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Updated September 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "Creative environment, great staff, great product, nice work space" (in 4 reviews)

  • "Campus is amazing and there was lots of free food" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "None comes to mind, I love the company and people here" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance can be tricky depending on your manager" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "For corporate employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cartoon Network full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, fun culture and amazing people

    Cons

    work load can be a lot


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Little respect for creatives"

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    Current Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cartoon Network (More than a year)

    Pros

    –Working with great brands
    –Creative, talented people

    Cons

    –Toxic work environment with little respect for creatives
    –Very slow to promote employees
    –Keep younger people on contract positions to pay them less and then don't promote
    –Basic no work/ life balance. You are expected to answer emails and calls at any time of night and every weekend
    –Unqualified management

    Advice to Management

    –Invest more in employees by hiring less contract work and paying more
    –Improve work/ life balance

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Production Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They had some cool studio events with some nice perks.

    Cons

    There were a lot of ego's, especially with the creators and execs.
    A lot of clique's, no real mixing of crews.
    Was sexually harassed and was told instead of bringing it to HR to talk it out with the accuser and was made even more uncomfortable. (This issue never got resolved)
    They completely cut ties with me after my last day. I continue to reach out for possible opportunities and all I get are crickets.
    My exit interview was also extremely terrible. They didn't even try to ask me what I thought of my experience. The whole thing took less than 5 mins.
    I was told once you're in CN, it's gonna be hard to leave cause they'll keep offering you more jobs. (That's a big fat lie)

    Advice to Management

    You guys seriously need to check how sexual harassment is handled at your studio and make sure your employees feel comfortable talking about this kinda stuff.


  4. "Internship Program!"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Cartoon Network full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cartoon Network is one of the best places to grow as an artist and an intern.
    Everyone is incredibly nice and the experience is unforgettable.

    Cons

    No real cons to be found!

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  5. Helpful (2)

    "A dream come true."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have never had a more creatively satisfying experience in my professional career. I hope to work for them again.

    Cons

    The only con I could mention is that I felt the program I was working on did not get a fair chance to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep producing creator based productions made by brilliant funny open minded people. I am proud to have been a part of your company.


  6. "The Pros and Cons so far."

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    Current Employee - Character Animator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Character Animator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cartoon Network (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, Summer bbq's and the campus.

    Cons

    Not that many that I can think of. The companies great!

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing an awesome job team!!!


  7. Helpful (4)

    ""The joke may be on me, but it's still MY joke" -Radicles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time

    Pros

    Aside from one coworker, I loved everybody there. They're a wonderful group of friends and I hope to work with them again in the future.

    Cons

    I just about ran screaming from this place due to the harassment I was experiencing from my show's storyboard supervisor. I'll try not to get into too much detail but he was extremely handsy with both my shoulders and hips and would constantly wink in my direction. On more than a few occasions while I was standing he would pretend to 'squeeze by' me so he could graze his gross pasty white open palm across my butt 'accidentally.' I never once considered coming forward or calling him out in public because he is extremely well liked among the rest of the crew. I feared that if it ever came down to the two of us I would be the one exiled and fired and I believe he knew that too. The most I can realistically hope for is that I was the only victim. One thing is for sure - I won't ever again go anywhere near a project with his name on it.

    To the other women out there - Please don't let my story discourage you from applying. All in all it was still a great job and I've heard better things from friends on the other projects.

    Advice to Management

    With all the recent changes and heightened awareness of sexual misconduct it's a pity some of us could still feel so unsafe. But I know you do your best and I don't hold any qualms about any of you.

  8. "Love nearly everything about it."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cartoon Network full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, great community, supportive staff, great benefits.

    Cons

    Lacking transparency, common for employees to be handling the work of multiple people for no extra pay, lacking organization/clarity of process for day-to-day.

    Advice to Management

    Value and promote the people you have.


  9. "Writer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy, fun, bright people, lots of talent in the building.

    Cons

    After a long time working for a hit show with excellent personal contributions, was not offered any raise in pay when my contract was up for renewal. Most of the creative staff is in their 20s and largely inexperienced (but still very talented). But when they get some experience they tended to leave for better paying jobs.


  10. "Great projects, little respect for creatives"

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    Former Employee - Writer/Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Writer/Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Cartoon Network full-time

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Opportunities to make interesting things

    Cons

    - Miscommunication across all departments
    - Creative people are treated poorly


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