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Nickelodeon Reviews

Updated August 12, 2018
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and benefits" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Great work environment with lots of room for growth" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of support/information for securing full-time positions post-grad" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Upper management has become so afraid to take any chances or create anything new that they have been left behind in a fast changing industry" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Fun and creative company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good people, smart people, successful company

    Cons

    They layoff long time employees every couple of years

    Advice to Management

    Your long time loyal staffers are your greatest asset.


  2. "Clean up the"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well known brand, and evergreen demographic that will always want more content.

    Cons

    NY execs fearful of making contents that the6 don’t understand. Choosing inexpensive coproductions over the bread and butter of half hour comedy that has been the provider of orange carpet talent for the ad sales party, I mean Kids Choice awards.

    Advice to Management

    Stop letting the ego of NY execs who feel threatened by the talent in Los Angeles dictate personnel matters. What happened to the whole development team that delivered success SKL?

  3. "Great place to work but a hard place to get promoted"

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

    I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time

    Pros

    Great Work/Life balance
    Great benefits & perks
    Positive work environment

    Cons

    Extremely hard to move up or get promoted especially now with all of the financial issues the company is having.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to lower level employees so that we can all help to get this company back on track.


  4. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time

    Pros

    What we do is fun! The creative community is strong here.

    Cons

    There is a lack of leadership, and vision for the company.


  5. "Nice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great employees, always helping one another.

    Cons

    Too much going on, projects, overwhelming


  6. "It’s a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The culture, the building, and the art

    Cons

    The executives won’t green light shows and moral is very low. It feel like often times the employees interest are not represented

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, work with Netflix, start green lighting and airing content. SpongeBob and Loud House are only going to last so long. Moral is low


  7. "Nice environment, currently in flux"

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    In general the people are a pleasure to work with and Is a great place for working parents / work life balance. Benefits are good. Highly visible brand.

    Cons

    Pay can be better and more competitive.

    Their TV-first / linear thinking business strategy is antiquated and has not served them well.

    Parent company Viacom is currently struggling to compete with companies that have way better merger deals and business associates.. this seems to be passed down to Nickelodeon in the form of waves of budget cuts, and more often managers are forced to hire people as freelance instead of full-time. Morale is slipping due to layoffs and cuts. Hopefully it can turn around and be what it once was.

  8. "Writer/Producer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time

    Pros

    Great People and comprehensive benefits package

    Cons

    Low promotion rate and top management heavy


  9. "OK"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Art Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly and not stressful environment. Good work life balance and benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of creativity and innovation. Jaded management.


  10. "Stable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A stable place to collect a check and work set hours

    Cons

    Not an innovative place to work

    Advice to Management

    Elevate young talent


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