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www.hbo.com
New York, NY
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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The theater might be in your living room, but you still have to pay this company to see the movies. Home Box Office is a leading pay-TV operator with more than 80 million subscribers to its HBO and Cinemax cable television services. The channels offer a variety of Hollywood ... Read more

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    I worked at HBO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Like a country club, with gym, huge catered cafeteria and theater

    Cons

    Compensation needs work although benefits are good

    Advice to Management

    "We know you’d probably rather be watching Girls or Game of Thrones than job searching. But to get a job at HBO? Well, that just might be worth turning off the TV for. The company takes such good care of its employees that your days at work might feel a little bit like enjoying your favorite show.

    Let’s look at all the reasons we love watching HBO—and how you can reap those same rewards on the job at this amazing company.

    To Experience Something New

    Of course, one of the best things about sitting down for your favorite HBO programming is the breadth of stories, ideas, places, emotions, and more it allows you to experience easily.

    As a company, HBO wants its employees to experience—and learn—just as many new things as its users. Learning and continued education is strongly encouraged and supported at HBO. The company offers a wide selection of instructor-led courses through its Learn@HBO Program—everything from Photoshop skills to management training to learning how to harness extroverted tendencies as an introvert—as well as partial tuition coverage for full-time employees seeking to continue their education.

    There’s no end to what you can learn on the job at HBO.

    To Engage With Some of the Best Creative Content

    As a critically acclaimed innovator, ratings record-breaker, and multiple Golden Globe winner in the cable television industry, HBO is really content first. Viewers love it for that—and so do employees.

    “The person I want to work with on my Feature Team would be someone who’s passionate about the content, a consumer of the product, and someone who’ll have the voice of the consumer during development,” shares Jenna D’Alba, the program manager of technology program management. The difference here? Instead of just passionately watching it, you’ll be able to passionately help make it.

    To Get a Break

    Of course, the biggest reason we all sit down to watch some HBO? To get a well-deserved break after a long day. Luckily, the company’s employees aren’t wanting for this, either.

    HBO’s unique work-life balance culture supports long-term career success, allowing employees to manage and merge professional aspirations, personal commitments, and recreational interests. Whether it’s pursuing an advanced degree or spending quality time with family and friends, HBO wants its employees to experience healthy and fulfilled lives—on and off the job.

    “Everyone—management and co-workers alike—promote living your life so you can experience great things and bring them back.” shares Olufemi Leverett, an account coordinator for marketing and creative services.

    So, go ahead, check out HBO’s offices below and th

    ng interns for its impressive program.

    And don’t worry—you can still watch your favorite shows, too.
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HBO Interviews

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    I applied online. I interviewed at HBO.

    Interview

    Sort of a "phone screen" in person, first round interview. I would say phone or video would have been a more efficient first round, but I enjoyed who I met with.

    Interview Questions

    • Whether or not the commute would be comfortable for me   1 Answer
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