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Great Experience, Tough Job

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Former Employee - Reporter
Former Employee - Reporter

I worked at Associated Press full-time

Pros

Greatest bootcamp in journalism, period. Learn how to be a great reporter, to be faster and more accurate than just about anyone else in the game. And learn in trial by fire.

Cons

Bootcamp never ends, and this can feel like a never-ending slog of thankless grunt work. Not a lot of room for growth, union is abysmally backward, salary is almost impossible to live off of in major cities.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fire half of yourselves.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    Payment in access, sweat and perceived honor

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Reporter in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    There is no company more concerned with accuracy.

    Cons

    Miserable pay, variable management, disregard for personal lives and human needs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow employees more schedule flexibility, better pay, more respect; peer-to-peer camaraderie makes up for a lot of benign neglect and poor direction from above.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The AP ain't what it used to be

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

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

    Pros

    * Global news organization.
    * Good name to have on resume.
    * Decent opportunities to move around if you want to.
    * Collective bargaining agreement protects against abusive management.

    Cons

    * Pay is lower than at other newswires.
    * Deteriorating benefits.
    * The current CEO decimated the newspaper chain he led before joining AP by making very poor business decisions.
    * Talent is fleeing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Replace the CEO with someone who has a track record of success instead of failure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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