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Al Jazeera Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
11 Reviews

3.6
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Really wonderful company

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    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Mobile  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience/UI Mobile in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    The culture there is pretty great. Management is accessible, and caters to fostering the strengths of staff. Very little ego. High degree of passion and focus on producing the high quality and substance in every endeavor. Cutting edge tech environment. Slightly renegade culture. I have never encountered so many brilliant people in one place. Slightly humbling in that regard.

    Cons

    Can become all-consuming, to the detriment of personal life. Though as cons go, not too bad. It's because you're deeply invested; It's a big organization, so in some ways, can be bureaucratic, though the managers generally navigate the bureaucracy well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    A worthwhile effort for the tv side of things

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great integrity. Great news judgement. Good salary. Also, a real honest effort by hard workers getting things up and started.

    Cons

    Old news meets new news. resource paid to tv but in an old-fashioned way. poor digital vision/operation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand that this is 2014 and the digital revolution has had a long head start. catch up with the rest and devote ample resource to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Mostly a miserable waste of time.

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    Former Employee - Broadcst Systems Engineer  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Broadcst Systems Engineer in Washington, DC

    Pros

    They have medical and dental benefits and leave. You can expect to get paid on time.

    Cons

    The Cons are infinite but I will name a few. Low pay, very stressful environment. Extreme levels of favoritism. Poor company structure. poor company culture. management is mostly useless and cannot be trusted from day to day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe one day they will learn to actually perform the tasks of managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good people, bad management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, great location, while it lasted.

    Cons

    Bad management, very high turnover

  6.  

    Working at Aljazeera Balkans

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    Current Employee - Editor  in  Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Current Employee - Editor in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

    Pros

    Great working environment, great people, every programming requirement met, good management

    Cons

    The city of Sarajevo is somewhat not a "user friendly" place to live in, due to Bosnia-Herzegovina messed up governmental system (likely water reductions at night), roads in BIH are horrible, so it takes you ages to get anywhere, one has to really be ready to put with lot of things that make living here a bit tedious.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Brilliant company culture and ethics, although quite fast moving and chaotic at times.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Doha (Qatar)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Doha (Qatar)

    Pros

    Great company culture and ethics. Fellow colleagues share a love and passion for the job most of the time. At the cutting edge of the media field with super star reporters in the field.

    Cons

    Can be chaotic at times. New policies and efficiencies take time to implement. Disparity between grades and packages of people, not always reflective of skills and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your staff no matter what level they work at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Internship
    Former Employee - Internship

    Pros

    Good Experience and travel opportunities

    Cons

    Very competitive environment and stressful

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Do it yourself proactive internship.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    great team in DC, small staff so a lot of opportunity to work in different areas. a lot of room for growth.

    Cons

    unorganized and chaotic power structure with little clarity and lack of strong communication between departments.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    a true disciple and a home-grown experience that is now deeply disappointed at Aljazeera

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    Former Employee - Head of Output  in  Doha (Qatar)
    Former Employee - Head of Output in Doha (Qatar)

    Pros

    wide-spread, state-of-the-art equipment, excellent talent, diversified work-force

    Cons

    steered by host country politics and money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make a u-turn now or you are lost for good

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

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    Current Employee - Operator  in  Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Current Employee - Operator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)

    Pros

    this is the most beautifull company in the world.

    Cons

    come and see what is this company.....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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