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Updated May 24, 2017
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  • low pay, red-tape, a ton of bureaucracy, politics (in 4 reviews)

  • No growth potential unless opportunity opens up (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to be; could be great"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Solid base of original programming
    Works hard at being #2, wants to be #1
    Management adept to industry changes
    CBS ownership

    Cons

    People stay in their positions - little room for promotion
    CBS ownership
    Some aging core series
    Lack of any mission statement

    Advice to Management

    Keep re- investing in your assets and programming, not CBS bottom line.
    Spend more money on the branding and marketing - there are too many choices for the consumer dollar.


  2. "Pay is low"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to move within CBS Corporation, interesting projects and shows

    Cons

    Salaries are generally lower than competitors, especially at the more junior (director, manager, coordinator, assistant) levels. Not a ton of upward mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees and look to promote from within


  3. "It's okay..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pros are that my current team is for the most part nice.

    Cons

    Raises on our team have consistently gone to male employees over female employees without proper reasoning. They joke about CBS being the "good old boys club" but that's also true for my team at Showtime.

    Advice to Management

    Look at pay equality within teams between males and females.


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  5. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I have been at Showtime for a number of years. The team of people you get to work with is amazing. I think that is why most people stay. The business has changed in reaction to OTT. If you are able to flex and embrace change, it allows you to continue to grow. As the company grows, the work focus and strategy changes, so it easy to stay engaged. The Benefits package via CBS is great. There have been some recent changes that help employees get excited about the product and the future. They added speaker series w. Execs. They are showing previews of upcoming premieres. They hosted a very cool "Billions" Day to get employees excited about Season 2.

    Cons

    career growth can be organic.someone may need to leave to offer opportunity.


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    "Team Coordinator, Controller and Manager Reporting & Planning"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Day to day the responsibilities and deadline change due to the time of the month. As well, you are expected to multitask. The culture is very diversified.

    Cons

    Advancement in certain areas is difficult to move forward.

    Advice to Management

    Restructuring and cutting particular positions is not wise if you the mindset is to have 1 person do the job of 4.


  7. "They are the best employer to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are so supportive of their producers

    Cons

    Wish they renewed the show for one more season


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Professionals dedicated to product development in an environment that encourages personal development"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help. However my advice is not to wait for the conversation to come to you. Take the initiative, engage and share your point of view.

    Cons

    I would be willing to extend my hours in the summer in return for every other Friday off in the summer.

    Advice to Management

    Do not lose sight of the good will you have generated with your executive series collaboration sessions. Those informal meetings create opportunities to share insights among coworkers that could influence decisions across a variety of topics.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Limited Promotion Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Web Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience, cool shows, very talented people.

    Cons

    Favoritism in certain departments is a problem and has a serious effect on employee morale. Promotion opportunities are also extremely limited.

    Advice to Management

    The favoritism has got to STOP! Take an active interest in ALL your employees and make them feel like a valuable member of the team!


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and good hours
    Overall nice co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay and poor raises
    Management promotes based on who they like, not who is best qualified


  11. "Good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moodus, CT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moodus, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Showtime Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    An atmosphere of innovative and creative people that are mostly outgoing and supportive.

    Cons

    Most recently no opportunities for upward movement and/or education that was provided by leadership as in the past. Uncertainty leading to mistrust of the current environment.

    Advice to Management

    Reward a loyal staff by providing options for growth and expansion rather than just looking at the bottom line to grow the business.


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