A&E Networks
3.4 of 5 52 reviews
www.aenetworks.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

A&E Networks Reviews

Updated Mar 5, 2014
A&E Networks – New York – “A&E Networks Lobby Entrance”

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Nancy Dubuc

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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A consulting farm with little regard or concern for career ddevelopment

Business Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at A&E Networks as a contractor for more than a year

ProsSome very nice and considerate people who take pride in their industry and the company.

ConsThe company utilizes more than 50% consultants as its workforce, thus eliminating the need for management to have or attain any really people management or career development skills. Consultants are treated as second-class citizens compared to full-time staff. Not very cutting edge in its technological approach. Too many "dinosaurs" who prefer to hold on to "how things have always been." Afraid of and insulted by challenge or constructive criticism.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more full-time staff and empower them to contribute critically and constructively.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not too pleasant....Sr managements don't care about the employees.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at A&E Networks full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat benefits, good shows, friendly coworkers

ConsNo room for growth,too many unqualified managers. The pay is very low. They don't value their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should be trained to learn how to be leader. A department cannot be productive unless manager knows what they are doing

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Second-Class Citizenship

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I have been working at A&E Networks as a contractor for more than a year

ProsWorking for a worldwide recognized brand is always a nice feather in the cap. Some nice people here.

ConsWay too many necessary people stuck in "temporary" positions. They tend to treat consultants as second-rate citizens. On one hand, they say that there's a freeze on headcount but then they go ahead and hire a whole new slew of managers and directors. Too many middle and senior-level managers and not enough people to do the actual work - thus leading to overcommitment and micromanaging. And the people placed in positions of management and decision-making are not well-qualified to have those positions.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrain your managers how to be good managers and treat consultants better.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Horrible

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I have been working at A&E Networks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSmall company, nice people and able to learn about media business. May be a good work environment depending on department.

ConsNo salary growth, understaffed, 90% of employees are contractors, no resources, disorganized.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more employees and vendors

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Would Have Been A Great Place If Senior Management and HR Weren't So Nasty and Political

Project Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at A&E Networks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFound some of hardest working folks who gave everything they had to getting the job done. Company is small enough to offer an inside view of how a media company works. Fun to work for a brand that is easily recognized.

ConsMy title says it all. Morale and fairness are cultivated from the top - down. This was not the case when I was there. Senior Management was nasty and their nastiness was rewarded. HR was equally as nasty and unqualified to deal with situations.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou already cleaned house with senior management starting in 2013. Kudos for having the courage to bring in new folks. Hopefully, the cultural climate will shift in the other (better) direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok Place to Work Depending on Your Department - Pay is Extremely Low and No Growth Potential

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at A&E Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsWork life balance is good but it depends on what department you work in.

ConsThe pay is extremely low.. A&E does not pay market value. There is no growth potential at this company and HR and upper management really do not care if they loose good hard working employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementRe-vamp your compensation policy or you will never be able to recruit and maintain high level talent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Only good for Staff Employees

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at A&E Networks

ProsCreative environment with some fun and friendly people. Hours aren't terrible.

ConsNo room for growth. No contact with senior management. contract employees and freelancers are treated like second class citizens. High school atmosphere. HR is very difficult to work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of your freelancer policies - does not encourage non-employees to feel like a part of the team.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not a place for growth

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at A&E Networks full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood health benefits
Fun content/topics
Involvement in many different types of duties

ConsLack of merit-based promotions/raises, no upward mobility
Inexperienced upper management
Poor morale, depressing facilities

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Would have loved the company, if it weren't for HR games

Interactive (Former Employee)
Stamford, CT

I worked at A&E Networks full-time for less than a year

ProsFun deliverable, exciting industry, fascinating look into television, salary was ok, most colleagues were great, sample sales fun.

ConsSome senior management more interested in playing HR games than bringing in valuable players. Interactive department thinks it's way more advanced than it is. Hired people for positions they were in no business offering.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that you have jobs well-defined before putting someone through weeks of interviews/screening for them to discover the job they were hired for didn't exist and it was something altogether different and they were years away from being able to handle the job posted.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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IT's a job.

Software Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at A&E Networks

ProsEasy going, fellow employees are fun and interesting.

ConsThey are behind the times in regards to technology choices.

Advice to Senior ManagementRespect all people that work for you... including your consultants.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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