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Updated February 22, 2018
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  • Low pay and disorganized raise structure (in 28 reviews)

  • Work/ life balance is non-existent (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Strong business, improving culture"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarded for hard work
    Job and company are constantly evolving and no two days are similar
    Very interesting content
    Steps to improve culture date back to before negative press, which is comforting

    Cons

    I haven't personally seen it, but colleagues claim sexual harassment/resulting negative media coverage
    The job is not easy

    Advice to Management

    Continue to work to improve culture. Negative attention on sexual harassment has been distracting, but management has taken steps to fix the problem, which I think most people recognize.


  2. "A good job, not the dream job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere, hard working smart people

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in the shuffle

    Advice to Management

    Allow for people to create their own path more easily

  3. Helpful (2)

    "A Good Job."

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

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    Nowhere else in the media landscape is there as much money floating around to really experiment and do weird and interesting things. It's an amazing place to skip a bunch of steps in media hierarchy as a young/new filmmaker.

    Cons

    Quick growth means muddled middle management. If you wait for instruction or support, you won't get it. You have to be a self starter and it can be slow and frustrating.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Editor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are cool people working there.

    Cons

    It is quite stressfull, especially in the summer


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vice Media (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is a lot to learn and work to do!

    Cons

    My team, a small team from the Tech side of Vice (there is the content office in Williamsburg and then the Tech office in Dumbo), felt a bit disconnected and boring at times. There was barely any communication and everything was done via chat. I prefer actual human interaction. it may just be me.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Sexist Hell Hole"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Young people given opportunities they wouldn't be given elsewhere.
    -Some great coworkers

    Cons

    -Gender pay-gap
    -Women aren't given same opportunities as men
    -Management is atrocious

    Advice to Management

    Hire more women


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Revolving Door"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    - Content is never dull since you are exploring unconventional narratives
    - People in your social circles will find it cool you work at VICE
    - Opportunity to work with big brands and artist names - great for those who are genuinely passionate about the culture and stories behind it all

    Cons

    - Cut throat environment between employees instead of being supportive and empowering - no one tries to get to know each other bc everyone is "too cool"
    - Bad managers stick around simply because HR is too scared to fire them
    - Total boys club - talking openly about explicit things you have done is the norm

    Advice to Management

    - Create a space where people are happy to show up and work for VICE both in culture and in pay

  8. "Head of Publishing"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    It has made all my dreams come true.

    Cons

    It isn't a walk in the park.

    Advice to Management

    Balance strategic thinking with tactical execution as much as possible.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Review of Vice Media"

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

    I have been working at Vice Media full-time

    Pros

    Interesting content to edit with.

    Cons

    Unpaid overtime. Terrible internal organization. Toxic work culture. Gender wage gap. Sexual harassment issues. Low wages per industry standards.

    Advice to Management

    Comply fully with the Vice Union, because you are unable and unwilling to affect positive change yourselves.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Working at VICE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vice Media (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing facilities, innovative staff, unconventional vibe, exciting office environment and lots of perks.

    Cons

    Young, inexperienced and overworked managers often leads to chaotic environment for staff. Expectations change regularly. Lack of consistent structure. cliqueness. Low pay and disorganized raise structure.


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