CNN-IBN Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    A fabulous working experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Mumbai (India)
    Current Employee - Intern in Mumbai (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Quality news reporting, Good working environment, friendly staff

    Cons

    No employement oppurtunities as of now

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great company to work with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Producer  in  Delhi (India)
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Delhi (India)

    I worked at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - Great bosses. Rajdeep Sardesai in particular
    - Open flow of ideas is encouraged, even those which don't go with the flow
    - Good camaraderie. People always ready to help

    Cons

    Very few cons really. Although bosses don't encourage internal politicking, they sometimes overlook bad apples. Growth avenues need to be thought out, because work gets to be a bit repetitive

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    feature ,news producer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Feature News Producer  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Feature News Producer in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    creative satisfaction was achieved while working

    Cons

    lay off is the sudden in this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't run for money think creatively

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    A great learning experience, with all it's highs and lows.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior News Editor  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior News Editor in Noida (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Passion for news, helpful HR, approachable senior editorial and management staff.

    Cons

    Can be more business like than it needs to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People aren't the greatest assets - they are 'the only assets'.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Delhi (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It's the best HR environment I have ever worked in. Their HR head has moved to his own venture now. But I hope the company has retained the values that made working there a pleasure. And their editorial heads are also the best that I have ever come across.

    Cons

    They have a tight hold on growth opportunities. You have to push harder for a chance to prove yourself.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good and interesting work environment

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

    I worked at CNN-IBN

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities will come your way

    Cons

    High stress levels but good planning can help you overcome the stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage the employees in the decision making process and communicate better with the employees. Help employees align their goals with the companies. Invest more in employee training.

    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    The best and the only experience I have had in the news industry

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Producer  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in Noida (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, news-focused groups, work culture, fascinating colleagues etc.

    Cons

    Difficult to adjust elsewhere after working at CNN-IBN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A name that attracts all but the nearer you are you realise the sham.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at CNN-IBN as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Co-workers can be helpful if you can form a bond with them.

    Cons

    Groupism, Nepotism and favourism in terms of people you know and only give them opportunities to rise while you make sure to let the others rest and give them whatever you dont think is appropriate for your favourite group.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many talented people other than the ones you favor. you dont give them a chance does not mean they are not talented or smart.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work in terms of work culture and work environ

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Editor  in  Noida (India)
    Current Employee - Associate Editor in Noida (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No Hierarchy barriers…..bosses are assessable any time and even instances of interns approaching Editor in Chief without hesitation. Healthy work atmosphere and HR department is the best in the industry.

    Cons

    In some sections groupism and nepotism and as usual you have to be always be on good books of your boss. Impression of the boss counts last whatever be the talent. Talent is not the sole yardstick of growth.

    Not the place for sobers, flamboyance is the rule of the House for growth.
    Yes a very bad canteen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When performance is not rewarded and where sincerity/hard work is not the sole yard stick of growth, then demoralization sets in that affects the output.

    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Good work place, challenging environment but loosing focus

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Journalist  in  New Delhi (India)
    Current Employee - Journalist in New Delhi (India)

    I have been working at CNN-IBN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Boss, Approachable management, Open to new ideas, not hierarchical

    Cons

    Too focused on trps, sometimes marketing decisions take over editorial calls, more trust on other channels and agencies rather than their own reporters

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your news sense its always been great. Stick to what you think makes news and not what competition is playing. Try and value your employees and loyalty

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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