Rainbow Media Reviews

Updated April 3, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Ok Benefits

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Health and Dental Benefits are good.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement. "Office Politics" are very common.

  2. Helpful (2)

    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  3. Sr.QA Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very easy going environment, Good Benfits

    Cons

    Poor Management
    Outsourcing
    No budget for IT Projects
    Politics

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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

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

    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.

  6. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  7. Cold and Unfriendly

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    Current Contractor - Creative Services in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Creative Services in New York, NY

    I have been working at Rainbow Media as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and nice facilities.

    Cons

    People here are completely robotic. If you do anything out of lockstep with the way the machine works, you're rebuked for it. There's also lots of internal work politics going on, so watch your back if you work here. There's also no opportunities to advance here, so if you're coming into one position, it's likely that you'll be stuck in that one for your tenure at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Put more people on staff instead of using people and throwing them away on temp contracts.

  8. Helpful (1)

    So so

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    Current Employee - Master Control in Bethpage, NY
    Current Employee - Master Control in Bethpage, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, room for growth

    Cons

    Must be in the right department to move up.

  9. Great people, unthoughtful positioning

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainbow Media

    Pros

    Very approachable upper management and you can really learn whatever you set out to learn. Everyone is respectful of your work-life balance

    Cons

    Your salary is very low compared to others in similar positions. In addition there are positions created that all have very similar job descriptions that can range from coordinator to manager. People that have been around forever hold on to work and can make promotion within the company EXTREMELY hard. Have to claw to get promoted and a raise in this place. It also doesn't help that there is no uniformity between the companies so no one has a good idea what anyone does outside of upper management.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I think that the people there are great

    Cons

    Trying to get promoted can be difficult

  11. AMC Networks is a great company to work for, supportive staff and fun company.

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    Current Employee - Planner
    Current Employee - Planner

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

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

    Pros

    It has a very creative environment, where there is room to grow. With AMC's recent success, the company seems young and just constantly growing.

    Cons

    Pay is not that great, and if you are on a small network, there is a higher chance you cannot grow in the field you are looking to grow in.

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