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Comedy Central Reviews

Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "Creative, Fun Environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Comedy Central is full of creative, outgoing people who care about the final product. The place is full of positive energy, from the top down. The company is transparent about why decisions are made and executives often ask employees what they think about new shows and digital initiatives. Internal mobility is encouraged and people tend to stay here for many years.

    Cons

    Many projects are hastily planned which leads to weeks of working around the clock. Last-minute creative input often delays a launch. There's many different departments (strategy, design, video, production, brand creative) which often leads to bottlenecking, since numerous sign-offs are required. Also, the salary is significantly below industry standard.

    Advice to Management

    There's too many "cooks in the kitchen" and progress could be made if less sign-offs were necessary. The product and development teams are over-tasked with accommodating all brands, so it's difficult to get forward thinking ideas executed in a timely fashion.


  2. "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarzana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tarzana, CA

    I worked at Comedy Central (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good content, big company, lot of opportunity

    Cons

    None really besides a rude exec assistant


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, Fun work!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Project Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed office environment, good benefits, lots of vacation, fun parties/events, GREAT content to work with, awesome colleagues, good location in Manhattan.

    Cons

    Issues from a development standpoint from the top down, people have been there too long w/o necessary managerial development, frequently rather unprofessional behavior, some negative attitudes that weigh the rest of the staff down, compensation could/should be more.

    Advice to Management

    Send all Directors+ to development and managerial skills workshops.


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  5. "Great Internship Experience"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY

    I worked at Comedy Central part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fabulous experience interning for Comedy Central. The show which I interned for was like a well-oiled machine. You could tell the whole staff valued the interns and there was no unnecessary busy work or coffee runs.

    Cons

    I do not have many cons to working at Comedy Central. Had a lovely time overall. The only thing would be that I didn't get a chance to try out every intern task station.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management. The internship program was super well run. It was a fantastic experience to get to work with one of the best shows on television.


  6. "Editor"

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

    I worked at Comedy Central part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    *Smart and wonderful people
    *Reasonable workload
    *Great content
    *Decent pay

    Cons

    *There were miscommunications between departments occasionally.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Nice Stuff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hoboken, NJ

    I have been working at Comedy Central (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They made me feel like a powerful leader of men.

    Cons

    Sometimes it rained outside my window and it was distracting against the windowsill.


  8. "Manager: great job"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Farmingdale, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in Farmingdale, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met and worked with some of the best people.

    Cons

    Long Hours. difficult commute. irregular hours

    Advice to Management

    Please recognize how hard everyone works.


  9. "Vice President"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Comedy Central (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Comedy Central content is cutting edge and delivers a great audience. It is a growing company.

    Cons

    corporate ownership sometimes presents political challenges


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Not as fun(ny) as you'd think"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Producer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The content is funny. Obviously, I guess.

    Talent stops by every now and then.

    Cons

    Zero company culture or personal growth.

    For a brand so idolized, so revered and so seemingly fun as CC, it's a shame that working there isn't any of those things. While generally ok, employees/office are not on-brand (read: boring and quiet). From a work standpoint, people tend to have been here for awhile so they create separation from newer folks and are not subtle about change..of any kind. Oh and personal growth doesn't exist here.

    Rather than a cool hip, innovative company that would attract the best, most creative and eccentric talent, CC -- it pains me to admit -- is more like where we thought out parents worked: punching a time card, dull and rat race-y. The floor reeks of the DMV rather than a place where Tosh.0, Broad City or Workaholics would call their own.

    Advice to Management

    I realize we all hail to the god we call, Viacom. But make more of an effort to support creative and innovative endeavors - from all depts.

    Upper mgmt talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk, unfortunately.


  11. "The absolute best"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Love it here. Says a lot when you wake up excited to go to work every morning. Good people who care about their employees and want to see them contribute and thrive. The network's content leads to a lot of laughs every day. Can't beat that.

    Cons

    Viacom is an enormous corporation, which can sometimes make an employee feel very small in the grand scheme. But that is probably just inherent in all companies this large.



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