MSNBC TV Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
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  1. Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Camera in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Camera in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSNBC TV full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open minded intelligent people with passion.

    Cons

    Its hard to get the job and salary you want within the company sometimes. If your lucky they can pay well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. GreatGreat cucltuerGread

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MSNBC TV as a contractor

    Pros

    Great co-workers, even with a strict schedule and fast information, things still got done. Care, compassion, empathy for employees. Good benefits!

    Cons

    Somewhat hodge-podge content management system, bit clunky.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. I worked with them for seven years.

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    Former Contractor - Confidential in Redmond, WA
    Former Contractor - Confidential in Redmond, WA

    I worked at MSNBC TV as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people. Good editorial work.

    Cons

    Management cut out their heart when NBC took over, and NBC was taken over by Comcast. The cuts there were disturbing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Original journalism is more important than aggregation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. Growing company but unstructured internship program

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at MSNBC TV as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - exciting time for company, a lot of shows gaining momentum esp. in the current political climate
    - some talented employees, but little camaraderie between workers and somewhat cold corporate culture

    Cons

    - supervisors can be very neglectful of interns, no flexibility or training
    - interns are sort of left to float around with no real direction
    - many news programs require employees to work late into the night (as is the norm), but interns also follow this rule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - develop a more structured internship program with real training, interaction between supervisor and interns, and direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Worst Network to work for

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

    I have been working at MSNBC TV

    Pros

    great location, liberal commentary, always a lot action going on

    Cons

    terrible management
    does not pay for performance well
    zero feedback
    Do not innovate, inspire, or lead the way for success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate your management teams, just because someone is good at a specific job does not mean they are good at managing people. A manager should have to people skills, the ability to teach others, and lead the way for others.

    Incorporate goals and objectives to departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at MSNBC TV

    Pros

    I wanted to work for a great and well respected company and news network. MSNBC seemed to allign with my career goals.

    Cons

    Usual la di da when dealing with artistic direction and the work is very tedious and not a lot of room for growth.But there are hard times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No complaints really just try and foster a motivational environment where opinions matter instead of having employees deal with tempermental attitudes of superiors.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. If you don't mind crazy hours, it's a fine place to work.

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

    I worked at MSNBC TV

    Pros

    A solid name in news. People call you back.

    Cons

    The hours are crazy. It's hard to have a life when you have to be at work at 5am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more open about changes in the company.

  9. 2 people found this helpful

    The most awful working experience I have ever encountered.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at MSNBC TV

    Pros

    Really, it was an awful experience. MSNBC News was one of the worst employment expeirences of my life. The best reason that I can come up with for working there is you'll be working in the building where tourists pay about 50 bucks a pop to take a tour. The prestige of that is about the only thing.

    Cons

    Everything else. You are treated as if you are just a rat on the wheel. No respect is shown to you by senior managment. You are there for them to yell at, to release frustration and blame when their lack of communication and leadership skills fails them. You work your butt off and get not even an ounce of recognition or even acknowledgement for it. Pretty much, 95% of the people working there hate it, but realize that there is no where else to go due to the job market right now. The environment is high stress and extremely toxic in that there is nothing but negative energy from the producers. In about 3 months, you find yourself being drawn into the constant bickering, yelling and negativity going on all around you. As if that weren't enough, there is absolutely NO growth opportunity there. You rotate between PA positions, learning how to do the jobs of the other PA's and are lied to by management that this is "for your own good in your next job". Do no be fooled by this. They are simply trying to train you so that you could cover the 4am shift if someone calls out. The skills you learn in the other PA jobs will never again be useful if you do move up to being a producer. Lies, disrespect and a downright nasty working environment is what you can expect.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management became senior management simply because they were at the right place at the right time. They have literally zero management experience and it is painfully evident in on a daily basis that these people have not developed the ability to communicate with those they are supposed to be "managing". This usually results at someone screaming at you, either via phone, sending an angry e-mail or, if you are lucky enough to be in the control room, just flat out to your face.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at MSNBC TV

    Pros

    Fun environment to work in

    Cons

    Not enough meaningful work opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career track advice for interns

    Doesn't Recommend

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