WFAA-TV Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
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  1. Wonderful people to work with.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at WFAA-TV full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is excellent. Very proud of the journalistic values.

    Cons

    Teams tended to work in silos vs. together.

  2. Ups and Downs

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphics in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Graphics in Dallas, TX

    I worked at WFAA-TV part-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Loved the people I worked with

    Cons

    Feel they had little loyalty to employees

    Advice to Management

    I did not get benefits although working 30 plus hours a week

  3. Great Reputation; Storied History; Currently a Work in Progress.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WFAA-TV full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly deep bench of talent, even though company is leaner than it once was.

    Cons

    Parent company is being acquired. Prepare to embrace a year or two of change as station realigns to new owner's way of doing business.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on online & mobile.

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  5. I've met a lot of true broadcast television 'professionals' at WFAA.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at WFAA-TV full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They believe in being the best, and have a proud tradition of keeping good people within their ranks.

    Cons

    As television tries to find its way into new digital media, the station continues to try to save money by constantly trimming back personnel. More individuals these days are asked to do the work of two or more people, so quality seems to be slipping.

    Advice to Management

    Good luck finding a place for broadcast television in the new digital media age. I hope it works out.

  6. Great Opportunity at the time

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    Former Employee - Studio Camera in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Studio Camera in Dallas, TX

    I worked at WFAA-TV

    Pros

    work with very talented people, Occasionally interact with VIP's, good technical experience opportunity

    Cons

    management is not as dedicated to the station as they used to be. advancement opportunities are rare.

  7. TV Station

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at WFAA-TV

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Best news department. Great product. Great community involvement

    Cons

    Belo has not re-instated 401K contributions. Belo corporate culture is structured and cookie cutter.

    Advice to Management

    Not much room at the top. Last 4 positions in my dept have been filled by people outside of the company

  8. Helpful (1)

    Morale has gone down over last ten years.

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer

    I have been working at WFAA-TV

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Wonderful staff, many have been at station for decades. It is a place you want to stay at once you gain employment there. Families are welcomed, and news of pregnancies are greeted with enthusiasm and support. Station filled with brilliant minds.

    Cons

    Limited or no praise for accomplishments, focus on negative, whether it's sliding ratings, or if we get a story "first". Contructive criticism or motivation has been replaced with yelling, and questions about why something is not happening the way management wants. Managers have different ideas that often clash with each other, so someone is always unhappy.

    Advice to Management

    Acknowledge accomplishments, offer positive feedback, make criticism constructive

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