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A+E Networks Reviews

Updated February 3, 2017
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Pros
  • They have a good work/life balance (in 18 reviews)

  • Great people, always willing to help you learn and will introduce you to anyone they think will advance your career (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Hard to get time with upper management (in 14 reviews)

  • No room for growth especially if you are in the LA office (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - California in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great health benefits, nice people

    Cons

    Employee moral is low, as most feel overworked. They don't believe in internal growth


  2. Helpful (1)

    "IT Department has more VPs & Directors than staff"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks full-time

    Pros

    Popcorn & Movies. Cool people. Security in front is really nice. Benefits are decent.

    Cons

    There are more VPs, Directors, Senior Directors, Assistant Directors, and Director's Directors than actual staff to do the work. Everyone's EGO in IT is flying high. The number of meetings for everything are a MAJOR productivity slowdown. Who actually does the work since everyone is in meetings?

       Nothing gets done because half of IT Dept is in meetings, then there is the follow up meeting, then the pre meeting to the next meeting. I mean you would think this place had 200,000 employees.

    The perception of the ENTIRE company is that IT basically sucks, and the management just yells at the staff, threatens their jobs instead of developing them. 15 year employees just being let go without proper replacement etc. I mean I could go on

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of some of IT leadership, promote a few people to manage, hire more staff, LESS meetings, and more importantly, treat people like you value them!! No career advancement. VPs and above spend more time in training than actual staff who do the work. shame on you.


  3. "Not great for advancement"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly colleagues, nice atmosphere, decent benefits

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for advancement within when it comes to creative content -- unless you're C-Suite level. It seems certain talent isn't valued as much unless it comes from outside.

    Advice to Management

    Learn the genuine interests of your staff and try to open doors for creative growth across all areas. Considering a policy of hiring and elevating from within first before going outside.


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  5. "Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at A+E Networks full-time

    Pros

    A lot of happy employees

    Cons

    Very little pay, had to make me freelance and cut overtime hours.

    Advice to Management

    Show value in all employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company has lost focus"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great and the hours expected to be in the office are fair

    Cons

    This used to be a great place to work with clear direction and focus. Now it is all over the place. Too many managers not on the same page and employees are required to work on too many networks. Challenging to be a master in your product. Work life balance has gotten worse in the last few years due to challenging times in the business. This is an antiquated way of thinking

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page and give employees clear direction. Allow for more flexible schedules and watch productivity increase.


  7. "Manager, Partnerships"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking company that has great ideas, they just don't execute correctly.

    Cons

    Too many people in upper management in high positions. Not enough of a chance to have your voice heard


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Century City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Coordinator in Century City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at A+E Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good learning experience and nice location

    Cons

    no promotions, no middle management, VPs and above. TOP HEAVY!!

    Advice to Management

    Seek middle management to help evolve the company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Communication can use some work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    People there are great. Everyone is very collaborative and really good at their job.

    Cons

    Hard to get time with upper management. Because of that, sometimes there's a lack of communication between the people that actually do the work vs those who approve things


  10. "Well-intentioned, needs to do more to wall the walk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A+E Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wants to do "the right thing," has some smart decision-makers and has been remarkably good at creating incredible content, breaking records and generating loyalty inside and outside the company.

    Cons

    Wrong people in the wrong jobs...for too long--not only does this hurt advancement opportunities but it creates a stagnant environment.


  11. "Could be better"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Health Benefits, 401K, bonus and great learning environment

    Cons

    Minimal Maternity Leave, witnessed promotions not based on merit, not true to their offerings in regards to flexible time schedules

    Advice to Management

    transparency



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