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FOX Broadcasting Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
86 Reviews

3.3
86 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • If you like super fast paced, then this is a great place to work (in 6 reviews)

  • Interesting to walk through a studio lot and see them film TV shows (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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The people are top notch.

    Cons

    It's in decline and doesn't seem to know how to rebound.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in The Woodlands, TX

    Pros

    They had decent wages and good benefits. Plenty of overtime for anyone who wanted it.

    Cons

    Management needs a lot of improvement. They actively discourage teamwork and regularly assign work that has nothing to do with employee professions. I was an electrical engineer who regularly had to do plumbing work while the plumber was pulling electrical cable, for instance. A bit more organization would go a long way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use your employees talents and allow them to work as a team. The boost to morale and efficiency would go a long way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Learn about the industry quickly, and hands on

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    Learn a lot about the industry, jobs are what you make of them, respectable broadcast network, great mid level employees / most upper level,

    Cons

    Micromanaged, office politics, closed door policy, typical corporate work environment, hard work not always appreciated, systems are very out dated

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delegate responsibilites

    Recommends
    Neutral 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

    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.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    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
  7.  

    Clueless

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    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
  8.  

    You get out of it what you put in

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    If you're willing to really step up and take on extra work / responsibility, you can parlay that to greater opportunities later on. I learned more there than I did at any other employer, but I had to own that and not expect others to look out for me.

    Cons

    You need to manage this well, so that you don't get taken advantage of. Somewhat cut-throat environment at times, which I think would bother some people more than others. As with anything in entertainment, the pay isn't great, but I do think that Fox in particular tries to underpay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lowball salary offers might save you money in the short-term, but in the long-term you'll only be able to attract mediocre talent (the "Bs" and "Cs") as your staff will get poached with higher salary offers from competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Very appreciative Legal Intern

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    Former Employee - Legal Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    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
  10.  

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

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

    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
  11.  

    Resolving a System performance problem.

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    Former Employee - Performance Consultant  in  Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Performance Consultant in Century City, CA

    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

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