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Updated November 15, 2017
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  • Only cons for me was work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • There is room for growth if you have a manager who pushes for it, however there are many hoops that they have to jump through to get it (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Fox News"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FOX News full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working at Fox News because of the friendly work environment.

    Cons

    There is a bit of a negative stigma associated with the organization.

    Advice to Management

    I think communication is an issue when it comes to management.


  2. "Great opportunities, good environment, expected editorial"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hours are quite reasonable (seriously, how can people complain about 9 hour days in the news business?). Editorially is as expected, but work environment is quite lively. People are friendly, rarely political, and just like to get their work done. Professional throughout, and a lot of experienced producers you can learn a lot from. Better diversity than what I've seen at other MSM (more colored people, more women - is that a surprise?), and good opportunities to move around.

    Cons

    Pay - not liveable at this wage rate unless you live rent-free or in a place packed with underpaid New York dreamers. Not quite a con, but they are ratings focussed, that's the nature of the business. Also, you may have a few family members/friends distancing themselves from you because they think you've suddenly turned into an alt- conservative gun-wielding cowboy/girl. Patience my friends...

    Advice to Management

    Better liveable wages make a big difference in retaining talent, otherwise, you'll find them going elsewhere after they've done their time.

  3. "Associate Producer"

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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 FOX News full-time

    Pros

    Connections, exceptional experiences during major events

    Cons

    The terrible executive leadership, the low pay, the terrible benefits, horrible technical infrastructure, disgusting work space, the constant panic. Fox is basically a news sweatshop.


  4. "Mixed Bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    Money was good and there were some hard working, motivated & dedicated people. Among the lower management levels, there was a good vibe and a lot of fun

    Cons

    Definitely some ugly examples of sexual harassment by more established figures, which has started to come out in the media of late. Also (no shock here) certain political opinions were not valued or even welcome.

    Advice to Management

    Need to work harder to make sure that the major players stay in their lanes and respect that even though not everyone is a huge star on huge money, that doesn't mean they can be treated with total contempt.


  5. "production assistant"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    get to network with all kinds of people top down

    Cons

    pay is horrible for the work that we provide


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    Pay, Benefits, People, Brand, Location

    Cons

    Under staffed, outdated offices, in flux


  7. "Manager, Digital Sales Marketing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FOX News full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    company culture is great, everyone at FOX News is great to work with

    Cons

    as a corporation we are working through updating systems

  8. "Freelance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FOX News part-time

    Pros

    People are nice and easy to get along with

    Cons

    Horrible hours, expect you to work for little pay and drop everything for them even though you have another job to support yourself. Every unorganized and try to teach you different things in such a short amount of time. Slow room for growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It is what you would expect"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Producer in Washington, DC

    I worked at FOX News full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Gives plenty of opportunities for entry/mid-level employees to gain experience. Self-starters can thrive.
    High turnover means your professional network gets pretty big pretty quick.
    Were very accommodating and understanding of a medical issue I had that required several weeks out of the office.

    Cons

    Low pay (even for tv news standards)
    Be ready to have your vacation request turned down. They even turned down a shift switch that I arranged so I could move into my new apartment because "it would set a precedent."
    Workplace culture is toxic. They know they can treat you like a mark on a spreadsheet because there will be someone out there happy to replace you.
    Managers more interested in filling a staffing sheet than fostering talent.
    Terrible work/life balance but that comes with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on staffing and more on talent management/development.


  10. "Not bad, but not great"

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    Former Employee - Newsroom PA in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Newsroom PA in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FOX News part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, easy commute, diverse lunch choices

    Cons

    - Don't expect a full time schedule. Because of the "transitional phase" going on at the company, a lot of freelancers aren't getting full time schedules.

    - In the 6 months I worked there, 8 people left the department, with 2 of them leaving the company entirely.

    - Maybe scheduled 20 hours a week, if I was lucky.

    - Was told that I wouldn't be able to seek additional employment within the company in another department because it could conflict with my current schedule that was already set in stone (weekend and midweek overnight shift)

    - Was told that they would prefer I wouldn't seek additional employment outside the company in the event a breaking news situation. I needed to be on hand at a moments notice.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay people livable salaries. You're the number one cable news outlet, yet you pay entry level personnel minimum wage.

    - Give people full time schedules. Again, you're number one, how you expect recent college grads to survive in NYC on $200/week is absurd.


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