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Central Casting Reviews

Updated Feb 1, 2020

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4.5
92%
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96%
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Central Casting President Robert Draney (no image)
Robert Draney
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great productive working environment that encourages team work, and cares about their employees, clients and background actors(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours and be prepared to work every day(in 11 reviews)

  • "the jobs are low pay for long hours(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Background Job"

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    Current Employee - Background in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Central Casting part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Simple, easy, and every day can be a different experience.

    Cons

    It is not up to you if you work, less stable than most

    Central Casting2020-02-01
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stand-in for NBC comedy television series"

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    Current Employee - Stand-in in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Central Casting full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free catered breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    Work depends on shows that are filming, and is not steady.

    Central Casting2019-10-02
  3. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Background Extra in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Central Casting full-time

    Pros

    Every day different working environment.

    Cons

    Work hours change very often.

    Central Casting2019-09-02
  4. "Love it!"

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    Current Employee - Background Actor 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Central Casting part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good Pay, Everyone is always so nice, Great way to meet new people

    Cons

    Somewhat far commute for me

    Central Casting2019-08-27
  5. "Tech updated and now easier than ever"

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    Former Employee - Background Actor in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Casting part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working as an extra sometimes means long hours, but you're fed well. I used Central Casting to book work as a background actor, and it was back in the days of having to call in and listen to long, long messages, hoping you were in the right category for their needs. Now, they have a blog where they put out who they're looking for, and it's easier than ever to contact them when you meet their needs.

    Cons

    Hard to plan your evenings, but that's the nature of the job. Not Central Casting's fault.

    Central Casting2019-07-20
  6. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Extra 

    I worked at Central Casting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Organized, pay on time and form

    Cons

    Not steady work, too many people applying

    Central Casting2019-06-07
  7. "Casting Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I worked at Central Casting full-time

    Pros

    Benefits People Culture Fun Great Relationships

    Cons

    The hours can be long. Minimum work- life balance

    Central Casting2018-12-21
  8. "It's good."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Central Casting part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Catering, Potentially Short Work Hours

    Cons

    Constantly Busy Phone Lines, Potentially Long Work Hours

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    Central Casting2018-11-16
  9. "Absolute trash."

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    Former Employee - Casting Director in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Central Casting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Contacts, networking, relationships with productions outside of the office.

    Cons

    Catastrophic management. Bad environment. Toxic coworkers. Unprofessionalism experts. The whole company needs lots of prayer because their actions and energy towards employees is disgusting. #prayforcentral

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    Central Casting2018-11-21
  10. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Background Actor in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Central Casting part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay (at least $100 a day). Fun work. EASY work.

    Cons

    You are never guaranteed to work each day and there can be long stretches where no work is available for someone in your casting category. Therefore, when you do qualify for work, you need to call the hotline FAST.

    Central Casting2018-09-14

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