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AMC Networks Reviews

Updated January 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Pretty great work life balance relative to other spots in NYC (in 7 reviews)

  • Seriously some great people in this organization (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Across the street from Penn Station (in 5 reviews)

  • Makes it difficult to stay and advance your career (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Freelance Contractor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "PR Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best place to learn and gain experience over the summer

    Cons

    There was no negative part

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Media "Analyst" AKA Coordinator / Operations"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Not for the long term."

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented, passionate people. Brand recognition.

    Cons

    Weak leadership with no strategy. Communication is poor. Development opportunities do not exist for entry and mid level employees. Human Resources management is either playing dumb or oblivious to the swan dive moral is taking.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in some new talent in tech and human resources. Help build moral and a path for employees. The next time you have an "annual" layoffs choose some of the people who have been there for some time and no longer bring anything innovative to the table. There is no development of entry level or mid-career management. Career pathing is non-existent and people become frustration. Moral is abysmal and it takes more than an annual holiday party to help solve that dilemma.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Old School Culture, Leadership & Technology"

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

    I have been working at AMC Networks full-time

    Pros

    You get to work on the some of the most iconic television series in television. There's nothing quite like the rush of making pop culture.

    Cons

    Extremely old school hierarchically, passive aggressive culture with little to no vision for the future of television. I am very scared for the future of this company and its employees. TV is changing and no one at AMC is moving fast enough to make sure it doesn't lose its audience.


  7. "Good!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    straightforward, to the point, no nonsense. everyone has similar goals and overall fun to work for.

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company. You can get stuck easily in your position for many years if you don't make moves in other companies.

    Advice to Management

    treat everyone equally, but overall they do a great job! could be better in motivating employees.


  8. "Sales Assistant"

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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.


  9. "Comfortable Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice environment, people are all friendly to one another.

    Cons

    Rather political. Doesn't use employees to full potential.


  10. "IFC Center Is a solid job."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great shows and some perks.

    Cons

    Low salaries if you're not in middle/upper management.



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