KVIE INC

Rating: 4.47 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture

Location: 2595 Capitol Oaks Dr Sacramento CA 95833 USA

Mission: The mission of KVIE, Inc. is to educate, enrich, enlighten and inspire diverse audiences and individuals through high quality television programming and related services that enhance the quality of life for people in the communities we serve.

Write a Review

Filter Reviews by Role

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

5,519 Views
Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 2 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I became hired as a temporary employee, with the opportunity to become permanent with the company. I was hopeful to be able to work for KVIE, so I worked very hard at what I did. Honestly, I expected a fun, easy-going atmosphere, but found myself working with people who seemed miserable for what they were doing. I ignored it- because as a happy-go-lucky person, myself- I wanted to stay positive and get my job done right. I never had any issues in my department, and in fact, I was excelling as I am a very fast and productive learner. I got along with my co-workers just fine- except for Rose Froling who works in HR. She constantly had something negative to say to me everytime she saw me; more specifically, complaining about my attire, stating it was "innapropriate". This was completely bogus information as no one had a problem with my attire. In fact, one day when she complained about an outfit, stating it was "the worst thing I've ever worn", I sent a photo to my recruiter for her opinion. My recruiter found nothing wrong with my outfit. On top of that, I asked when I would be considered for being hired for the position, to find out that all of a sudden, they were "hiring internally." Rose blatantly lied to me, as she made it sound like they weren't going to ever consider me in the first place since I was just a "temp." I called her out on it when I told her that she was the one who stated they wanted to have someone permanent for the position- indicating that if I was good enough- they would keep me on board. She then switched it around, saying that the internal candidates take priority. Well, guess what? They hired 2 people to fill the position- one of which was a volunteer janitor with no previous experience- and another from the outside; a 19 year old college student with no previous experience. Turns out, the 19 year old bailed before she even started. I, personally had over 8 years experience and did excellent in my position. Even the department manager said he wanted to keep me on. Over-all, working for this company, I'd have to say they lack professionalism, morale, and ethics. The company is very poorly run. They could give a crap about their employees and the people that work for them, and they care more about all the money they rake in from the donors and their pledges. No one is really happy there, as I've heard many complaints from the other employees. Its just a sad, sad place to work for. To be lied straight in the face, lacks complete professionalism. If they didn't want me on board, they could've said so. They kept me for 3 months, I did my work for them, and they kicked me to the curb. I see other reviews from volunteers that are positive. They more than likely did not see the inner-workings of the company and how poorly managed it really is. I do not recommend anyone to be employed with this company- unless you're OK with being treated like dirt, disrespected and lied to.

More Feedback

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Unlikely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

KVIE is a wonderful choice to serve as a volunteer. From behind-the-scenes knowledge of television production, to on-air fundraising, to customer service and entertainment - one can learn a lot and touch the lives of many. The staff are wonderful at guiding the volunteers into just the right job. I highly recomment KVIE!

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my community's enrichment.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

giving back to the community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

experts in their field.

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to give!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-11-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

A great place to volunteer your time. Organized and pregared for you. The paid staff jump right in to make sure you have everything you need to do your job. Noel - the volunteer coordinator - the best of the best. Knows how to recruit and make you feel appreciated when you arrive.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

cutting to the bone without bleeding to death. It has been hard on the staff.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Figure out a way to get vlolunteers mroe air time. I volunteer in my position becaseu I sdon't want air time,. however, mores groups that come want the air tiem. It would also help to go back to the interview days where they interviewed the group.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The felxability of my volunteer hours. The effecient way that Noel uses for sign ups. The people, the people, the people. The variety of groups that volunteer.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best of the best. Noel makes sure we are taken care of and have staff to go to. Mel Fong is the volunteer of all volunteers. He knows all and does all with a positive attitude.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Stop having plegde drives and do more commuunity education. Heck , they could do that with a few million bucks. :)

Ways to make it better...

KVIE were closer to my house. Really, I don't have a thing to add here.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Money to stay on the air. Maintaining themselves as public TV and not commmercial TV. Also, too many mailed requests for addtional donations.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The donation dollrs and volunteer hours have so much competition fro them. It's alwasy a stuggle to make it work. KVIE works hard to get those dollars and time and use them wisely.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I have always found KVIE staff to be organized, efficient and friendly in both getting me prepared to do the job in question effectively and answering any questions that may come up in the process.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

their continued ability to provide quality broadcasting.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure the staff continued to feel appreciated for all their hard work and dedication.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working on the phone bank was a lot of fun and should the opportunity present itself to do so again, I would grab it.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff was friendly and organized, qualities I appreciate. The volunteers I worked with were extremely varied, but also pleasant.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

pay their staff what they are truly worth.

Ways to make it better...

Really...I cannot think of a thing that was over-looked. KVIE staff has their act together.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

the continued funding without having to resort to paid advertisements.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am greatly impressed by the staff's dedication.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

KVIE is committed to viewers and volunteers. Staff always set a positive example to their volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are announced well in advance of events to allow volunteers to arrange their schedules. The station also actively recruits new volunteers and gives a yearly party to celebrate the contributions of current volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are offered for several functions of the station. Being a volunteer makes a person feel they are part of a team and volunteers are always regarded as such by station management.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

underwriting by numerous and varied business enterprises

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

no suggestions

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being regarded as part of the team

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very positive and competent

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

underwrite more local productions and purchase more equipment for production

Ways to make it better...

no suggestions

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

funding in a declined economy

One thing I'd also say is that...

no suggestions or comments

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 2 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

I gave the 2nd star only because the volunteer coordinator at KVIE is capable, intelligent, and trying to improve the volunteer environment there. 1. Telephone bids during art auctions: Paid staff impatiently snapped out orders, often contradicting each other and/or the "training" instructions. Seemed to be unprofessionally nervous under "live" tv conditions. 2. Special receptions for major donors: Midl-age and older vols were assigned to behind-the-scenes & more menial duties(scooping & hauling ice, serving beverages & dessert), while young girls worked at the registration table & greeting guests. 3. Volunteers had an established and somewhat snooty hierarchy -- not a welcoming experience for new volunteers. I left after 2.5 years.

More Feedback

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try some team-building for volunteers and paid staff;

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

mostly oblivious to the need to make new volunteers feel a part of the organization.

Ways to make it better...

deficiencies noted above were corrected.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-6-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

I have been a volunteer at KVIE since 1977 starting by answering phones during an overnight membership drive moving on to assist at their on air TV annual auction to my current status as a studio captain training and supporting phone bank group that sign up to work quarterly membership drives. I have enjoyed every moment that I have been involved with KVIE. Giving back to your community is a wonderful experience that everyone should participate and for me KVIE has given me my opportunity. The staff there are all wonderful folks who treat all of their volunteers like royalty. They host an annual volunteer recognition dinner and award achievement for their special volunteers. Everyone who volunteers at KVIE is a winner there.

More Feedback

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the wonderful friends I made there plus the ability to share my expertise with the other volunteers and KVIE staff.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

I have volunteered on 4-5 occasions with KVIE;created curriculum support for the Educational Outreach program, assisted with educational mailings to the community schools and volunteered in reception areas for the art auction. I believe KVIE speaks for itself with the programs that are presented and their employees. The employees team build with the volunteers and are very passionate about their community and the resources that are provided by the volunteers. I am a teacher and a Human Resources Professional and because all of my interactions are about "people", I can't say enough about KVIE's culture. KVIE is a very desirable to just be.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

all of the various educational programs that are offered to the public. Implementing diversity has been key in making KVIE successful.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

just continue doing what you are doing. Without knowing all of the internal operations of KVIE, I cannot make a comment. I can say whatever KVIE is currently doing, it definitely has the approval of the general public.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the ability to be creative in the Educational Outreach program and meeting others who share the same passion that I do.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

supurb. You can tell the employees want to be there, love their jobs and are passionate for what they are doing.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

offer additional prime educational resources for our children that the schools are not providing due to California's insane cut in budgets.

Ways to make it better...

my other commitments did not get in the way of more volunteering.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

continued and consistent financial support. With the national economic downturn and California's financial crisis, specifically, the high unemployment rate, finding monetary contributions will be even more difficult for a non-profit organization.

One thing I'd also say is that...

my dream job would be working for KVIE.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

volunteering at this particular KVIE has been a rewarding experience. not only am I able to assist the employees but I am also learning valuable skills.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

recent months

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

probably do something similar to what KVIE is doing

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being able to assist and learn valuable skills

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

honest and friendly. everyone I met seemed to enjoy working at KVIE

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

probably expand their studio, add more people to their ranks, etc.

Ways to make it better...

honestly I can't think of anything that needs improvement.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

haven't been volunteering long enough to know any

One thing I'd also say is that...

I enjoy volunteering at KVIE and will continue to volunteer for as long as they need me.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I love being able to volunteer with KVIE. It allows for a very flexible schedule. There is no pressure as to the amount of times you are expected to volunteer. I love the station and we (spouse and I) are unable to donate as much as previous years so this is an opportunity to give back. The KVIE staff are great. The other volunteers are fun. There are absolutely no complaints or recommendations to change the stations volunteer opportunity.

More Feedback

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the consistent quality of programming even in these challenging financial times.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

also learning more about our local artists in the community based upon participating in the annual Art Auction Event. It is my favorite time to volunteer.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

Review from Guidestar

Write a Review for This Nonprofit

Far exceeds expectations
Exceeds expectations
Meets expectations
Below expectations
Far below expectations
Rate this nonprofit:
1000 characters left