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"It's a living, but you'll have no life"

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Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
Former Employee - Assistant Editor in New York, NY
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Associated Press full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

You'll never have to explain who you work for or fight to get your phone calls returned. The name of the AP still opens doors and career opportunities. When it comes to journalistic standards and quality, it's still top of the class.
If working for a major global news organization is your goal, you could do far worse.

Cons

The work is 24/7/365. It's like being on a treadmill that's constantly speeding up as you run. Management is trying to adapt to the new media environment and thinks the answer is to squeeze more out of the existing staff.
Nobody cares much about work/life balance here, regardless of the in-house gym or nursing room. You're on your own in that department.

Other Employee Reviews for Associated Press

  1. "Great people, not enough money"

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

    I have been working at Associated Press full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * a great group of dedicated professionals in technology dept and editorial
    * AP's mission is noble

    Cons

    * not enough money
    * location of NYC office has few food choices

    Advice to Management

    * pay more to keep good staff


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Very old fashioned"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Associated Press full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you are passionate about journalism and don't mind old traditions, it can be a respectable place to work. Can be a great place to retire if you don't ruffle any feathers.

    Cons

    Not willing to think outside the box or do enough research before making decisions. Upper management makes all the calls. HR is ineffective and money isn't great.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right business sense people to take you into the 21st century and take their advice.

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