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ABC News Reviews

Updated November 29, 2014
Updated November 29, 2014
91 Reviews
3.6
91 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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

  • Great people both managers and fellow programmers, interesting projects in helping to get the news on the air (in 6 reviews)


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

  • Long Hours but well rewarded so not a problem (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great but could be better

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an year)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    speaker

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great news organization, but very 1984

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not the worst, Not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    There are some great role models here -- top of their field, and they're all surprisingly accessible. It's definitely what you make of it -- if you put yourself out there and prove yourself, then you can definitely get more responsibility.

    Cons

    Lots of egos -- especially among the older male generation (ie. be prepared for some latent sexual harassment). DC office gets eerily quiet at times -- the work has definitely switched over to NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep egos in check.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great people; natural environment to develop and apply skills.

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunities are there to be seized.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours, not many opportunities for advancement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABC News

    Pros

    Interesting work; exciting to be part of a newsroom environment.

    Cons

    Research department was boring - work given to interns was very repetitive. Could have been done at home.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    money people ins and time off

    Cons

    nothing everything was a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

  11.  

    former reporter kept on contract

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABC News

    Pros

    somewhat flexible hours and the ability to work remotely sometimes

    Cons

    very little upward mobility and the compensation is paltry -- they avoid giving benefits to reporters at all costs and keep many on contract basis to avoid this.

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