France 24 Reviews

Updated April 18, 2014
Updated April 18, 2014
7 Reviews
3.2
7 Reviews
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France 24 Présidente Marie-Christine Saragosse
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  1.  

    Cool Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at France 24 full-time

    Pros

    Great team, casual dressing, flat organization.

    Cons

    time pressuring. Politically risky and traveling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    reporter in a foreign bureau

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    Former Employee - Reporter  in  Tokyo (Japan)
    Former Employee - Reporter in Tokyo (Japan)

    I worked at France 24 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    France's international TV channel. Could be a good platform.

    Cons

    Difficult to do quality TV news within a limited budget. Editors in Paris are too controlling. The newly launched website is a disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really need to recruit experienced editors that are knowledgeable in their beats!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Company lacks direction and ambition

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    Current Employee - Assistant Producer  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Assistant Producer in Paris (France)

    I have been working at France 24 part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    *Friendly colleagues
    *Good location, easy to reach from Paris
    *Staff canteen has good, subsidised meals

    Cons

    *Colleagues can be unprofessional
    *Low editorial standards
    *Heavy workload rewarded with low pay
    *Management and employees lack ambition and drive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lift editorial standards and aim to send reporters into the field. Instead of continually saying the company cannot compete with more experienced 24-hour news channels, define clear goals to differentiate yourself from the competition. Reward motivated staff with a career path.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    great hands-on experience at a stressful cost

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    Former Employee - Assistant Redacteur En Chef  in  Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)
    Former Employee - Assistant Redacteur En Chef in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

    I worked at France 24 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Conferred a lot of responsibility
    - Multi-task, no shadowing
    - Ability to develop real relationships with seniors
    - Upward mobility paths fairly accessible
    - Many benefits to morning shifts: subsidized meals, free taxis, good salary for intern

    Cons

    - Management is unorganized
    - Employees can be unprofessional
    - Highly stressful environment, horrible hours
    - HR is awful

  6.  

    Good people, baffling management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Paris (France)

    I have been working at France 24 full-time

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues from all over the world, good atmosphere and the job is fun.
    The work keeps expats like this reviewer in Paris.
    The money's OK.

    Cons

    The problems with this company are all at the top.
    Good people get promoted on merit, then fired because they seem pose a threat to 'La Direction'.
    Senior union reps tend to get top jobs by virtue of being union reps and not because they are any good.
    Mediocre middle managers don't get sacked, they get promoted sideways and forgotten about.
    And underneath are lots of happy and hard-working journalists who wouldn't touch a management opportunity with a bargepole.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see above

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    collegial atmosphere, lots of opportunities

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    Current Employee - Journalist  in  Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Journalist in Paris (France)

    I have been working at France 24

    Pros

    -you can move around in the company and try your hand at different tasks as a journalist
    -smart colleagues

    Cons

    -too many changes of management personnel

    Recommends
  8.  

    the worst experience I have had in my ten year career in broadcasting

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    Former Employee - Journalist  in  Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Journalist in Paris (France)

    I worked at France 24

    Pros

    It does provide English journalists with an opportunity to work on a daily live broadcast

    Cons

    However, the pay is the minimum compared to others in the Industry
    They like to hire young, highly inexperienced journalists who they can manipulate with fear
    The management team is very unprofessional and does not give you any feedback
    Their expectations are ridiculous compared to what they offer in compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who actually have experience and can manage a daily broadcast
    There are a lot of people on the management team who claim to have a lot of experience but it is obvious that they are just as lost as the young freelancers they hire
    News is not subjective to your opinion it is fact based and not meant to be manipulated based on your own prejudices
    If you are going to have an English news desk then make sure that the people running the desk can speak English.

    Doesn't Recommend

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