NBCNEWS.com Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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NBCNEWS.com President and Publisher Charlie Tillinghast
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There's plenty of opportunity to develop new skills and leadership ability. For people who are interested in digital journalism, there is good growth in that area.

    Cons

    The annual performance review process could be streamlined, though, to make it more useful to employees and managers. A steadier flow of feedback throughout the year would be better.

    Advice to Management

    360-degree reviews, in which employees evaluate managers, could be helpful in giving them feedback that would improve the working environment.


  2. Slow to change, still riding their dynosaurs

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent products and trusted brands

    Cons

    Arrogance throughout NBC... they do NOT embrace the changing world.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, invest in the future and get rid of broadcast TV managers who don't get it. Also, bring back credibility and ethics in journalism.


  3. Too Much Bureaucracy, Not Enough Innovation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor
    Former Employee - Editor

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, legacy brand, salary competitive, nice work enviornment

    Cons

    Disorganized, terrible communication, do not reward innovation, behind in technology


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  5. Don't. Just don't.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than a year)

    Negative Outlook
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    If you're interested in journalism, it's not here.

    Cons

    Lack of focus, poor treatment of employees

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, it wouldn't be heard.


  6. Undergoing major changes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Location. Working at 30rock is the best part of the job.

    Cons

    They have been laying off employees for over a year now -- ever since the former company (msnbc.com) was bought by NBC. Charlie Tillinghast is no longer with the company. Very little transparency and very little opportunity to learn new skills or advance.

    Advice to Management

    Tell employees what is valued by the new management/owners.


  7. Chaotic work environment in an organization with little vision from Sr. Management.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Smart, terrific people. Good salary and benefits. Pockets of genuine collaboration and overall desire to deliver the best production for the consumer. People are passionate about what they do here.

    Cons

    Stuck doing some things they way they've done them since the dawn of television. The TV ratings implosion helped exasperate the blame culture. Lot's of second guessing EVERYTHING. Lack of transparency and poor communication within organization, at all levels. Little to no importance placed on being a good manager. Completely ineffective HR department.

    Advice to Management

    On the right track with recent Sr. management hires. Need to work on creating a "safe" work environment where people are not afraid to take risk, innovate and try new things. Better communication to employees at all levels.


  8. Fun while it lasted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Writer/Editor
    Former Employee - Senior Writer/Editor

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management jumped on breaking news, encouraged quick hits as well as longer features as warranted to bring readers original content. Management aspired to transparency.

    Cons

    A change in ownership (NBC taking over the operation from what had been a joint venture with Microsoft) led to a shifting of mission and a staff reorganization that also meant job eliminations for many.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up your attempts at being open with staff.


  9. Not the happiest of times at the peacock

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com

    Pros

    Smart people, convenient location and great cafeteria

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy and red tape. No clear vision or direction--too many chefs in the kitchen.


  10. Best place I have worked so far!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redmond, WA

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are reasonable and respectful, including management
    you have a lot of latitude to do what you like to do, assuming it's good for the company as well
    politics are at a minimum

    Cons

    need some new technical leadership with vision
    because there are 4 VPs--they each get to manage their divisions, but it sure would be nice if they prioritized first before leaving it up to the people at the bottom to fight it out.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out how to communicate top down. You think you're doing it, but you're not.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Excellent Company, Proud to be a Part

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA
    Former Employee - Intern in Redmond, WA

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent company culture and environment; employees are valued and career growth is a priority. I have done several internships and this is the best experience I could have asked for. Great pay and benefits, for an internship.

    Cons

    While msnbc.com moves fast to stay ahead of the curve at at the leading edge of technology, sometimes moves are made without being completely thought out (ie: too fast).



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