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A+E Networks Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Nancy Dubuc
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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. "Sales Service Representative"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Service Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Incredible benefits, team mentality, inspiring upper management

    Cons

    Low pay, often long hours, lack of respect in the work environment (even for an entry level job), lack of opportunities to get promoted

    Advice to Management

    More opporunities to move up in the company, and upper management should understand this position! At least if you don't understand the position, don't pretend to understand the job


  2. "Freelance Employee Perspective"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A+E Networks as a contractor

    Pros

    A+E has a great culture and core values. It is also great about hiring from within if you are looking for a company to move up in.

    Cons

    It is incredibly difficult to make the jump from a freelancer (perma-lance) to staff


  3. "Short term intern position review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good working and learning environment

    Cons

    Lower than average monthly wages


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  5. "Integrated Sales Planner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Not a ton of opportunities for growth and development.


  6. "Independent consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Senior Business Analyst/Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked in IT department as Business Analyst and Project Manager.
    Great people, diversity, friendly atmosphere, consultants are treated really well and involved in overall company affairs. CTO is great and approachable, VP and director levels are competent. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The only Cons is that Everything has to do with the Politics.

    Advice to Management

    Add management classes to oblige leads and higher management to stay current and pursue better style.


  7. "Great"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in New York, NY
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A+E Networks (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lot' of opportunities, diverse programming and fun environment to work in. Freelancers seemed to stay long and possibly move into full time positions.

    Cons

    Some assignments could have used more production background checks. Permitting and production was sometimes a little loose.


  8. "Good gig, have been freelance there on and off since 2005."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good rate, nice bunch of people to work with and if you like a 9 to 5 editing job, that's the one.

    Cons

    Micromanagement to the 1000th degree. Seems like sometimes you need to take 10 steps when all you need is one.


  9. "Loved Working Here, Tough on Freelancers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office culture
    Great working hours
    Great experience in a fast paced environment concerned with performance

    Cons

    Freelancers have almost no path to full time work here.


  10. "Best Place I've Worked"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people and the culture really make this place special. I've never worked somewhere like this, where there is truly an open door policy and you can get time with anyone, from the most senior to the most junior. The benefits are fantastic and they do a lot of events to get us together like screenings, open bars, speaker series, ice cream socials, etc. It's been over a year and half and I still like coming in to work every day- of course there are some bad days but overall it's great.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, there are far too many people in the company who are freelancers which means they don't receive any benefits and it can be very very hard to be converted. I've known people who have been here for years and still haven't gotten converted. Also, it doesn't really seem like there's clear career paths for a lot of the junior people and they end up leaving for not only more money but for a step up in their career.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in creating some more clear career paths and convert our freelancers.


  11. "Good with room for improvement"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Current Employee - Manager in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, 401k, fairly accessible management, absolutely wonderful people (mostly)

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive at all. Upper management is mired in many old habits and ways of thinking that are holding the company back from being a true competitor in the industry. Lacking creativity in their programming and in forward thinking. Has a tendency to take employees for granted. Retention of good people has been difficult lately. Priorities can be skewed.

    Advice to Management

    Change creative direction because what's happening now isn't working. Roll with the times. Listen to your people with boots on the ground when they express concerns and make suggestions. Start investing more in your employees and treat them better. They are the ones who carry out the difficult, stressful, time consuming day to day tasks and keep programs on the air. They give up personal time and weekends, and take calls while on vacation. The least you can do is fairly compensate them and show some appreciation. Do away with or limit the 3rd party reliance.



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