ABC News Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
82 Reviews
3.7
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ABC News President Ben Sherwood
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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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  1.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    great

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABC News as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    money people ins and time off

    Cons

    nothing everything was a great experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

  3.  

    former reporter kept on contract

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    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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  5.  

    ok

    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at ABC News part-time

    Pros

    nothing new not much power to improve

    Cons

    fast interview tendency to promote young

  6.  

    Great Experience

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    Current Employee - News Intern  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - News Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at ABC News as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Hands 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.

    Cons

    The 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Loved working there

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    Former Employee - Senior Developer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    As 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    A great place to start... But not stay.

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer
    Current Employee - Associate Producer

    I have been working at ABC News full-time

    Pros

    I'd say your chances of working on a variety of shows and stories are slowly increasing with the reboot of in-house reality departments, if you know anyone who works there. There are a few people who really want to work here and who are passionate about their work. They're diamonds, if you can spot them. Compensation is pretty good as long as you're not a PA.

    Cons

    There are entirely too many passionless people there...and they're passionless for a slew of reasons. It is *not* a team environment...everyone is out for themselves. To be expected to some degree... harmful at the very least. No real benefits unless you're staff, which those positions are extremely hard to come by in this freelance-driven world. You've got to really know yourself to make it here, I think, or you will get stuck. Not a place for self discovery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act like you care about your staff. Talk to them - not just your producers and above. Find a way to nurture them, because you absolutely do not do it... At your worst, you wreak a stench of corporate, inconsiderate rottenness...but you can change. You really can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Working at ABC

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    Former Employee - Development Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Development Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at ABC News as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    ABC 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It's ok

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    Current Employee - Assisr  in  Long Beach, NY
    Current Employee - Assisr in Long Beach, NY

    I have been working at ABC News for more than 8 years

    Pros

    People are very nice and cool

    Cons

    Workload is intense but rewarding

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABC News

    Pros

    Good experience for future career

    Cons

    Not a lot of movement

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