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Updated October 27, 2017
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NBCNEWS.com President and Publisher Charlie Tillinghast
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  1. "Reporter"

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

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible space with great minds

    Cons

    None quite frankly. Great experience overall.


  2. "Collaborative Work Environment"

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

    I worked at NBCNEWS.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A collaborative and forward-thinking work enviroment.

    Cons

    It's hard to always identify what success looks like.

    Advice to Management

    Give staff more opportunities to experiment.

  3. "Front seat to history"

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    Former Employee - SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER & EDITOR in New York, NY
    Former Employee - SENIOR VIDEO PRODUCER & EDITOR in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    NBCNews.com is a great place to work!

    Cons

    Juggling the work life balance can be tricky.


  4. "Producer"

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

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

    Pros

    Being at the epicenter of political news.

    Cons

    Long hours. Sometimes feels you should be paid more.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Organization"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most of the time run with compassion and intellegience

    Cons

    Afraid of technology and innovation

    Advice to Management

    too top heavy extraordinary number of vice presidents


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Very prestigious company, terrific location... much depends on who you work for and when"

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

    Pros

    If you work at NBC News you will find your experience depends largely on when you work here and the department you work on. I worked in several producer roles, which I generally enjoyed. Like most anywhere else each department has its own kind of sub-culture depending on the type of people involved with it. You can work with some really interesting and smart people and develop skills that can last a lifetime, in addition to beefing up your resume. 30 Rock is a great place to come to work everyday.

    If you work for the popular morning shows it can be a fabulous experience as you work in a glamorous setting and meet many celebrities and famous people. The evening shows like Nightly and also MSNBC are more hard news oriented.

    Compensation depends on which department you work in. Many entry-level roles don't pay that great but you'll get good experience. If you land a more experienced position you will get good pay and have great benefits. If you network enough you will have a good chance of working in the news business a long time and making good money as people will give you a referral.

    Cons

    The news business is relentless so work-life balance can suffer. Sometimes people are forced to work very long hours and have to cancel pre-planned holidays on short notice to work when news breaks. This is especially true for the anchors and anyone involved directly with the news production.

    It's not easy to land FT staff roles, and there are lot of freelancers, some who move up but many who don't. Landing a FT role is almost totally dependent on you're ability to network and develop good relationships. If you just apply for a position online without really knowing anyone here your chance of landing an interview is practically zero.

    It's a very politically liberal and feminized work environment overall, so if you don't blend in well with the liberal culture at NBC that can be a challenge.

    In general management expects everyone to pull their own weight at all times and aren't very receptive to employee's personal needs or concerns, unless you're on very good terms with them.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Nice experience but glad to have moved on"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team in Seattle, culture is top notch. Trying to solve interesting business problems. A solid group of technologists.

    Cons

    Leadership is a mouthpiece for New York HQ. Not able to make a decision without involving sr level people.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "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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