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A&E Networks Reviews

Updated February 16, 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. "AE Networks"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations in Stamford, CT
    Former Employee - Commercial Operations in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unmatched Benefits and amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    On the lower side for pay compared to the media industry


  2. "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


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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company has lost focus"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. "Manager, Partnerships"

    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
    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company culture and atmosphere was unmatched; collaborative teams, respectful executives, great HR presence; creativity and drive were highly valued

    Cons

    The perma-lance program kept freelancers on as full-time employees without providing necessary benefits which made it difficult to retain talent due to individuals' needs for insurance and job security

    Advice to Management

    Ban the perma-lance program and continue cultivating a professional atmosphere of creativity, collaboration and unilateral respect


  8. "Review for A&E Television Networks"

    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
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at A&E Networks (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great support staff at the company.

    Cons

    No rules for management. They are allowed to treat lower employees in anyway. No formal plans for advancement in place. Minorities are not well represented in upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Managers should be awarded on how they provide upward mobility and advancement training to their staff,


  9. "Best Place I've Worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos at the top"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people and good benefits. Work environment is generally friendly and pleasant and they try hard to make the company feel like a good place to work.

    Cons

    The upper management team is weak and keeps recycling and promoting the same untalented people over and over. This doesn't allow for innovation or new blood and is part of the company's decline.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some outsiders! Stop promoting mediocre cronies who don't tell the CEO what time it is! Also consider getting a new CEO.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Sr. Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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



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