Showtime Networks Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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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)

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  1. Great entertainment brand and great employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time

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

    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

  2. A so-so intermediate workplace at best

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    Current Employee - Worker in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Worker in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Very relaxed and professional work environment. Great people and fun corporate culture. My division is very open to new ideas.

    Cons

    Terrible pay and zero room for advancement. Work at Showtime as a way to bolster your skill set and then leave to go somewhere that actually pays well. Also no incentive bonus.

    Advice to Management

    More pay. Plain and simple. Middle an upper management, especially those who were there before the CBS deal are doing fine. The rest of us suffer. No incentive bonus makes us take initiatives merely to gain experience and then leave.

  3. Things have changed in recent years

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Showtime Networks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great industry to work in nowadays

    Cons

    Not people-oriented -worried about bottom line

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people, not the profitd

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  5. Good exposure to senior leaders. Welcome input and feedback on strategy.

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work high profile projects. Exposure to senior leaders. Welcomed seat at the table with leaders. Open to adopting new strategy. Do more with less attitude.

    Cons

    Lack of personal growth opportunities. Small structured work environment.

  6. Helpful (2)

    Good people, low money

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Small budgets
    low salaries
    Owned by CBS

  7. A great place to work.

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

  8. Helpful (2)

    Whats up with the somewhat stagnant income?!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!

  9. So far so good.

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    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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not many perks for employees.

  10. Good Company, Good work-life Balance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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.

  11. Helpful learning environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing and Sales in Atlanta, GA
    Former Intern - Marketing and Sales in Atlanta, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Let the intern go to some of the cool events!

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