ABS-CBN Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
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  1. It was the best work I had for the past 18 years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at ABS-CBN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and good working environment.

    Cons

    Working even on Saturdays and Sundays but it was fun

    Advice to Management

    Take good care of good quality people

  2. Undervalued

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at ABS-CBN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    My department has an understanding director that actually values their team and work/life balance, company events go all out with food, most co workers are nice, building is equipped with surveillance (no fear of having personal belongings stolen), steady paycheck if you are needed and your position hasn't been categorized for outsourcing or cheaper labor in the Philippines, great benefits and decent PTO policies.

    Cons

    Not enough company and team building events, most people who work here don't even know what their co workers do for the company, most people aren't updated with what happens in other areas of the company, slow or no growth for employees, raises and bonuses exist but surely only highest executives get the most of it. Organizational changes are only memo'd to the global regions if it's a director or high level position, but there is never any mention of regional movements and how my co workers are in new departments or roles. You introduce new employees once a year, if at all. Computers are old for rank and file employees who do the dirty work but top level officers get expensive equipment so they can send emails....? Some managers are obvious with favoritism and really show it. Compensation is not market rate in the US, unless you are a director or higher. HR never reviews or assesses annual performance appraisals to determine if an employee's rate matches their work load. If it's low and saves money, HR won't say anything. if the employee brings it up, it goes through a complicated and long process before one can be approved for better pay.

    Advice to Management

    This company has too many heads and directors and managers, and nobody below you know what you really do or what your title means. Develop and promote from within, instead of laying off employees with trade skills and investing in this company's growth. You bring in hot shots from other companies to fill a big executive or director role, none of which is ever known to your employees was even available. You show very little value to your employees who want to earn an honest living and ready to give all their effort and dedication to edge you over your network rivals.

    My last advice is this company needs to strive to be on the "top 25 companies" to work for. It has so much promise to be that kind of company but instead some of your priorities are elsewhere: and most of us don't even know what this company's priorities are.

  3. Had fun, but gotta run.

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    Former Employee - Editor and Camera in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Editor and Camera in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at ABS-CBN part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    The best thing here are the people, and free catered food from sponsors. There's laughter in every conversation and corner of the office/studio. There are fun offsite shoots and traveling perks too.

    Cons

    Hourly rates are terrible for the amount of work needed to be done. The understaffing and tight budgeting contributes to getting overworked and underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so tight on budget and hire people.

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  5. ABS-CBN International in Redwood City

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at ABS-CBN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It's definitely a fun working environment. Your coworkers become like family, and being part of a major media outlet for the Filipino community is very rewarding.

    Cons

    It's a Filipino company, so their mindset is based on pesos, not dollars, which means they don't pay well and they don't offer substantial raises. The company doesn't reward hard work with advancement enough. Those that move up, generally, play the social game, or are related to someone.

    Advice to Management

    Your leaders have to put in more effort and actual work, and they must take accountability instead of passing off blame to people below them.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Don't stay awhile...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at ABS-CBN full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The company really instills a 'family-oriented' vibe in that they'll be there to support you no matter what. The environment is very relaxed and laid back and the employees are great.

    Cons

    The company doesn't really help in the salary department and can be kind of stressful when huge campaigns come through. In addition, any time of supplies, career development or anything for the betterment of the employee will be received at a glacial pace.

    Advice to Management

    Empower the staff with the idea that you really are there for them and that you're looking out for their well-being in terms of career development. If you say you're all about making the company into one big happy family, don't act like you could care less.

  7. I like it while I'm here, but looking to move on

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ABS-CBN full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Nice and fun co-workers, somewhat flexible schedule, good mix of talents across all departments, kid-friendly office, good benefits

    Cons

    Low compensation for the amount of work, employees who leave are hardly replaced (thus, piled work is shared by the understaffed)

    Advice to Management

    Empower your staff with trust and motivation, offer reasonable raises to boost morale

  8. It was ok

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ABS-CBN part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience and also different connections. Work place building has many amenities like restaurants and even has a gym. Meet named industry people.

    Cons

    Low pay with high amount of work. Extremely fast paced environment. Very busy with really short deadlines. High stress environment.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at ABS-CBN

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to gain experience. Fun place to work. Friendly environment. Liked the ability of being able to travel occasionally.

    Cons

    Not really much room for growth within the company. Part time work only, no benefits. Although, it does make it possible to pair with a second job.

    Advice to Management

    The only feedback I really have is to provide some full time positions or some options for medical benefits for part time employees if needed.

  10. Helpful (4)

    Good as a starting point

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at ABS-CBN

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

    Pros

    The people here are very friendly , good learning experience as entry level. Casual working environment. Good balance between startup and corporate atomosphere.

    Cons

    There is a tendency of middle managing getting in the way of progress of projects. There is a lack of an efficient pipeline process.

    Advice to Management

    Know the value of your employees. The people here work very hard for the company yet receive very little in return. Stop cutting corners, you get what you pay for.

  11. Fun but unfulfilling

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Senior Compositor in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)
    Former Contractor - Senior Compositor in Quezon City, National Capital Region (Philippines)

    I worked at ABS-CBN as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I got to hang out and have fun

    Cons

    I didn't feel any growth

    Advice to Management

    Find a career path for all employees. Nobody wants to meander in the same job forever.

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