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Radio Free Asia Reviews

Updated November 6, 2017
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  1. "Great Place To Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at Radio Free Asia full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A great work environment, friendly co-worker, very cultural.

    Cons

    Inexperienced management with no professional training


  2. "Intern"

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

    Pros

    Friendly work environment, good opportunity to gain experience

    Cons

    Internship was unpaid but was offered some compensation after I finished.

    Advice to Management

    please pay your interms

  3. "Environment is good. Too much work for a contractor and not potential grow on your work position."

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    Current Contractor - Wed Editor in Washington, DC
    Current Contractor - Wed Editor in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radio Free Asia as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice office, nice people, good location, very chill environment. Good start for entry level reporter.

    Cons

    Too much responsibility to a contractor. Unequal treatment between employee and contractor.


  4. "Intern"

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

    I worked at Radio Free Asia as an intern

    Pros

    Organization with amazing values that does work that truly changes the world. Lots of respect for the journalists at RFA who were amazing to work with. The people were amazing.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship but got really good experience


  5. "A very bad place to work."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Radio Free Asia full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Reaching audience in countries with repressive governments.

    Cons

    Extremely slanted and corrupt as a news organization--

    Advice to Management

    Get a grip and see how the language barrier is screwing you and wasting tax payer money.


  6. "New Media Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Radio Free Asia as an intern

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn new things. Supervisor was willing to hand off more responsibilities as time went time. People are great.

    Cons

    Can get a little boring at times. Wish there was better compensation for travel since it is a unpaid internship.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Operations Internship"

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    Former Intern - Technical Operations Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Technical Operations Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Radio Free Asia as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people there are great - Learn a lot regarding the companies and you can pretty much learn about anything you want as long as you take initiative.

    Cons

    It is not a paid internship so the tasks that you may be asked to do won't be very meaningful. They don't have projects with computer programming.

    Advice to Management

    allow internships to share their findings at the end of their experience.

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    "Awesome experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Since RFA is a non-profit organization, it does not need to work under an intense competition. Also, it has nine different language service teams, so you can experience to work with those who have diverse international backgrounds.

    Cons

    RFA is very slow to revoke changes and innovation in work procedures. It has a limited amount of budget, so management are not willing to give a substantial financial support.

    Advice to Management

    I think RFA should prioritize and actively support technology. It needs to hire more people in web service as the importance of web technology is getting increased.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Improving"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends

    Pros

    Compared to other government-funded groups, probably a more informal and team-based feeling, good mission (though limited by US funding and official diplomatic policy). Technically pushes envelope on new solutions, though shoestring budgets.

    Cons

    But sometimes clubbiness means lack of effectiveness - less of a traditional journalist and reporter base - alternate views, sometimes good reporting, but limited resources. Also hard to know how much message gets into target countries.