Rainbow Media Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Fantastic time working as a Consultant

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    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I have been working at Rainbow Media (less than a year)

    Pros

    Tremendous support and good advice from Senior Management

    Cons

    Slow to act on opportunities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None - a pleasure to learn from

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great company but top heavy

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    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President Operations in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great programing. They are on the cusp of doing something great.

    Cons

    AMCN tends to not strategize for the long term, but only looking at what must happen now. Lots of misused opportunities due to old world culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in fresh blood for upper management in on order to refresh their current thinking. Not to treat their brands too preciously.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    The coworkers were great. The management left much to be desired.

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    Former Employee - Writer/Producer, Creative Services in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer, Creative Services in New York, NY

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The work life balance is pretty good, as most people did leave on time. Good location for LIRR riders.

    Cons

    Lots of office politics. So much so, that it makes it hard to do your job well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Growing company with great programming content

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainbow Media

    Pros

    Company is lead by a smart and visionary executive who promotes creativity and risk taking from his direct reports. The company headquarters is centrally located in Manhattan for commuters from Long Island and NJ. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Company is not the best at nurturing talent and promoting within. Could also do better with increasing diversity among its employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Awesome Place To Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    AMC Networks was an exciting place to work. Challenging at times but only because they wanted to get the best out of you. You can craft your own career path and take risks and know that the company has your back.

    Cons

    As with many large companies, communication sometimes get bottlenecked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less Process and Red-Tape

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Sr.QA Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media

    Pros

    Very easy going environment, Good Benfits

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Outsourcing
    No budget for IT Projects
    Politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great company

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    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is so great and nice

    Cons

    everything is great, nothing to be changed!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Intern- Business Affairs

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    Current Intern - Production Management in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Production Management in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rainbow Media as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A good immersion into the business affairs department.

    Cons

    Some days are slower than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. It's Changing

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    if you're working in the Los Angeles office, you have great exposure to the development and production teams, but overall AMC Networks is a changing company. There are many nice, smart and hardworking people, but the company operates like a new company (rather than one which has been around for 20+ years). The company has great employee benefits and pays pretty well for a cable network.

    Cons

    Again, focusing on change. AMC Networks years ago was an amazing place to work. With all of its success, unfortunately that changed over the years. Work, life balance is not supported and employees spend years in the same positions with no opportunity to get promoted. AMC Networks is very much a NYC based company, so that culture and those professional expectations extend into all offices. For example, most employees work east coast in addition to west coast hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's takes all types of personalities and professional strengths to make a company successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. I had a great career at Rainbow Media and I am glad I started in media at such a great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

    Pros

    The benefits here are outstanding as is the work/life blanace

    Cons

    At times pending your career path you can hit a plateau

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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