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PBS Reviews in Arlington, VA

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
22 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great benefits and good work life balance (in 4 reviews)

  • If you're f/t contract, you should do fine (great pay, many great people, and you can easily move on when you've had enough) (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Erratic scheduling, little room for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • no room for advancement or hire afterward (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Community Engagement Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Community Engagement in Arlington, VA
    Current Intern - Community Engagement in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at PBS as an intern

    Pros

    - Intern Events
    - Access to Senior Management
    - Working on meaningful projects
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    Cons

    - Not seeing the completion of your project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management should expand the internship program because PBS is a great company to work for.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at PBS

    Pros

    It's a great work environment. Everyone is very helpful, friendly and supportive. There's a good deal of trying to make everything as efficient as possible and make teams work as well as possible.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. I guess there are a lot of very busy people. Since the budget for new his isn't always big, rules trend to be broader and each person does more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Office culture is great. People are friendly and laid back. Definitely an independent work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at PBS

    Pros

    Office culture is definitely a pro as well as the recent changes and increases in popularity of the network. Good benefits package.

    Cons

    Not as easy to move around as one would think. Advancement takes a long time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gear up collaboration across departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company if you want no growth

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    Current Employee - Corporate in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Corporate in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and good work life balance

    Cons

    No room for growth. No room for changes due to top level management being "old school". Pay not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your workers to shine. No point in hiring young, new, bright, innovative talent if you would like to comform to the same old things. Allow the monetary success of PBS to flow throughout the company, not just the top.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great mission, great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Director in Arlington, VA

    I worked at PBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The mission and the people. Better than average benefits.

    Cons

    Limited career path, below average salary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't loose focus that company is a membership organization whose purpose is to serve the member stations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growth and reality.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Web Technologist in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Web Technologist in Arlington, VA

    I worked at PBS full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The mission is impeccable, you can feel great about the work you do, and there are some amazing people pouring their hearts into this company.

    Cons

    The upper management is not as good as could be; tight budgets and constant political threat keep PBS from growing as well as it could.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focused on people who share the vision of the mission. The issues PBS faces are not about being more corporate; they are about how best to serve people with educational and cultural media in the 21st Century.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    You will feel great about the work that you do but watch out for the massive amount of red tape.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Producer in Arlington, VA

    I worked at PBS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    Great cause
    You are recognized for your work

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and internal politics
    Difficult to rise through middle management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep innovating and find better ways to retain great talent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PBS is a great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Project Coordinator in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at PBS full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy environment, decent pay, great cause

    Cons

    Slow moving, afraid of change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The people are the heart of the organization

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Arlington, VA

    I worked at PBS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly staff, convenient location, important mission

    Cons

    Constant re-organizing, diminishing benefits, advancement opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    PBS, great ... management, absolutely clueless!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    PBS is a company that you can be proud to work for. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Department heads do not value their employees at all or give recognition. Many valuable resources have left and morale is extremely low. Slim possibilities of career advancements. Absolutely no communication between internal departments due to internal conflicts from management which creates a horrible work environment and negatively affects everyone's job performance .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together. Learn about your team and don't just try to be buddy buddy with the higher ups because your employees are the ones working hard, putting in those extra hours, being innovative and making you look good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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