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Updated May 23, 2017
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AMC Networks President and CEO Joshua W. Sapan
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  • Across the street from Penn Station (in 5 reviews)

  • Boys Club" atmosphere amongst upper management and select few underlings (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "VP Digital Research"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Research in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President, Digital Research in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMC Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with collaboratively.

    Cons

    Sometimes resources can be tight.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Underwhelmed"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMC Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent Benefits
    Considerable amount of flexibility
    Great co-workers

    Cons

    Senior Management that is out of touch
    Poorly planed restructuring
    HR team that is soulless and asleep at the wheel
    Lack of innovation within certain cost centers

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee engagement. Wipe out HR and hire a team that know what they're doing around developing and engaging employees. Professional development opportunities are non existent. Stop letting the C-Suite hire their friends and do a real skills assessment of your leadership at the VP level and above.


  3. "Lot of flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It varies from department to department, here some:
    - Flexible working hours and delivering results.
    - 7% match 401k
    - Friendly work environment and co-workers
    - Good benefits
    - Annual bonus

    Cons

    - Lower salaries that similar companies
    - Some employee disengagement
    - Lot of restructure


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  5. "Coordinator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMC Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work, people are mostly supportive of each other.

    Cons

    TV is changing, so not AMC's fault for the lay off problems.

    Advice to Management

    Beware of cliques, yes even as adults. Sometimes the ones who are quiet have access to the higher up's ears. Be nice to all, not just those whom you think can help you advance or remain employed.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Run, Forrest! Run!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good people, networking, opportunities to learn, resume builder, close to penn station and multiple subway lines, good benefits (for employees who started prior to 2016)

    Cons

    listening to Long Island accents all day, midtown is a horrible section of nyc, low pay, there's a boys club mentality amongst management and if you aren't in it you know it

    Advice to Management

    stop treating people like they're all replaceable. morale is terrible after all of the reorganizations. we would be less disgruntled if the pay gap amongst the hierarchy wasn't so great. analysts have become the untouchables in your weird corporate caste system.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Undisclosed in Miami, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hour, Benefits, staff, location,

    Cons

    Management, new office space, unapproachable, Lack of leadership

    Advice to Management

    STOP HIRING from SPAIN, Latin America isn't SPAIN. Listen to us, motivate


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Freelance Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMC Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Creative Freedom, Autonomy, Good Pay,

    Cons

    Not much feedback from management. Not much engagement. Little desire to understand analytics provided.

    Advice to Management

    Communication and direction is key especially for an independent contractor that is working remotely. Please ask questions about the value and analytics that independent contractors provide. Don't be afraid to say: "I don't understand. Please explain this to me." when an independent contractor is parlaying technical information.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Media "Analyst" AKA Coordinator / Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Media Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Media Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Across the street from Penn Station (and multiple subway lines)
    - Friendly work environment and co-workers
    - Small teams
    - Free swag from the networks
    - Fresh fruit for the department every Monday afternoon
    - Monthly birthday celebrations
    - Potential to learn a lot
    - Annual bonus (small but appreciated)
    - Tech Ops eagerly want to upgrade/update outdated technology and technical processes
    - Great opportunity for recent grads or people just starting out in the industry
    - Looks good on a resume
    - Health Benefits include dental and vision plans.

    Cons

    - Across the street from Penn Station
    - Considerably low pay compared to other cable networks
    - Health Benefits are terrible ($1500 deductible must be met before ANY expense is covered)
    - Very little growth opportunity & difficult to move from Operations Dept to Network positions
    - "Boys Club" atmosphere amongst upper management and select few underlings
    - Multiple departmental restructures and layoffs within the past 2 years

    This is the kind of job you do for a year, maybe two, to build your resume. Unfortunately, anything in the Operations department is a dead end unless you're looking to pursue Tech Ops. However, in the short term, it has the potential to be a lovely experience. You can meet some pretty cool people and learn a lot if you seek out those opportunities (having the right manager helps). I have an amazing relationship with my manager, but there are managers who tend to micro-manage and withhold a lot of info from their direct reports--I think this is directly tied to the lack of job security within the company for the past 2 years. There is no real growth opportunity unless the rest of your team leaves or is laid off--in that case, they'll promote from within just to avoid having to on-board a management/director level position. It's not unusual for "Analyst" level employees to train their superiors when they don't hire internally.

    Advice to Management

    The boys club is a real downer--this isn't Mad Men and none of you are Don Draper or Roger Stirling. Your long-standing employees are miserable, and the toxicity of their disgruntlement bleeds onto the new hires. Instead of rehabbing a poorly planned/executed restructure with multiple bandaids, maybe it's time to review your management skills? You can change the structure and the faces as much as you want, but if you don't also change with us, everything stays the same.


  10. "IFC Center Is a solid job."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Usher in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Everyone is real laid back. As long as you do your job, there will be no issues. Pleasent workplace to be in.

    Cons

    Customers can be unruly but it isnt hard to manage the situation and difuse any future complications. Night shift is the busiest so be prepared for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep social with the employees, keep an open presence among them and try to enjoy your job as well.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Sales Assistant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advertising, Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advertising, Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMC Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    AMC Networks currently produces some of the most compelling content on Television. In a media landscape where viewing options have exploded to an all-time high, AMC consistently maintains itself at the head of the pack in prestige television. Working for a company that is involved in such visionary creativity is exciting an energizing, no matter your depart of employ.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth within the sales department are stunted, to say the least. Over my year and a half of employment, I have consistently demonstrated solid work ethic and produced high quality work. However, my dedication and value to the company have gone unrewarded thus far. The sales organization does not allow for vertical movement unless an employee departs the company. This can be extremely frustrating and create a lack of incentive for employees, in particular young talent. I think this form of organization breeds stagnation and complacency.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for young talent. Embrace some outside the box thinking that recognizes the rapidly changing media landscape.


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