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Updated February 25, 2017
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Nickelodeon President, Nickelodeon and MTVN Kids and Family Group Cyma Zarghami
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Pros
  • Very good about work-life balance (in 16 reviews)

  • Great work environment with lots of room for growth (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Can work really long hours sometimes (in 5 reviews)

  • Nickelodeon is that guy that never left town still talks about his high school football days (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Nickelodeon full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed, professional, respectful, good work/life balance, creative

    Cons

    corporate, comfortable, a little political, plays it safe occasionally

    Advice to Management

    Too much internal squabble that tends to water down great creative.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous paid time off and decent benefits. Seven summer Fridays are given to all salaried employees. The company is constantly making improvements to the building and offers tons of programs for inclusion and outreach. Getting rid of Philippe Dauman can only bring positive change and hopefully some stability.

    Cons

    The joy of working for such an amazing brand quickly wears off revealing Nickelodeon to be just another dysfunctional corporate titan. The company has no plan whatsoever to transition into the digital age. A TV-first strategy is still in place. Incompetent management that routinely fail their way to the top are in full force. Worse, micromanagement is at a sociopathic level. Everyone is focused on the most minute and inconsequential details which makes the job unfulfilling. There’s no sense of empowerment or delegation whatsoever; all rank-and-file are expected to execute what their superiors tell them and not ask questions. There are so many creative people here, all of whom are buried under and endless stack of executives desperate to put their stamp on something.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the organization so there are less chiefs and more indians. Modernize the review process so that employees can give feedback on management and on each other. Prune the dead wood. Cutback on the constant internal show-and-tell where we prove how busy we all are to each other. Focus on cultivating new stars instead of grabbing talent from the social sphere.


  3. "Asset Coordinator Position Job Salary"

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    Current Employee - Asset Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Asset Coordinator in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very fun and talented environment

    Cons

    Projects end, which you need to find another show to work on


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  5. "Fun"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere, positive energy, pride that comes with working for the #1 kids network

    Cons

    Constantly changing, disorganized leadership, no real path to career advancement


  6. "Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Talent Management Intern in Cardiff, CA
    Former Employee - Talent Management Intern in Cardiff, CA

    I worked at Nickelodeon (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Best company I have ever interned for! Had a very hands on experience and was given a great amount of responsibility during my time working with Nickelodeon.

    Cons

    I wish I could have worked more days in the week because I had such a great experience!


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    "former employee"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people, some shows are very loyal to their people.

    Cons

    Company currently has no direction or identity. Constant turnover in talent. Always looking outward, never inward for people.


  8. "Wonderful place to work"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible leadership, Try to make it doable for working moms, very supportive and advocate-driven community

    Cons

    i really don't have any


  9. "Social Media Intern"

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

    Pros

    I have loved everything about interning at Nickelodeon! The work environment is collaborative and my bosses genuinely want to hear about my ideas about projects.

    Cons

    Sometimes the work/life balance is hard, but that's to be expected for a social media job.


  10. "Nickelodeon"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun looking office. A lot of great people and opportunities to be involved creatively.

    Cons

    A lot of employees seemed overworked and some relied too heavily on the interns to do their jobs for them, not just help.


  11. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    family friendly
    great benefit packages
    opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    job location area is expensive



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