Comcast Spotlight

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Comcast Spotlight Reviews

Updated January 24, 2015
Updated January 24, 2015
146 Reviews
3.0
146 Reviews
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Comcast Spotlight President Charlie Thurston
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73 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits, misc perks of free cable, Internet etc (in 21 reviews)

  • Low turnover because of great benefits such as 4 (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management has no idea how to treat their sales people (in 7 reviews)

  • Hard job with little to NO support (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Management is clueless

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    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Sales Planner in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and free cable

    Cons

    No training
    Low pay
    No room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Freedom and encouragement to assert myself beyond the department, but bureaucracy can make it hard to spur action/change

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    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Intellectual and financial support. External and internal resources, and interaction. Constantly changing.

    Cons

    Large nature of the company can make certain tasks harder to complete/take longer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight

    Pros

    good pay and benefits including almost free cable and internet

    Cons

    high turn over in sales team and local sales management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    high turn over is due to poor managment coming from the top level of management all the way down to the sale department

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company. Huge opportunity for internal growth within the company.

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    Current Employee - Account Coordinator
    Current Employee - Account Coordinator

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

    Pros

    Being able to worth with different departments within the company.

    Cons

    Though being a leading innovator for entertainment. If you are seeking a tech start-up environment. This is not the place to start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more realistic and straight forward in the job description and interviewing process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Account Executive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Create your own schedule, handle your own business, meet a lot of people, fun job on the road

    Cons

    Internal processes are slow to catch up, support is not great, working with small business means you may have to teach people about advertising/marketing from the ground up

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Acccount Executive

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comcast Spotlight

    Pros

    Freedom of schedule, friendly co workers, benefits, great company.

    Cons

    expensive (but great) product that most small businesses cannot afford. Heavy emphasis on selling digital product that most companies don't trust yet. Pressure to hit budget, low base salary. This job is for someone who truly loves to get out on the road, or on the phone and prospect for new business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more involved with day to day activities of AE's and help come up with solutions. Raise base salary.

  8.  

    Account Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comcast Spotlight

    Pros

    Great benefits
    401k
    Amazing co workers
    Nice office

    Cons

    Long long hours
    Not appreciated
    Over loaded

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great job in local media

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight

    Pros

    Compensation, television product is strong. Comcast is loaded with cash. Perks of working for a major telecommunications company.

    Cons

    Digital products are a solid five years behind competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid... Better jobs out there, poor management

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Miami, FL

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Discounted cable... Free coffee..
    No supervision, no one cares culture. Ok benefits.

    Cons

    It is ran like a going out of business place: Understaffed, out dated softwares,out dated computers, NO training, poor pay, managers never around, Everybody around you goes to work to look for other jobs. I worked there for many years and, year after year I saw the company decay , managers and directors only delegate, never guide or innovate, pretty much Wing their jobs. HR department none existent. Low Morale in every department. Higher and middle management are probably the poorest I have ever seen. Delegation Maximus. Swim or drown is in full effect
    Most swim......... Out of the pool when they realize how things are ran here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A corporate intervention is a must to save this boat from sinking. All higher and middle managers need to be renovated, with new leaders that actually work, Inspire and create opportunities.
    Establish a real H.R department.. As well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Has its moments, but some supervision is seriously sub par

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    The margins made by company are tremendous, so they treat you out like kings. Brings in Baja Fresh, pizza, Famous Dave's or any other catered event almost every week. In over a year, I only brought a lunch maybe twice.
    Structured environment, led by the book. Rules are followed and adhered to, which can be a pro since it helps to have some substance to what you are doing. Without it, workplace just becomes chaos.

    Cons

    Leadership has been steered by those who have ran the business for 20+ years. Advancements, new ideas are not heard very much, so expect to perform tasks that are repetitive and complicated. This is because there is little to no evolution in the workplace to make processes improved, instead improvement comes by "adding on" to existing processes. Any business class I have taken has taught me to avoid this kind of mentality, but maybe it can change with new leadership. One Finance leader in particular cannot see out his office door, and has never worked for another company in his life so he is pretty stuck in his ways. Some other leaders are similar in fashion, so be cautious when you begin working to keep your head down and don't promote any ideas to make something better. Leave that up to leadership to figure it out their own particular way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Each employee has different talents, utilize those talents and foster more of a team environment. Any business that allows the employees to "sink or swim" will ultimately fail due to morale and culture destruction. Keep progress in evolving systems/processes to make things easier, not more complicated. Listen to the complaints, when many have voiced them. Too much data and detailed analysis can miss the bigger picture, especially when you do not code inventory for Soccer games then ask for an analysis on how many soccer games aired (Response: Well, we were told not to code so it is impossible to figure out the Soccer game commercials aired since they are under the "General" code). Dipsticks leadership!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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