WNET Reviews

Updated August 20, 2015
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  1. Nice culture, terrible executive management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The culture was great. Very casual, good work/life balance. People generally kind and politics were at a minimum. People are rather passionate about the mission of public media.

    Cons

    The President of WNET is incompetent. He lacks basic leadership skills and I personally saw him fall asleep in a 5 person meeting. He hired a lot of his old colleagues (read: friends) from for-profit media and the fit and production quality/integrity is not as good as other public production studios.

    Advice to Management

    A new president is necessary and long overdue. I would not donate to this organization under the current leader. Stay focused on quality production and digital distribution.


  2. Backward Company with Backward Employees

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WNET (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Friendly people that believe in the company's mission.

    Cons

    Lack of communication across the company; Lack of leadership amongst department heads.

    Advice to Management

    Hire directors that are in touch with 21st century.


  3. Very exciting place to work!

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    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    People were very friendly and extremely hard working!

    Cons

    No negatives to speak of, all PROs.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work!


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  5. Producer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WNET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Calm work environment, friendly workers, public media mission

    Cons

    Lack of resources, low starting pay, lack of upward mobility within the company


  6. Mix of good and bad people

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    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great content and mission, work life balance

    Cons

    Talent leaves, little room to advance


  7. Positive experience, but not enough to stay long term.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at WNET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company with quality programming. More interesting work than in many companies and it can be exciting.

    Cons

    No room to move up in the company, and they need to hire more workers to lessen the strain. Low pay because of its non-profit status. Age division.

    Advice to Management

    Arrange community building events to increase morale.


  8. Quiet, stationary company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at WNET full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers and good cause

    Cons

    Quiet workplace with little interaction Low pay and difficulty in advancing


  9. Helpful (2)

    Be sure you apply to the right department!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at WNET full-time

    Pros

    There are some pretty nice people here and the viewers mostly appreciate the channel very much! When you tell people where you work they think its really cool and tell you their favorite programs.

    Cons

    There is very little room for growth or movement here, especially for more entry-level jobs. If you're young and just looking for work while you get your life together, I'd recommend another company unless you're in a position directly related to your career goals. The departments are small and it's very hard to move from one to another if that's your plan. The departments are also quite understaffed so be prepared to do the job of at least 2 people (since 2 people probably DID do your job before the recession). You may be excited and passionate at first but that will die quickly once overwork, underpay and supervisory bureaucracy settle overpowers it. Again, there are much worse places out there, but it's disappointing how unfulfilling working for "viewers like you" can be.

    Advice to Management

    More opportunities for growth and learning. Many jobs can plateau very quickly...


  10. Up and down.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WNET full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong mission, culture, and values - wonderful product.

    Cons

    Tough place to learn and grow in some areas of the company.


  11. A wonderful workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    The people who work there are very bright, inspiring, professional, passionate and friendly.

    Cons

    The only con about working at WNET is that you won't get paid as much as you would in a private network.



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