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"A good time, but time to move on."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Video Producer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Video Producer in Washington, DC
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Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Global reach, brand name awareness

Cons

Few career internal career change opportunities

Advice to Management

Too much of a top down management style

Other Employee Reviews for Associated Press

  1. "If you're ambitious and not a journalist, photographer, or tech, look elsewhere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -prestigious; world's best, most ethical news org
    -most people are very intelligent, decent, kind human beings
    -great training for news staff, techs
    -technology behind, but improving
    -always interesting, constant change, fast-paced; never dull or boring
    -great managers; flexible, human
    -great team camaraderie
    -great company values
    -good work environment, culture, depending on your location
    -great communicating with the world

    Cons

    -not so good communications within the company
    -non-guild benefits are poor, uncompetitive; cost to employees continually increases
    -no career path, advancement opportunities; no job security for non-journalists
    -pay is unreasonable - way below the market average; make sure you hire-in at the rate you want because that is where it will stay
    -once in, your skills, experience, contributions and accomplishments will have zero impact on your pay, yet you will be expected to continue producing at a higher and higher level
    -very intense, keenly stressful work environment
    -expect to do the work of 2 to 5 people with no extra pay or recognition - negatively impacts work-life balance
    -for outstanding work/results, you will get pretty words and no rewards
    -workloads steadily increase to the point of being ridiculous (almost all job areas); heavy burnout

    Advice to Management

    You are losing all your best people because of unreasonable wages, overwork, lack of job security and opportunity. Some of us still love the company; please make it worthwhile for us to stay and continue to contribute to a great organization.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, not the warmest work enviroment"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated Press as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You really feel the history and prestige of the company. There is a gym on premises which was great. There is also a room for rest which I definitely took advantage of during lunch. The people were generally amicable.

    Cons

    People were not very friendly. Not many employee perks, other than the gym. People work very hard and there is not much of an office culture. Other than my boss occasionally playing music out loud, no one really talks or socializes so the office was very very silent.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage creativity amongst your employees. Also, efforts to foster a fun work environment would greatly benefit the company.

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