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  1. "Great company to work for but they are being bought by Sinclair, expect changes"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allbritton Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Allbrittion invests in their employees and provides good resources for getting your work done.

    Cons

    Politico is the jewel in their portfolio and thusly received all the resources.

    Advice to Management

    WHY, WHY, WHY . . .did you sell to Sinclair?


  2. "Tough place to stay and earn decent living"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Allbritton Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    solid core of people, management mostly great to work with

    Cons

    money is a challenge. well below regular market salary

    Advice to Management

    pay the people what they are really worth.


  3. "Good group of people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allbritton Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great managers, great people and an almost unlimited opportunity to make money.

    Cons

    TV side has been sold to another company - closing in early 2014 so not sure what work environment will be after that. Was family owned

    Advice to Management

    N/A - not sure how many will still be there


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  5. "Account Executive, TV & Web Sales"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allbritton Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexibility, excellent commission structure, fun environment

    Cons

    frequent turnover of managers, frequent changes to corporate structure


  6. "Difficult Hours"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allbritton Communications full-time

    Pros

    Nothing specific. A job is a job, nothing more, nothing less. Unless you're an anchor, don't bother looking for career opportunities.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts, oppressive workload, dated hardware, low wages. Practices collective punishment for the mistake of one department member, probably as an excuse to terminate employees with no notice.

    Advice to Management

    Delegate assignments to the department that should be managing them, not the lowest paid employees in the station.


  7. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Allbritton Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with awesome people and was always one step ahead of everyone else because I knew what was going on that day.

    Cons

    The work is boring. I found myself so bored I would practically fall asleep at the teleprompter. There was also no professional development available. There were cliques among the staff and they kept everyone in their proper place.


  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company is great - benefits are good.

    Cons

    Condition of building - needs improvement.


  9. "Unless you're on air, don't stay and get too comfortable"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allbritton Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top ten market, people are cool, good place to meet people for future jobs

    Cons

    Pay for parking, low 401k matching if any, 5 years to be vested, lowest pay in this market, little to no growth for advancement


  10. "Good Place to Work"

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

    Pros

    Everybody in management was knowledgable and very approachable. Overall - a very good place to work. We all worked hard, but it was worth it.

    Cons

    Some corporate policies seemed a bit odd at at times, but nothing that should cause concerns for anyone considering employment.