Vice Media Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2020

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3.0
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99 Ratings
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  • "long hours at times and low pay(in 31 reviews)

  • "VERY Long hours and feel under valued(in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (8)

    "Clumsy leadership - but seriously open minded and trying - great people"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the people at vice in general are such lovely individuals you'll wonder how you dealt anywhere else. the brand culture means you can be extremely weird openly in an office settings and it's fine, which is refreshing and has tons of pros downstream of it. salary is good for a media company. their dumbo location is gorgeous and big. if you have the chops, you can grow in any way you want because there's plenty of work to do. just be sure to be loud about your needs title and pay wise and they'll listen.

    Cons

    they really did build the live show into the lobby of the williamsburg office, and it's just too freaking crowded there, man. they really need to expand that space. also, they've been promising to make a wage equality announcement and haven't been able to come through yet.

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  2. "Morale a problem, interesting content to work with."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Editor in Brooklyn, NY
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vice Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interesting people, great content, lots of snacks!

    Cons

    Miscommunication, morale issues, stress and delays

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Listen to your employees."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editorial Team 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    The talent working under c-suite execs and upper management is tremendous. The best I had ever worked with.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity, constant lay offs involving BIPOC and LGBTQ+ staff, replacing actually competent managers will ones that can barely understand what is happening, major decline in snacks and any "office perks," little to no upward mobility, and impossible to get a raise.

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  4. "Wild Ride"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Account Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vice Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fantastic group of people if you're looking for young, hungry and smart performers. Creative departments across the company are top notch.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership in every vertical. Due to constant layoffs, there was a lot of politics. Most people watched out for themselves given there wasn't any security net.

  5. "You get to work on great content, bit of a boys club"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Video Editor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vice Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great content, fun work environment

    Cons

    Bit of a boys club in terms of who gets to dictate creative and come up with campaign ideas.

  6. "fun but intense"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Junior Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    great crowd, interesting working materials

    Cons

    in general it's all good.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "They promise a lot, but never deliver. The brand is now bland. Their main goal is to sell the company, that’s it."

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vice Media full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They’re trying to right their wrongs.

    Cons

    Still a messed up company. Underpaid, overworked. New execs killing the company trying to sell it. Content is bland. It’s just now another media company.

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  8. Helpful (7)

    "no amount of clout is worth working here"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Media in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume and literally nothing else

    Cons

    Working at VICE made me miserable every single day. The culture is very cliquey and immature and it feels like managers just set you up to fail. The culture of disorganization runs so deep that I don't know how many restructurings it will take to fix. I implore you to not work at this company no matter how impressive you think it may be on a resume. It isn't worth it. I don't know a single person who is happy with their job or who is valued and respected.

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  9. "Forever evolving"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I've been with the company for a year and it has been a fast and furious experience. You have to work with a high level of agility to keep up with the companies growth and evolving culture. It can be daunting to untrain old behaviors and expand on new ones but it's not impossible. You work with some of the smartest, passionate and creative individuals with a common goal to see Vice grow and succeed. This also creates a sense of paranoia to prevent past actions from reoccurring which contributes to employees' uncertainty in the companies direction. However, every choice made sense benefiting the organizations growth to Vice Media Group.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a con. You have to enjoy developing puzzles without seeing the picture first.

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  10. "Benefits"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Security Manager in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    401K match, health insurance is fine, access to snacks

    Cons

    Benefits need to be explained better

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