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Updated May 5, 2017
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  • The company offers great benefits and, at least on my team, there is a supportive and open atmosphere that makes this place a joy to work at (in 30 reviews)

  • Great company for growth and learning (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Best job ever."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronic Graphics Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electronic Graphics Operator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company appreciates your work. Generous time off. No office politics/drama. Great working environment. Nice to say that you work for CNN.

    Cons

    It is Possible that you might have to report on tragic stories. Sometimes, depending on world events your schedule might change at a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communication lines open


  2. "Great and well organized company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNN (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Supportive and smart coworkers, friendly environment with many opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Workload can be varied and inconsistent, a bit of a gap in communication between upper and lower management


  3. "Writer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Writer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. You get to witness and write about history as it happens.

    Cons

    You have to be willing to work overnights or weekends so it's tough if you have a family.

    Advice to Management

    Add more diversity to management.


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  5. "Great Company!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Operations Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of PTO, open-door policy. Plenty of work perks.

    Cons

    24/7 news cycle sometimes means having inconsistent schedules.


  6. "Little to complain about"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Reporter in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Reporter in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CNN is full of bright, passionate people and truly incredible journalists. The company offers great benefits and, at least on my team, there is a supportive and open atmosphere that makes this place a joy to work at.

    Cons

    Lots of hours. It's news. It's stressful. But we are here because we love it.
    My manager was initially very poor at explaining my job requirements. I took me longer than I thought necessary to get into the swing of things.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits, lousy leadership"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of paid time off, free food, prestige.

    Cons

    Management hates older workers, especially if they speak their minds.


  8. "Office Coordinator"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Office Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't see any cons with CNN

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. "Great environment to work with really smart people"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, laid back culture. Rewarding and fulfilling job. Opportunity to travel the world. Great feeling of being a part of a family

    Cons

    Super competitive. Must know someone "in the circle" to get promoted in many cases. Can be very corporate at times.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers care about their employees growth. Others not so much.


  10. "nice"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it a very good place

    Cons

    Even though I have a hard time there


  11. "There are a lot of opportunities to be had, but one must be self motivated not self absorbed."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Photojournalist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Photojournalist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CNN full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    International travel is probably the biggest followed by exposure to the newest in video transmission technology. You're challenged creatively and logistically and technically.

    Cons

    There are several but I think the biggest is not valuing what individual employees bring to the group effort over time.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your employees for what they can do not as much for your egos but the brand.


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