Cablevision Systems – Why Work For Us?


Cablevision Systems Corporation is a leading telecommunications and media company with a portfolio of operations that includes a full suite of advanced digital television, voice and high-speed Internet services and valuable local media and programming properties.

Founded in 1973 as a cable television operator with 1,500 Long Island customers, Cablevision today offers television, phone and Internet services to millions of households and businesses in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision's popular Optimum®-branded communications services include Optimum TV® digital cable TV digital cable TV, Optimum Voice® home phone and Optimum Online® high-speed Internet. In the New York tri-state area, Cablevision's telecommunications properties also consist of Optimum WiFi®, the nation's largest wireless Internet network, and Lightpath®, a leading provider of integrated business communications solutions that meets the needs of larger companies.

Through its local media and programming properties, Cablevision delivers news and information created specifically for the tri-state-area communities it serves. This includes Optimum TV's exclusive News 12 Networks, an award-winning, local news leader. Providing additional compelling local content is Newsday Media Group, which includes Long Island's leading daily newspaper, Newsday, and its popular Web site; as well as amNewYork, the nation's most widely circulated free daily serving New York City; and Long Island's largest publisher of weekly shoppers and community papers.

Cablevision's rich history includes the creation, ownership and operation of Rainbow Media Holdings and its popular television networks from 1980 until June 2011, when it became a separate, public company named AMC Networks Inc. In addition, Cablevision was owner and operator of Madison Square Garden and its properties from 1997 until February 2010, when the sports and entertainment leader became a separate, public company now called The Madison Square Garden Company.

Cablevision holds true to the mission and values that have grown our business. We are passionate about our work and strive to give our best in everything we do. We look for talented, motivated people who share that same commitment. We are looking for Cablevisionaries.

Company Values

Cablevision is a business founded upon basic principles of honesty, integrity, and a sincere commitment to our employees and our customers. We are proud of our family culture, which continues to be nurtured by our environment of direct and honest communication, innovation and growth. Cablevision's values are basic principles that every employee should emulate and expect every day.


  • Fair and respectful treatment.
  • Ready access to management regarding your concerns.
  • A safe and clean working environment.
  • A clear statement of Company rules, regulations and expectations.
  • An opportunity for training and development.
  • Salary and benefits that are fair and competitive.
  • The tools and equipment for the proper performance of your job.
  • The freedom to express your views without fear of reprisal.
  • Fair procedures for promotional opportunities.
  • Career growth and opportunities in a growth environment.


  • A commitment to provide outstanding service to our customers.
  • Cooperative and respectful working relationships.
  • Adherence to Company rules and regulations.
  • A loyal and dedicated commitment to moving the Company forward.


We are looking for Cablevisionaries who always keep the customer first in mind, who insist on continuing to learn every day, who thrive in a highly collaborative work environment and who when presented with a challenge, don't quit until they find a solution.


Cablevision Systems Corporation serves one of the most diverse geographic regions in the world.

Our 14,000-plus workforce comes primarily from the communities we serve in the New York tri-state area. We're proud to be doing business in our neighborhoods and hometowns, providing leading-edge products and services to our friends, families, and one another. That means we're not just employees – we're also customers.

We strongly believe that our internal diversity lends itself to higher quality service and relationships among our customers. Everything we do, from innovative technologies and programming platforms to hands-on work in the field, is a direct by-product of hiring, retaining, and developing people from varying backgrounds, ages, and cultures. This focus assures that we'll always have the best team possible and guarantees ultimate customer satisfaction.

Cablevision's ongoing success is directly tied to hiring and retaining top-quality candidates with diverse backgrounds. This all-inclusive approach assures that we'll never be at a loss for the unique talents and perspectives needed to do the best job possible.


Equal Opportunity Policy

Cablevision is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in our employment and personnel practices. Applicants are considered for all employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, religion, citizenship, sex, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status (i.e. sickle cell trait, Cooley's anemia or Tay-Sachs disease or atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait), age, marital, familial, or veteran status, liability for service in the armed forces, learning disability, affectional or sexual orientation or preference, past or present history of physical or mental disability (including mental retardation) or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Distinctive Benefits

You'll find all sorts of advantages to joining our growing team of Cablevisionaries. Along with the rewarding feeling that comes from serving your community, our innovative environment will challenge you to advance in your career while providing you with a generous benefits package designed to be flexible and relevant to your needs. Most full-time regular employees enjoy:

Product Benefits(*)

Free iO TV® service
Free Optimum Online® service
Free Optimum Voice® service
Discounts on additional services
(*) If you live in a Cablevision service area.

Health/Insurance Benefits

Choice of medical, dental and vision plans
Prescription drug plan
Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare & dependent care)
Domestic partner and dependent coverage
Employee life and AD&D insurance
Basic dependent life insurance
Short- and long-term disability plans
Wellness programs

Retirement Benefits

401(k) plan with company match
Financial management and advisory services
Retired employee product benefits

Work/Life Benefits

NYS 529 college saving program
WageWorks commuter benefit program
Educational assistance program
Ticket discounts for concerts, sporting events and more
Credit Union membership
Company-paid holidays
Leaves of absence
Paid vacation, sick and personal time
Employee referral award program
Employee assistance program
Work/life benefit resource and referral program

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    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Cablevision Systems.


    I applied for the Field Service Technician job through the Cablevision website. The next day I was contacted by an HR recruiter. She went over the requirements of the job and asked me a few questions concerning my job history. At the end of the interview we set up a time when I would meet the supervisors of my area. The in-person interview went smooth. I didn't know what questions to expect but I came prepared to answer the best way I could. There were two supervisors who took turns asking questions. The interview was more behavioral then personality based. At the end of the in-person interview I asked three strong questions. I feel that is what got me an offer on the spot. Seven more candidates were to be interviewed after me but I was led in to the HR manager's office and I was told I had an offer. Currently waiting for the next training class.

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    • Why should I hire you? (Any variant of this questions can be asked) Why do you want to work for Cablevision? What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Tell me a time.... When you had to address an unsafe situation. When you took care of an issue before being told to do it. When you had to correct a coworker at work. (A coworker was not pulling his share of the work) When you had to use teamwork to get the job done. When you had a conflict with your boss. When you went above and beyond for the customer. What would you do if you, I asked you to take on one more job at the end of your shift.   1 Answer

Cablevision Systems Awards & Accolades

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Most Powerful Women in Cable , CableFAX: The Magazine, 2013
Digital Hot List , CableFAX: The Magazine, 2014
Vanguard Award Recipient , National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), 2014
Next Generation Leader , National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications (NAMIC), 2014
Honoring Leaders, Marketing Mavens , Multichannel News, 2013
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Additional Info

Headquarters Bethpage, NY
Size 10000+ Employees
Founded 1973
Type Company - Public (CVC)
Industry Telecommunications
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Cablevision Systems Corporation (NYSE: CVC) is a leading telecommunications and media company. Founded in 1973 as a cable television operator with 1,500 Long Island customers, Cablevision today offers television, phone and Internet services to millions of households and businesses in the New York metropolitan area. Cablevision's popular Optimum®-branded communications ... More

Mission: Cablevision holds true to the mission and values that have grown our business. We are passionate about our work and strive to give our best in everything we do. We look for talented, motivated people who share that same commitment. We are looking for Cablevisionaries.

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