WGBH Educational Foundation Employee Reviews

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Great place to work
Production Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAFebruary 3, 2019
Unfortunately, people stay too long and that affects their ability to maintain their spark.
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Loved working in TV production of documentaries
Cons
There was no mobility.
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Fantastic TV shows, but terrible management
Digital (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAMay 25, 2018
If you're interested in broadcast or digital content, WGBH should be among the most attractive employers in New England, as they produce some of the biggest names in public media: NOVA, Frontline, Masterpiece, and others. Unfortunately while those specific production units are good places to work, the same can't be said of the general management, which is equal parts incompetent and backstabbing. There's a reason the station is still resting on its laurels from 30+ years ago: all of the employees tasked with innovation have fled. Managers regularly play favorites, and the executive team is utterly incapable of leading the station through the coming digital revolution. If you see a job with one of the big national TV shows, go for it, but if it's in radio, local production, digital, fundraising, or other departments, run away fast.
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4.0
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Great place to work but management is poor
Human Resources Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brighton, MADecember 27, 2017
WGBH was a great place to work overall but the management in my particular department was poor. They played favoritism to low-skilled workers and did not appreciate quality staff.
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Free lunches
Cons
Poor management and senior level staff
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2.0
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Relatively weak work culture. A non-profit with corporate structure. Leadership out of touch with employees.
Education Outreach Coordinator, NOVA (Former Employee) –  Boston, MANovember 21, 2017
I worked at WGBH for two years. The work culture in my unit was dominated by a bully of a woman, who made the place terrible to work in unless you were a part of her inner circle.

The pay was far under market, the benefits, while reasonable, were not great.

To top it off, unit and company leadership were out of touch, and performance reviews were laughably useless.

All in all, not recommended.
Pros
Benefits offered were reasonable.
Cons
Culture is awful. Leadership is weak.
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4.0
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Great internship experience
Volunteer Management and Studio Tour Intern (Current Employee) –  Brighton, MAApril 17, 2016
Internship was fantastic. Great employees and great culture. Would recommend to any students considering and internship at WGBH.
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3.0
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Face new challenges every day.
Business Manager - Operations & Finance (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAOctober 26, 2014
Public Media is a very challenging industry that is ever changing.
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