Comedy Central

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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3.4 12 reviews

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Michele Ganeless

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Great place to succeed!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsComedy 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.

    ConsA relatively small division with limited room for growth.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosaccess to comedy world and top tier writers

    Conscliquish and hostile work environment and office culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Amazing experience!

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCasual 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.

    ConsNot 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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A wonderful place to be an intern!

    Consumer Marketing Internship (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsViacom 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was just okay, nothing special.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery laid back work environment.

    ConsDo many of the same tasks over and over again.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    OK but not great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Career Building Block at a Cool Place

    Digital Production Assistant (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat 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

    ConsVIACOM 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 Senior ManagementCreate more incentive to work hard, keep your talented folks, make staff positions more viable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It was okay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfree coffee,tea,hot coco and water

    Conscocky people,rude people and smugg people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Something to be proud of.

    Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey treat everyone like part of the team. Everyone is also very friendly and approachable. The laid back atmosphere is also nice.

    ConsDifficult to get a job there after finishing the internship.
    The internship is unpaid which can make working there a financial straing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your interns, or at least offer travel compensation. New York City is to expensive to use the excuse of "people want to work for MTV Networks, so we don't need to pay interns."

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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