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An honor to work there, but don't expect to be honored!

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Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

I have been working at PBS

Pros

PBS is responsible for some of the best programming available on television, I'm proud to be a part of that.

Cons

People seem to come to PBS and stay there, it's not uncommon to be in a room with people who've worked there over 10 years! Public broadcasting is a weird system and that history is really valuable. But the new executive managers seem to favor the new over the old. Longevity and loyalty are not valued, the old timers are taken for granted (almost looked down on for not moving on). As a relatively newer employee I depend on their experience to figure out how things work and how to get things done, but no one's supposed to admit that because everyone is supposed to be expendable..

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be courageous, make decisions, stop relying so much on consultants to think for you. If you don't spend so much on consultants you may have enough funding to stop laying off people or choosing to leave positions open and start building up a regular staff big enough to handle the huge workload.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PBS full-time

    Pros

    Great company if you love media and programming.

    Cons

    Not surprisingly, because it is a public broadcasting company, it has been adversely effected by political changes.

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    For a branch of PBS... not for the entire PBS company!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PBS

    Pros

    Working one-on-one with the department directors is a worthwhile experience.

    Cons

    It's a non-profit organization, so most of the activities tend to revolve around the question of, "How will this appeal to prospects or donors?" Lack of communication among different departments at times.

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    Offer some mentor-mentee program to the younger staff members

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