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Great job until the end when things got painful.

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Former Employee - Senior Producer  in  Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA

I worked at CNN full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Salaries are great, benefits are as well. You're on the front lines of every major news story in the world.

Cons

Management structure is out of control, too many cooks in the kitchen. 24/7 work cycle - holidays just don't happen.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more interactive with direct reports. Don't manage from afar.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Editorial Intern

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

    I worked at CNN as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Looks amazing on resume. Great experience, especially in the bureau during breaking news. IT'S A PAID INTERNSHIP! Learn a lot of tips and tricks just by observing. Easy to meet other interns, great program in general.

    Cons

    People were welcoming at first but I always noticed catiness (which is normal for any newsroom, especially when people hang out outside the office). There were days when it would be completely dead and then other days when it would get so incredibly crazy (interns are ignored in both situations). I interned on weekends so be prepared when making scheduling to keep it all open during the week or you'll be commuting on a sunday!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand interns can be a liability, but especially in this case where we are paid I feel like we weren't taken advantage of. Maybe send us out on shoots more. I used to volunteer but get ignored. Every manager has a different style, some would have us work on assignments, others would tell us to sit tight and wait for something to happen. It was a great experience overall, and I had the chance to help out on shows and also spent some time in the bureau! Advice to future interns--don't be afraid to speak up and talk to people about their position! Unfortunately I'm a shy person sometimes so it was difficult at times but if you're the type that can go up to anyone and shadow them DO IT!

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Great people. But it's corporate.

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    Former Employee - Designer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers! Very laid back environment.

    Cons

    No growth. Poor leadership. There's no clear definition between UI/UX design and motion design.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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