Cablevision Systems

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you love micro management this company is for you!!

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    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Bronx, NY
    Former Employee - Retention Specialist in Bronx, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers (you all are usually on the same page), good pay and good benefits no srguing that.

    Cons

    Supervosors either love you or want to fire you if you don't get along with them or management, regardless of how good you are. Micro management at its best!! Late one minute and it goes into their Harry Pottor book of secrets. Late again even if it's weeks later and you're summoned to a sit down. You're given time for the year, barely any at that. 40 sick hours and 30 personal. If you run out and you take any more you risk being fired. Go on FMLA you risk being fired. You're going to be a little late one day and maybe another in a week or so and you use your time (as they tell you to) don't be surprised if you're fired. Do something, say something or end up on the wrong end of the favoritism structure? Fired. The company runs like a robot. Everything recorded down to the second and there's no sense of a personalized work environment. I guess it's s curse and a blessing at the same time. Also if you like rule changes every week this Job is for you!!! Apply now! The money is in sales but the nonsense doesn't go away there either. Also be prepared for issues the company knows they have with their product, that they know they never fix, and just make tickets and tell their customers to reset their boxes and modems to feel better. A day in the life of cable right here in a nut shell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This list would be way too long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not a Fan

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    Former Employee - Network Integration Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Network Integration Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The paychecks always cleared, so there's that.

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics. That sums it up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems

    Pros

    Good pay. Good benefits. You work with many very hard working and talented employees.

    Cons

    Stressful place to work. Executive Managment pushes the employees to the max. While this results in a lot of good work it also can result in burnout and leave/ in which case you will probably get laid off even if you had a really good run before you ran into getting overwhelmed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider people's lives. Encourage people to take lunch and take vacation time and not just as lip service. The company should actively avoid and care about employee burnout - and try to be proactive in improving the employee experience. Yes - the pay is good, but that doesn't give license to expect employees to endure constant overload and a sustained comitenenr that has little forgiveness for an employee who might be tempararily having a difficult time / likely as a result to work at stress. Either way / those still with the company consider themselves lucky to be employed - but very powerless against a constant trend that expects more and more.

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  5.  

    Inside Sales Representative...not an easy job.

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Jericho, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    If you can withstand the tremendous pressure they put on you, you can make a good amount of money to be made. great benefits and perks. Free cable, internet and phone, including all premium channels is great. They reward top performers.

    Cons

    Very Micro-Managed. Everything you do is watched like big brother over your shoulders, with constant pressure to do better. I have seen people go to the hospital for the amount of pressure they put on you in sales position. but if you can withstand the pressure and move up to management position, you can have a great career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become more employee friendly. stop the micro-management and the tremendous amount of pressure you put on people. A friendly work environment will produce much better results and employees who last longer and not burnout in 6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Chaos at its best.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Great Product, Potential to move to different departments for cross experience

    Cons

    Too much change, lack of clarity in direction, instilling fear, every other day another employee gets let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Morale and name is going to continue to decrease if you continue to have no clear direction. Your employees need to trust you to follow you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great start. Definitely not a place you want to stay

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cablevision Systems

    Pros

    Pay and medical benefits fun place at most times

    Cons

    High employee turnover. Excessively micromanaged

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try suicide Esp kyoko

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Need changes in Management.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time

    Pros

    The staffs are great.

    Cons

    Management tends to intimidate the staffs for job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your old culture and politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Your just a number

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    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Riverhead, NY
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician in Riverhead, NY

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    steady work is the best pro. There is always the option of overtime available to you. Some of the supervising staff are great.

    Cons

    There are to many cons besides the ever changing policy as to what your review is based on. There's always knee jerk reactions from the corporate office. They do a poor job of making sure equipment such as ladders are up to date and safe. Like the title also says you are just a number replacable at anytime. I've seen many of my coworkers get away with pretty rediculous things where others get let go after a long career for a minor incident in there near flawless career. so no matter how long you have been there or how loyal you are you can always have the floor come out from under you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the hard working technicians you have working for you and stop pretending to listen to there needs. Also if you stay without a union it doesn't mean that you can not have someone stand up for an employee in need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Need Justice

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    Former Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Direct Sales Representative in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cablevision/Optimum direct sales representative is a great position if you are self motivated and love money. There is an opportunity to make well above six figures, as i did in my first full year. In reality i started in a partial year in may and i still managed to make 72,000 that year. Cablevision has some perks like the presidents club dinner at the end of the year which is pretty easily attainable. Also Presidents Club Trip to an island for the top 2 performers in each office

    Cons

    terminated for violated a rule that did not exist. the company created a rule/policy only to charge whole office of violating the rule before it even existed. nightmare to say the least. Company did not do their due diligence in their investigation of our so called "sales by misconduct." Human Resources and Management could not state a policy that we violated. I still call Human Resources from time to time to ask which specific policy was violated and still haven't received an answer

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It is a lot more difficult to sale cable service right now.

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    Former Employee - Accountant Executive in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant Executive in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are ok,good 401k plan-discounted cable,phone,Internet services-decent health plan etc.

    Cons

    It takes an awful long time for cable vision to offer new popular channels and prices keep going up.cable service is not top quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve the quality of services in order to compete with Verizon.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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