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  1. "Great Job. Poor Management"

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

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I loved my job. PErforming was amazing

    Cons

    Management is not consistent. Rules apply when convenient. Completely unapproachable. If you have an issue you have to either suck it up or quit.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to Road Managers. Some have a low employee retention rate for a reason.


  2. "Promotion Director"

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

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Product and brand were fabulous.

    Cons

    Management terrible. Treated employees poorly. Didn't want feedback. It was trickle down only.

    Advice to Management

    The company could recruit and retain high quality talent if employees were treated well, technology was up to date, and pay was on par with the industry.

  3. "If you value a supportive environment, look elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very talented work force. Some of the best people I've ever worked with. Self motivated and driven.

    Cons

    Management treats employees as just another recourse to exploit. Somehow, thinks they can just hire inexperienced replacements and maintain a quality product.


  4. "Shady - 1st round of layoffs after the corp. merger appx 5 mo ago."

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    Former Employee - Stitcher in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Stitcher in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VEE Corporation part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    No one hovering over your progress daily. Perfect if you're just looking for something to fill in your week (part-time).

    Cons

    Almost no one learned my name in 6 mo's. Poor communication from top down. No orientation process for new employees which signals NO PATH for growth unless self-driven. The fact that employees bring their own tools to work says that they are not running a serious "business".

    Advice to Management

    stop over-paying your sales/marketing dept. it's clear they are slacking if you can't pay real $ for real talent.


  5. "Run. Don't walk."

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    Former Employee - Touring Staff
    Former Employee - Touring Staff
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Traveling the country and meeting new people (not all) that will be lifelong friends.
    I cannot think of any other positives to get to 20 word minimum.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING. Worst work experience I've ever had. "Crew chief" and company manager were completely unprofessional. Not ONE crew meeting to discuss weekly issues/information. I regret ever taking this job and do not know how they've kept anyone on staff for any period of time.

    Advice to Management

    You should attempt to show an ounce of concern for your employees.


  6. "Beware and get everything in writing"

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    Former Employee - Touring Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Touring Staff in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time

    Pros

    For a tour it was a relatively relaxed schedule.
    Decent benefits package, we weren't paid enough to take part in it though.
    "Free" travel - they take hotel costs out of your pay. UNHEARD of. (this is not a pro)

    Cons

    NOT true to their word.
    Even if you have something in writing they still may not honor it.
    Rules are flexible, depending only on what is good for the company.
    Dysfunctional management.
    POOR pay

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff - If multiple employees have the same issue, it's likely valid. Don't ignore it, don't shove it aside. Do the right thing, not the cheap thing. Operate with integrity. If you say you're going to do something, do it - don't mislead and go back on your word.


  7. "Fun projects, big clients, mildly disfuntional culture"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Designer in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at VEE Corporation (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    High profile clients, unique work (lots of theater/scenic and large sculpture), mostly artisan staff, fun projects that most designers dream of working on.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional inter-company communications, most people work as overflow so little job security, quality is not always top priority.

    Advice to Management

    VEE would produce much better work if employees were valued. Communication has become over compartmentalized, people don't receive basic information about what they are working on until mistakes have been made. A few extra hours spent upfront in the process would save a lot of time and money.

  8. "I had a lot of fun working for this company"

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    Former Employee - Performer in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Performer in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Travel, fun, get to see cool places, opportunity for international travel

    Cons

    Doesn't pay enough, days off are hard to come by


  9. "If it suits you, it's great."

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    Current Employee - Lead Craftsperson in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Lead Craftsperson in Minneapolis, MN
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at VEE Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    VEE is full of good people who do interesting work. It's a fast paced and ever changing environment. If you're interested in a job that forces you to learn something new on a daily basis, this is a great place.

    Cons

    There is a huge disconnect between the corporate offices and the other divisions. The work can be very stressful and there are not always the resources needed to complete the job.


  10. "Great place to paint but employees aren't valued enough"

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    Former Employee - Scenic Painter in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Scenic Painter in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VEE Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting painting work, consistent seasonal work, interesting people, fun painting style, convenient location, some opportunity to learn other skills, yearly raises (not very big but existent)

    Cons

    upper management acts holier than thou, employees are treated as if they are dispensable, they don't do a good job of recognizing employees unique skills and making use of them

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees more


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