get paid hourly.
- Management is also incredibly cheap. Not just with salaries, but too cheap to spend the money needed for a decent, professional TV working environment. Thus, the equipment is bad (many workers have to use their own video equipment).
- Management has no concept of time, especially with TV productions.
- Plus, it's a TV station that 's not on the air.
Advice to Management
The direction you've taken this company is awful. Despite a great team of talented, hard-working employees, you've managed to destroy great potential works of television due to your unprofessional behavior, your lies and your frugal spending.
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