WGBH Reviews

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WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott
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    Excellent exp if you're looking to work at a non-profit

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    Former Employee - Marketing and Fundraising in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing and Fundraising in Boston, MA

    I worked at WGBH as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    I interned in the local development department and mostly worked on holiday auction stuff, so my experience at the company is limited to that. I loved my supervisor and the rest of the staff in this department--they were always friendly and accommodating. I appreciate how interns receive a lot of the same perks as the actual employees (e.g. interns can attend seminars and eat the free, catered food; get the free flu shot during the fall; go to monthly meet ups; etc.). I also thought it was cool that I received my own @wgbh.org email address (even though I hardly used it for anything besides emailing my supervisor and other dept members). There's also free coffee (via the Keurig machine) and snacks in the volunteer room (so many Utz potato chips and pretzel crisps!).

    Cons

    This doesn't have much to do with the company, but getting from my college to WGBH was a bit annoying because the bus arrived/departed at strange intervals (I think it was usually about 40 mins - 2 hours). If I missed a bus going back to Harvard Sqr, I'd either have to wait for an hour or walk back. About the company itself, I don't have any criticisms because I enjoyed my experience. I know non-profits aren't really required to pay its interns, but I think the benefits/free food and snacks sort of balanced out the fact that I was unpaid.

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    I never interacted with any managers besides my supervisor and his supervisors. As I mentioned, they were all kind.

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WGBH Interviews

Updated Sep 22, 2014
Updated Sep 22, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at WGBH.

    Interview Details

    When being interviewed, my interviewer had her phone out on the desk, which is totally normal. I've seen it many times. What I hadn't seen, however, was someone who couldn't put it down. She was constantly typing away on it as I was answering her questions. Very off-putting. I'm surprised if she heard a fifth of what I was saying.

    After the interview, I sent a thank you email and received nothing back.

    Never heard if I got the internship or not.

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Website www.wgbh.org
Headquarters Boston, MA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1951
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Media
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Public broadcasting forms the basis of this organization. WGBH Educational Foundation owns and operates the WGBH public TV and radio stations that serve the Boston area. Its television operations include several digital channels (WGBH Create, WGBH World) as well as an on-demand service. WGBH is also one of the largest producers of programming for the Public Broadcasting Service, including such shows as Antiques Roadshow, Arthur, Curious George, Frontline, Masterpiece, and Nova. The foundation gets funding from corporate grants and individual contributions, as well as from... More

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