National Geographic - Interesting hybrid media company/nonprofit org. Great brand. Fragmented with little collaboration | Glassdoor
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"Interesting hybrid media company/nonprofit org. Great brand. Fragmented with little collaboration"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
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Current Employee - Director/Producer In Content Division
Current Employee - Director/Producer In Content Division
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at National Geographic full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Great brand. Impress friends and family. External phone calls and emails always returned (not so much internally).

Fascinating subject matter if you're in an editorial/content group.

They're trying to stay relevant in new media landscape and update their technology, style, and approach, with some success.

Many great, talented people and occasional exposure to exceptional explorers, photographers, and grantees.

Good insurance benefits and leave policies. Good opportunities for mobility.

Cons

Limited communication and collaboration between divisions, and little done to improve this. Divisions function as separate business units and collaboration and sharing only given lip service.

Disengaged former leadership. Hopefully that will change under new CEO and senior team.

Mix of good and bad managers. Many longtime managers and employees slowing progress, favoring personal connections, and lacking vision and innovation.

Advice to Management

Reward collaboration and innovation and expel non-collaboration and cautiousness.

Other Employee Reviews for National Geographic

  1. "Good internship with professional development opportunities."

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at National Geographic as an intern

    Pros

    The organization provided several opportunities to learn more about publishing, editing, and research. It was a very cool place to work, with many interesting people and interesting projects happening all around you.

    Cons

    There tends to be a disconnect between higher-level management and other employees. The internship gives you a "behind-the-scenes" look of the organization, but it includes a lot of data entry and can become a little redundant.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Beneficial in the long run"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at National Geographic as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Established company, lots of great contacts and exposure, interesting co-workers, Final Projections

    Cons

    People stick to their own friends in their departments, seem to look down upon interns

    Advice to Management

    Have your interns get involved more with the society. We work hard and want to learn!

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