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Washington, DC
1001 to 5000 employees
1888
Nonprofit Organization
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Discovery Communications
Still publishing its flagship "National Geographic" magazine, the not-for-profit National Geographic Society (NGS) has expanded into an array of venues to enhance our knowledge of the big blue marble. The NGS has staked claims in the worlds of ... Read more

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  • "Great mission, frustrating politics"

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    Former Employee - Editorial Coordinator in Washington, DC
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    I worked at National Geographic full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing coworkers, entry level jobs started with 19+ days vacation time (though I think this policy has been drastically limited in 2017), inspiring mission, exciting networking opportunities

    Cons

    Leadership is often in flux, there's a constant struggle between the non-profit and for-profit entities, new leadership cares little about the employees

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National Geographic Photos

National Geographic photo of: National Geographic Headquarters, David M. Childs architect. (Photo thanks to Flickr user aloucha, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
National Geographic photo of: FROGS! National Geographic in Washington D.C. (Photo thanks to Flickr user sissyboystud, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
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National Geographic photo of: The central part of the National Geographic Society campus, on M Street NW between 16th and 17th. (Photo thanks to Flickr user Mr. T in DC, available under by-nc-nd v2.0)
National Geographic photo of: National Geographic Society headquarters (Photo thanks to Flickr user dbking, available under by v2.0)
National Geographic photo of: the fast Jaguar
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National Geographic Interviews

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    Global Programming Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at National Geographic (Washington, DC) in August 2016.

    Interview

    Quick and efficient. They were looking to fill the position fast due to need. I was called in and interviewed 2 rounds in 2 weeks. I was called into the office, and met with the head of the department. The entire conversation was casual, nothing too stressful. They are very personable at NGC. The second round was with two employees an it was similar to the first round. Just general questions about working style, adapting to a changing environment, and television.

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National Geographic Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012

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