Agence France-Presse

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Agence France-Presse Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
11 Reviews
3.6
11 Reviews
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Agence France-Presse Président Directeur-Général Emmanuel Hoog
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  1.  

    I am an editor

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Good people, dynamic, international, travel opportunities

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work, but no perspectivers and poor management

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Deputy sales director

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Flexibility and entrepreuneurship type of culture
    Very human oriented and friendly

    Cons

    No structure and artistic management.
    Not enough performance driven

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Proper HR : carrer management, annual reviews

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience, great people.

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    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good newswire to work for

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    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    I worked at Agence France-Presse

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Not for me to say

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Environnement enthousiaste mais management frustrant Enthusiasming environment, but frustrating management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

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

    (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 ManagementAdvice

    Apprenez à manager

    Learn to manage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Ouvrier des télécommunications Ouvrier des telecommunications

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    Former Employee - Pilote D'Exploitation Informatique in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Pilote D'Exploitation Informatique in Paris (France)

    I worked at Agence France-Presse as a contractor (more than a year)

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Les vacances

    Les jours de congé

    Le temps libre

    l'emplacement à Paris

    Les avantages sociaux

    Vacations
    Days off
    Free time
    Location in Paris
    Social advantages

    Cons

    Manque de direction de projet et de responsabilisation des employés

    Il y a gouffre entre la direction et les techniciens

    Manque de communication

    Lack of project management and employees empowerment.
    The gap between the managers and the technicians.
    Lack of communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apprenez à diriger

    Learn to manage

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Management Management

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    • Senior Management
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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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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