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Updated August 13, 2018
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  1. "New Direction, New Possibilities!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TV One full-time

    Pros

    We have new leadership and I am excited for the new possibilities at TV One. The new General Manager encourages teamwork and has a lot of experience in the industry. The GM is open to new ideas and I believe she will be a positive addition to TV One and it's culture. Excited to see the new changes that will develop over the coming years.

    Cons

    - Does not match 401k

    - Does not have an official telework policy as of today - I say official because there is not a policy against it but it there is also not a policy in place. Some employees do work remotely but it is dependent on the supervisor and circumstances.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be open to feedback from employees to possibly implement new ideas and strategies.


  2. "Misrepresented position"

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

    I worked at TV One full-time

    Pros

    Great office environment. Some of the nicest senior executives I’ve ever met. Many lunchtime events with food (a lot of parties). That keeps people happy and working.

    Cons

    Depends on what team you’re on. When I told my colleagues what company I was going to work for, they all groaned. When I told them what team, they said, “Well, maybe your experience will be different.” It wasn’t. They misrepresented the position. Recently heard from another former executive that misrepresenting jobs to new hires is common within their organization and she witnessed it many times. They said they made changes to the job during the interview process after they interviewed me but didn’t keep me informed. They also took almost a month to deliver the actual acceptance letter (via email). A lot of stuff goes unchecked and while the HR people say you can go to them, when you do, they do nothing about it. I was told by more than one employee to pray about it. I should not have to pray about unchecked management and off the rails departments.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Nice People - Zero Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Production Coordinator in Silver Spring, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TV One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I did learn quite a bit my first year there, in regards to my duties and taking on new duties. There are quite a few very nice people, easy to work beside.

    Cons

    After my first year, there was zero opportunities for upward mobility. Not a single pay raise, title change, or promotion in all the years I was there, and that was common amongst the employees. They put you in a box and leave you there, hoping you'll stay as long as possible for the least amount of money they can pay you. Company is very top heavy (VPs & Directors) and very bottom heavy (Coordinators) with no opportunities to at least be in the middle. Management is trash, HR is trash.

    Advice to Management

    Create opportunities for your employees to grow. Figure out how to manage!


  4. "Just Don't"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at TV One full-time

    Pros

    People are generally approachable and friendly.

    Cons

    It's a TV network that employs people who don't know anything about TV. Managers are downright nasty to their direct reports.


  5. "Going places!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TV One full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great location, new GM.

    Cons

    Need to provide other benefits to offset monetary gaps. Telecommuting, compressed work week, free parking, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Your staff is watching and talking about you...make changes even if you have to go into the lion's den.


  6. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TV One full-time

    Pros

    Great work enviornment. Work around talented people.

    Cons

    Not much cons when I was there.

    TV One Response

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback! Our goal is to create a positive experience for all employees. We are open to hearing more about your experience. Email us at feedback@tvone.tv.


  7. "No Room For Growth"

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

    I have been working at TV One full-time

    Pros

    It's a family oriented company and their are good people that work here.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Managers lack managerial skills. No match for 401K. No development plans for junior level employees. No investment in employee growth. Severely underpaid for the level of work that we do.

    TV One Response

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We advocate for our employees to develop professional skills and gain experience by touching multiple areas. Employees are encouraged to apply... More

  8. "Disappointing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TV One full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented place of work

    Cons

    No growth opportunity for junior level staff

    Advice to Management

    There is a need to have a development plan for staff, most supervisors have terrible leadership skills

    TV One Response

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. In a company of our size, TV One employees are able to develop their professional skills by touching multiple areas at once; allowing them to... More


  9. "It's Ok..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TV One full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment with a relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    Underpaid and understaffed makes the workload sometimes unbearable. Benefits could also be better.

    TV One Response

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for the feedback. We make conscious decisions about our compensation and benefit packages and are always looking for ways to improve.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible."

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

    I worked at TV One full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress and celebrity sightings

    Cons

    Where do I start?! Very unprofessional. Management plays a huge role in the gossip and things are done unfairly. They don't care about their employees at all. HR is no help when filing a formal complaint. It's awful. Run. Don't walk. RUN.

    Advice to Management

    Take some leadership courses and learn how to be professionals.

    TV One Response

    Feb 22, 2018

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We are open to hearing more about your experience. Email us at feedback@tvone.tv.


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