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Updated Jul 18, 2014

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3.2 44 reviews

65% Approve of the CEO

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Chris Albrecht

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Benefits nosediving after split from Liberty Media

    Manager (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    Pros-Ability to work in media in the Denver area- not many opportunities
    -Still has a strong benefits package, but no longer a standout in this area
    -Opportunity to work with some really great people

    Cons-Since splitting from Liberty Media, the 401K match has gone from 10% (yes, 10%) to 6%. The health plan has gotten more expenisive in both monthly cost and cost when you use your benefits. Most recently, the annual merit increases were replaced with a much smaller cost of living increase. EMPLOYEES ARE NOTICING! Many employees feel like they are waiting for the next "shoe to fall" of additional benefit cuts- what's next? Bonus? Time off?
    -The company needs to look beyond its traditional business model and start new lines of business if it wants to survive the next 10 years. Lack of forward thinking is a risk to the company's future, not to mention employee job security

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want employees to be on board with the decision to split from Liberty Media, stop cutting benefits! After cutting all these benefits, why not ADD the beneft of an employee stock purchase program? Many companies see the value of getting employees motivated to contribute to stock value, why not Starz? Otherwise, it just feels like giving up personal benefits for the benefit of investors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience and Knowledge

    Digital Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsGood work environment. The employees work as a team and reach goals. The office is beautiful and makes it something to look forward to going to work.

    ConsFar from center of the city of Denver.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Twinkle Twinkle

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe company offered great benefits and has a wonderfully creative atmosphere.

    ConsThe overall HR management could be improved.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen when more than one person complains.

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

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    Problematic focus

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat opportunities to try new marketing initiatives...when you have budget. Great benefits.

    ConsPoor branding strategy, weak portfolio, senior management cannot communicate clear KPIs to rally the troops.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics, politics, politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are great, kind, talented people who work here you just have to know how to find them. Even the great ones are stifled by the poor working environment and the frustration is contagious.

    ConsThis place breeds a culture of laziness and upper management is paranoid, too busy trying to cover their own tracks all the time. Instead of being proactive to make an enjoyable, efficient environment, money is spent on cheap systems that don't work. Cliques are rampant, gossip is even worse than high school, and priorities are skewed. It's a sinking ship.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease put more value into processes that work, and especially value the opinions of those below you who actually have to use them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It has been very educational.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are very knowledgeable about the business and are willing to help when asked.

    ConsThe company is spread across the US so contact is hard at times.

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    Creative effectiveness gets rewarded at this great company

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Englewood, CO

    ProsConfidence in employees, great benefits, accommodating culture, and effective leadership

    ConsIn some groups, little to no advancement opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider assessing the value of opening up new job titles to accommodate young, ambitious professionals

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

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    Great company, great benefits

    Information Technology (Current Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsThey treat employees really well. Work is interesting, and the people are great to work with. The Sr. Management has a vision for the future, and is executing on it, which is a bit of a culture change. The team is extremely talented, management lets you do what you think is right. Opportunities for advancement if you put in the effort.

    ConsPoor performers are tolerated, sometimes for years.

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

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    Great Internship

    Home Entertainment Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Beverly Hills, CA

    ProsWorking on marketing initiatives for new movies, free screenings, fun company culture, work with young people, Beverly Hills is a great city to work in

    ConsThe pay was poor, sometime the work got repetitive (lots of FedExing), not a lot of room for full time opportunities, most people there have not had a promotion in a long time

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter compensation for interns would be great!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A Fine Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThis company had a great working environment that valued input. It was nice working in an environment that felt like there was a common purpose and direction.

    ConsDespite input from multiple sources, this company can be too quick to reverse direction on plans they have implemented. Broadcasting is a slow moving beast where results are measured over the course of six months, not six weeks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your people and give creative ideas time to take hold with the public.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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