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14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent place to work if you are into golf

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    Former Employee - Producer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Producer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at The Golf Channel as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Golf-focused, open-minded. Good balance between work and play. Fun people, Not a lot of egos there.

    Cons

    It's based in Orlando. Not a great town. It's a little in-bred southern. Meaning tons of people from Florida work there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GREAT place to work, but you need to love golf.

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    Current Employee - Internship in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Internship in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Golf Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, perks through Golf Channel and through parent company NBCUniversal/Comcast

    Cons

    Compensation. You really need to love golf to love your job. If you don't like it, you will have neutral feelings about your work. You

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The orientation/on-boarding process needs considerable improvement. Diversity also needs a much heavier emphasis. The viewership will not change until there is diversity of thought among employees.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice Work place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Golf Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I like the people and the environment and the benefits.

    Cons

    Not a very good paying company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good work environment, fun people, low pay

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Golf Channel

    Pros

    Good work experience and company is growing

    Cons

    Pay is too low, Advancement takes too long

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place, wide variety of technologies

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Golf Channel

    Pros

    Wide range of technology to gain experience with.

    Cons

    Limited upward growth in job position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Golf Channel full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Golf Channel has an Exciting and good atmosphere.

    Cons

    Golf Channel is a long commute for me.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A good company to grow with.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Golf Channel full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits. Growth opportunities. Smaller company. Easy to communicate between departments. Part of the much larger NBC Sports with access to things that are not easily obtained in other companies.

    Cons

    Executive communication can sometimes be opaque. Salaries tend to be lower than industry average. Employment beyond the company would require relocating to one of the major industry cities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clearer directives and a better understanding of the underlying needs of the employees would go a long way toward making it easier to accomplish the goals of the company. Technical understanding is extremely lacking.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Typical Corporate Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Golf Channel as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was a great experience in understanding how a real cable network and live sports show runs. Had the opportunity to produce pieces for live television under the NBC Universal family and it was PAID! I doubt many internships would allow the same treatment.

    Cons

    You can move up in the company if you network yourself, don't rely on HR for any help. It's definitely a boys club so you have to get used to that atmosphere which is not always easy. Some management has a real problem of belittling people in front of everyone rather than using common courtesy and pulling individuals aside. The producers, directors and talent are never on the same page.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better use of constructive criticism.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was an overall professional experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I worked at The Golf Channel

    Pros

    The Human Resources department is great. If you are a golf lover this is the best company for you. It is a friendly environment and there is now drama in the workplace.

    Cons

    They are constantly downsizing and you will see people get replaced. It is really competitive for certain positions and it will take a while to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go above and beyond everything that you do and don't get too stressed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Decent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphics in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Graphics in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at The Golf Channel

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people, good pay (for me, others may disagree), good time off.

    Cons

    Has become increasingly corporate and cold. A lot of people have been fired the last couple of years, and people here are on edge. Morale has gone down, even though the heads talk like everything's great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop sending mixed messages about how great we're doing, but we can't afford to send workers to conferences, or give decent raises.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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