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Can be a sweatshop

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Former Employee - Newsperson  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Newsperson in Washington, DC

I worked at Associated Press full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

If you've got ambition and are young, there are opportunities to be involved in coverage of the biggest stories of the day. AP Washington tends to promote young, inexperienced and less expensive reporters for top jobs covering national politics.

Cons

Some of the more knowledgeable, experienced, older reporters get put out to pasture, which is a real shame. It's exactly the opposite at some of the most respected news organizations in the country.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Value experience

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Abandon ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Associated Press full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The noble mission of trying to inform the world with facts. Being able to witness history, large and small, every day. Good benefits.

    Cons

    The business model is toast. The long inexorable decline should be prompting massive change, but the current leadership makes only changes around the margins for finding new revenue. If you plan to work there, I suggest getting used to yearslong waits on making even the simplest decisions.

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    Bring in an entirely new CEO and senior management team from outside AP's traditional base. The current crew is clueless about what it takes to reinvent a business. Even with the best team on board, it would be hard to get people to pay for general news, which has become a commodity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Wonderful people, sluggish bureaucracy

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

    I worked at Associated Press full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good, smart, likable people do important work with a high degree of integrity

    Cons

    Cross-departmental relationships amongst senior management are clearly strained. Competing resources and agendas lead to difficulty in accomplishing projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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