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  • Working at Harpo: The Good & The Bad...

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    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Harpo full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook


    Good pay & benefits. Travel and experience once in a lifetime opportunities.


    Long work days. Tough to balance work and life. Top Heavy, & Executives have no outside production experience.

    Advice to Management

    Need to be open to new ideas. Need fresh faces and positive leaders in Management and Executive level. There is not a great understanding of production, outside of the Oprah Winfrey Show.

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    Producer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Harpo (Chicago, IL) in June 2011.


    Fairly straightforward. Went over my experience and background, asked how I can/would contribute to the company. First had contact by email from a recruiter, then phone, and then flew in for an in-person.

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Website www.oprah.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Private
Industry Media
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

You might say this company puts the "O" in Oprah. Harpo controls the entertainment and media interests of talk show host/actress/producer Oprah Winfrey. Before its run ended in May 2011, its flagship "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was the highest-rated TV talk show in history, seen in almost every US market and 145 countries. Harpo also owns 50% of The Oprah Winfrey Network, a joint venture with Discovery Communications that operates startup cable channel OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition to TV, Winfrey's O, The Oprah Magazine, published with Hearst Magazines, boasts a... More

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