China Radio International Reviews

Updated August 16, 2015
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  1. Host

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at China Radio International full-time

    Pros

    A lot of different areas to work in, can follow your interest.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic structure. Very little room to affect big picture decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Better prioritize content and personnel decisions. The most important thing is what goes to air.


  2. Great working environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at China Radio International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Lack of any stress in the office. - Very flexible and employee friendly working shifts. - Can work from home occasionally. - Friendly colleagues and managers.

    Cons

    - No career development. - No health insurance for family members.


  3. This was a job with a lot of opportunities but not well paid

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - English Service in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - English Service in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends

    I worked at China Radio International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It was exciting and you get really good exposure and opportunities as a foreigner there. It was wonderful and I had so many great interviews, work trips, events, and I loved my colleagues. If you are looking for a way to get into media in China, it's a really good way to start. I would have stayed longer but it was not worth it in the end to be in debt because I was so badly paid.

    Cons

    It's badly paid and the commute is really far unless you plan to live out in BaBaoshan.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the employees more and value them.


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  5. Good experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Editor in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Recommends

    Pros

    The job which I like

    Cons

    It's will be better if I can be assigned more tasks


  6. A good opportunity but poor communication

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Polisher in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Polisher in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    Pros

    CRI is a reliable, stable and established employer, unlike many companies in China. Although there are sometimes issues, you can trust that they will pay you, get your visa and fulfill their end of the contract. Good for networking and an introduction to working in China. It is an interesting experience to work for state media and interact with Chinese journalists. It's one of the safest ways for a foreign journalist to get started in China and learn about how things work here. There's also an international, multicultural office and social environment around CRI as well.

    Cons

    CRI can be a difficult environment for people with training as Western journalists because of the nature of state media in China. Management may not allow you to do the work you want to do once you get here or may try to get you to participate in projects or events that you don't want to do. Management and basic office structure is very unorganized, communication is nonexistant. Hours can be irregular for some employees. The office is located extremely far from the city center, resulting in long commutes for some.

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication.



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