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Pros
  • "Great people and management on the technical side(in 10 reviews)

  • "Real news, great team, opportunity to learn a lot of new skills(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "no transparency from upper management(in 8 reviews)

  • "AJAM had the mission and it had the talent, but it lacked any semblance of a coherent strategy(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing Company, Amazing Product"

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    Former Employee - Meteorologist in New York, NY

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Solid product with great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    The company never really made it off the ground in the US because they were trying to use work scenarios that worked international but not nationally

    Al Jazeera America2016-08-04
  2. "Editor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues, lots of editorial freedom, flexibility and investment in good product.

    Cons

    Disorganized management structure, poor forward planning

    Advice to Management

    Move to all-streaming, digital platform

    Al Jazeera America2018-02-06
  3. "OK experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Al Jazeera America full-time

    Pros

    Money to travel the country and do real reporting

    Cons

    Lots of politics. Hard to navigate

    Advice to Management

    Well, they pulled the plug on the network so my advice is, good luck!

    Al Jazeera America2017-10-18
  4. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time

    Pros

    interesting work, smart colleagues and good location

    Cons

    no transparency from upper management

    Al Jazeera America2017-09-23
  5. "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Very nice people and good stories

    Cons

    Bad work culture due to too few resources

    Advice to Management

    Don't make people work such crazy hours it burns them out.

    Al Jazeera America2017-09-16
  6. "SVP BROADCAST OPERATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY"

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    Former Employee - Senior Vice President OPERATIONS and TECHNOLOGY in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    An international news coverage where one learns news of the world

    Cons

    It can be chaotic due worldwide news coverage but brings an excitement..

    Advice to Management

    maintain professionalism in the consistence.

    Al Jazeera America2017-03-30
  7. "Positive Experience"

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    Former Employee - Field Producer in New York, NY
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    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Worked with great people Got time to tell in-depth stories Nationally respected name, if not always a well known one Competitive pay and benefits

    Cons

    Well, going out of business, for starters Decision-making process sometimes bogged down in bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    Don't buy a cable news station, maybe Hindsight is 20/20, obviously

    Al Jazeera America2017-03-17
  8. "Good Idea, Bad Execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Was a good idea... covering lesser covered stories and voices in America with a wealthy benefactor but it just didn't pan out.

    Cons

    The upper management team they put in place had no idea what they were doing, along with racist and sexist behavior that has been well documented.

    Advice to Management

    If you try to enter the US market again, it would be well worth listening to your employees and addressing their real concerns about direction, management and how you are perceived by the public.

    Al Jazeera America2017-04-17
  9. "production assistant"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Al Jazeera America

      Pros

      good money, good experience and talented staff

      Cons

      bad management, bad ratings, not much training

      Al Jazeera America2017-03-03
    • "Senior Script Producer"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Al Jazeera America full-time

        Pros

        Newsroom was filled with great talented people.

        Cons

        Disorganized at many levels in the company.

        Advice to Management

        went out of business

        Al Jazeera America2017-02-10
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