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An amazing opportunity to work at such a dynamic and prestigious institution

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Former Employee - Production Series Intern  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Production Series Intern in Washington, DC

I worked at National Geographic as an intern for less than a year

Pros

A great atmosphere and community of people who are very welcoming. Cool events such as the Explorer's symposium and the talent show are great ways for employees to interact and act as a community. Some many great opportunities to learn as an intern and most everyone is open and friendly towards interns.

Cons

Work can feel a bit stagnant every now and then.

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    Amazing environment, amazing co-workers, and amazing work

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    Former Employee - Researcher  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Researcher in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Geographic as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The work ethic is great, and there is a very positive, productive atmosphere to the place. Everyone was very helpful (I was a paid intern), and interested in getting to know you and help you out. Also, there is a definite benefit to working in the Magazine since it's world-famous and people love it. It's a great place.

    Cons

    Salary could have been better... but I was an intern, so it was ok.

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    Former TV employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at National Geographic

    Pros

    Decent/smart people, good work-life balance, courteous environment, some creative freedom. Good brand. Ethical and honest dealings. Did not always agree with rationales behind strategic choices but felt that they were explained well and fairly.

    Cons

    Relationships can feel cozy/unbusinesslike. Some employees' obvious and consistent poor performance not confronted or dealt with. Offices are untidy, run-down and showing their age -- a little depressing for such a highly-regarded organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be so obsessed with people fitting into your culture. Get some smart, hardnosed talent in the door to challenge you and raise your game.

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