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FOX Broadcasting Los Angeles Reviews

Updated June 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people on the team and in the building (in 12 reviews)

  • Pleasant work environment with generally excellent staff (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management is good at talking down to employees by cursing and unprofessionally calling people out in meetings (in 6 reviews)

  • Painfully Boring and Quiet Office Environment, Not Great Work Moral or Work Environment, Stressful at Times (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company with lots of perks"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company, huge lots of perks

    Cons

    Large company, you are not special

    Advice to Management

    open communication


  2. "Advanced Ad Product"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting as a contractor

    Pros

    Wilshire office, smart coworkers, free snacks, work life balance, work from home days

    Cons

    BEWARE contractors - management is really good at making you feel just like one.

    No one watches FOX TV shows. Not even the employees. Don't believe the hype.

    First off - no one looks happy on the Advanced Ad Product team, so take this into consideration when interviewing because you will look just like them after a few months.

    Management on the AAP team is cold-hearted and oftentimes use fear/intimidation tactics on their subordinates. Upper management is good at talking down to employees by cursing and unprofessionally calling people out in meetings. Management also does a good job at consistently providing weekly 'constructive criticism' on the pettiest things, which in return, increases low employee morale.

    Miscommunication within the digital organization of FOX.

    Unorganized: FOX's digital network design needs a revamp.

    Daily (pointless and waste-of-time) meetings. Only 4 people talk in this meeting.

    Parking: if you haven't been at the company for a few years, the closest parking garage is 3 blocks away.

    Bureaucratic organization & limited growth opportunities.

    Non-existent culture.

    Poor and cheap bonus structure.

    Advice to Management

    1) Take a few classes on conflict resolution.
    2) Management should learn to be more warm and empathetic towards subordinates.
    3) If management doesn't provide more growth and learning opportunities, more people will be leaving by end of 2017 and headed to the other amazing networks in LA.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "More, More, More ..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fox operates with an underdog culture that breeds ideas and innovation. Management is always seeking new and better ways to do what has never been done before.

    Cons

    The "more, more, more-never enough-what's next culture is a great way to learn and thrive, but it comes at price, and often leads to burn-out. The pressure to succeed is very intense and top-down communication is not great.


  4. "Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great community culture, lots of great perks, with the right boss able to get involved and grow

    Cons

    Poor management & HR isn't super responsive to feedback

    Advice to Management

    Take feedback a little bit better & provide more opportunities to those who ask


  5. "Like the culture, like the company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great work culture, very helpful teams, very supportive managers

    Cons

    Contract but that's only me
    No free lunch :(
    Not too casual when it comes to attire

    Advice to Management

    Free lunch for IT just like fox sports!


  6. "Senior Writer/Producer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Freelancer - Senior Writer/Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Freelancer - Senior Writer/Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent variety of content, creative atmosphere, smart and talented people.

    Cons

    If you're a freelancer, Fox is very strict about how long they can hire a freelance - maximum 90-120 days. This is by far the shortest of any of the networks.


  7. "A company in transition"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    hunger to grow ratings everday

    Cons

    changes in management create an intense environment

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good but don't stay long"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Producer in Century City, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Century City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I worked at Fox for a long time. It's a good dependable place to work. If you want a steady gig this is a good place for you.

    Cons

    They are not into growing you or promoting anyone. If you want better compensation and career growth only work here for two years max.

    Advice to Management

    They need to be less complacent.


  9. "Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Playa Vista, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at FOX Broadcasting full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free Lunch Everyday from LaBite, Don't have work Long Hours, Decent Pay, Relax Work Environment, Nice Open Modern Office

    Cons

    Painfully Boring and Quiet Office Environment, Not Great Work Moral or Work Environment, Stressful at Times

    Advice to Management

    Create more team building activities and a place for employees to eat lunch and gather to hang out and get to know one another,


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start a career, tough place to grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FOX Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    The Fox Lot is amazing. Gorgeous and special. Working there felt like a college campus where you could run into people from various organizations (and celebrities), eat at various dining halls, and always stumble onto a fun event or film shoot occurring. Outstanding medical benefits and rates to full time employees. Great green initiative

    Cons

    Very tough to be promoted and even then, at a cut rate. Disappointing support for new mothers. No dedicated lactation rooms. Rooms were shared and often locked by other employees needing a "personal moment." Pumping mothers would have to camp outside of one room (to be shared by about 500 employees) in hopes that the person napping/ eating/ meditating inside might come out. HR offered another room several buildings away as an alternative. Not ideal.


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