Comcast Reviews in Philadelphia, PA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
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Pros
  • The ONLY pro to working at Comcast is the super cheap cable and Internet (in 158 reviews)

  • You get free cable service and free internet service with reduced rates on equipment (in 342 reviews)


Cons
  • It is very apparent why Comcast is consistently in the bottom of customer service (in 148 reviews)

  • The nature of the business makes it hard for work-life balance to be created (in 44 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good program with lots of opportunities to learn

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Product Engineering Intern in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Comcast as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great projects, good freedom, good perks

    Cons

    Hugely corporate, hard to find resources, rigid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Senior Software Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    worked for comcast for 7 years as a employee and 1 year as a contractor
    employee pros
    - compensation is fair
    - benefits (free cable, stock options and ability to buy discounted comcast stock) is a very good ! great incentive to add value to company as well as stay at the company

    contracting pros
    - don't have to deal with performance reviews
    - they usually keep extending contracts as long you don't do anything stupid or make someone else look stupid

    Cons

    employee cons
    - performance reviews provide little to no value to employees and managers
    - posting for another position within the company is slow and difficult to accomplish. often easier and quicker to use an outside consultant when looking for positions within the company
    - reorgs happen often ( every 2-3 years)

    contracting cons
    - most employee events exclude contractors (maybe i should put this down as a pro ?)
    - reorgs could affect you employment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Comcast was a great place for an internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Comcast as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great on resume, really nice people, cool work

    Cons

    As with any large corporation, there is political hierarchy. Difficult to get noticed for hard work

    Recommends
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lots of Resources but Lacks Vision

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - User Experience Designer in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Comcast full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Beautiful building
    - Employee perks (ice cream, snacks)
    - Lots of great lower level employees
    - Downtown Location

    Cons

    - Very competitive political environment
    - Many incompetent people in management
    - Bad blood between departments impedes progress and blocks team success

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reward employees who are competent not your friends
    - Listen to the teams ideas instead of dictating your own opinions as fact
    - Make an effort to retain senior staff and valuable employees
    - Treat employees with respect
    - Stop being paranoid and trust people in other departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Comcast CIM - A fun place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Comcast full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Talented staff.
    Exposure to the latest technology.
    Dynamic portfolio of projects.
    Free Cable and Internet.
    Commuter benefit.

    Cons

    Pay could have been better.
    Philadelphia city wage tax.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    It has been an excellent 5 years so far.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Comcast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You have the freedom to bring in good changes to your team/the company.

    Cons

    Frequent org changes which is disrupting the winning teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the frequency of the org changes.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people working on exciting projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, and opportunity to work with meaningful projects. The people here are amazing. I really enjoy who I work with and have fun while producing results at a rapid pace. Comcast moves very fast as it is on the bleeding edge of media and technology.

    Cons

    The extremely fast pace can be a pro or a con. The speed of change feeds what I personally look for in a company, but see that it can be a challenge for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep moving on the path towards innovation. Exciting to be a part of a company that is leading/creating an industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Well run company. Fun ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Comcast full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Executive management team is the best around. Solid focus on financials that drive the business and the stock.

    Cons

    Lots of political in-fighting between divisions. Company appears to be ambivalent toward developing mid-level management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to empower mid-level managers to propose solutions and develop career paths. Huge company with so many opportunities, but many feel they lack opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Big Corporation Sitting on Pile of Cash Continuously Recreating Itself

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Comcast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits of working at Comcast include a number of things: good benefits, interesting technologies, reasonable work environment and ethical corporate infrastructure

    Cons

    As is commonplace in all large corporations, the internal work environments and projects may not be uniform across the corporate footprint. Also, since Comcast is a customer-driven organization, depending on a person's position, there can be occasional 24/7 work issues if field/production environments have a problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work to keep the work environment healthy using standard management practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome chaotic - Worst company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at Comcast full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Big company and good revenues.
    - Nice headquarters.

    Cons

    - Poor quality of workforce.
    - Heights of inequality on all grounds. (Equal opportunity and open door policies are just for papers)
    - Very un-professional.
    - Laid back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all the junk workforce and identify the right talent. Stop pretending and start competing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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