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Village Voice Reviews

Updated December 17, 2016
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  1. "Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Freedom to write, intelligent staff, never a dull moment

    Cons

    Things were bad before but now it's the blind leading the blind. Don't board the titanic.

    Advice to Management

    The pay rate is low even for industry.


  2. "Editor"

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    Current Employee - Editor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Editor in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Village Voice full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to write, intelligent staff, never a dull moment

    Cons

    long hours, 24 hour news cycle

    Advice to Management

    The pay rate is low even for industry.


  3. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Some good people hidden in the muck

    Cons

    New ownership and leadership has no clue what they are doing. Things were bad before but now it's the blind leading the blind. Don't board the titanic.

    Advice to Management

    Educate yourself on how actually run a business and media company


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  5. "What happened to the Voice?"

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

    I worked at Village Voice full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with besides management.

    Cons

    The Voice should write an article about how corrupt this place is. Upper management takes and takes from its employees and never rewards them. Commissions cut for sales associates and people getting fired that were once praised. Everything is sneakily done. It is a depressing environment to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees. These are people with families to support.


  6. "Digital Media Sales"

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    Former Employee - Digital Media Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Media Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Village Voice full-time

    Pros

    Base pay was okay. Benefits were good thanks to being part of a union.

    Cons

    Management micromanages in all the wrong ways. If your manager can't even sell the product, how are you supposed to be guided properly? "Training" is receiving a very large binder and then you have to hit the streets.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new sales manager who can actually sell your own product, someone who creates team unity so everyone is not fighting over good leads and creating a negative morale in the office.

    Create an opportunity for growth within the company so people feel like not just a number.


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    "Advertising Director"

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

    Pros

    Good pay for management and good benefits, plenty of tickets to fun events, restaurant gift certificates, and other perks.

    Cons

    Crumbling industry, getting started as a new sales rep without being handed active accounts is virtually impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to keep new sales people.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Overworked, underpaid sales job"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    The culture can be fun, but borderline alcoholic.

    Cons

    You're expected to work at least 45 hours a week and you're commission based so it's hard to take s real vacation because you're always working to make enough money to pay your bills that month.


  9. "The Golden Era of the Voice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful co-workers and management, many of whom are long-term, dedicated employees. The Voice still, against all odds and interference from upper management, manages to hit it out of the park on occasion.

    Cons

    Off-site executive team really is less than worthless. They have basically gutted what was once a temple of investigative reporting

    Advice to Management

    Let the editor steer the ship...stay far, far away from any and all editorial decisions. Please, I beg of you!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool Events
    There are some nice people where you can build friendships for a life time
     Laid back environment if your in the right department

    Cons

    Unprofessional with favoritism.
    Not much growth.
    Than there are fake people who like you one minute but talk about you later


  11. "Account Executive"

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

    Pros

    Great paper, pretty easy sell to clients. Cool people in the workplace and free events.

    Cons

    Tough to get on your feet as you build your business. The big fish are all taken by the senior reps, but there are plenty of leads to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.



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