- AVERY, TEACH and COMPANY28.Jul 2017
Management will talk about you to your coworkers behind your back.
Excellent teamwork of the underpaid staff is the only thing keeping this company afloat.
Freedom to work independently
You're pretty much in charge of everything you do, as long as you meet the boss' expectations.
Easy to communicate w/ management and coworkers via text, facebook workplace, and email.
They'll hire whoever.
You can walk in and become a Director of Marketing. Or a Director of Photography. Or Director of anything. Unfortunately, these are just lofty titles designed to lure you in so you won't notice the lack of compensation or lack of abidance to federal labor standards.
Overall compensation for your work
What compensation? This company doesn't even pay its staff minimum wage, and if you ARE paid, there isn't any scheduled pay date. You may be so lucky as to receive a personal check, with no documentation of hours worked, so you're unsure of what you're even being paid for, if at all.
During the slower months (any time except summer) you're pretty much working for free. Standard work week is 10-4, mon-thurs. After 3 months of this during winter, you'll make less than $200, which isn't even legal.
Office / Work Environment
Shaky wifi, bathroom looks like a gas station's, AC and heat may or may not come on depending on the day. When the wifi goes down, the owner will set up everyone on his mobile hotspot, to give you an idea.
You can take off pretty much any day if you ask in advance.
I'm proud to have left.
The company can't even afford the workers it has, yet it continues to take on more "interns." It's unstable, and only a matter of time before it falls apart.
The work can be done by pretty much any college student. The challenge is that you'll be under-compensated, and asked to do things outside your job description, like painting office spaces.
Suggestions for improvement
- PAY YOUR EMPLOYEES. Businesses in New York are REQUIRED BY LAW to have regular, WEEKLY pay days! Not monthly, not every other month, and certainly not never.
What I like about the company
They have high aspirations. Just not affordable ones.
What I dislike about the company
They pay their employees below minimum wage (if at all), lure people in with lofty titles, overhire, and create "internships" to exploit young professionals.
The following benefits were offered to me
- CompanyAVERY, TEACH and COMPANY
- Are you a Current or Former Employee?Former job since 2017