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Updated December 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work environment, creative atmosphere, friendly people, shuttle service for NYC residing employees free of charge (in 9 reviews)

  • It's a very fast-paced, high-volume environment and it's very demanding (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • Unfortunately, there is not much room for growth and improvement here (in 6 reviews)

  • There was also great difficulty in being hired on full time after your contract terms were up (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Creative community of industry professionals

    Cons

    Complacency for long time employees


  2. "Subjective, not rational culture"

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    Former Employee - CMO in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - CMO in Englewood, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part of the GE family of companies, Six-sigma, diverse talent, fast paced

    Cons

    Hire window dressing CEO that never worked in business before and was fickle. Cared more about appearances than results. Very subjective business with highest rank "winning" even if no logic or data. Lacks disciplined processes.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Think twice ..."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNBC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent building, location, and free gym.

    Cons

    Where do I start? They mine the young like moles to justify paying less for more work. The contracting agencies that they use to find talent need to be regulated big time. The building though decent, is very drab and sad. People genuinely look sad and when no one is looking. There are a lot of creative people here, who seemed to be trapped.

    Cubical farms replaced actual offices
    Broken equipment
    Clunky applications
    Sever ignorance from young managers
    Sexiest
    Racist

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting the very young and inexperienced to management positions. Wisdom and conditioning truly come with age. Without it there are no people skills. Also this place seems somewhat racist.


  4. "Great"

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

    I have been working at CNBC full-time

    Pros

    free gym, nice people, free shuttle

    Cons

    no free food but that's not a huge deal

    Advice to Management

    no advice to them they're great


  5. "Producer"

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    Current Employee - Producer in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Producer in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People. Life work balance.

    Cons

    little room for career development


  6. "producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great and smart colleagues. nice building, but not in New york City. Did not love the commute

    Cons

    Management always fighting with each other, and out of touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    make the brand more relevant to a new audience. they are stuck in the past


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Not bad, but not great either"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The majority of employees understand that we're all part of the same team and will help each other if needed...friendly work environment. Not working on the weekends (in TV this is very rare).

    Cons

    Not much upward mobility due to employees not leaving the company...a good sign in some regards. Difficult for managers to accept that employees have interests outside of work and occasionally need to use their personal days...it's like pulling teeth to get personal days approved (and we're entitled to 5 days/year). CNBC is considered the leader in business news but rarely do they want to try new ideas for programming...they're coasting and I think the viewers pick up on that.

  8. "Excellent for Broadcast Production"

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    Current Employee - Audio Engineer in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Current Employee - Audio Engineer in Englewood Cliffs, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Experience is always subjective to your position but as a whole this is an excellent place for broadcast production personnel. Culture is inclusive, content standards are high, shifts are largely M-F days, management's communication is open & honest, and technology is on par with industry standards.
    Benefits are competitive.
    20 min from Manhattan in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.

    Cons

    I see this as a plus, but it's located on the west side of the Hudson, just barely north of the GW bridge, 20 min from Manhattan. For some people this is a con but I'd rather live on the NJ side and enter NYC when I want to so it works for me.


  9. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Digital Products in Englewood, NJ
    Former Employee - Digital Products in Englewood, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, cutting edge technologies, funded and staffed well.

    Cons

    Off shore dominated, expect long long hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good talent, interns can't replace FTEs


  10. "Great company!"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at CNBC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great environment, fun to come in each day!

    Cons

    Taking the shuttle to office in NJ


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