AccuWeather.COM Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
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  1. Global leader with the energy of a startup

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Management, Digital Media LOB
    Current Employee - Management, Digital Media LOB

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM full-time

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

    Pros

    AccuWeather is led by its original founder(s) and there is a very strong sense of mission and purpose. We have a product that is valued by millions of people around the world and has the potential to powerfully impact their lives. The company is growing, which means there is opportunity to grow professionally and to tackle exciting challenges. Most importantly, great people work here! It's a constructive and team-focused environment.

    Cons

    Growing pains and cultural change can lead to challenging moments, but I have been impressed with the ability of leadership to adapt. With such a huge opportunity set at times focus can be a challenge, but this is a good problem to have and to work through.

  2. Endless opportunities, GREAT place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM

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

    Pros

    Benefits, advancement, personal growth, friendly/supportive environment

    Cons

    vacation time is ok but could be more generous

  3. Great opportunities for advancement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company continues to grow and the people that work here are great! The health benefits are excellent and there are many opportunities for advancement for people who work hard.

    Cons

    With all the growth we need to get a larger facility to handle all the employees with the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the people that work for you and evolve as we grow as a company.

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  5. The people were very nice, however, the salary for an entry-level meteorologist was quite low.

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    Former Employee - Meteorologist in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in State College, PA

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM

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

    Pros

    The people are great. I made some friends during my time there that I still stay in contact with. Fairly relaxed working environment.

    Cons

    The meteorology operation is 24/7/365. This means that you may get stuck working the overnight shift. This also means that meteorologists have to be in during all holidays. Also they don't pay their meteorologists a whole lot.

    Advice to Management

    Consider increasing the pay for starting meteorologists a little bit. Maybe there wouldn't be quite the turnover that there is.

  6. 50+ year old company with a progressive culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in State College, PA

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    It's a 50+ year old family-owned company and the founder (along with other members of the family who are top executives) still run it with values of high integrity, constant focus on quality and a progressive attitude despite fierce competition in the weather industry.
    There's a family-like culture with easily approachable people and great amount of trust between co-workers

    Cons

    Nothing in particular about the company, but State College, PA might not be the place for you unless you are from the area or you want to have an not-so-eventful family life

    Advice to Management

    Adopting a bit of "move fast and break things" attitude would help the company when it comes to the tech side of the business

  7. Helpful (2)

    Nice dept, crap pay and upper mngmnt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM

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

    Pros

    Good first start, nice dept

    Cons

    Bad pay
    Bad benefits and high expectations low reward

  8. Pleasant experience overall.

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

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Room for advancement. Relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Shift work. Low work moral.

    Advice to Management

    Move faster.

  9. Absolutely great customer service experience!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Wichita, KS

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Great sense of value and worth with the services provided to all AES clients, based from the Wichita office. The game is all about risk management and getting maximum return on investment for companies concerned about human and resource protection. Accuweather delivers in spades with their SkyGuard service. A highly dedicated team of meteorologists, IT and sales provide top-notch service. Bottom line: Accuweather deeply cares about their clients, and the clients return the favor by renewing services at a very high rate. Finally ... cutting edge technologies are used to deliver services. Outstanding!

    Cons

    Disappointing long-term salary for the meteorologists. While entry level pay is competitive inside the private weather sector, and the health benefits are excellent, a five or ten year career won't grow your income very much, despite increased responsibilities, experience and skills. There is some lateral potential for growth, but opportunities are not many. Note: salary was not my personal concern, but it is for many others.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more readily in your employees by ensuring greater salary growth commensurate with outstanding evaluations, experience and responsibilities. Continue the great culture of customer support ... its working!!

  10. Helpful (1)

    creative

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in State College, PA

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, decent benefits, great people

    Cons

    "Put out the fire" work priority. Everything is due now. No consistent vision/plan for the future.

    Advice to Management

    the only way you are going to keep up with or out do your competition, is to invest in "out ot the box" resources and stop usings old "home-grown" programming that is out of date.

  11. Don't recommend

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

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the people are very nice, State College is a great place to live.

    Cons

    50% of the middle managers are absolutely wack

    Advice to Management

    Maybe if you made the work environment better and compensated people fairly, talent wouldn't leave constantly.

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