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WGBH Reviews

Updated September 15, 2018
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Pros
  • "great people tow ork with, great work life balance" (in 16 reviews)

  • "great people especially in design" (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Despite being a non-profit, they are focused on growth and profit above all else" (in 11 reviews)

  • "No room for growth, slow to make decisions, not moving quickly enough into the new media landscape, work can get monotonous" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "WGBH a great place to work"

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

    I worked at WGBH full-time

    Pros

    Stable working place environment. Family feeling people

    Cons

    not a lot of spaces to grow


  2. "Producer"

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

    I worked at WGBH full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are good, even generous.

    Cons

    Among the more corporate atmospheres in the public media system.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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

    I worked at WGBH full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, smart people, good work-life balance, national reach.

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking. Needed to wait two years for employee match on 401K and medical was expensive. Not a ton of room for growth.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Gender Wage Gap"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of smart employees who are passionate about public media

    Cons

    huge corporate behemoth that was aware of the gender wage gap (confirmed during exit interview) and did nothing about it

    Advice to Management

    Jon Abbott approving every single hire is a ridiculous organizational management technique.


  5. "Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at WGBH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work on socially responsible and fulfilling programming.

    Cons

    Low wages.
    Limited opportunity for advancement.
    Understaffing in both Senior and Junior positions leading to poor project organization and a high stress environment.
    Often asked to take on responsibilities outside of job description.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at WGBH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. The foundation does good things.

    Cons

    Low pay, leadership is lacking.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Production"

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

    I worked at WGBH full-time

    Pros

    They try to be progressive in their programming and make a point to have diversity in their lower level hires.

    Cons

    They are arrogant and elitist in their managerial style and temper. Every creative idea is met with derision or a feigned receptiveness but new strategies or concepts are ultimately ignored. If you're an outsider (not from Boston or from PBS), you never have a chance at success.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so insecure. No one wants your job. Allow your talent to grow and accept it as a win for the team.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Client Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WGBH full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great co-workers, good environment

    Cons

    Stretched thin, low pay, sometimes have to work weekends to get work done


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Amazing coworkers, low pay"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at WGBH full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative, intelligent, and kind coworkers

    Cons

    Pay is significantly under market rate; bullying management and HR


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator

    I worked at WGBH full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A lot of good people work at WGBH

    Cons

    The pay and benefits and ability to move up could be better


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