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AccuWeather.COM Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
23 Reviews
2.6
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Absolutely great customer service experience!

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    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Wichita, KS
    Former Employee - Meteorologist in Wichita, KS

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    creative

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Really relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

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    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Social Media Intern in State College, PA

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great pay for interns, good training, and really nice people.

    Cons

    Sometimes, people can be too nice if you know what I mean.

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Hard work doesn't always pay off

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Really good people work here! Most of them are pleasant and are always willing to help. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Some departments are not appreciated enough. They work hard for little recognition. There are limited growth opportunities. Sometimes things are mismanaged.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at who is the heart and soul of your company and realize their hard work. In the long run, you will have better employees who will stay with the company for years to come.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best of luck...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In general, the coworkers are great. Health benefits were pretty good.

    Cons

    Management was completely out of touch, especially at the executive level. Middle managers had very little actual power that acted as mouthpieces for upper management. Legitimate constructive criticism was not tolerated.

    Unfortunately, the reason this can continue is the constant influx of Penn State grads desperate for their first real job in a rather small town. It's easy to underappreciate your employees when there are 5 more waiting in line to get a job, any job.

    Following several rounds of layoffs, there was actually a note in the in-house newsletter detailing the 7 figure donation made to the university by the company's president to the meteorology department. While this may have all been money not associated with AccuWeather in any way, it's still shockingly insensitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees as the assets they are, not as the next next disposable item to be wrung dry before moving on to the next naive, eager grad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty good at the time

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    Former Employee - Senior Management in State College, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in State College, PA

    I worked at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, until you hit the owners - then all bets are off. Offices were ok. Product was fun and engaging. Training ok. HR ok. Benefits ok. State College, PA is a pretty sleepy little town.

    Cons

    the ownership... too old, too rigid, out of date with current trends. Little chance for promotion into the senior ranks. I hear the company is being sold. This will change everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the owners out of the picture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great service, takes their business very seriously. Efficiency in operations. Good place for kids looking for jobs in college or recent grads.

    Cons

    Small company headquartered out of a small town. Low pay for entry level positions. Mostly undergrads and recent graduates from psu. Doesn't keep staff long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees ideas. They are usually well ahead of what's going on in the industry. Give better pay and a career path for ALL employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    So much potential to be a great company, but so much egotistical, old-school micromanagement, it will never happen

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    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

    Pros

    Nice health benefits. Clean facility.

    Cons

    Egotistical executive management that absolutely refuse to plan and communicate strategic thinking. Every project becomes an urgent fire. Below average pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop thinking you're legendary u'd start allowing people with brains, education and experience to make some real changes and improvements. Quit handing out middle-management titles like they are Skittles - way to many "directors" and "vice presidents."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great opportunity for IT professionals

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    Current Employee - Programmer in State College, PA
    Current Employee - Programmer in State College, PA

    I have been working at AccuWeather.COM full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedule
    - Plenty of opportunities to grow professionally via training and conferences
    - Chance to work with many of the cutting edge companies and technologies
    - Very competitive on salaries and benefits as compared to other IT positions in the area
    - Challenging work environment to meet the growing needs of our major partners

    Cons

    - With so many active projects, it can often been confusing as to which one is the highest priority.
    - Working in a department that has to support systems 24/7 can result in dealing with problems after normal working hours.
    -While there have been significant improvements in certain benefits (such as the health coverage), there is still room for improvement in other areas.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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