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The Orchard is an American music and entertainment company, specializing in media distribution, marketing, and sales. It is a subsidiary of Sony Music, based in New York City. In 2019, the company sold off its film and television division, which was renamed 1091 Media.

A former employee of the Orchard wrote this: Unorganized, bad management, poor company culture! Do not work at The Orchard, people coming and going every few months. NOT the company you want to work for.


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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time for less than a year Cons: You’ll wait all year for your performance review with the hope that maybe just maybe you’ll get a salary increase...but alas you will not. If you do it’ll be like 2%. Your manager will tell you they pushed as hard as they could for you but it came down to budget. Every year, same story. Without fail. Don’t read this and think “how bad could it be” - it is that bad."


"I worked at The Orchard Cons: Absolute shambles. Management doesn't know which way is up, there is no communication and engineers are expected to perform despite never being told what to actually do. Product is a vaudeville show."

Former Employee - Content Manager says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time for more than a year Cons: No/hardly a chance of promotion. Selfsatisfied, mediocre management, that are SUPER entrenched. Especially upper management, that do nothing. Tech staff that know not much, and outsource a lot. CTO knows and does nothing all day. Tech team that thinks it's cutting edge, but isn't in any way (just check the product). Many others in senior roles maybe all but one or two, do nothing and know less, unfortunately. The reality of not helping musicians. Being told you will do one thing during an interview, and having to do otherwise. Lots of not very bright people."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time Cons: Upper Management micro-managed to the point I spent more time in meetings or writing emails describing my work, than actually doing work. I worked 12 hours a day. And weekends. Once until 6am the following morning. Only to be told I was taking too much time off."

Former Employee - Systems Administrator says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time for more than a year Cons: Poor management, harassment issues and office temper tantrums weren't properly dealt with, open floor seating makes for poor development focus, not much free private space, not much room for growth in promotion."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time Cons: Salaries are not competitive. At all. You’ll make more money as an entry-level employee working elsewhere in Sony. Lower-level employees are viewed and treated as dispensable, and these positions have high turnover. Certain departments are run like assembly lines and are bogged down by needlessly bureaucratic management that kills productivity and morale. Some managers can be catty and cliquey, and happy hours are often presented as the only ways to “fit in.” Your enjoyment of The Orchard will be entirely dependent on your department. For example, the Tech team is pampered, while coordinators in client services and YouTube are paid scraps and have little influence. Upward mobility is rare. End of year reviews are pointless and opaque, and you won’t get more than an inflation adjustment (~3%) added to your salary unless you get promoted. The Sony acquisition and mergers did little to raise salaries, and transparency with this (2016-2017) was nonexistent."


"I have been working at The Orchard for less than a year Cons: - the pay sucks - super shady when it comes to raises and salary negotiation - rotating door of employees and HR staff"

Former Employee - says

"I worked at The Orchard part-time for less than a year Cons: You may feel pressure to attend all the happy hours from your boss even when you don't want to go out after work. People talk about work at these happy hours. No one really lets loose. You will be micro managed. I literally had to start a timer when beginning one project and stop the timer when I was finished. I spent more time working on my timer than most projects. It is very difficult to become a full-time employee with benefits. Sometimes management does not know anything but you are expected to know more. Mistakes are not tolerated. You are also pressured to complete tasks very fast without any mistakes. I was actually told by my boss that I should not review my work because it takes too much time but I was scolded when a mistake was made. I sat right next to my boss... Too much pressure. Oh and no paid holidays for part-time so Thanksgiving and Christmas suck."

Sales Associate says

"I worked at The Orchard for less than a year Cons: Evverything really dont reccommend really!"

Former Employee - Administrative Assistant says

"I worked at The Orchard full-time Cons: low pay and bad atmosphere"

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