National Geographic

  www.nationalgeographic.com
  www.nationalgeographic.com
Work in HR? Unlock Free Profile
There are newer employer reviews for National Geographic

1 person found this helpful  

Great Company

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Director  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC

I worked at National Geographic full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Good values, good frontline workers, great photography

Cons

working in DC, weak management

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Need stronger direction and vision. Missing leadership

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

85 Other Employee Reviews for National Geographic (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting hybrid media company/nonprofit org. Great brand. Fragmented with little collaboration

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director/Producer In Content Division
    Current Employee - Director/Producer In Content Division

    I have been working at National Geographic full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great brand. Impress friends and family. External phone calls and emails always returned (not so much internally).

    Fascinating subject matter if you're in an editorial/content group.

    They're trying to stay relevant in new media landscape and update their technology, style, and approach, with some success.

    Many great, talented people and occasional exposure to exceptional explorers, photographers, and grantees.

    Good insurance benefits and leave policies. Good opportunities for mobility.

    Cons

    Limited communication and collaboration between divisions, and little done to improve this. Divisions function as separate business units and collaboration and sharing only given lip service.

    Disengaged former leadership. Hopefully that will change under new CEO and senior team.

    Mix of good and bad managers. Many longtime managers and employees slowing progress, favoring personal connections, and lacking vision and innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward collaboration and innovation and expel non-collaboration and cautiousness.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good intern experience

    Former Employee - Editorial Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Editorial Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    - a lot of great organized meet & greets with other interns as well as employees
    - supervisors give you projects based on our interests
    - minimal administrative duties or "busy work"

    Cons

    - sometimes when there were lulls in between projects, it could get very boring
    - most internships are unpaid and only give academic credit

    Recommends
There are newer employer reviews for National Geographic

Worked for National Geographic? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.