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Sesame Workshop Overview

New York, NY
201 to 500 employees
1970
Nonprofit Organization
Media
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
Nickelodeon, Viacom, Walt Disney Company
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street which reaches 156 million children across more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and ... Read more

Mission: The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.

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    I have been working at Sesame Workshop full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I feel badly for anyone who has had a poor experience working at Sesame Workshop. This place is filled with not only very smart people - but people who truly care about the cause and effects which cause them to do, what they do - so very well. I am very proud of the direction the company is going in.

    Cons

    the hours can be long.. and yes there are cliques here and there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus a bit more on the sesame lifers. I think they feel left out or intimidated by the new hires, younger crowds and change of process. Change can wither be as painful as ripping off a Band-Aid or flow easily like water...Also continue the great work that you all have been doing. I Like it!

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Sesame Workshop Photos

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Sesame Workshop photo of: Take Your Kids to Work Day 2016
Sesame Workshop photo of: Corporate Challenge Team 2014
Sesame Workshop photo of: New "Open" Work Environment
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Sesame Workshop Interviews

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    Content Coordinator Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Sesame Workshop in September 2016.

    Interview

    It wasn't a long process at all. I appiled one week through the companys website and got contacted back one week later to come in. I thought the interview was going well. The interviewer asked me questions based on my resume and we even started to have conversations about lighter topics. All in all I thought the interview went great. After the interview I was told I would get contacted back the next week about a second interview but it never happened, and even to this day I never recieved any follow up from the interviewer regarding my standing.

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Company Updates

  • A must read on our global impact!

    The impact of Sesame Street around the world

    What is Sesame Workshop? Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit organization behind the world-famous television program Sesame Street. It is the single largest informal educator of children in the world, reaching millions of children in more than 150 countries. Sesame Workshop's projects occupy the unique intersection of early childhood education and media.

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Sesame Workshop Awards & Accolades

  • Little Discoverers - Gold Award, Parents' Choice Foundation, 2014
  • Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration - Gold Award, Parents' Choice Foundation, 2014
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