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Updated May 24, 2017
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NBCNEWS.com President and Publisher Charlie Tillinghast
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Professional Coworkers. Top technology. Decent pay

    Cons

    Terrible union. Impossible to get a staff position. Hard to move up.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Terrible Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of resources and great people.

    Cons

    Management is incapable of treating the employees like individuals. No opportunity for advancement unless you are very young.


  3. "Proud to have worked for the Peacock!"

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    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great People, Amazing experiences, Learned production from the best.

    Cons

    I had concerns about mid and senior level executives - there was very accountability from Supervisors.

    Advice to Management

    Keep successful teams working together.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior producer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced, high-energy, exciting, high-quality work, running into celebs in elevator

    Cons

    NBC likes new, shiny objects. When you first get there, they love you. You work your fingers to the bone to please them. When they're done with you they throw you away like yesterday's newspaper.

    Advice to Management

    People aren't numbers on a spreadsheet. If they're good, hold onto them; don't cut them just for money's sake.


  6. "Desk Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Desk Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    gained invaluable experience about the nature of news production, learned how to produce several different segments, work was hands on and demanding

    Cons

    some of the people were a bit quick tempered and were predominantly concerned with clocking in hours and / or not being held accountable for any mistakes

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing. maybe add some employee sensitivity training somewhere down the line. pay the desk assistants more. free snacks


  7. "Loved it till they laid everyone off"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Salaries were good if you'd been there long enough.

    Cons

    Unstable, everyone knew layoffs were inevitable.

    Advice to Management

    Don't fire the people who are making your company special.


  8. "Overall a lovely place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com (More than a year)

    Pros

    The people are lovely and the benefits are great.

    Cons

    The organization team could be better


  9. "Great location and people, uncertain about company's future"

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    Former Employee - Various in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Various in Seattle, WA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I spent years with NBC News Digital and can't say enough about the people. Folks look out for each other, share ideas and praise, and there's little if any politics and backstabbing (depending on your team). You can't beat the views from Columbia Tower and the ease of commuting - by bus, anyway

    Cons

    It's unclear where the Seattle office fits into NBC News' plans. Many roles have been moved back East and most edicts come from there.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not what it once was"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moraga, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moraga, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    NBC has many, many resources, but be prepared for vicious infighting and turf battles. Simply put, the upper management is terrible and clearly prioritize protecting their own skin rather than creating top product.

    Cons

    See above. In essence, there is little room for advancement after a certain mid-level point. HR is particularly unhelpful. This place is corporate in the worst possible way.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees, trust their judgment, and make the most of their experience rather than trying to save your own privileged positions. And be humble: you can learn from others outside the network news carousel in New York.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Producer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with some incredibly talented people.

    Cons

    The cost of living isn't great and upper management seems to have a hard time navigating the constant changes in how people consume news.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize individual achievements more and stop hiring upper management that only stays 1-2 years.


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