WNET Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Mix of good and bad people

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great content and mission, work life balance

    Cons

    Talent leaves, little room to advance

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

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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.

  3. I would work here again

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Montclair, NJ
    Former Intern - Intern in Montclair, NJ

    I worked at WNET as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people, not overly serious like a lot of places. I enjoyed my time here and would work here again.

    Cons

    I was only an intern so my knowledge is limited so I can't speak about salaries and benefits or anything else at the company.

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  5. Intern

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at WNET as an intern

    Pros

    Was able to work closely with upper management, projects seemed like they were worthwhile.

    Cons

    While just a summer internship it appeared this could be a difficult place to try and grow your career.

  6. Quiet, stationary company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great coworkers and good cause

    Cons

    Quiet workplace with little interaction
    Low pay and difficulty in advancing

  7. Helpful (1)

    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

    I worked at WNET full-time

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

    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...

  8. Up and down.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong mission, culture, and values - wonderful product.

    Cons

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

  9. A wonderful workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WNET

    Recommends
    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.

  10. Good professionals, but very slow at adjusting to the modern media landscape

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

    I worked at WNET as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Quality reporting, interesting projects and the opportunity to work with people with decades of experience in TV news.

    Cons

    Senior professionals have a very old media approach, so there is little opportunity to innovate and be part of the 21st century media landscape. Dependence on funding means the company has little incentive to modernize, as funders tend to be older.

    Advice to Management

    Get some younger people with fresh ideas making decisions on formatting and programming. Your content will be more engaging and will attract younger viewers and potential funders.

  11. Go Somewhere else, don't get stuck here

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

    I worked at WNET full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good work life-balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Everything else.., low pay, pc saturated environment,.

    Advice to Management

    Get some structure

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