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Comedy Central Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Strong leadership, great content and channel" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Intern Supervisor was always there to answer any questions you have, great team, super fun work environment" (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Great internship program overall" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Little to no upward mobility (understandable since nobody wants to leave the company once they're in the door)" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong leadership, great content and channel

    Cons

    There's too much middle management


  2. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    Fun, relaxed, friendly but organized work environment

    Cons

    Unpredictability, risk of the show you work on getting cancelled, long hours

  3. "Great Company To Work for"

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

    Pros

    Great culture and great people

    Cons

    Long hours, often 14 to 16


  4. "Funny Business"

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

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with some of the best comedy content and talent available, being behind the scenes and having access to who and what is up and coming, good 401k Match, decent benefits, people who work here tend to stay a while, decent company parties. Bi-Coastal company.

    Cons

    Lacks diversity in many departments, tends to pay lower than other media companies, Talent can be a headache, politics and bureaucracy can hinder truly creative work, not everyone in a management position deserves it, Human Resources is not helpful, people who work tend to stay a while, Bi-Coastal operations do not run as smoothly as they should.

    Advice to Management

    Have better management. Treat employees with more value.


  5. "Researcher"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    Excellent team, positive environment, highly collaborative

    Cons

    No offers for benefits or health coverage.


  6. "Not a bad place to make a buck"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worked with great people. Very humble and chill crew on the show I worked on. Family atmosphere. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Only real fringe benefit was free food.


  7. "Video Editor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    great content and great people
    flexible hours

    Cons

    too much over thinking
    preaches transparency but is not

    Advice to Management

    Management, take ownership of your decisions, take risks, stop managing upwards and acknowledge there are people below making the work that you have put zero thought into.

  8. "Perma-lance sucks"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice office and you get to watch a lot of television.

    Cons

    If I'm expected to be in the office 9-5 5 days a week, I'm not "freelancing." Viacom has a history of making money off of 22-25 year olds who don't know any better.


  9. "Good place to work, but has changed a lot over the years"

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

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    Great friendly environment, a lot of flexible vacation time, nice offices, decent benefits

    Cons

    There's been a lot of recent changes at the top that trickle down and affect the staff due to confusion about roles and responsibilities within the company. Pay could be better, you definitely won't make as much moving up within the company as you would coming in from the outside.


  10. "I was a Freelance Post Production Producer"

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    Former Employee - Co-Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Co-Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Creative broadcast environment, freelance position affords space from the "corporate world", great salary, play an active role in content creation

    Cons

    Corporate thinking clouds the environment, executives with no show-side experience don't understand what it takes to get the job done, it's Hollywood so you need to be guarded and protect yourself