Sesame Workshop - Good mission, little movement | Glassdoor
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"Good mission, little movement"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Manager
Current Employee - Manager
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Sesame Workshop full-time

Pros

Company has some of the nicest and caring people you can meet. Great flexibility for working parents

Cons

Company is top heavy and middle to lower level staff are kept down in many departments.

Advice to Management

Stop promoting at the stop and start evening out the opportunities among the staff

Other Employee Reviews for Sesame Workshop

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun environment, easy-going and great people who work there

    Cons

    Difficult to move to a different department


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Discouraging inside view of a worthy brand"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technology in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sesame Workshop full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family friendly organization. Managers are flexible if you need to tend to family matters.
    Fair compensation.
    Generally agreeable employees.
    Great mission!

    Cons

    No plan for how to create a thriving, intellectually stimulating and financially sound organization.
    No formal measures for advancement or increased responsibility resulting in ad-hoc promotions based on nepotism and "greasing the squeaky wheel".
    The end result are managers who have no experience or training in management and who also lack hands-on knowledge. These lifers stick around and would be hard-pressed to declare how they have improved the organization.
    If you are a motivated worker you would not or should not last too long here.

    Advice to Management

    Find some courage and remove some of your peers whose only contribution is to ask their reports for information and regurgitate that to upper management. If you are one of these do the Mission a favor and resign.


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