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Great Company, Great People, Great Opportunities
Account Executive (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCAugust 18, 2017
This is the kind of company that when you get in, you don't ever want to leave. There are lots of perks and benefits working in TV period, but CBC is one of the best companies in Raleigh to work for. In sales, you can easily make six figures. There are a lot of really smart people working here so not only can you earn a lot here but you can learn a lot as well.
Pros
free lunches, company incentives, 401k match, great benefits
Cons
a little stuffy and big egos
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Alright place to work depending on the person.
Photographer (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCFebruary 5, 2016
Good place to work but make sure you do job and well. The hardest thing is transition from one lower market to another higher. Ask plenty of questions and protect your behind. Always.
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Fast-Paced Television Environment
Broadcast Technician (Current Employee) –  Raleigh, NCDecember 11, 2012
Normally, you go from one thing to the next, however there are some periods of "hurry up and wait." You learn to love both but both can have their frustrating periods.
Pros
hour lunches, benefits and the people
Cons
upward movement
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Low pay for the "glamor" of television
Public Affairs Producer (Former Employee) –  Raleigh, NCMay 26, 2012
The best part of working at WRAL-TV are the nice people who are your co-workers. The worst thing is that the pay is low because management seems to think that the glamor of working in TV is reward enough. The benefits are good if you attain full-time employment, which seldom happens for TV production crew. They are kept at 30 hours/week or less to avoid earning the privilege of benefits. Most people behind the cameras use Channel 5 as a stepping stone to a bigger TV market. The same is true for reporters unless they attain full anchor status. Even some of those (often loved by the viewers) do not have contracts renewed if outside consultants find something to complain about to management. It is an overall very conservative management team. Work there for the experience and move on.
Pros
nice co-workers, a good starter position in tv
Cons
low pay, hard to qualify for health benefits
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