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Updated February 11, 2018
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Pros
  • Friendly people, relaxed environment, casual, laid back (in 4 reviews)

  • Great place to start w/o any network experience (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • lack of diversity amongst executives, no room for advancement (in 4 reviews)

  • Very clique-y, didn't have much hands on experience, wasn't brought to any shoots (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VH1 part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work, great energy and very team-oriented. They encourage collaboration and foster an environment that allows everyone to voice their opinions.

    Cons

    Such a big company, hard to meet everyone and it gets confusing to know who is who.


  2. "Supervising Producer"

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

    Pros

    Headquarters is a good location in Manhattan. Nice offices. Creative co-workers. Casual dress.

    Cons

    Management often hired from outside of television business. Not focused on music programming.

    Advice to Management

    If you can get it, go for it.

  3. "Fun place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome people, great experience
    Easy to make friends
    work is challenging

    Cons

    I cant think of a downside right now outside of the typical intern things like something doing work you don't really want to do.


  4. "Pretty, pretty, pretty good."

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    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at VH1 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. A lot of humor in the work.

    Cons

    Not much transparency from (current) president and executive leaders which lead to a lot of rumors and speculation.


  5. "Good experience at a TV network"

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    Former Employee - Assistant/Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Assistant/Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VH1 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on your supervisor, you get a ton of hands on experience and can really contribute. Great place to start w/o any network experience.

    Cons

    Too much red-tape, bureaucracy, a front of encouraging idea creation just to have it fall on deaf ears. People really trying to stay relevant and be heard creates a lot of competition. Seniority always was a factor regardless of value added.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to ideas, and weigh value added vs. seniority. Feels like every year there is a "mass firing"...worry less about making YOUR stamp and develop the culture of valuing worthy employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A shell of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Maplewood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at VH1 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    VH1 used to be a fantastic, creative, supportive culture. Those days are gone.

    Cons

    Culture of fear and blame permeate everything.

    Advice to Management

    No point in giving advice, they won't listen.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "It's not VH1, It's Viacom. AVOID VIACOM AT ALL COSTS"

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

    I worked at VH1 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Learn a lot
    - If you're smart you can network with TV execs, people at MTV, get to know the power players in the building
    - Access to artists/celebs
    - Chill culture

    Cons

    - Viacom will not hire you as a staff employee, which means no benefits & no job security
    - Management sucks
    - No one is really talented, including your own boss
    - You're a robot doing what any 12th grader can do
    - Sexist, prepare for your boss to make gross comments or stare at your body in inappropriate ways
    - You are a token if you're a person of color and will be treated as such
    - Co-workers throw you under the bus
    - Reputation of VH1 having trashy reality shows follows you

    Advice to Management

    Stop being sexists pigs who only see POC and women as token stereotypes.

  8. "Show by Show Basis"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The work was fairly consistant, which is great in the film industry. Allot of change over which could be good or bad depended on the nature of the business.

    Cons

    They do not ave things on lockdown by way of clearances or a legal system which made Set Dressing hard. They also do not have allot of shows that return after a couple seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out your brand identity before producing shows. Figure out your legal department when it comes to clearances and product integration.


  9. "Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VH1 full-time

    Pros

    Interesting place to work
    Could be a creative place to work
    Knowledgable at times
    Definitely a youthful place to work
    Entertaining at times

    Cons

    Bad management in some areas
    Very few raises

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the other similar companies when it comes to salary. Also, when a mass amount of employees complain about an executive, take the measures to get rid of that executive instead of letting everyone around them quit.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at VH1 part-time

    Pros

    - Fun atmosphere
    - Creative, young people
    - Communication between teams is decent

    Cons

    - Little room for growth
    - Takes FOREVER to get promoted from part-time to full-time

    Advice to Management

    Promote the talented! Otherwise they jump ship.


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