Golf Channel Reviews

Updated Jun 22, 2020

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4.1
84%
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86%
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Golf Channel President Mike McCarley (no image)
Mike McCarley
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pretty laid back while maintaining a professional corporate atmosphere(in 4 reviews)

  • "Fun work environment, very nice and helpful co-workers(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "You have to live in Orlando and work in the middle of tourist central(in 4 reviews)

  • "Location of office - in tourist corridor and near a neighborhood that has high crime rate(in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Solid Job"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Encodist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Channel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Consistent Pay coworkers make the job worth it

    Cons

    Not much room for advancement

  2. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Channel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    People, Location, Offices, Challenging, Small Teams

    Cons

    Understaffed, Training, Not Earth Friendly

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company in the midst of significant change"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Channel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Never get the same challenges from one day to the next. The needs change as the season changes, and it's an opportunity to adapt, adjust and grow.

    Cons

    Current sense of trepidation with the looming move to Connecticut. Hundreds of employees are wondering if they're going, when they're going and what the options might be if they don't go.

  4. "Great Team, Terrible Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golf Channel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great co-workers, teamwork is encouraged, good building

    Cons

    President to my cares about himself, company is very top heavy.

  5. "Golf Channel is moving to Connecticut"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - EVS Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Channel full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Decent place if you had the right boss

    Cons

    Golf Channel is moving to Connecticut

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  6. "Great company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Production Assistant 

    I have been working at Golf Channel part-time

    Pros

    Great company and atmosphere to be apart of

    Cons

    Slow growth and promotion opportunities

  7. "Great Company, Not the Strongest of NBC Universal"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Golf Channel part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good company culture; probably the best outlet to work for in Central Florida or Florida in general if you are absolutely serious going into television, especially sports TV.

    Cons

    Rounds of layoffs (whether complete or from full to part-time) in the past couple years makes me uneasy to recommend taking a job here, considering that this isn't the strongest asset in NBC Universal's portfolio. Try going for NBC Sports instead.

  8. "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Specialist, Business Services - PLUS in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Golf Channel full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Laid back and friendly cohesive work environment

    Cons

    Its hard to get promoted unless you are in the "in-crowd".

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great people to work with but lacking genuine leadership at the top"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Orlando, FL
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golf Channel full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people that work in the trenches.

    Cons

    One of top management's goal is to "Make Golf a Great Place to Work" but most folks that work in the trenches know that these are just words with no actions.

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Management Doesn't Care"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Golf Channel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some of the people actually creating content are great!

    Cons

    Management, especially middle management are horrible people. HR department does nothing but protect management despite numerous complaints and supposed outside, unbiased third party reporting system. Nepotism, Ageism, Discrimination Issues throughout company. BAD managers who actually do little while others work hard and long to get content to air. Lots of management's :friends" making good money and getting great raises while majority passed over. Upper management simply does not care.

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