Comcast Spotlight Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great job in local media

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. 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


  3. Helpful (6)

    Avoid... Better jobs out there, poor management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Has its moments, but some supervision is seriously sub par

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great possibilities in realized

    Former Employee - Account Executive
    Former Employee - Account Executive

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good products offering unique opportunities for small to medium size businesses.

    Cons

    According to management, over 50% of the employees last less than 2 yrs. that about says it all.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a reason to stay


  7. Helpful (6)

    You learn alot, but have an exit strategy in place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Planner
    Current Employee - Account Planner

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People, great way to get a foot in the door in advertising, excellent benefits

    Cons

    Account Planners work long hours, compensation unfair for amount of hours and scale of work (especially when compared to account executives), no career path for account planners. All of this has lead to very high turn over in the Account Planning position over the last couple of years

    Advice to Management

    Consider more career pathing for the account planners and readjusting compensation based on merit/value more than tenure.


  8. Dynamic, results driven company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager of Account Planning in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Manager of Account Planning in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Comcast Spotlight full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative, fast paced company that cares about it's people

    Cons

    Pace of change can sometimes be challenging

    Advice to Management

    stay connected


  9. Helpful (1)

    A company that understands the local ad sales business.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comcast Spotlight's diverse product offering far surpasses other media i.e. broadcast, radio, online, newspaper. The local offices are in almost every market in America which leaves room to move around.

    Cons

    This is not a 9-5p job, it's a 24/7 commitment, not particularly suited for family life. Paperwork was overwhelming with not enough time to sell and make $.

    Advice to Management

    Pay sales more when they sell more, not less. The commission structure is a disincentive.


  10. review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comcast Spotlight

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and collaborative culture.

    Cons

    Difficult recruiting and retaining the right salespeople.

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (8)

    HORRIBLE PLACE TO WORK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Planner in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Planner in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Comcast Spotlight full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    cable/phone/internet benefits...other than that really no benefits, unfortunately became so complacent there and stayed longer than I should have but so glad I no longer work there as I hear from so many current employees it is going downhill big time and no one (unless you are in management and getting overpaid to do nothing, while everyone else is underpaid and working extra hours doing everything) is happy there and openly searching for new jobs.

    Cons

    -very very poor management, treat everyone unfair and with no respect -pay is poor if you are not in management -need HR people who know what they are doing -no room for growth

    Advice to Management

    -compensate the employees who actually do the work and stop bumping managers salaries when they do nothing for the company, except treat non-management poorly -stop hiring from outside the company when you promote growth within the company yet never follow through



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