Diverse work environment with excellent culture and people.
Manager, Int'l Marketing (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 19, 2018
Like many other cable networks, A+E has been faced with the challenges of the changing media landscape brought on by Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and other streaming platforms. My first few years there were great in that I was given a lot of responsibilities that served a purpose. There were a lot of perks including travel. It was a creative space. With the change in market came internal changes and hyper reactive decisions from management. It became uncomfortable. The work shifted from being innovative to being consumed with managing decline.
Casual, excellent benefits, good people
Zero stability, highly political, not much mobility
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.
Freelance Video Editor (Former Employee) – New York, NY – April 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.
Encoder & Digital Content Manager (Former Employee) – Stamford, CT – April 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.
Senior Developer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – February 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.
"Great people but constant changes in organization and high internal competition"
Development Coordinator (Current Employee) – New York, NY – January 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.
They avoid paying benefits by hiring most people as perma-lance
Marketing (Current Employee) – New York, NY – December 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
Product Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 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.
Global Fulfillment Specialist (Current Employee) – New York, NY – October 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.
Productive environment to work and great staff and management
Production Assistant (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 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.
Mail Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 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
Sales Service Representative (A&E) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 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.