Showtime Networks

  www.sho.com
  www.sho.com

Showtime Networks Reviews

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
54 Reviews
3.9
54 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Matt Blank
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • A generally well managed company that respects work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • A lot of learning, great people, assumed a lot of responsibility (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • limited growth opportunity and low salaries (in 3 reviews)

  • Just look at the quality of programming on Showtime vs HBO (in 3 reviews)

More Highlights

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Great entertainment brand and great employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time

    Pros

    - Really nice people, even at the Executive/C-Level
    - Good perks if you work in marketing, sales, PR, or SHO Sports)
    - Steady company that has their workflow down while still continuing to grow

    Cons

    - Pay is less than ideal
    - Long tenure and little turnover leads to few opportunities to move up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good people, low money

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

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time

    Pros

    Best people in the business
    Amazing creative work
    Lots of hard working people

    Cons

    Small budgets
    low salaries
    Owned by CBS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I had a great experience at Showtime. It was a fun environment that provided me with a lot of professional opportunities.

    Cons

    Limited budgets and undervaluing themselves when compared to the competition. I also think they under estimate they audiences at times. Salaries are low when compared to other industries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They needs to consider the status of the individual employee before they decides to just layout a group of people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Whats up with the somewhat stagnant income?!

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

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great team of individuals
    -Some room for growth
    -Your boss actually listens to your ideas

    Cons

    -Lower management stopped receiving bonuses when CBS came aboard
    -Entry pay is despicable in comparison to the industry standard
    -CBS. At least when Viacom was the overseer, they paid well
    -Lacking innovation in series content, especially in comparison to HBO. Showtime tends to jump on the bandwagon instead being a leader at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO needs to stop buying $10 million homes and pay employees accordingly. The company raves about the rewards received but employees dont receive a decent pay. They need to take note from industry leaders such as Google, Bain & Company, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Employees dont only need a comfortable and energetic work environment, they need the livable wage to match. They can keep the company parties, add some figures to my paycheck!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    So far so good.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly group of people, and always willing to help.

    Cons

    Not many perks for employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    no room for growth but a nice company if you want consistency

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

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    work life, time off is good. they are great where they don't micro manage your time. the work space is pleasant, the hours are extremely manageable and they are very flexible when it comes to your needs to make your job more effective. very relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    On the whole there is no room from growth. There are some departments who's managements are extremely proactive in promoting from within. However, the not so glamorous departments keep the same employees in the same positions year after year. After a while the employees are too old to get placed elsewhere and so they are stuck in dead end positions. It's very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop taking your long term employees for granted, promote them!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company, Good work-life Balance

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

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good hours, quality programming and a lot of creative freedom.

    Cons

    Very top heavy with not a lot of room for growth, and some of the people on top have bad instincts creatively.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Helpful learning environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing and Sales in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Showtime Networks as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone was eager to help me learn and grow my skills. The content was easy to learn because the programming is so exciting.

    Cons

    I was the only intern and often spent a lot of time alone. I often had to ask for more work to keep me occupied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the intern go to some of the cool events!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Okay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Secretary in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of fun co-workers, good entertainment perks

    Cons

    Big personalities and egos from attorneys

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Tone down the condescension

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    A company that really cares about their employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, reasonable hours, access to professional groups

    Cons

    Little upward mobility, since no one ever leaves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move people around more, let them try out new disciplines and new departments to keep them fresh and interested

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Showtime Networks? Share Your Experiences

Showtime Networks

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.