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Word Entertainment Reviews

Updated March 28, 2017
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  1. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Word Entertainment full-time

    Pros

    Loved my time working at Word. Loved many of the artists we worked with, and most of the employees.

    Cons

    The yearly cuts in staff does get demoralizing. Has lost some of that "family" feel.

    Advice to Management

    Even in the midst of transition, find a way to make yourselves available for your staff.


  2. "Like bailing water on the Titanic."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great opportunity to work with talented co-workers and artists and make a positive difference in our customers' lives. Almost-always interesting work to do.

    Cons

    Difficult music business climate; numerous layoffs; focus on cutting costs rather than quality; lack of vision and experience by senior management; layoffs have resulted in low morale and very stressed and overworked employees; recent hiring of employees who aren't knowledgeable about the business.

    Advice to Management

    You can't grow a business by primarily focusing on cost-cutting. Not knowing what you don't know will get you every time. Trusting and respecting your team will pay immeasurable dividends in the long run. To use a cinematic analogy: It's a smarter decision to hire an "anvil salesman" rather than hiring a "Professor Harold Hill".

  3. "..."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    VERY flexible time and working autonomously

    Cons

    It's greatest strength is it's greatest curse, because of the lack of executive involvement, people will literally not show up, and there is no consequence.

    Advice to Management

    You have to know what people do in order to make essential employee decisions.


  4. "Great culture, lots of temporary jobs"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Word Entertainment as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good leadership, culture, and vision. All employees are friendly, fun and professional environment

    Cons

    A little stingy with number of full time positions. Too many temporary employees with no benefits, no time off, and poor pay

    Advice to Management

    Please consider giving some of your hard-working temporary employees a permanent position. They deserve it.


  5. "Terrible Management"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, fun opportunities to attend events outside of work

    Cons

    Terrible management, no work/life balance, minimum training provided, exclusive groups of people, negative work environment

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees equally and with respect, provide training programs that encompass job expectations