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New York Public Radio Reviews

Updated July 20, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Radio full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic and wonderful co-workers and staff

    Cons

    Going through some challenges culturally right now


  2. "Former WNYC/WQXR Employee"

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

    I worked at New York Public Radio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people, amazing work being done. My particular position was flexible which allowed me to pursue passion projects. Very supportive immediate managers. Excellent benefits. Bike room! Lotsa little perks.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities for advancement, can feel way too corporate and greedy for non-profit/public radio.

  3. "Well intentioned"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Public Radio full-time

    Pros

    nice people trying to do good work

    Cons

    a bit disorganized in the back office areas


  4. Helpful (2)

    "No Room for Growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Radio full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great place to make things.

    Cons

    Totally dysfunctional middle-management. In at least a few departments, there are as many "managers" as "those being managed." The managers use the producers to do their jobs for them and act as filters so that upper management has little idea what any managed producer is really doing.

    There is no merit-based advancement; you have to beg for [in many cases] literally years for any sort of promotion or title change.

    The worst, and most common issue, is that if you work hard towards expanding your role, upper management will string you along for months, then stop answering emails. Almost everyone I know who has advanced has threatened to quit or has had a job offer from somewhere else. Most people don't stay for more than 5 years at the very most.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like the brilliant people they are, not as cheap labor.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Admin Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Radio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of hardworking, amazing radio folks who work here. It's wonderful to watch these talented people produce great stories. Met a lot of cool celebrities too.

    Cons

    Senior management is a mess. Serious lack of respect for support staff, which leads to a revolving door of employees in the HR, finance and IT departments. It's dysfunctional and they have depended for years on being the only game in town. Now that there are many more options, they need to get their act together.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "NYPR"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Radio (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Creative people really dedicated to the mission

    Cons

    Toxic department betrays the mission. Would be a great company if they could lose the dmv mindset.

    Advice to Management

    Shake up senior management


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, With Great ideas, poor communication."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at New York Public Radio full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing people to work with. Everyone is passionate about what they do.

    Cons

    The traditional managing structure makes communicating with management difficult. It often feels as though ideas are created without any input from those who would create the eventual product.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Run don't walk!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at New York Public Radio full-time

    Pros

    Great people, creative, great events

    Cons

    Everyone here is over worked, overall management of company is dysfunctional and inefficient which leads to disgruntled and embittered employees. Internal processes are slow and ineffective, lost paperwork, mistakes, unpaid bills, services turn off, id cards don't work, to get a decision on any request takes a heap of meetings and huddlefests for managers/directors/upper management to craft well thought out "cya" types of responses. They act like they want input from staff but they really don't, just come in, do your job and don't question anything and maybe they won't find an issue with you, but it's unlikely if you have a working brain.

    Advice to Management

    retire.


  9. "Can be great if you're on the content side."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at New York Public Radio (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work for a company making great podcasts and with strong values.

    Cons

    Outdated efficiencies and company structure can be very frustrating.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "AP"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at New York Public Radio full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very ambitious and interesting projects, very creative and open for public media networks.

    Cons

    Lots, lots, lots of bureaucracy. Not a ton of attention to human resources and employee well being overall. Understaffed in important ways.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about where money is coming from, where it's going, and why it's going where it is.


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