Comedy Central

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Comedy Central Reviews

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
14 Reviews
3.6
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    The absolute best

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Love it here. Says a lot when you wake up excited to go to work every morning. Good people who care about their employees and want to see them contribute and thrive. The network's content leads to a lot of laughs every day. Can't beat that.

    Cons

    Viacom is an enormous corporation, which can sometimes make an employee feel very small in the grand scheme. But that is probably just inherent in all companies this large.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Fun internship

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comedy Central as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Read a lot of scripts
    Great corporate culture
    Creative atmosphere

    Cons

    Work only 2-3 days a week.

  3.  

    Great place to succeed!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Comedy Central provided a very collaborative, team based environment. Senior Management was very approachable and respected the roles of all staff and empowered all for success.

    Cons

    A relatively small division with limited room for growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Connect with staff and recognize and reward hard work. The company can only succeed if the employees give 100% at all times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    cliquish

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comedy Central

    Pros

    access to comedy world and top tier writers

    Cons

    cliquish and hostile work environment and office culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Amazing experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere at Comedy Central is unmatched. It was a ton of fun.

    Cons

    There was frequently off-time, but this is really the only negative.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comedy Central

    Pros

    Casual office and very relaxed dress code. even exec's wear jeans sometimes (depending on dept.) For the most part coworkers are fun and smart, good people. a lot of creative people here even in not creative jobs.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance, to many freelancers working fulltime, opportunities to actually contribute really depends on what group you're in and who your boss is and how the wind is blowing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A wonderful place to be an intern!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consumer Marketing Internship in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consumer Marketing Internship in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Viacom as a parent company is an excellent place to secure an internship. The HR and internship coordinators are organized and helpful. My experience in the Consumer Marketing department was quite fulfilling. My managers were friendly, welcoming, and were eager to teach me. I learned a lot over the semester.

    Cons

    The office is quite small and there were some slow days where there was not much work to be done.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was just okay, nothing special.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comedy Central as an intern

    Pros

    Very laid back work environment.

    Cons

    Do many of the same tasks over and over again.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK but not great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Friendly, casual, relaxed culture
    -Some depts. get summer Fridays
    -Many fun and creative people
    -Impressive on a resume and at parties
    -Nice benefits package if you're staff
    -Work with a lot of fun and funny TV content
    -Very good, supportive environment for working parents (both moms and dads), also fair to people without kids who need flexibility or time off for personal or family issues

    Cons

    -Outdated technology, not enough tech support
    -Lack of resources (people, $, equipment)
    -Slow to change
    -A lot of turnover, reorgs that lead to confusion about who's in charge of things today
    -Not very digital savvy... its still all about the broadcast priorities
    -Low pay compared to many competitors
    -Permalance culture--company depends on freelancers, but they rarely get converted to staff
    -Some people who aren't great at what they do hang on for years, for reasons no one can explain
    -Hiring process very slow
    -Fair amount of red tape b/c it's part of a huge corporation (Viacom)
    -Some depts. have no opportunity for advancement--you may be able to take on additional responsibilities but you may not get a title or salary bump

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Career Building Block at a Cool Place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Production Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Production Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great content, learn a lot, chill atmosphere, cool people, nice office, great job to tell people at cocktail parties, looks great on resume and many people get better paying jobs elsewhere after leaving

    Cons

    VIACOM is notoriously cheap, if you start as freelance it'll take an arm and a leg to get a staff position, promotions in general take forever and you need to ask for them or it will never happen, to make the money you deserve you'll probably have to leave the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more incentive to work hard, keep your talented folks, make staff positions more viable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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