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Cartoon Network Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Animation company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Prop Designer  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Prop Designer in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good facilities, comfortable work schedule, good pay.

    Cons

    Union rules makes it difficult to make deadlines sometimes. No other cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None at this time.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    I learned how to be a kid again while working here - you can't beat the audience!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    great benefits, audience, projects, continuing education (training, conferences), work-life balance, relaxed environment

    Cons

    office culture, lack of room & money for promotions, too many cooks for the kitchen.

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    Very top heavy - creating more mid-level management could create a more balanced culture. Also, some team members who'd been there 8+ years became lazy and developed stagnant way of thinking - remove the dead weight.

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  3.  

    Smart, Creative Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cartoon Network

    Pros

    Strong, fun culture. Interesting projects involving content and tech.

    Cons

    Too many meetings, under resourced.

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    PR Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cartoon Network as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    GREAT Professional Development available to interns!
    Bragging rights to all your friends that you are in the entertainment industry.
    Recruiters were really involved and followed up on our progress
    Fun events and perks!
    Good visibility with senior mgmt.
    Lots of history and you pretty much worship Ted Turner and Connan O'Brien.
    Treated as an employee

    Cons

    Lots of busy clerical work, I guess you could call it "hands on experience".
    Really hard to become a hire-on unless you network and email everyone to the max.
    Good "Ole boy" company (They say Ted Turner's apartment still exist at the CNN Center)
    Pay was meh...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep investing in the youth! And maybe more jobs for entry level.

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    Model Designer

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    Current Employee - Model Designer  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Model Designer in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Cartoon Network full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Great Pay
    -Free Food (fruit on mondays, bagels on friday), Cereal/Chip/Candy/Icecream bar (while supplies last) Sometimes they give us cookies and snacks just in the kitchen
    -Excellent workspace (provide whatever you need to do your job)
    -Awesome co-workers, friendly and interesting
    -Soda machine
    -Cool interiors
    -Positive outlook, lot of great stuff coming up
    -Safe environment
    -Arcade and game areas
    -Cool rooftop area, great for dining and the semi-monthly barbecues during the summer
    -Free swag, cool christmas gift

    Cons

    -Minimal politics (varies between teams)
    -Houses teams in two separate buildings which can hinder things (not a major gripe, more of an observation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Screen/treat your interns better. There have been plenty of interns who do so-so work and/or who talk to the point of being ineffective at their job. I know that they're excited to be at CN, but that doesn't excuse their lazy work ethic (IF THEY HAVE ONE). When an intern isn't doing their job correctly or becoming distracted in the workplace, please inform them of that; it does you no good when you complain about interns not doing what they're supposed to do, yet you're not doing anything to make the situation better. It does a disservice to everybody.

    -Be a little more transparent when shows will be canceled and/or not renewed. It gives us a little bump of time to transfer to different teams or other studios.

    -Also in addition to point one above, if ANYONE isn't doing their job, let them know and help them to become better. Griping about certain people is only making your job harder.

    P.S. please bring back donut wednesdays! :)

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  7.  

    Fun and comfortable place to work, but lacking in long-term vision and career growth.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, creative brand, convenient city

    Cons

    Lack of strong leadership, removed from main media hubs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to establish ways to develop long-term employees for leadership positions or career movement.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    The experience was great. The people I worked with were hard working and very friendly.

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    Former Employee - Game Studio Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Game Studio Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cartoon Network as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    I can honestly say I loved this internship. This was not an assistant/errand running internship. I got to actually produce animations, 3d models, and textures for the game we were working on. All the people on the games team are professional and very friendly. I got a ton out of the job as far as mentoring. Both the Lead Artist and Animator gave me great critiques and advice.

    Aside from the job itself I have to say that working for a company that puts out a lot of toys has it's perks. We would get first printings of a lot of Adventure Time toys, and left over products that had gone out of production.

    Cons

    Despite being a larger company each individual department were very very small. Generally 6-10 people total. This means that interns come and go on a quarterly basis. I worked there for almost a year and there was no sign of a job opening up any time soon. That's not to say that interns don't get hired, it's just not very often in the art department.

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  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fabulous!

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    Current Employee - Production Coordinator  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Production Coordinator in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Cartoon Network full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Cartoon Network is a fabulous place to work at. It is a nurturing environment with great creative talent. They invest in their people and they have beautiful facilities. They are not afraid to take risks which gives us an edge compared to the companies that don't.

    Cons

    Not many that I could find. Parking is horrible but other than that I can't complain.

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  10.  

    Great work environment with awesome people.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cartoon Network as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    + People are great
    + Lots of room for growth
    + Excellent company with a solid history

    Cons

    Nothing negative to say. I had a great internship experience here :)

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  11.  

    Given high responsibility and direction.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Cartoon Network

    Pros

    excellent learning experience of the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    not many full time positions available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire your temps

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