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Found 791 of over 1K reviews
3.7
62% Recommend to a Friend
CNN President Jeff Zucker
50% Approve of CEO

Found 751 of over 1K reviews

3.7
62%
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50%
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CNN President Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker
277 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Great Benefits and tons of PTO(in 93 reviews)
  • "Most of the people are great and very intelligent.(in 85 reviews)
  • "Great colleagues to work with and you're guaranteed to grow with the company.(in 29 reviews)
  • "The team is great and family like(in 24 reviews)
  • "Great benefits and time off(in 21 reviews)
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  1. 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
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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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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great place

    Nov 28, 2022 - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Great place to work, good perks, and amazing space to learn

    Cons

    Growth and promotions can be difficult

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  4. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Great Experience

    Nov 28, 2022 - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    People are super nice and open!

    Cons

    Some people are not nice and open.

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good for an entry job

    Nov 15, 2022 - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Definitely good benefits as far as tv networks go, a lot of vacation time, but only certain people get to work remote

    Cons

    very hard to get promoted or a raise, easy to get stuck doing the same thing with no growth, so few social events it feels like you're discouraged to be friendly with other departments

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  6. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 8 years

    good company

    Nov 4, 2022 - Anchor/Reporter 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    wonderful colleagues. The working journalists are top notch.

    Cons

    Revolving door of management. No clear strategic direction.

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  7. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Mandatory Job review

    Nov 2, 2022 - Design Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    On the job education when necessary Variety of work

    Cons

    Small company (pro and con) Hectic schedule

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  8. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Well Oiled Machine

    Sep 20, 2022 - Programming Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    I had one of the best managers I ever had. My team was very well organized.

    Cons

    There was no room to grow in the company. There was favoritism from higher level managers, unconscious bias in all levels.

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee, less than 1 year

    Interesting Place to Work

    Oct 12, 2022 - Coordinator 
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Dedicated Employees. Engaging work. Flexible with PTO

    Cons

    Stressful. Long Hours. Work-Life Balance

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Nice place to work, hard to move up

    Sep 11, 2022 - Content Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommend
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    Pros

    The time-off policy is pretty generous and the culture of the company is a breath of fresh air.

    Cons

    There's sometimes difficulty establishing a healthy work-life balance. It's also difficult to move upwards... there are always other employees "promised" positions and waiting in line for job openings.

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  11. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Historic company with good family vibes that are eroding every year that they get further away from Ted Turner

    Sep 15, 2022 - Supervising Producer in New York, NY
    Recommend
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    Pros

    Unmatched talent. Incredible access. The brand is legendary.

    Cons

    It's lost its way since Ted Turner left.

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CNN has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 1,095 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at CNN to a friend and 37% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -2% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, CNN employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.6 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at CNN. This rating has decreased 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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