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"Strong corporate culture, few opportunities for advancement"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

HBO is a recognized leader in the TV and cable industry and anyone who works there for a few years will get great recognition at their next job in the industry. It also gives great satisfaction and pride to be associated with the brand behind such quality and iconic TV shows.

Cons

The culture is one of "we do it the HBO way" and anything that you may have learned before is not as valuable. Paternalistic. There are a lot of people from the early days and you have to put in your time to advance, though that is changing as people retire after 30 years with the company. The leadership is very conservative in decision making.

Advice to Management

Don't be so smug.

Other Employee Reviews for HBO

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Not the place it use to be!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Monica, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product to be associated with. Overall, a generally supportive environment. Great office environment as well. Good compensation and fair work/life balance.

    Cons

    Company is increasingly managing to the bottom-line with all departments facing continuous budget cutbacks. Benefits have been drastically cutback including pension (now frozen). Health care benefits have been marginalized as well with more highly compensated staffers picking up far more of the costs than lower paid staffers. (not against this in principal, however the differences really increased this year). Company is mature with minimal opportunities for growth.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity thwarted by limited growth potential"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great shows, great brand - people are always impressed with it. Really cool opportunities and learning experience. Benefits are good, though not as good as they used to be. Pays better than MTV or other networks.

    Cons

    Little to no growth potential, upper management willfully ignorant of co-workers who don't carry their weight, creating frustration and resentment among competent employees picking up the slack. Also, when interviewing to leave, other companies are impressed but they also seem to get an inferiority complex about HBO's prestige and worry applicants will be bored elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Don't rest on your laurels.


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