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Starz Reviews

Updated Jan 30, 2020

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2.7
39%
Recommend to a Friend
1%
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Starz President and CEO Jeffrey Hirsch
Jeffrey Hirsch
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits, atmosphere, and flexibility(in 19 reviews)

  • "Awesome company providing a unique work environment with a family feel(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Seems to be lot of conflict in upper management(in 11 reviews)

  • "poor business prospects due to ownership by Lionsgate(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Great Gig"

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    Former Employee - Production Artist in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, atmosphere, and flexibility. I’ve never had a job that treated me so well.

    Cons

    The location is very remote if you live in central Denver

    Starz2019-09-25
  2. "Pros and cons to starz"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starz full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance depending on the department

    Cons

    Company constantly feel like it’s in trouble

    Starz2020-01-31
  3. "Entertainment Industry"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales 

    I worked at Starz full-time

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment. Good exposure to senior management.

    Cons

    Company was acquired and majority of staffers were impacted by re-org.

    Starz2020-01-13
  4. "Lots of things broken are here"

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    Current Employee - Specialist in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is solid Not a lot is asked of you

    Cons

    No opportunity to advance Lionsgate ownership has no strategy and does not support Starz Lack of communication about direction/strategy Too many decision makers Too many directors without previous experience who then have to be managed up by people that have been there doing the work for years

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    Starz2020-01-06
  5. "Different Company"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Starz full-time

    Pros

    Paid time off Health Insurance 401K match

    Cons

    Working with executive management - it used to be a fun place to work, but had drastically changed

    Starz2020-01-13
  6. "Troubling"

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    Former Employee - Senior Motion Graphics Designer in Englewood, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary and benefits, great equipment, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Management communication lacking. A disconnect between LA and CO offices. Sometimes toxic environment. At times unprofessional management. Always power politics playing out.

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    Starz2019-11-16
  7. Helpful (1)

    "A good company slowly became a unhappy place."

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    Former Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    WAS a Great culture, fun place to work.

    Cons

    Layoffs and a merger have a tendency to crush morale.

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    Starz2019-10-22
  8. "Good Company, Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career development and career opportunities

    Cons

    No company is perfect.

    Starz2019-10-16
  9. "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Various in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Starz full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice culture, building, sign, people

    Cons

    Management needs to work on giving people growth and learning opportunities.

    Starz2019-10-10
  10. Helpful (6)

    "Poorman's HBO"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Stale leadership many of which, as high as senior management, have never even worked anywhere else. No accountability and a toxic culture of bullying and blame. Given current media landscape of hundreds of platforms and endless content working in TV hardly has the prestige it once did. And even in cable's prime Starz was never considered to be a major player.

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    Starz2019-07-14

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