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A+E Networks Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Working in an environment where a portion of upper management is incompetent and upward mobility is stifled (in 17 reviews)

  • No room for growth especially if you are in the LA office (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company but there is always room for improvement"

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

    I have been working at A+E Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Great common area
    supportive colleagues
    Good health benefits and vacation time

    Cons

    High level executives are only seen when at the town hall meeting.
    Depts are separated. The company doesn't promote communication between diff groups
    Bonuses aren't that high if you are not mid level
    Work events could be better
    Could have more educational workshops in case you wanted to move to another dept or freshen up your skills.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Management Woes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There could be solid opportunities, both creatively and managerially, and the hours are mostly flexible.

    Cons

    Working in an environment where a portion of upper management is incompetent and upward mobility is stifled.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, and recognize talented hard workers.

  3. "Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks full-time

    Pros

    able to gain valuable experience with one of the leading media companies in cable television

    Cons

    no room for upward mobility or growth


  4. "Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A+E Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, tons of vacation days.

    Cons

    Low pay, very hard to move up within the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Middling."

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    Former Contractor - Creative in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Creative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at A+E Networks as a contractor

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, copious holidays, good pay, and many women in upper management

    Cons

    Agree with many of the other reviews here. Working at A+E you get the feeling that you are on a sinking ship...
    - It's incredibly quiet & no sense of urgency/hustle going on around you, which is really odd for a TV (or any media) company
    - Ineffective communication is a company-wide issue. Long-term employees say it's been a problem for years
    - Project timelines were often "hurry up and wait" or last minute
    - Middle management walks on eggshells with higher-ups
    - Powers That Be are trying to infuse new life with new hires at the top, but the ideas coming from these execs for internal and external growth are uninspiring and feel out of touch
    - May not be ideal for someone looking to shake up media with new ideas and new tech - better for TV old-timers who have a family

    Advice to Management

    - Be consistent
    - Care about the details
    - Learn to manage people not just projects
    - Treat your employees like adults and trust them to do the job
    - Be clear in your expectations
    - Torch those stairs


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales service representative"

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    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - friendly coworkers
    - office aesthetic is nice

    Cons

    - no sense of team work
    - not much room for growth
    - HIGH TURN OVER

    Advice to Management

    Learn the job before you gives order. Respect is a two way street, give it in order to receive it. Better pay or perks to make up for the amount of work/coverage that has to be done.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work, company has very interesting events"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    hours are flexible, company has very interesting events

    Cons

    Need to build the community more, don't expect your boss's boss to know your name past the first two weeks that he met you

  8. "+"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A+E Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good learning environment and attempts for employee development and involvement.

    Great company benefits and perks.

    Liberal environment which fosters great creative collaboration.

    Cons

    Clear favoritism of certain departments.

    Lack of diversity at top positions

    Needs more support in administrative areas for many departments


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Coordinator"

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    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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "IT Department has more VPs & Directors than staff"

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    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.


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