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Great place to work

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Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Washington, DC

I worked at CNN as a contractor (less than a year)

Pros

Very welcoming staff
Nice facilities
Very exciting environment

Cons

The staff is kind of disposable

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    Create-your-own-internship

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at CNN as an intern

    Pros

    Very free. Everyone is friendly and eager for your help. Very open to train interns on pretty much all aspects of production.

    Cons

    Long hours, minimal breaks. But it's news; it's expected.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Employees believed strongly in the brand and that imbued their work every day. It was great to work at a company that strived to walk a middle ground, esp in the now toxic, extremist environment of cable television news.

    Cons

    Toxic political environment, senior managers more concerned with the perpetuation of their position and perks than in the development of their businesses. Lack of unity of vision among senior managers and very little desire for cross-pollination. Fearful bureaucracy muzzled managers lest lawsuits be launched against company. Disconnect between preaching and practicing what was preached.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A new business model, creative thinking on how to present different types of news and new management across the executive ranks with the departure of Jim Walton might successfully reposition the company. Relocate headquarters to NYC.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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