CNN Reviews

Updated Aug 7, 2020

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4.0
87%
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80%
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CNN President Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker
179 Ratings
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  • "high pressure newsroom, work life balance is often difficult(in 32 reviews)

  • "Can be long hours, and all consuming concerning your personal life(in 27 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing Opportunities"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Producer 

    I have been working at CNN full-time

    Pros

    Easy to grow, learn, and gain new experiences

    Cons

    You can't unplug if you are dedicated

  2. "Times are changing, not the place it used to be!"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work with nice people, work on cool stuff, good benefits

    Cons

    With the AT&T merger it is a different company, many layoffs and just "managing people out". You can see a "Youth Movement" as well with young, sharp talent.


  3. "Fantastic Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great people, amazing challenges to work on

    Cons

    Compensation at times under market

  4. "Great for internships"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at CNN part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great on resume, good connections

    Cons

    Not every staff member liked having interns around

  5. "I'm only doing this because I can't submit a salary without doing a review"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at CNN full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good place to work at

    Cons

    Sometimes can be annoying to work at

  6. "Good experience"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CNN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, beautiful building, rewarding work

    Cons

    Hard place to grow, upper management is not great

  7. "Know what you're in for"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer 

    I worked at CNN full-time

    Pros

    It's CNN and there is no other organization like it Benefits are amazing

    Cons

    Its a 24/7 news channel so be expecting to work 24/7 News is depressing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Looks great on your resume and can be an awesome opportunity for creatives."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Casual attire, informal atmosphere, creative colleagues, campus vibe. Can periodically work remotely if you have that relationship with your direct manager. Some managers are genuinely invested in your future and will help you succeed.

    Cons

    EA base salaries are decent, but on they keep you on the low end unless you are a true negotiator and refuse to accept what's offered. Highly underpaid for workload supporting C-suite level executive's and amount of personal assistant responsibilities expected. 10-12 hour days and accessible at home after hours. Low bonus pay even when you've met or surpassed goals and done all their personal bidding. There should be special compensation for that alone other than O.T.

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  9. "Pretty good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Reporter in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN full-time

    Pros

    Positive work environment, room for moving up the ladder

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be better

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Master Control Operator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of vacation, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Toxic culture, micromanaging, zero work life balance, HR is a joke, management fails upwards

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