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Comedy Central Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Great content, fun environment and wonderful people (in 4 reviews)

  • Hands-on work, lots of opportunities to meet people on different teams, fun, laid-back office, intern forums (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Great internship program overall (in 3 reviews)

  • takes a long time to get paid at time as a independent contractor (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Comedy Central Brand Creative"

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    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Creative Director in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Amazing brand. Great People. Fun.

    Cons

    Corporate environment. Changing landscape. Long hours.


  4. "Daily Show"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Comedy Central part-time

    Pros

    Very good benefit package if you work full time or are union member. Dogs. Lunch. Location. Nice group of folks.

    Cons

    Loose, friendly vibe masks pitfalls.

    Advice to Management

    Improve management's communication with employees. Don't expect them to read minds.


  5. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    As long as you do your job well, you are primarily left alone.

    Cons

    Depending on what department you work with, you may need to leave to move up the corporate ladder.


  6. "Great people, great company"

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

    I worked at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    -Everyone was super nice.
    -Beautiful offices.
    -Great culture making a great product!

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of any.


  7. "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

  8. "Creative, Fun Environment"

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    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, Fun work!"

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    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.


  10. "Great environment/poor compensation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Comedy Central full-time

    Pros

    Very fun work environment
    A lot of creative employees
    Fair hours and vacation time

    Cons

    It is a big machine and it takes a long time for promotions to go through. People end up doing far more than they were hired to do without fair compensation.


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