Sesame Workshop

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Great place to work

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

I have been working at Sesame Workshop

Pros

Fun environment, easy-going and great people who work there

Cons

Difficult to move to a different department

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful Mission, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sesame Workshop

    Pros

    Best people in the whole world. Best work in the whole world.

    Cons

    No reward to working hard. Lots of ego and girl drama. The more you love this company the more you will be hurt by it.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    D is for Doesn't Meet expectations...

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

    I have been working at Sesame Workshop full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great. Since it's such a small company, you can actually be a part of creating content and working on projects that create educational resources for kids. Since Mr. Ming was promoted to CEO things have begun to change for the better. Hopefully he can keep things going on the right track.

    Cons

    Echoing what everyone else has said:
    -it's extremely top heavy: As of Dec 2012 I counted 71 VPs in a company of just 300. Wow.
    - The entry level workers do all the work--which is actually not such a bad thing since it allows entry level personnel to get significant experience, however...
    -the pay for entrylevel personnel is abysmal. Most VPs make 6 figures...
    -People stick around because as non-profit, Sesame is not under the same pressures to meet market demands. People can just show up to work, not actually accomplish anything, piggyback off of their direct report's hard work and get paid $$$. Must be nice.
    -When Gary Knell was CEO there was significant nepotism going on. Not in the literal sense, but if a senior staffer had his ear you could bet they would get their way even if it wasn't in the best interest of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management since they're the problem. Advice for Mel: Fire everyone who has been there for 15 years and start over. There are plenty of hungry people that can actually take this brand where it needs to be if you just looked under your nose once and a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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