A&E Networks Reviews

Updated August 26, 2015
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Nancy Dubuc
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Pros
  • Culture, Work life balance, open door policies with management (in 13 reviews)

  • Benefits package, paycheck, free coffee and hot chocolate (in 5 reviews)

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  • Upper management does not inspire innovation or encourage working across departments (in 8 reviews)

  • No contact with senior management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Used to be a great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A&E Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Your work experience can be stellar here depending on your department. If you are looking to move up the ladder quickly look somewhere else. You'll be a cube hamster forever here.

    Cons

    This used to be a great place to work with lots of security but times are changing and the company has become one big giant revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Programming and marketing suck. Re-org or this ship will sink quickly.


  2. Worst first job out of college

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    Former Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A&E Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you work in sales/advertising their were many perks from agencies taking AE's out. Also vice versa where account executives took agencies out for dinner, lunch, drinks, mani + pedi, etc.

    Cons

    Sales service representative is 3 months of training. Trainers are under staffed and under qualified. Work is limited and not rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to employees


  3. I'm what they. Call a conversion

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at A&E Networks full-time

    Pros

    Hire you as a temp and after a year or more they convert you to employee. The only problem they give you a lower salary because now you get mainly free medical care. Media company. However you don't get to see no famous people

    Cons

    New management has decreased morale took away some benefits that the little people care about. The lower u r on the food chain the least amount of days off and vacation. Senior management can take off whenever and whoever they please. So taking away summer Fridays or no. Longer closing between Christmas and holidays only impacts those of us that don't have the luxury afforded to the execs get to take off whoever they want

    Advice to Management

    Stop taking away the benefits that matter to the little people. All the brands and departments are siloed Perform 360s on vps that manage large groups of people. Many of the policies are from the Jurassic period. Review them. Bring them up to date. And would it kill you to hand out some swag we could display on our desks which makes us feel more like the company


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  5. Pros and cons

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    Former Employee - Timing Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Timing Specialist in Stamford, CT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A&E Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    the employment agency pays you weekly.

    Cons

    CONTRACT UP at anytime. so be prepared


  6. Great people terrible structure

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A&E Networks part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people in a great atmosphere where you can learn from executives who have been in the business for years, providing you with quality feedback and encouragement to push further.

    Cons

    No organization, no money and no one wants to work. The structure of the company is terrible providing minimal room for growth as you have no idea what or where you would grow into. General knowledge of the digital age is minimal among executives.

    Advice to Management

    To provide a company structure to employees and hold them accountable for their own work. If there is no discipline or opportunity to be fired from the company then what keeps people continuing to do their work.


  7. probably great if you're one of the few staff hires

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    fun atmosphere, nice new offices

    Cons

    most employees are permalancers, are not paid well and do not have health benefits. they went to a new system, where they hire you through a temp agency and say that you can get healthcare through them. however the cost is the same as buying it on the open market and the quality is not great. they treat everyone as a temp even at the director level - it's how they save money rather than treating you like a real employee/person.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your employees like people and not just a means to an end.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Good potential but too many archaic approaches

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    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Business Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A&E Networks as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part the people are nice and sociable and most are willing to be helpful and informative.

    Cons

    First of all, when more than half of your IT department are consultants (the only permanent employees are all management..go figure) and you treat the consultants like disposable resources when in fact the consultants own the most knowledge about the environment - you don't have a great situation.

    Advice to Management

    This place needs a performance audit from outside. Most of the dead & stagnant weight comes from long-time staffers within.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Politics + Flat Out Lies = Chaos At Work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A&E Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Learn new technologies, in the right department growth is available, most people below Manager are friendly and willing to help.

    Cons

    Too much focus on politics, lying, throwing people under the bus to cover mistakes instead of getting the job done. Strong push for new technology, but very difficult to get funding for resources when needed. HR is helpful to listen, but not much comes out of it. Little regard to life outside of the office. Overtime is very hard to get, but those who are staff are expected to work the extra hours because it's "free".

    Advice to Management

    If you're looking to expand, prepare to spend money on resources necessary. Put an end to internal fighting/bickering/political game immediately and get back to the tasks at hand whether thats, new equipment, additional hires or overtime when needed. Have a better sense of hours your employees (staff specifically) are working to avoid burn-out and turnover. Several people who have left for other equal level or higher level companies have stated it's night and day, and have little to no interest to ever return.


  10. Helpful (2)

    High Work Pressure

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Trying to bring new technologies

    Cons

    Not ready to increase the resource strength


  11. Helpful (2)

    Ok Place to Work, Better Growth Elsewhere

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A&E Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Benefits were great - Depending on your department, you can be really immersed in the entertainment industry, with access to a lot of information, materials, people and events. - Work-life balance good - The people that end up working there are great

    Cons

    - Working with HR for any reason, big or small (why so much resistance- aren't you there to help?) - Few growth opportunities - old guard is firmly in place and they get the growth opportunities - For all of the great people working there, the vibe was off, the environment didn't feel fun or open - Pay is significantly below industry standard. When interviewing elsewhere, making a lateral move, the pay for the same position was more than double- *at three different, very well-known companies*

    Advice to Management

    Management needed an infusion of new energy- not necessarily that they need to get rid of anyone but somehow get people excited.



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