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"AP is not the place it used to be."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

AP is globally known, so there is a lot of prestige and recognition on the outside. Industry-wide, the salaries are excellent unless you live in a major city such as New York. The benefits are excellent and to a certain extent make up for the salaries. You're probably best off living somewhere else.

Cons

Long hours and overnights. Also, the instability of the news media and recent layoffs make it a less pleasant place to work.

Advice to Management

Management plays much of its strategy too close to the vest ... communications could be better, and burnout can be a big problem when other shops offer better salaries and a more consistent schedule.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "NOT for profit"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible work/life balance
    some autonomy
    interesting ppl to work with
    visibility to the origination of news
    access to any company

    Cons

    no focus on business
    no pay for performance
    no innovation
    no sense of how endusers consume news
    no appreciation for the power of the internet
    NO confidence in running a business

    Advice to Management

    quit
    hire ppl who are focused on running a business
    keep editors in the newsroom and away from designing business units


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great reputation, issues with middle management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Prestigious brand, and an excellent journalistic talent, as well as a basketball court and a full gym in the office.

    Cons

    There are some gaps in management quality in the middle management area of the AP, and there are many questions about its economic health.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice for management, as the economy and industry conditions are difficult for AP and its competitors.

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