Cablevision Systems Reviews in Bethpage, NY

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
295 Reviews

3.3
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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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171 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free TV, Internet and phone services (in 25 reviews)

  • Great Benefits, If you earn less than 50K your health insurance is Free (in 55 reviews)


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

  • A lot of customer service calls and mid level managers are very negative (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Oracle DBA

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    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Database Administrator in Bethpage, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great environment, Accommodating workers. Nice pay

    Cons

    Not a lot of work in this particular field.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Constant restructuring takes it toll on loyalty and morale

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    Cablevision is highly motivated to advance their product offerings in a highly competitive marketplace. To maintain or increase market share, Cablevision needs to dispense with old-school thinking regarding what they *think* customers want and look at the data they have available to them. Some groups within Cablevision are doing this more effectively than others. Good benefits, decent vacation, some nice perks.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional management and constant restructuring leaves many people in fear for their jobs, resulting in lower productivity and a real morale problem. Those in the ivory towers don't see it (or don't want to acknowledge it). Too many talented people have been let go in the course of trying out half-baked org structures led by people whose only 'talent' seems to be their ability to intimidate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Horrendous!

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    Current Employee - Learning Consultant  in  Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Learning Consultant in Bethpage, NY

    I have been working at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None. Stay far away from this company.

    Cons

    Abominable management makes working here a misery.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should all be fired.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sadly not a nice place to work

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Director in Bethpage, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Local, good salary, employees hard-working and majority good people.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, vision, creativity and communication. Not an encouraging environment for personal growth or health, out of touch management doesn't live by company values.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect your employees and allow them to do their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Backstabbing

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    Free cable, phone, Internet. Decent people, mostly. Suburban atmosphere

    Cons

    Backstabbing superiors who did not flinch to throw others under the bus to save their own job. So glad I'm gone, but was a brutal experience. Went from two years of "exceeds expectation" in job reviews to whacked so my boss could save his job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ugh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    A great company

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I enjoy the values that the company generally places on its employees. It has great benefits and competitive pay. Many different types of positions are available

    Cons

    Workload is extreme, career paths are unclear and the management is not strong. (not EVP level and above)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Directors/VP/SVP's need to be leaders, not traffic coordinators.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I learned a lot of information on sales and telecommunications at Cablevision Systems.

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    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Outbound Sales Representative in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment with a lot of support to help you achieve your sale goals.

    Cons

    The commission structure did not compensate well for the sales achieved by employers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Commission structures should be a little more flexible in late night hours since sales calls cant be made after 9pm.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits: health and dental, mostly free cable/phone and internet, matching 401K. The company does a lot of training for their employees.

    Cons

    It is a very fast paced work environment, with many changes in management over the past few years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Management  in  Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Management in Bethpage, NY

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

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my employment at Cablevision especially in the earlier years where we were treated like family.

    Cons

    Depending on your department, there is not much room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees who have been not only hard workers, but have put their best efforts and lives into the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent place to work and great benefits

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Bethpage, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Bethpage, NY

    I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits package, tend to pay higher than most local companies, good group of people to work with overall and local (if you live on LI).

    Cons

    Overworked, upper management needs to get down in the trenches more instead of sitting on their perch, a lot of department managers moved their way up due to years with the company (not that they are necessarily capable of doing the job), no formal training as you move up in management and major politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many managers there are interested in themselves only, not what's best for the company. There is growth opportunity in the revenue generating portion of the business, but growth is stifled in the Corporate environment - needs to be looked at for advancement instead of 'restructuring'.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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