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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 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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    CNN.com has a fabulous, laid-back staff who encourage interns to spread their wings

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    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great salary for an intern
    -Acknowledgment that you have a life outside of work
    -Access to employee resources
    -Encouragement to talk to execs and higher-ups
    -Ability to attend pitch meetings and write articles and blogs frequently

    Cons

    -Most work is done at the desk, via telephone

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working at CNN

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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
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