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Good employee communication
Senior Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 28, 2018
While they are going through some drastic changes, including downsizing, they remain committed to their mission. They had great employee benefits; however, I understand that changed when purchased by FOX.
Pros
Awesome, like-minded colleagues
Cons
Instability under new ownership
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Educational
Marketing Coordinator - Senior Admin Assist (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 9, 2018
Started as an Executive Assistant and after several years was promoted into Marketing. Though as times a stressful antiquated environment. I was able to travel out of the country, learn about other cultures and understand Publishing from the Advertising point-of-view.

A few of my co-workers are still some who I communicate with to-date . However, upper management has since dissipated and the company is not a subsidiary of FOX Media
Pros
Travel, Learning Publishing Advertising
Cons
At times a hostile environment
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culture for all over world, fastpaced, hand/eye contact
Backcopy Assoc. Assist. to Mgr (Former Employee) –  Corinth, MSSeptember 17, 2017
educational experience, good money, hours, family community advancement with company. very good for the area commerce.
ability to change jobs when qualified
Pros
magazines, lunches, ball teams sponsership
Cons
left Corinth, due to hiring thru parttime companies, quality when down alonf with screening education and abilities of hires
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Great environment, attentive management
Designer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 31, 2017
The subject matter is rewarding, as a nonprofit, education, science, and conservation will hardly stress you and people actually work hard without making much a fuzz about it.
Pros
great work life balance
Cons
can be too many older people and no social/life at the workplace.
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Unpredictable
Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCAugust 13, 2017
National Geographic has been undergoing organizational change over the past several years. This has led to great frustration to its employees. It can be a fun place to work, but difficult if you are looking for advancement after putting in many years of dedicated work.
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Great place to work
Senior Accounting Manager, Television & Films (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJuly 4, 2017
Great accounting and finance team at National Geographic Society, easy to interact and work with on a daily basis. Excellent work-life balance; I definitely recommend the Society.
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The name speaks for itself
List Manager, Market Information (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 29, 2017
I was with Geo before they were purchased by Fox. At the time it was perhaps the most exciting and inspiring place to work ever created - truly brilliant and talented people at every turn. I feel very luck to have been a part of National Geographic at that time.
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Was a great place to work.
Lead Technical Specialist LAN/WAN (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCJune 5, 2017
Friendly staff and management, advancement opportunity, Good pay, Lots of time off. Good working conditions. Great benefits. Good training opportunities.
Pros
Free magazine
Cons
Long comute.
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Nice Perks and Discounts
CASH OPERATIONS COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 10, 2017
Things were very good until the deal with FOX went through then the environment became very stressful and a lot of people lost their jobs. The environment changed and it began to feel like the Natgeo people didn't care for the NGP staff.
Pros
Nice Perks and Discounts
Cons
Management
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Great clients, great bosses, great place to work.
Senior Application Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMarch 19, 2017
Started out working on the Help Desk, helping employees on the phone, then eventually promoted to Senior Application Support. Supported 2,500 full-time and contract employees in growth of personal computers (upgrades for all users) and use of internal to external email. Oversaw and ran the laptop loaner pool for employees that traveled. Became the lead remote access contact and trainer for travelers using laptops. Project managed the frequent clean-up of virus attacks and malware spread by email.
Pros
Management encouraged growth and self-initiation of new ideas.
Cons
Frequent re-engineering and lay-offs.
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Great place to work
Production Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington City, DCMarch 17, 2017
National Geographic is a great place to work.Full of inspirational people and projects. There is always something new going on at the headquarters, from film screenings to talks.
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Diverse and passionate company with forward-thinking mission statement
Associate Producer (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCNovember 2, 2016
Great! I loved my experience there. Would recommend to anyone passionate about animals or the environment. I feel very humbled by my experience there.
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Great environment for professional growth
Senior Paralegal/Contracts Manager (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 6, 2016
National Geographic provided me with a great work environment to learn new things and work with very talented people. Management generally encourages staff to further their education and will supplement the expense.
Pros
Previewing new feature films, free books and magazines
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Enjoyable environment... sad to see culture change
Senior Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCMay 9, 2016
during the reorganization, many talented people were let go when NGS entered into a partnership with Fox Media in the Fall of 2015
Pros
NGS office excellent benefits
Cons
job eliminated
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Fast pace office, productive, fun and exciting workplace
Assistant to EVP, Mission Programs (Former Employee) –  Washington, DC 20036May 3, 2016
Fast pace office, productive, fun and exciting workplace.
Learned to be proactive and meet challenges head on with a can-do attitude. Valued by management and by truly great coworkers.
Occasional instances of miscommunication was the hardest part of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job was having the mutual respect of coworkers and management and being a part of adventures and discovery.
Pros
Inside staff cafeteria, discounted parking, great benefits
Cons
Sick leave not accrued or carried over
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Great place to work
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 23, 2016
I learned a lot while working with the company, met many great people that taught me a number of skills. But company goes through internal restructure quite often, so you never know what's coming next.
Pros
benefits, helpful management, great culture
Cons
unsure of the future, some outdated technology
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One of the Best
CLIENT SERVICES DIRECTOR/ BRAND MARKETING DIRECTOR (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCFebruary 1, 2016
Mission-based work culture within a well-respected global company. Exciting projects to support. Great team of staffers who work cross functionally. Supportive and smart management. Global exposure all around the world and working with incredibly interesting people.
Pros
Highly Respected Organization
Cons
Slow to Change and Innovate
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Wonderful place to work.
Sr. Accounts Payable Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJanuary 19, 2016
I've been at National Geographic for 15 years and it is a pleasure working there. I work in Accounts Payable which is very high volume but my work day is always good due to management and coworkers are like family. There is really no part of the job that is hard, however month end, quarter and year end close can be difficult because it cause for long hours at work. The most enjoyable part of the job is how fast past it is.
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Benefits, dress code and able to choose your own hours
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Low pay and poor management in exchange for the prestige of working at National Geographic
GLOBAL DIGITAL LICENSING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 31, 2015
National Geographic has struggled for years to shake off its non profit mind-set which keeps it from becoming a truly great media company. National Geographic suffers from low turn over and a lack of fresh ideas. Having been insulated in the same industry for many years, management has little idea how the "real" world works. The trade off is working with truly creative people who are drawn to the iconic brand.
Pros
Great content
Cons
Recently purchased by FOX / Rupert Murdoch
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Great place to work but unsure of future.
Director, National Geographic Society (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCSeptember 10, 2015
Great place to work but unsure of future. There was a big shake-up recently with the expansion of the Fox partnership so it will be interesting to see how things pan out.
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