Rainbow Media
3.6 of 5 17 reviews
www.amcnetworks.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 19, 2014

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Rainbow Media President and CEO Joshua W. Sapan

Joshua W. Sapan

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company but no room for growth if you are a coordinator/assistant

Coordinator (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsLoved AMCN. Super friendly environment, you work hard and they reward you well, they make you feel appreciated which is awesome and rare. I loved it there and my boss was a great mentor and still is to this day.

ConsIf you are a coordinator, it is difficult to grow. The execs have been there for years and years and don't really move from there. A lot of people end up leaving to grow elsewhere. My starting salary as a manager at a different network was well more over some managers that were at AMCN for years.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time for more than a year

ProsWork closely (proximity) with senior management. Nice non-pretentious open door policy. Friendly atmosphere. Very understanding of work/life balance.

ConsMany stagnant employees on all levels makes it difficult to move up as there are not many job openings. Some clash between departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Growing company with good people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsCompany is growing and investing in itself.

ConsCompany is going through growing pains with organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Traditional corporate structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rainbow Media

ProsGreat benefits, Good work-life balance, television shows produced are high quality

ConsVery hierarchical structure. Unless you're top management your opinion doesn't matter.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a bigger interest in employee development - good people work for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsHard working staff, high expectations that equal great results, approachable upper management, excellent benefits and perks. For the most part, most everyone is willing to teach you if you're looking to learn.

ConsSome big egos in middle management, can have some damaging office politics and sometimes very "clique-y". If someone doesn't like you personally, some people have a hard time putting that dislike aside and therefor some people are treated differently.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou do a great job of being approachable. The company is successful because of the clear goals you have set.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fair people over at these parts

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time for more than 5 years

ProsStrong HR dept, they will really advocate for you. Nice cooworkers. Friendly environment, they really try to please.

ConsCommunication Communication Communication Communication Communication. Very often the downfall of this company is clear and concise communication. Some very big egos.

Advice to Senior ManagementAppreciate those doing a above average job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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My experience at Rainbow Media was enjoyable.

Promo Coordinator (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Rainbow Media as a contractor for more than a year

ProsThe generally environment was professional and friendly. New ideas were always welcomed and encouraged. Coworkers shared the same goals and worked as a team.

ConsMy position was freelance and should have been made a staff position.

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Wonderful and friendly Atmosphere at AMC Networks

Research Associate (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Rainbow Media part-time for less than a year

ProsI work for AMC Networks part-time and it's a very friendly atmosphere. All the tools you need to succeed are handed to you on a silver platter. Even has a nobody I had my own office (extremely glorified cubical; image an office with no window). Very comfortable hours too.

ConsVery large company and Rainbow Media owns several departments that don't intermingle (except at the top). Not really a con but it's the closest thing I can think of. Especially since each floor is newly renovated (as of spring 2012).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Editor (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Rainbow Media part-time for less than a year

ProsGreat company Great company great

Conslocation by penn station not ideal

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A way to get your foot in the door

Photojournalist (Former Employee)
Woodbury, NY

I worked at Rainbow Media

ProsIt allows you to get into the New York market. You start out in a freelance capacity and fight to get on staff just to get benifits.

ConsThe pay could be better. They have you do more work that in the city but for a third of the pay.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhile it is great working for you the pay has to be to the point where you can afford to live on Long Island.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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