ABC News Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Excellent .

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The managers here are friendly

    Cons

    can not think of any cons to work in this place

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

  2. My experience has been positive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities and friendly and helpfully staff

    Cons

    There are no cons except you may never want to leave

    Advice to Management

    You are doing a great job

  3. Producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, pace were really great.

    Cons

    The hours were too long.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate folks more

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  5. It's news.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Post Production in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Post Production in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast Pace, great place to start a career, good learning experience in fast pace environment.

    Cons

    You're one of many on a roster that they'll easily do without. No camaraderie, little compensation for staying past 12 hours of working. Absolutely no security, they'll likely end your employment in 6 months of full time to avoid giving you benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the team you have rather than hiring a roster of part time, ill-trained temps. If you're going to give a team gifts, include everyone.

  6. Great but could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Desk Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People genuinely care here. They want to see you grow and learn and become more successful.

    Cons

    it's a big company so it's easy to get lost in the shuffle.

  7. Great news organization, but very 1984

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Avid Editor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Avid Editor in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working at ABC feels overwhelming, as it's the top news organization. Editing content that reaches millions of people is an amazing accomplishment.

    Cons

    An editor is essential to the news operation, but you also feel expendable, that there's always someone trying to take your place. As producers elect to work with you from night to night, being a fast editor is beneficial; everyone wants to go home at a reasonable hour. If you're not fast or time-consuming tasks slow things down, it can get awkward quickly. Paranoia makes you feel there's a file be written about you constantly by the producers you work for.

    Advice to Management

    If the editors feel comfortable and informed about their performance, they'll want to improve and work harder. As it is, it's maddening as a freelancer.

  8. speaker

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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    Advice to Management

    hire

  9. Great people; natural environment to develop and apply skills.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities are there to be seized.

    Cons

    -Long hours (which you know about when you sign up)
    -Little individual recognition

    Advice to Management

    No advice.

  10. Limited opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting, fast paced, good teamwork, generally nice people to work with. Great company perks.

    Cons

    Long hours, not many opportunities for advancement.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Great for internship--get real view into local broadcast journalism

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assignment Desk Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Assignment Desk Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Was able to shadow reporters, producers, and editors in the news room. All staff were generally open to teaching interns what was going on. Much stronger learning environment than my other internships.

    Cons

    Small stipend, sometimes there were slow days at it was up to the intern to try to find someone to assign them some work.

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