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Updated August 13, 2017
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  • Only cons for me was work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Very low pay for most employees (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great company to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work. Very good work environment.

    Cons

    Can not think any so far.


  2. "Fox News Channel"

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    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people and environment to work.

    Cons

    The hours vary quite a bit, so no normal 9-5

    Advice to Management

    Be more personable.

  3. "Regret taking this job..."

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    Current Employee - Producer
    Current Employee - Producer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensated better than any job I have had in this field, and considering how low Fox pays, that is saying something. Better time off benefits that my boss actually let's me use.

    Cons

    Mandatory 9 hour work days with no breaks, which were not disclosed at my hiring. I didn't want to travel a lot and was told I would do minimal travel. I travel all the time and hate it! Manager offers absolutely no guidance on coverage beforehand -- has always told me to "figure it out," even as a new hire. Yet, manager also wants to have longwinded chats over the least little hiccup, even after we have given assurance that we already figured out any issues on our own. Lots of nosey, misery loves company people in my department. Lots of great journalists doing good wor at the company. My department simply parrots their work and provides bad theatre, and so that rush I got as a journalist gathering news at other organizations is nonexistent there. It's basically bad theatre.

    Advice to Management

    Smarter staffing for one. There is no reason me and my coworkers should be pulling 9 hour shifts daily if work were allocated properly. Do better at giving employees a sense of shared purpose. There is very much an every man/woman for himself approach, instead of unified company principles that usually give employees some sense of company value. Honestly, I am fed up, so I am treading water until the next gig comes along...or until I win the lottery.


  4. "Great Starting Place"

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highest watched media platform among it's competitors
    Good benefits, some of the best people in the industry to learn from
    Great exposure to marketplace, great resources

    Cons

    Company and employees sometimes take pride in their controversial status
    Old school principles and workplace culture

    Advice to Management

    Start to operate with the current times


  5. "Production assisstant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    easy to become staff- vacation days, sick days, benefits

    Cons

    very hard to move up, company often hires from the outside instead of moving up their own employees

    Advice to Management

    poor communication skills


  6. "Not the worst, not the best"

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, including vacation time! Some cool people to work with. But ...

    Cons

    Work/Life balance, management, pay, and over working environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "going down hill"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    good benefits and vacation, excellent coworkers,

    Cons

    quickly losing staff and management has been slow to replace open slots. current employees are left covering open shifts with little benefit. lots of people stuck going above and beyond doing doubles are covering several shifts at once. slow to promote people have been working above their paygrade

    Advice to Management

    appreciate the employees you have

  8. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FOX News full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay and internal advancement opportunities

    Cons

    Company culture definitely was not good


  9. Helpful (1)

    "not great for long term"

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    Current Employee - Assignment Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Assignment Editor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to get experience

    Cons

    long hours. no breaks, no overtime, difficulty getting time off due to staffing shortages, on call required, short turn around times

    Advice to Management

    pay attention to your staff and their capabilities and desires Lose the 'square peg/ round hole' approach. Support as opposed to blame laying.


  10. "production associate"

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    Current Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    1.-great benefits
    2.-paid days off
    3.-flexible times to have days ooff
    4.-overtime offered
    5.-friendly environment

    Cons

    1.- difficult schedule
    2.-low career progression
    3.-cant negotiate pay
    4.-peaked at learning in current position


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