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It's a living, but you'll have no life

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Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY

I worked at Associated Press full-time (More than 3 years)

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

Pros

You'll never have to explain who you work for or fight to get your phone calls returned. The name of the AP still opens doors and career opportunities. When it comes to journalistic standards and quality, it's still top of the class.
If working for a major global news organization is your goal, you could do far worse.

Cons

The work is 24/7/365. It's like being on a treadmill that's constantly speeding up as you run. Management is trying to adapt to the new media environment and thinks the answer is to squeeze more out of the existing staff.
Nobody cares much about work/life balance here, regardless of the in-house gym or nursing room. You're on your own in that department.

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  1. A good company that used to be great.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - News Manager
    Former Employee - News Manager

    I worked at Associated Press full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Major, international news operation that provides an opportunity to cover news around the world.
    Still tops when it comes to reporting news, without slant or bias.
    There are opportunities to work across multiple platforms with some of the hardest workers, and best journalists, in the industry.
    There are opportunities to work worldwide.
    Benefits are good, but not as good as they once were.

    Cons

    Fewer and fewer people are asked to do more and more.
    It's an organization run by newspaper folks, for newspaper folks, and still doesn't really get broadcast or the Internet.
    Staff moral is low.
    Goals are unclear. Leadership is unfocused, (except for watching the bottom line).
    Pay level is less than that in other major news operations.

    Advice to Management

    Staff is working tons of overtime, and burning out, to make up for unfilled positions. Penny-wise, pound-foolish.


  2. Helpful (1)

    OK

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

    I have been working at Associated Press

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very smart people and interesting work. Great place to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy is a big problem, terrible company culture,


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