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Nickelodeon Reviews

Updated January 29, 2019
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Pros
  • "Work life balance seems to be excellent" (in 22 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. "Awesome!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture! You will love it there!

    Cons

    None, its a great place!


  2. "Toxic environment"

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    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Designer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good place to start

    Cons

    All good projects get sent to outside design companies. Nickelodeon art director by the name Carlo a true a hole

  3. "Always a pleasure"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Excellent benefits
    - Friendly co-workers
    - lots of atmospheric bonuses like coffee machines, pop machines, cafe etc.
    - People willing to help each other
    - Great networking opportunities
    - Manageable workload
    - Ability to move up internally

    Cons

    - Corporate influences from NYC poison the benefits
    - Viacom corporate makes rash and odd decisions for the studios
    - Extremely top heavy and sadly many at the executive, VP etc. level don't know what they're doing.
    - Frequent direct report changes/structure changes.

    Advice to Management

    When you go through cleaning house, clean house from the top down. You waste millions on executive salaries for them to do little to nothing while the assistants, coordinators, and managers do everything, yet suffer these consequences.

    Additionally, so much of the news is exposed to the staff through Variety and other media sources. Stay honest and current with your staff. They deserve it.

    Merging the NYC influence to the West Coast was a bad idea. The new building and your millions spent on it was not worth all those who had to suffer those costs. Creativity and Kids First is strongly felt in Burbank and NOT in NYC.


  4. "Sr UX Designer"

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    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Creative atmosphere with great work life balance.

    Cons

    Lots of unnecessary middle management although with recent layoffs most of these positions were terminated.


  5. "Great Place with great people - lacks growth"

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

    I worked at Nickelodeon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Viacom as a company does a lot to keep their employees engaged
    -I really liked the people I work with
    -Working on fun, exciting content

    Cons

    -Limited opportunities for growth
    -Often doing a lot more than job title suggests
    -Some people who have worked at Nickelodeon for years and took a lot of time to move up don't promote those underneath them since that was their personal experience
    -Largely full of amazing, funny inspiring people but definitely a few unmotivated, not-so-nice folks who have stuck around for a while and slowly worked their way up

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the talent you have. If you don't everyone will start leaving and go to other networks where they'll get better titles, better money and better opportunities...


  6. "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?


  7. "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.

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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