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C Span Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Guest Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Guest Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Guest Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is understanding and flexible. Meet interesting people every day. Learn about broadcasting industry. Parking pass. Good part-time job while student.

    Cons

    You have to wake up really early for morning shows. Atmosphere can be hectic during on-air times but that's to be expected. Everyone loves it there so no one leaves making it hard to enter as a full-time employee.


  2. "C-SPAN, Washington D.C."

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at C Span full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture is unmatched. Everyone is friendly, goal driven, and united around the mission of the company. The executives are highly approachable and appreciative of new ideas.

    Cons

    Since the company isn't extremely large, the opportunity for upward mobility can be slow moving at times.

  3. "Production Assitant"

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

    I worked at C Span full-time

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, great benefits, nice office

    Cons

    Pay isn't great to start, but fair for production


  4. "GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO START YOUR CAREER"

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    Current Employee - Programming Operations/Editorial in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Programming Operations/Editorial in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a family and a team. CO-workers are a great support and friendly.

    Cons

    Its an internship offers and stipend at the end, but it isn't paid.


  5. "C-SPAN"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at C Span full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great place to work. You get a sense of community there. Very nice compensation and benefits. I actually love my job ! Also, there is a gym there where you can have access to if you are full-time.

    Cons

    Non-Union based , and the hours can be irregular very often. Other than that, I really have no cons to report on.


  6. "Great Company, and Great Co-workers"

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    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Programming Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers
    Hours
    Being in DC
    Trips to the White House

    Cons

    Could be paid more for living in such an expensive city


  7. "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at C Span full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, excellent benefits, overtime, and great company culture

    Cons

    Somewhat risk averse, not a lot of vacation time

  8. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic benefits package, competitive salary, CEO knows employees by name. Company is loyal to its employees. Management is generally promoted from within.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work is a bit boring. Working on Capitol Hill means driving in busy Washington DC traffic. Very strict dress code.

    Advice to Management

    Brian Lamb does not need to change. He has treated his employees right, and it seems has positioned the company well for a possible retirement.


  9. "I interned for four years, during the summer breaks in different departments, and my experience was great."

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's a comfortable environment, and the people are really nice. Senior management tends to be understanding. The employer and the HR team really do care about the employees, which is GREAT. They treat you with respect and decency and try to find the best ways to solve your problems. The CEO knows almost everyones' names by hear, and the company culture is awesome. The benefits are also out of the roof great There are about 9 weeks in vacation each year.

    Cons

    The pay isn't too great and as with any other job, there are a few weirdos in the mix, who have some issues.


  10. "Fantastic opportunity!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It's clear that management truly cares about your success. As an intern, you're given numerous opportunities to sit down with higher level executives to discuss your goals and the direction of the company (especially Brian Lamb, who is known to come check on interns in the break room). C-SPAN was definitely my favorite internship during my undergraduate career.

    Cons

    Few opportunities to be hired on after end of internship.

    Advice to Management

    Keep using your interns as a resource!


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