FOX Broadcasting Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
90 Reviews
3.6
90 Reviews
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18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you like super fast paced, then this is a great place to work (in 7 reviews)

  • The chance to run into new contacts is always a plus and it has pretty good benefits (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Since the environment is so fast-paced and changes so rapidly, the work-life balance is difficult (in 3 reviews)

  • Fox is not for everyone, people who are not dedicated to producing the finest and most professional product may find Fox's work environment tough (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Best Experience I have had

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Fox takes care of it's people with good salaries, fast environment and high high expectations for quality work

    Cons

    There is too much competition between the different parts of the company but that is improving now they merged the network and the studio

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more communication with the lower level staff and don't let people stagnate in the same job for too longg

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting fast paced

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. On the West side, creative environment, lots of opportunity with not too much bueracracy for a big company.

    Cons

    People can get a little lost if they don't act a little like an entrepreneur as there is not a structured way for people to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of people who have been there a long time and are very stuck in their ways.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Internship  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Internship in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Working in the broadcasting field can be very exciting. This opportunity provided a great view behind the scenes of television and movies. The internship experiences varied, depending on the department, but most of the programs were invaluable and worked towards building up the interns.

    Cons

    Some of the bureaucracy was challenging. The relationship between the very high up management and the direct management was chaotic at times and I found that the firm decisions being passed down from very high up were sometimes out of focus with the scope of the problems being faced at the lowest levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The directors and VPs seemed to have a good grasp on things and seemed to be really invested in making great choices and plans. My advice to the upper management is to be more receptive to the information coming from the average workers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Bad management + Mediocre Salaries = Exodus of Good Employees

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    This is for Fox overall, not just broadcasting. There are several options for food right on the Lot and other things like dry cleaners, car wash, flu shots and summer BBQs . If you're a celebrity/sports fan, you will see people you recognize. Other perqs vary greatly depending on which Fox company you work for.

    Cons

    The company has gone from one extreme to the other, with a lot of changes that aren't always good for employees unless you're management. Salaries and bonuses are low for the industry and low to middle range for the overall LA job market for everyone except executives. HR is worthless unless you are management or have a friend who can get you favors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ask good people why they are leaving and really listen to them. Then do something about what they tell you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Clueless

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice campus, good benefits, non-management employees are great to work with

    Cons

    Most of the execs are clueless as to what their departments actually do, they seems to forget that this is an entertainment company not a finance company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find execs who are enthusiastic about their jobs as opposed to the current ones who are just occupying space.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Very appreciative Legal Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    You really feel like you are part of the Fox family, even as an intern. Fox went above and beyond to offer Q&A panel discussions with the executives so that us interns could learn from them and get motivated to work for such a great company, including a Q&A with Mr. Pete Rice. Fox had the best summer BBQs where they closed down the lot and people would mingle. I was paid as a Legal Intern which felt incredible and made me feel appreciated. It was the only internship where someone took the time to go over the agreements I have been working on so I could really learn.

    Cons

    Trying to get a job there has been difficult but that is how it is at all the studios since they are so highly sought after.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. The executive I worked under and all those I was introduced to were extremely friendly, approachable, talented and passionate about what they do.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    extra-employment opportunities abound, while specific professional development lacks or is non-existent.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities to succeed outside of your job if you have the time and your supervisor allows it.

    Cons

    there is not much opportunity to be rewarded for excelling at job. not quite a meritocracy despite highly touted examples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    not all great ideas and employees will come from somewhere else.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Resolving a System performance problem.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Performance Consultant  in  Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Consultant in Century City, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The people were a mix: mostly nice, some incompetent deadweight, and the obligatory nasty piece of work.

    Cons

    They have a very fragmented environment. Little cross silo integration. They are driven by ad-hoc projects rather than an overarching strategic plan or even goals. And, their development process is unbelievably immature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really need strategic leadership. Executives who can cut costs by eliminating duplication, inefficiency, and waste. And specifically, these strategists need to be hard-core technologists.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A steady paycheck

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Steady paycheck is always a plus, there are a few good people here that really believe in what they do and remember that creating entertainment IS the backbone of the company. Learn what you can where you can.

    Cons

    There are many people pushing there way for larger titles and delivering numbers, but are forgetting having a product people want is what ultimately leads to success. Scheduling a vacation can be a nightmare as you are expected to be around even when you aren't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees as valued assets that they are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Executive Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive Director  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Energetic, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment that fosters creative though and embraces new challenges. The organization is definitely a roll up your sleeves type of environment that appreciates independent work with a good mix of team effort.

    Cons

    The lack of formality is a plus, but also a negative. The environment can be quite political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster talent through mentoring and formal training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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