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"Be sure you apply to the right department!"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook

I worked at WNET full-time

Pros

There are some pretty nice people here and the viewers mostly appreciate the channel very much! When you tell people where you work they think its really cool and tell you their favorite programs.

Cons

There is very little room for growth or movement here, especially for more entry-level jobs. If you're young and just looking for work while you get your life together, I'd recommend another company unless you're in a position directly related to your career goals. The departments are small and it's very hard to move from one to another if that's your plan. The departments are also quite understaffed so be prepared to do the job of at least 2 people (since 2 people probably DID do your job before the recession). You may be excited and passionate at first but that will die quickly once overwork, underpay and supervisory bureaucracy settle overpowers it. Again, there are much worse places out there, but it's disappointing how unfulfilling working for "viewers like you" can be.

Advice to Management

More opportunities for growth and learning. Many jobs can plateau very quickly...

Other Employee Reviews for WNET

  1. "Good professionals, but very slow at adjusting to the modern media landscape"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at WNET as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quality reporting, interesting projects and the opportunity to work with people with decades of experience in TV news.

    Cons

    Senior professionals have a very old media approach, so there is little opportunity to innovate and be part of the 21st century media landscape. Dependence on funding means the company has little incentive to modernize, as funders tend to be older.

    Advice to Management

    Get some younger people with fresh ideas making decisions on formatting and programming. Your content will be more engaging and will attract younger viewers and potential funders.


  2. "Excellent company to work for with great benefits and competitive salary"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at WNET full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great salary, great benefits, GREAT people and a casual environment. Generally understanding when it comes to work-life balance

    Cons

    A bit of a large bureaucracy. Hard to get anything done because of outdated systems and not a lot of money to put into improvement of non-essential functions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in infrastructure, systems etc. to help people get their work done.

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