CNN Reviews

Updated 3 May 2021

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3.9
72%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
Approve of CEO
CNN President Jeff Zucker
Jeff Zucker
204 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, pay and time off(in 53 reviews)

  • "Great place to work, & a lot of room to grow within the company(in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • "high pressure newsroom, work life balance is often difficult(in 35 reviews)

  • "long hours and increasing responsibilities(in 27 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
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  1. "CNN"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Weather Forecaster in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CNN part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good job for good employees

    Cons

    Bad job for bad employees

  2. "Great place to work and learn"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Communications Manager in New Delhi
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    * Collaborative cross cultural work space * Tremendous learning

    Cons

    None as such, its a great place to work and learn


  3. "Not much growth"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at CNN full-time

    Pros

    It’s really challenging and exciting for journalists looking for a break.

    Cons

    Long hours, low compensation, limited benefits, and increases not regular

  4. "good cnn experience last year"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Trainee in Bangalore

    I have been working at CNN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work ethiquite and culture and experince

    Cons

    salary and the management official

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  5. "Manager"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager 

    I have been working at CNN full-time

    Pros

    Great company and great work

    Cons

    Not much of cons. I wish the pay was higher

  6. "Awesome place to work"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Director of Infrastructure in Dallas, TX

    I worked at CNN full-time

    Pros

    Great leadership team, awesome benefits, fantastic coworker.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  7. "Has it's perks - but it's kind of creepy"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CNN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Overtime / Steady pay / they give you a cell phone

    Cons

    Kind of creepy - everyone is dressed as if they want their chance to be on TV

  8. "not that fun"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Therapist 

    I worked at CNN full-time

    Pros

    working with the public and seeing growth

    Cons

    forgot to pay for our health insurance

  9. "Pretty decent place to work, very old fashioned"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CNN full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great benefits, annual raises and bonuses. Lots of freedom to work on stories you'd like to pursue. Everyone is smart and friendly. No jerks. Managers really listen to you and treat you as someone they want to grow and foster.

    Cons

    No way to get special projects approved from early on, high value placed on seniority and years of service. Lots of bureaucracy and red tape. Pay is low for the work that is done, especially when you're hired into a position lower than the one you qualify for.

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  10. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Producer 

    I have been working at CNN full-time

    Pros

    Really great collaborative work culture.

    Cons

    It's a fast-paced work environment.

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