A+E Networks Employee Reviews

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Productive and Fun Place to work
TRAFFIC COORDINATOR (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTMay 7, 2018
A&E is a very team oriented organization which is great because teamwork truly is the recipe for success! The atmosphere is amazing and helps to keep the turnaround very low, however, the low pay is what drives most people out of the door.
Pros
great People
Cons
Low pay
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Used to be a great place to work
Freelance Video Editor (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 29, 2018
What once was a great place to work has now been turned to garbage because of real bad management. As far as pay went they were always on the low end but the volume of work made up for it. Unfortunately management has changed quite a bit over the last year and has made it an unbearable place. Most of the creative staff is freelance and they’re made to feel like they can be replaced at any time with anybody. It’s such a shame because they have some of the most creative producers and editors in the business working there.
Pros
Great creative staff with great camaraderie .
Cons
Low pay and really bad management
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my department was terrible
Encoder & Digital Content Manager (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTApril 3, 2018
To be honest other people in the company said it was a decent place to work but the department i was in was terrible. Horribly unorganized, unrealistic deadlines, terrible leadership, antiquated workflow and equipment. To anyone in the digital media or encoding industry i would not recommend working there.
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Great Team Work and Great Place to Learn
Senior Developer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 16, 2018
At A&E a person wears multiple hats. You will be able to work on multiple projects. You have the opportunity to learn about different areas of the business and work on different technologies. Teamwork is encouraged. Management is excellent and encourages people to do their best. People are very nice and while there is a lot of work it is often fun and challenging.
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Productive place to work
AWS Cloud DBA/Engineer (Former Employee) –  235 E 45st, NY NYJanuary 25, 2018
I was able to learn new skills in the latest technology, for example AWS, Powershell, Chef, Oracle DBA, SQLPlus DBA, Powerpoint, Visio, general documentation skills.
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"Great people but constant changes in organization and high internal competition"
Development Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 16, 2018
Pros
The people that work for A+E Networks are dedicated, hardworking and creative. They are not just there for a job but really want their networks succeed. Management also rewards creativity and taking chances, even if they do not lead to a win. It is a great environment for risk takers.

Cons
Management also takes a lot of chances and thus the organization is constantly changing. Staff at all levels are moved around, branding shifts as needed and you are likely to change offices about once a year. Also, due to the industry struggles, there is lot of competition between networks within the company and programming and other resources are sometimes fiercely fought over.
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They avoid paying benefits by hiring most people as perma-lance
Marketing (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 14, 2017
50% of the company are hired as full-time staff employees.

The other 50% are hired full-time, but through a third party staffing agency so they don't have to pay them any benefits. No healthcare, no paid time off (vacation or sick), no parental leave, no annual raises, no bonuses, etc. #LOOPHOLE
Pros
Fun, collaborative, fast moving work environment
Cons
No benefits
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Fast paced and heavy lifting
Laborer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 11, 2017
The boss always told us to get there at 7 am but the trucks would arrive 3 to 4 hours later,and we would always have to wait until the other works were done with the lift
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Short breaks
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4.0
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Small families in a large company
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 22, 2017
A+E has amassed some great, smart, caring people, who know their subjects well. Working with them, you'll be challenged and learn a lot.

However, as with any large company, some posturing in higher ranks will affect the direction of projects and focus. This can sometimes impede the people who know the details of the offerings from putting in place their best ideas.
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A&E Networks Is the Place to be
Global Fulfillment Specialist (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 13, 2017
If you want to work in the TV industry, A&E is a great place to be at, but there can be high levels of stress, and management is more concerned about pushing the envelope in terms of work. But A&E has some of the best benefits in the industry- They will negotiate your salary, bonus, overtime pay, 20 days vacation, adequate sick days, and amazing, affordable medical benefits.
Pros
Great pay and benefits
Cons
Stressful at times
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Sinking Ship
Digital Video Encoding Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTSeptember 14, 2017
Do not work here. All the good executives have moved on to better companies, and now the inmates are running the asylum. Don't walk away from this place, RUN.
Pros
Great benefits.
Cons
Terrible management, complete lack of work/life balance, incredibly political and too many people failing upwards.
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Productive environment to work and great staff and management
Production Assistant (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 8, 2017
AE Network is a great place to work. Fast paced with innovators and highly educated individuals that are willing to teach new things. The hardest part is that management and executives are very cut throat.
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amazing company
Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 30, 2017
Love this company! great work/life balance and management is very approachable. Great environment to work in and the perks are really great for full time employees!
Pros
perks
Cons
none
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not really a fun place to work
Mail Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 19, 2017
everyone is looking out for themselves and try to throw you under the bus in order to get on the managers good side and the manager is shady and pits co workers against each other by telling lies and spreading rumors
Cons
vacations, co workers, no room for advacement
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3.0
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Average experience
Sales Service Representative (A&E) (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 19, 2017
Not a big fan of the company because of the industry decline, but it was good experience and exposure to a large media outlet. Working in ad sales presented a host of challenges and opportunities, but ultimately it wasn't the right place for me.
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5.0
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Very productive and intersting job
House Cleaning (Current Employee) –  Houston, TXJune 14, 2017
Excellent opportunity to start a new beginning of job and make new friends an experiences and a new family.
Learning and getting new experience
And good pay
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
Short brakes
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4.0
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great learning and smart staff
Account Executive, Sales Manager AETN Digital (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 9, 2017
A hard working fun staff with great experiences and smart. take and show initiative to move product forward and elevate clients opportunities strongly.
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3.0
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Nice Place to work
Finance (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 7, 2017
I enjoy working with a lot of the people at A+E but the company needs some revamping to withstand the hard times in Media. The ratings are not doing well so the company's profitability is suffering.
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4.0
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Learning Experience
Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTJune 5, 2017
Enjoy planning events for office.
Always something to look forward to during the day.
Never a dull moment.
Learn a lot about myself and about others point of views on different on certain situations.
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4.0
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Good place to work
ASSOCIATE PRODUCER (Current Employee) –  Stamford, CTApril 24, 2017
This workplace is laid back, but you have to work hard and be flexible. You work with your team as well as other teams, and it helps to be friendly and motivated.
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