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Updated June 29, 2015
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Richard Plepler
62 Ratings

Pros
  • Just a positive outlook on work/life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Great benefits, salary plus benefits (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Not too many opportunities for advancement (because people tend to stay and be HBO-lifers) (in 9 reviews)

  • no upward mobility, extremely anal managers (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Great place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at HBO

    Pros

    Good pay, lots of attention given to teaching interns

    Cons

    Hours can be unpredictable, and some people move around a lot within the company


  2. Great company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Technology Systems Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Client Technology Systems Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at HBO (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to grow professional. The company's culture and open door policy.

    Cons

    wish the company had more locations within the US


  3. Manager Marketing

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at HBO (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The best employee friendly company in the world. they have always taken very good care of all its employees and gratified each for their work.

    Cons

    None as far as i know

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. Grateful

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Assistant Intern in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Production Assistant Intern in Brooklyn, NY

    I have been working at HBO

    Pros

    Grateful for the opportinity. Great exposure to a great company, doing great work.

    Cons

    It's a lot of gofer work and not always doing meaningful stuff or learning...but everything I do is in some part needed for the production. It's made me question if I want to pursue this career.

    Advice to Management

    More interaction with interns to insure they are having a meaningful learning experience.


  6. Media Traffic Coordinator

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Media Traffic Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Media Traffic Coordinator in New York, NY

    I worked at HBO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people -my co-workers and the benefits.

    Cons

    Phonies, political agendas and 2-faced others dealing with on a daily basis.
    Stressful and petty.

    Advice to Management

    Retire your 20 yr plus managers who do very little when you need help to move on for yourself.


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    Wonderful company to work for!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great perks (including Fit Nation and free movie screenings), fun culture and a brand that is recognized internationally. Great product and brand awareness makes you feel like you are contributiing to something valuable, always at the forefront of the industry.

    Cons

    Generally, promotions come slowly as there is not much movement. People stay in their positions for many, many years, which can cause stagnation, but this also depends on the department a bit. True to corporate culture, HR matters can move quite slowly.


  8. On Air Marketing

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at HBO full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exciting and prestigious company to work for with great benefits. Some flexibility.

    Cons

    Lack of growth due to tenure of employees. All about who you know and networking.


  9. Good company

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at HBO (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, good pay, good company overall

    Cons

    Little transparency, workplace thinks too highly of themselves

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  10. tech

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at HBO (More than 5 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great vacation, benefits and people. programming is top notch.

    Cons

    no real career growth- seems to be the trend making overall morale low in many areas

    Advice to Management

    take leadership during change classes or something similar since changes have not been transitioned efficiently and overall morale seems excessively low across certain departments


  11. Assistant

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at HBO (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    HBO is a great company.

    Cons

    None. I it a great company.

    Advice to Management

    None. Management does a great job.



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