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ABC News Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.4 31 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

ABC News President Ben Sherwood

Ben Sherwood

(3 ratings)

73% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great management growth salary work life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • You get to cut on interesting news stories that millions of people will be watching, and you generally get to work with a lot of great people(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work/life balance can be a but off(in 5 reviews)

  • can be long hours and raises do not happen often(in 4 reviews)

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    Great Experience

    News Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsHands on and the company atmosphere is vibrant. It's really a great feeling to know you've worked hard to get your segment on air.

    ConsThe pay is minimal for New York City and unless you already know how to use a lot of the computer programs, the learning curve can be steep. Also be prepared to spend more hours in the office than at home. Goodbye social life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Loved working there

    Senior Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat people both managers and fellow programmers, interesting projects in helping to get the news on the air. Good pay and benefits.

    ConsAs they are a 24/7/365 operation, there are times you will get support calls at 2:00am, when it should be obvious to operations that it was network issues vs software. A lot of the development has now been outsourced, so I understand things have changed

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Working at ABC

    Development Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsABC had a very relaxed atmosphere. Most of the people were really nice. It was fun seeing all of the "ABC celebrities" walking around the building.

    ConsI don't really have many cons except the heat didn't work most of winter. Other than that I loved it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It's ok

    Assisr (Current Employee) Long Beach, NY

    ProsPeople are very nice and cool

    ConsWorkload is intense but rewarding

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job

     

    It's a job.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFor a short while there were many talented editors.

    ConsTurn around is extremely high. Lack of upward-mobility.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop reinventing the same wheel.

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsInteresting assignments; Location; Looks great of resume

    ConsConstant threat of layoffs. Every few months there are huge waves of layoffs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Experience

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat experience, lots of opportunities

    ConsNo transportation stipend. There were some interesting hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    the company is very good

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosvibrant, cool, energizing, happy and several more

    Conswhatever you think is exactly what it is. always read between the lines

    Advice to Senior Managementstay consistent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great place to work

    Producer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Pros- stimulating work flow
    - great people to work with
    - good training opportunities

    Cons- extremely competitive
    - high pressure environment

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great time of growth, but a great deal of burnout.

    Associate Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMany opportunities for those aggressive enough to go after them. Most Senior staffs always open to ideas and possible new ways of doing things. Worked with many terrific, dedicated professionals who cared about the product.

    ConsCompany changed a great deal after the last take over by Disney. News is not what it used to be.
    A great deal of quality is sacrificed for the sake of getting it on the air first. Report now, correct it later. The video/audio quality of most of the programs produced is poor. The subject matter seems to be a bit challenged as well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe reason ABC became a powerhouse was because of the experienced professionals that were there to research, broadcast and, finally, to teach the next generation. That's where the greatness came from. Hire journalists. Care about the product.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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