Pros: opportunity to work on celebrity endorsed projects. meet some nice co-workers.
Cons: everything else!!!! the management, the workload, the pay for the amount of work, no work life balance, poor appreciation of employees, seriously bad high school drama, dishonesty
Working at HSN will provide you with the opportunity to wear many hats simultaneously. You will be asked to do several tasks outside your job description frequently and be expected to continue to raise the bar whether this was your area of expertise or not.
Many who have worked there, including myself, find working there to be nothing less than abusive. – more... The upper executive level management care nothing of the worker bees and those of us managers that did care for our direct reports were often put in compromising positions. You will get exposure to working with some celebrities. Some are nice to work with and some are nightmarish to work with. All in all, I would give HSN a 1 star rating as a place to work. I would not wish the ill treatment given to employees on anyone. Nothing less than oppressive.
As far as co-workers, many are nice, but will often seem stressed and with good reason. The majority of people working there are under constant stress that never seems to lighten up even during less busy times.
The most enjoyable part of working there was meeting some nice and interesting people. The worst part was everything else. Specifically bad was dealing with management that acted very high school and cliquish. Don't expect to get acknowledged for your good hard work. Those working less hard than you, but somehow got buddy buddy with the boss will outshine and out-promote you even if they have no idea of what they are doing.
A typical day will consist of putting out fires that someone else started, but you will for some reason need to give an account for it especially if the one who started the fire is very liked by upper management. They will protect that person regardless of who else will 'innocently' end up taking the blame. There is a lot of dishonesty and back stabbing that goes on there.
For anyone thinking of working there, good luck and pray often. – less