Nickelodeon
3.5 of 5 50 reviews
www.nick.com New York, NY 1 to 5 Employees

Nickelodeon Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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3.5 50 reviews

                             

69% Approve of the CEO

Nickelodeon President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group Cyma Zarghami

Cyma Zarghami

(29 ratings)

59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fun products on the digital side, great work life balance"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Casual work environment; open door policy amongst executives"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "They hire a lot of contractors who often work for many years before getting hired full time, if ever"
    in 3 reviews
  • "Thus, it's an organization with very little freedom or room for innovation for those who are not director level"
    in 2 reviews
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Amazing!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nickelodeon

ProsAnazing experience and awesome people

Conseverything was perfect working here

Advice to Senior Managementnone!

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Awesome!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nickelodeon as an intern for less than a year

ProsFun work environment, laid back, not overly competitive compared to other internships.

ConsYou have to be willing to navigate LA traffic -- otherwise, no cons

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Used to be better

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time

ProsCan be fun;work with creative, smart people

ConsDon't pay enough money; extremely political, difficult to get promoted, growth not supported

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in talented employees -- more promotions, more access to senior leadership

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Generally, a great place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people overall. A few bad apples, but they can be avoided quite easily.

ConsShortsighted on game development. Not willing to take risks.

Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you shut down an entire office, try to at least act like you give a darn for the affected employees.

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Great place

Coordinator (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSalary, benefits, the people you work with are creative and fun and its the building has a great cyneregy. It was the happiest I was at a job and every where I have been since I compare to Nick and they usually fall short.

ConsWork 70-80 hours per week. I worked so much I couldnt plan a life. But my work was fun so it wasnt terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementThank you for paving the way and for having good mentors for women.

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

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House of Cards... er, Kids

Executive Producer (Former Employee)

I worked at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 8 years

Prosum... entertaining kids is fun

Consum... can you spell E-V-I-L?

Advice to Senior Managementget out before you're eaten alive

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great company to work for.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFun products on the digital side, great work life balance. Amazing co-workers with lots of enthusiasm and passion for their work.

ConsRaises and promotions can be difficult. They hire a lot of contractors who often work for many years before getting hired full time, if ever. Digital business could strive to be a bit more cutting edge.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency on state of the business and reasoning behind business decisions.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Retail Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Nickelodeon as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery supportive supervisors who made it a real learning experience. Great networking opportunity and exposure to talented people!

ConsLack of support/information for securing full-time positions post-grad.

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Take it from me

Executive Assistant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat benefits
Liberal employer
Lots of internal promotion if you stick around

ConsEvery quarter or so there are major purging of top executives, and a major reorganization each year so your department, boss, and role can (and will) change at a moment's notice.
Compensation is meager, especially below a Director position.
Culture of fear among creative execs inhibits innovation
No long-term thinking. Creative decisions are made in reaction to competition.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great experience, fun company, great people

Texture Painter (Former Employee)
Orlando, FL

I worked at Nickelodeon full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery fun place to work, a great energy surrounds the product they make and the revenue that it generates must be gigantic and can be attributed to the Great people, creative people

ConsViacom is notorious for not spending money on their people and keeping budgets low, but the vibe is still positive and fun despite the low money but at the end of the day they need to show some more Money

Advice to Senior ManagementViacom is cheap as the day is long

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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