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A good time, but time to move on.

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Current Employee - Video Producer  in  Washington, DC
Current Employee - Video Producer in Washington, DC

I have been working at Associated Press full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Global reach, brand name awareness

Cons

Few career internal career change opportunities

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Too much of a top down management style

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Associated Press

  1.  

    If you're ambitious and not a journalist, photographer, or tech, look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated Press full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -prestigious; world's best, most ethical news org
    -most people are very intelligent, decent, kind human beings
    -great training for news staff, techs
    -technology behind, but improving
    -always interesting, constant change, fast-paced; never dull or boring
    -great managers; flexible, human
    -great team camaraderie
    -great company values
    -good work environment, culture, depending on your location
    -great communicating with the world

    Cons

    -not so good communications within the company
    -non-guild benefits are poor, uncompetitive; cost to employees continually increases
    -no career path, advancement opportunities; no job security for non-journalists
    -pay is unreasonable - way below the market average; make sure you hire-in at the rate you want because that is where it will stay
    -once in, your skills, experience, contributions and accomplishments will have zero impact on your pay, yet you will be expected to continue producing at a higher and higher level
    -very intense, keenly stressful work environment
    -expect to do the work of 2 to 5 people with no extra pay or recognition - negatively impacts work-life balance
    -for outstanding work/results, you will get pretty words and no rewards
    -workloads steadily increase to the point of being ridiculous (almost all job areas); heavy burnout

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are losing all your best people because of unreasonable wages, overwork, lack of job security and opportunity. Some of us still love the company; please make it worthwhile for us to stay and continue to contribute to a great organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, not the warmest work enviroment

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

    I worked at Associated Press as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You really feel the history and prestige of the company. There is a gym on premises which was great. There is also a room for rest which I definitely took advantage of during lunch. The people were generally amicable.

    Cons

    People were not very friendly. Not many employee perks, other than the gym. People work very hard and there is not much of an office culture. Other than my boss occasionally playing music out loud, no one really talks or socializes so the office was very very silent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage creativity amongst your employees. Also, efforts to foster a fun work environment would greatly benefit the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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