Agence France-Presse Reviews

Updated July 11, 2015
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Agence France-Presse Président Directeur-Général Emmanuel Hoog
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  1. I am an editor

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

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people and work are interesting. AFP has offices around the world and the employees have a very global vision. There is tons of vacation and time off.

    Cons

    The pay is low across the industry. In some jobs, work-life balance can be non-existent with constant deadlines and low staffing.


  2. Pretty good place to work but lots of management problems, understaffed

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

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, dynamic, international, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Stifled business development: half-commercial half-state enterprise management system


  3. Helpful (1)

    Impossible to find a company with a best work- life balance and some degree fo intrapreneurship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Purpose of our work whatever the function: Unbiaised news, freedom of press. Journalist are essential to democraties

    Cons

    No career plan, weak management, weak sense of business sense and profitability

    Advice to Management

    Getting at least one annual review would be a start ...


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  5. Great place to work, but no perspectivers and poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very challenging field (real time news), very passionate co-workers, daily frenzyness Lots of holidays

    Cons

    Lack of management, lack of mid-term and long-term vision, too much internal politics and not enough business oriented management

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage focus on business, not politics or personal advantages


  6. Good place to work. Not balanced salary practices or career planning.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Proud of the company's history and it's important role in nowadays global society. International working team;

    Cons

    Lack of career prospective; Not balanced salary.


  7. Deputy sales director

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Sales Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Current Employee - Deputy Sales Director in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility and entrepreuneurship type of culture Very human oriented and friendly

    Cons

    No structure and artistic management. Not enough performance driven

    Advice to Management

    Proper HR : carrer management, annual reviews


  8. Great experience, great people.

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

    I worked at Agence France-Presse

    Pros

    Awesome organizational culture. Encourage newbies to take on big responsibility.

    Cons

    far from my place but it is fine


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good newswire to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    I worked at Agence France-Presse

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting newsroom, great people, like an extended family

    Cons

    The pay, and it's a big organisation so you're just a cog in the machine, but it's a friendly machine pushing out great stories. Of course, being a newswire, there's often a lot of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Not for me to say


  10. Environnement enthousiaste mais management frustrant Enthusiasming environment, but frustrating management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Activité frénétique, en mouvement rapide. De nouveaux challenges chaque jour Avantages sociaux, vacances.

    Fast-moving, frenzy activity. New challenges every day social advantages, holidays

    Cons

    Influences politiques, manque de décisions manageriales, vision peu claire, pas de stratégie

    Political influences, lack of management decision, unclear vision, no strategy

    Advice to Management

    Apprenez à manager

    Learn to manage


  11. Management Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - DIRECTION in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - DIRECTION in Paris (France)

    I have been working at Agence France-Presse

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    L'esprit d'équipe, les valeurs, l'éthique ; acteur international

    team spirit, values, ethics, international player

    Cons

    administratif, lent, bureaucratie, image démodée

    administrative, slow, bureaucratie, old fashioned image

    Advice to Management

    Investissez dans les technologies de l'information et de la communication et embauchez de jeunes diplômés tout frais

    engage in NTIC and hire new fresh and young graduates



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