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Found 813 of over 1K reviews
3.7
62% Recommend to a Friend
CNN President Jeff Zucker
51% Approve of CEO

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3.7
62%
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51%
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CNN President Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker
282 Ratings

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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Great Benefits and tons of PTO(in 96 reviews)
  • "Most of the people are great and very intelligent.(in 82 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues to work with and you're guaranteed to grow with the company.(in 27 reviews)
  • "The team is great and family like(in 24 reviews)
  • "Learned a lot about the tv news industry and got to watch leaders in the field work(in 16 reviews)
Cons
  • "Low pay for college students.(in 31 reviews)
  • "Some of the middle management is terrible.(in 28 reviews)
  • "long hours and at times stressful(in 27 reviews)
  • "HR and hiring managers don't take chances on internal employees.(in 26 reviews)
  • "Salary is low but media salaries in PH are low in general anyway.(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Wonderful place to work

    Jan 8, 2023 - Copy Editor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    CNN really takes care of their employees, great 401K, health/dental plans, unlimited PTO

    Cons

    Tough hours, stressful environment, tight deadlines

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  2. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 10 years

    CNN New York Editor Producer - Assistant Editor

    Jan 26, 2023 - Video Editor in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Great company where you can work your way up from interning to various roles. Culture was very open for sharing knowledge and skill. Management was open to cross training

    Cons

    CNN Plus shutdown costed a lot of good people their jobs. Favoritism I suppose just like anywhere else is at play for specific advanced training. Being such a large department of editors, it's easy to get lost in the mix, looked over, and just being someone that can fill the needs of a schedule, while asking to gain more experience and skills.

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  4. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Finding work/life balance could be tough

    Jan 24, 2023 - Writer/Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Best place to work in news in Atlanta. Competitive pay for the industry, great company benefits.

    Cons

    Finding work life balance could be tough if you work in an editorial position. Unlimited PTO structure is a challenge when show teams are short staffed. A lot of shakeups with layoffs and new management direction.

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  5. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Experience in the Image+Sound Department

    Dec 19, 2022 - Content Coordinator 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    I enjoy the size of the team and the flexibility of our work schedules post-pandemic. The management staff also makes an effort to go above and beyond to ensure that we have the resources needed to excel.

    Cons

    I'd like to see more of an effort to build a stronger sense of camaraderie and interdepartmental connections.

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great place to work.

    Jan 3, 2023 - Writer 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Talented, dedicated people who support each other and work hard together.

    Cons

    Sad to see CNN+ shut down with so much promise ahead.

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee

    A lack of stability and vision in a company deeply embedded in the past

    Dec 19, 2022 - Vice President 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They pay VERY well, so there is that.

    Cons

    The place sucks the life out of you so is the salary really worth it? No, not really.

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  8. 3.0
    Former Employee

    Short time

    Jan 17, 2023 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Innovative, creative teams with great ideas.

    Cons

    Got bought by Discovery and let go to cover expenses

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great Company

    Dec 20, 2022 - Technical Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Fun place to work and has great people.

    Cons

    Sometimes have to work weird hours.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    One of the best places I've ever worked at

    Nov 2, 2022 - Senior Motion Graphics Designer in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    At least when I was there (early 2015-Late 2019), here are the pros -Supportive, creative, and hardworking team members -Amazing pay -3% yearly raise -Creative projects and stories -Full ownership of work -Bonus every year -Great work culture -7% contribution towards your 401k when you contribute 6%

    Cons

    -Focused too much on "Breaking News" -Some producers can be hard to work with -Working election cycles can be mentally draining

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  11. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    B+

    Dec 14, 2022 - Executive Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    pay, benefits and very top talent

    Cons

    company going through a massive shakeup

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CNN has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,121 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at CNN to a friend and 38% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CNN employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CNN. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

62% of CNN employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated CNN 3.2 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.4 for culture and values and 3.5 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at CNN to be career development, coworkers, benefits and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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