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Updated June 19, 2018
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PBS President, CEO, and Director Paula A. Kerger
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  • "Because it's a non-profit the pay is not high - but that is to be expected" (in 11 reviews)

  • "part time hours, no room for advancement if you miss your opportunity it could be years before anything would come up again" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PBS part-time

    Pros

    nice work culture, overall positive

    Cons

    can't think of anything, truly.


  2. "Lovely people, needs stronger management"

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

    I have been working at PBS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful people and the mission aligns with most employees, great work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of managerial training, low compensation, lack of enthusiasm

  3. "great company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great work environment and friendly colleagues

    Cons

    There aren't many cons, great place to work!


  4. "American Documentary - Surprisingly bad place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I received a paycheck for my work, I met some nice people, it was fun to say I worked in documentary films

    Cons

    I don't know how some people here got jobs. The level of unprofessionalism is really unbelievable. People with the title of "director" here are unaccountable and it really slows everything down. Everyone here seems to be looking for another job so there should be a lot of openings here soon if you want to sit around for a few months while you look for a better job.

    Advice to Management

    Hire good people, fire the bad ones.


  5. "Awesome Company"

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    Former Employee - Producer in Lubbock, TX
    Former Employee - Producer in Lubbock, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PBS full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people work here for sure

    Cons

    Government Cuts are a pain


  6. "Great Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at PBS full-time

    Pros

    Great Place to work, very friendly.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  7. "BCBA"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the job. Very happy!

    Cons

    online system is hard to use

  8. "Depends on which region you work at."

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

    I worked at PBS part-time

    Pros

    Getting freelance work on different projects from the main offices is always good.

    Cons

    Working at a local station can sometimes be more trouble than it's worth, the execs will always give you a run around on budgets but in reality they will funnel most of the budget to the shows that perform the best and leave the other community based shows to suffer.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your producers and your camera men, if they have a professional opinion on gear don't just spend all the money on what you think is the right thing, spend it on what they know they need to get the job done right.


  9. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PBS full-time

    Pros

    Great company with a great mission!

    Cons

    As a not-for-profit you may find your salary slightly lower than some commercial alternatives

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the improvements to the review process


  10. "Overall Good Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and great mission

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy but is to be expected


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