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Good enviroment to learn, nowhere to grow

Production Assistant (Former Employee) Washington, DC

ProsWork with passionate and intelligent people who often become good friends, solid pay for journalism (despite little opportunity for raises), good health/dental/eye insurance

ConsVirtually no opportunity for promotion, really bad hours if you work in the News Division, employees are blinded by the glitz and perks of media despite company flaws, not rewarded by managers for accomplishments, bad managers, many people temp for years without getting a "full-time" job

Advice to Senior ManagementPromote employees or at least encourage them, if promotion isn't financially possible

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The smartest colleagues I've ever worked with in my career

    Leadership (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at NPR full-time for more than 3 years


    Pros: Working with the best in their respective fields, strong commitment… Cons: Leadership instability (mostly CEO), cross-company communication could improve, news is typically at the forefront, understandable in many… Advice to Senior Management: Important for senior leadership to be more cohesive. Continue investing in digital growth, and empower your younger… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    A mission-driven organization with the most thoughtful, curious people I've ever worked with.

    Reporter (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    I have been working at NPR full-time for more than a year


    Pros: Employees get a lot of freedom and flexibility in our work lives. As a reporter, this is a 'reporter-driven' shop where your ideas can get… Cons: The HR software is hopelessly outdated and frustrating. Because it's an organization that grew quickly, there's a lack of cohesion among the various departments and… Advice to Senior Management: The employees here have strong emotional ties to this organization, but it should be better leveraged by providing a clear vision… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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