Cablevision Systems

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Cablevision Systems Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
316 Reviews
3.2
316 Reviews
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Cablevision Systems President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Madison Square Garden; and Governor, New York Knicks James L. Dolan
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183 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free cable, internet and phone, including all premium channels is great (in 30 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, If you earn less than 50K your health insurance is Free (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • The reps at my call center are what I would consider as a consumer, to be pretty professional (in 18 reviews)

  • Depending on your department, there is not much room for growth (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Vice President

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cablevision Systems

    Pros

    The compensation was very good

    Cons

    Poor leadership, fragmented strategy, limited alignment

  2.  

    All in all, a good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    People, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Can be very political, some upper management looking out for No. 1

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new ideas

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Former outbound sales rep. Paid very well, then they started to cut pay little by little.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Jericho, NY
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Jericho, NY

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

    Pros

    The pay was pretty good for a sales job. The benefits are great and one of the best aspects of the company as a whole, especially if you have a family. Half of the supervisors are excellent. Overall I would recommend this job to anybody that has thick skin and can deal with above average office politics.

    Cons

    There are too many chiefs and not enough Indians, or at least there was when I worked there. I heard they have been firing some people who should have been let go a long time ago, which is good. The management is pretty much incompetent and half of the supervisors are unable, or unwilling to help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop messing with people's pay! Stop ruling by fear! Get rid of incompetent managers and supervisors and promote the supervisors that actually care about the sales reps!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    A "family" company with no loyalty to employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer
    Current Employee - Instructional Designer

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Cablevision offers a competitive salary and a cost of living raise but nothing merit based. My particular situation allowed for a flexible schedule, The healthcare benefits were really amazing, low deductibles and copays but high coverage. Additional benefits with free services. There is a great company wide emphasis on training and promoting from within the company and in entry level positions a career progression system is established.

    Cons

    For a communications company there is limited and slow inter-office communications. The compartmentalization of departments and the top heavy management structure encourage a lot of office politics. Process that could be completed in 3 days will take up to 3 weeks because you have to play the game and appease the egos.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring VPs and start training the managers and directors to be more effective. Open up the business structure, so there is less of the "us vs them" attitude.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    It's a great company, but you have to work hard.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Retention Specialist in Bronx, NY
    Current Employee - Retention Specialist in Bronx, NY

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, great pay. There are some really talented people working here.

    Cons

    Competition from other tv companies are really hurting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for, unfortunately unclear direction by departments' leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    The new Senior Management has a good high level direction.

    Cons

    When it comes to execution there are some staff members that unfortunately do not have the proper leadership skills and Senior Management doesn't realized that their vision is not been followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that your leaders are actually following the vision of the company. Cross-training, development, empowerment are a few elements that are not happening in some departments. Teach your leaders the difference between being a leader than a boss.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Network Management IT

    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - QA Analyst in Bethpage, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    BAs, Developers and QA are professional and talented.

    Cons

    Unit testing does not seem to be a part of the process. It is rare for basic functionality to work the first time the code is deployed to QA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The development test environment should be maintained.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Misery Loves Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    Always a catered event at least once a week
    Company Parties
    Company Discount

    Cons

    Shifts
    Customer's are generally crazy, gets old over time
    Micromanage employees
    Pay does not compensate for the stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train smaller groups, change the seating system, job eventually feels like an assembly-line over time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems

    Pros

    Good benefits good work environment

    Cons

    Lots of mismanagement throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget about your smaller markets.

  11.  

    Good company but there are some flaws

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jericho, NY
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Jericho, NY

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Decent work location. CEO has taken an interest in his employees and the company which should hopefully change things.

    Cons

    HR is a joke. The internal hiring process is flawed. There is no feedback when you don't get a job. The recruiter in my area ignores your calls and emails. When you do get her, its all smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your long term employees. We have a lot of experience. Take a chance on someone currently working in your company instead of only hiring people from the outside.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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