Tennis Channel Reviews

Updated April 28, 2015
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  1. Must LOVE Tennis

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    Former Employee - Media Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Media Coordinator in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tennis Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    If you love tennis and want to travel to local matches than this is a good place.

    Cons

    Must be OBSESSED with tennis. Low pay.


  2. Sexist company that couldn

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    -Place is an uninviting work environment -Management doesn't know company policy and tries to enforce policies that don't exist. -HR needs more work. You won't feel comfortable going to them about anything. -CEO cares more about his pictures being deleted than preparing for a pitch in a timely manner. -Sexist company that actively practices salary discrimination based of sex. Person I was training (a male) was offered over 10k more than I made. Even though the guy was just starting out in the field compared to my 7+ year experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a competent CEO. Hire competent middle management that actually know how to use a computer. Don't blatantly pay males more than females.


  3. Most employees are either B/C players or just cashing their checks looking for a better gig.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Most of the people here are nice enough, depending on your department you may have the opportunity to travel a lot, especially internationally, and the work/life balance is great compared to other production/network jobs.

    Cons

    Many people are temps, and even some permanent employees are treated as temps with no benefits and no standardized review structure. Most upper management are not passionate about their jobs and do whatever the bare minimum is in order to keep their jobs. None of the content on Tennis Channel's air is inventive or creative in any sense, and if you look at the ads being run on the channel, it is obvious that TC has no money and a small subscriber base...

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all full time employees receive benefits, establish better communication between HR and other departments to have some sort of institutionalized system of review and advancement, clean out the fat at the VP level, and hire new people that are passionate about tennis and want to bring new ideas to the table. The whole company is incredibly stale.


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  5. OK place to work, but not great.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good snacks, benefits, and pretty laid back environment

    Cons

    Job growth/upward mobility opportunities, office politics and clicks


  6. So far, so good!

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    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Current Contractor - Production Assistant in Culver City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, good work environment.

    Cons

    Compensation is nothing to write home about. Not the best pay.


  7. Very Entrepreneurial

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    A lot of opportunity to contribute

    Cons

    No fringe or frills included


  8. Helpful (3)

    Nothing to Love-30 about this place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None. Absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip.

    Cons

    Everything. Lack of leadership, responsibility. Excess of nepotism whether it be friend or family, excessive spending and salaries for executives. No synergy between departments, no communication between departments. It was like high school there with all the cliques and various "factions". No one worked together, everyone worked against each other. The company could have been so much more, but executives in leading roles with no experience but have a relationship with the CEO or upper management has brought down the company's potential. I am truly ashamed to say I worked there. My morality and ethics was tested on many an occasion. I really have nothing positive to say about the company or any particular department there.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to clean house and bring in people who know how to run a network, are familiar with programming, production, legal, etc. and who are willing to make changes for the better of the network versus lying stagnant or what fills the pockets of upper management.


  9. Helpful (2)

    What should be a fun job and a fun place to work, isn't

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    Salaries are competitive. Smaller organization provides opportunity to contribute and have an impact.

    Cons

    There are a few, senior people who literally suck the living fun out of the culture AND top management not only lets them but seems to approve of it. On top of this, small independent cable channels are quickly becoming extinct. The ice-age is upon the tennis channel, there is no upside.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Would give less than a star if I could.

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    Current Contractor - Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Contractor - Associate in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good location, some good people (that were also let go), easy work.

    Cons

    Advised me against taking time off to go to a funeral, no trust, lied about the length of the job, too cheap to give benefits, awful leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Start to care about the people who care about your company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    On the surface everything appears idyllic, scratch the surface and you will see the major flaws.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, locations are convenient, some employees are pleasant.

    Cons

    Independent cable TV channels are like dinosaurs in today's media landscape, especially ones that don't own the rights to any of their programming. Eventually the channel will be sold, without generating the upside everyone had hoped for. The Tennis Channel is a disappointment, not only for investors but employees too.



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