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Pink Sneakers Productions Reviews

Updated June 12, 2017
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  1. "Great place to learn the ins and outs of TV industry"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Pink Sneakers Productions full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    my coworkers are my favorite part of the job. I came in straight out of school and they were beyond helpful with anything I needed and I didn't feel like I was a bother when I had questions. very freshing

    Cons

    its hard to get employed because they are such a tight nit group but I learned after getting hired, that its a good thing. I really don't have any cons.

    Advice to Management

    they work just as hard, if not harder, than an entry level position so keep that up. its extremely motivating!


  2. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Supervising Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Supervising Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Pink Sneakers Productions (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun shows to work on, get hands on experience and room for growth if you like wearing multiple hats

    Cons

    Not a lot of support and staff often don't feel appreciated

  3. "Production Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    The pay was good for the show.

    Cons

    Not organized as other companies. Disconnect between producer and production management


  4. "Peak into the Post-Production World"

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

    Pros

    - exposed to what the post production world is like
    - exposure to different tools
    - chances to work on current shows
    - get to create your own show

    Cons

    - treated like a typical intern: coffee runs, not doing much to actually help the company
    - they are a tight bunch so it's hard to break in and relate to workers


  5. "Not bad for Florida"

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    Former Freelancer - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Pink Sneakers Productions (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They bring in pros from NY & LA to make sure they can compete. They have their own building. Each edit bay has it's own outrageous decor. At the time they were a FCP house. They put me up in a nice 2 bedroom apartment with another editor. You get to go to warm Florida in the winter or unbearably humid Florida in the summer.

    Cons

    Pay was okay but not great.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to build your resume and then move on."

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    Current Contractor - Associate Producer in Orlando, FL
    Current Contractor - Associate Producer in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Pink Sneakers Productions as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Network experience and credits, hands-on experience, diverse people with diverse backgrounds, the ability to be around all aspects of production as everything is in-house.

    Cons

    Terrible pay, employees treated poorly, ridiculous amounts of personal drama amongst executives and higher ups. Company has ZERO values and morals. The culture it tries to emulate is fake and shallow. Zero benefits and zero job security.

    Advice to Management

    Quit with the personal drama between execs.


  7. "Good opportunity to get started in the TV business."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Pink Sneakers Productions as a contractor

    Pros

    Working in television, gaining experience.

    Cons

    Poor communication, favoritism, poor attitude among higher ups

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all of your employees are on the same page and feel the same level of respect the staff does.

  8. "Ok place to work, communication is terrible."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apopka, FL

    Pros

    Rare opportunity in the area to work in broadcast tv that isn't news.
    Some vague promise of movement in the company...but be weary as almost everyone is freelance.

    Cons

    Terrible communication amongst people working on the same project, especially amongst those in charge of certain areas of production.
    Middle management are working on multiple projects do information that needs to be shared slips through the cracks.
    Very diorganized.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you are communicating what it is that you need and want to the people you need things fom and don't give conflicting instructions from that of other people in charge. Make sure you have come to a consensus before you give orders to your workers as it will make things move much more efficiently.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked and Underpaid - The textbook definition."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apopka, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Apopka, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    It's a casual work environment, you learn lots of different jobs at once, you might get a chance to be creative, and some show units get to travel.

    Cons

    If you're from another state, you will learn the hard way they take advantage of Florida being a "Right to Work" State. People will work 80-90 hours a week, which isn't uncommon for TV production when you're on a deadline, but they do not pay overtime because they sneak by the law requiring overtime if you're paid less than $455 a week by paying the lowest paid people $50 more than that. This is deliberately done so they won't have to pay overtime. Some people are paid daily what others make in a week, but everyone works the same amount of time, and have just as hard of a job. People work 30 days in a row (No exaggeration), Raises are not given, no benefits are offered at all, No paid Holidays, when you ask to go home at the end of your 10 hour work day (Yes you have to ask) you are scolded like a child for "not being passionate about the industry". You will get taken advantage of if you are not careful. Yes, it's freelance, and this can be the way it goes, but it's not a company winning any awards for being a good place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Give people something to work towards (raises, at least on a yearly basis. If they're sticking with the company for that long loyalty and hard work should be rewarded), pay overtime if they're not being compensated fairly, give people a weekend off a month, and stop asking people to do 3 different jobs at once, or at least pay them fairly for it if you do!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Entertainment"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Apopka, FL
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Apopka, FL

    Pros

    getting to work in reality television has it's ups when living in central florida, where there seems to be hardly an entertainment field at all

    Cons

    tv in general is tough. be prepared to sacrafice your life, nights, weekends, birthdays, and other major life events to spend it with the crew. it's not a job for everyone (or anyone with a spouse/significant other)

    Advice to Management

    If you work till midnight, and come in 30 minutes late the next morning with a starbucks because you only got 4 hours of sleep, try not to roll your eyes and be a little more understanding. we're all adults here, aren't we?