HBO Reviews

Updated Jun 2, 2020

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3.6
59%
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80%
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Richard Plepler
204 Ratings
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  • "No one wants to leave so can be tough for upward mobility(in 21 reviews)

  • "However, retaliation is a major concern among team members who are brave enough to voice their concerns to upper management or HR(in 16 reviews)

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  1. "HBO was great before ATT"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Distribution 

    I worked at HBO part-time

    Pros

    Amazing quality content and history

    Cons

    Many of the smartest employees have departed post AT&T merger

    HBO2020-05-27
  2. "Relaxed but sometimes incompetent workplace"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Test Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at HBO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Relaxed, interesting custom automation framework, respect for QA

    Cons

    Bad infrastructure, engineering management out of touch with engineers

    HBO2020-06-03
  3. "Overall a good company."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director of Applications Development in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HBO full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The people and culture were unique to HBO.

    Cons

    Resource turnover due to company acquisition

    HBO2020-05-20
  4. "Good experience RPA"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Rpa Developer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at HBO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good challenge for process automation learning.

    Cons

    Overload of work for staff size

    HBO2020-03-15
  5. "Great Company, keep it up"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at HBO full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good company with good benefits

    Cons

    None that I could think of

    HBO2020-02-21
  6. "Shifting org but works hard to keep people happy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice facilities, intelligent and creative coworkers.

    Cons

    Some departments can benefit from more organization and transparency. There needs to be more opportunity for growth

    HBO2020-02-18
  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing people ineffective managers"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at HBO full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazing and talent people who become professional friends

    Cons

    Ineffective managers in high places. No training.

    HBO2020-02-20
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Political"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pride in the content

    Cons

    A lot of hubris, cliques, and infighting. Games of Thrones

    HBO2020-02-10
  9. "Was the best place to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Construction Program Manager in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff, exciting environment, nice perks, exclusive gym, free screenings, ok benefits

    Cons

    Too much reorganization after acquisition, no room for advancement in my situation, sometimes hard to work when you’ve been there a long time and see the abrupt changes happening.

    HBO2020-01-24
  10. "overall, HBO is one fantastic company to work with."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at HBO part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    high salary, a nice working environment, and a positive team atmosphere.

    Cons

    the long working hours is one issue.

    HBO2020-01-17
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