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Strong corporate culture, few opportunities for advancement

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Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

I worked at HBO

Pros

HBO is a recognized leader in the TV and cable industry and anyone who works there for a few years will get great recognition at their next job in the industry. It also gives great satisfaction and pride to be associated with the brand behind such quality and iconic TV shows.

Cons

The culture is one of "we do it the HBO way" and anything that you may have learned before is not as valuable. Paternalistic. There are a lot of people from the early days and you have to put in your time to advance, though that is changing as people retire after 30 years with the company. The leadership is very conservative in decision making.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be so smug.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great opportunity thwarted by limited growth potential

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at HBO

    Pros

    Great shows, great brand - people are always impressed with it. Really cool opportunities and learning experience. Benefits are good, though not as good as they used to be. Pays better than MTV or other networks.

    Cons

    Little to no growth potential, upper management willfully ignorant of co-workers who don't carry their weight, creating frustration and resentment among competent employees picking up the slack. Also, when interviewing to leave, other companies are impressed but they also seem to get an inferiority complex about HBO's prestige and worry applicants will be bored elsewhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't rest on your laurels.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2.  

    Very Good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Leader in New York, NY

    I have been working at HBO

    Pros

    - 4 weeks of vacations plus chrismast week given out for free
    - Friendly coworkers
    - Management wants you to be happy...

    Cons

    Opportunity for growth in the IT dep

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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