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Great Experience, Tough Job

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Reporter
Former Employee - Reporter

I worked at Associated Press full-time

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

Fire half of yourselves.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is no company more concerned with accuracy.

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    The AP ain't what it used to be

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


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