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Tennis Channel Reviews

Updated January 28, 2017
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  1. "Pretty good company with freedom to work independently with little supervision."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Day of Air Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Former Employee - Day of Air Coordinator in Culver City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great swag, excellent 4x10 schedule and management hands off. Lots of overtime and fairly good pay.

    Cons

    Little growth and had to cover overnights due to lack of staffing. Schedule revolves around tennis events worldwide (lots ov overnights)

    Advice to Management

    Increase in pay for amount of work accomplished. Operations group rarely recognized and opportunity advancement not good (5 yrs and no advancement and only cost of living pay increase).


  2. "Programming Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    You learn a lot of the field of programming. It was also an eye opening experience in the field of television and how departments interact and work together to execute television programming on the air.

    Cons

    Team moral is not the best and people are not open to socialize. Job opportunities and growth are limited to the company being very small for a television network.

    Advice to Management

    My advice is that they need to invest more in the employees and bring camaraderie within departments. Additionally, there should be more opportunities for growth and bonuses so employees have incentives to work harder.


  3. "Production Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    friendly environment, great group of people to work with, great opportunities to grow - wear many hats

    Cons

    can be long hours pending role in company


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Director Programming"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    Has the all the good qualities of a small (non corporate) work environment.

    Cons

    Limited career growth opportunity - Clickish management group.

    Advice to Management

    Widen your circle of influence


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Nice people but no sense of mission"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employees mostly nice and friendly. Good location. Casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Benefits are not great. Knowledge is not shared between departments. For a small company, no sense of leadership or mission.

    Advice to Management

    More company wide events.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Ok for experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    Great people, great location and good snacks and break room. Great CEO he is full of enery and very enthusiastic.

    Cons

    The company was recently acquired by Sinclair Broadcasting Group. People are quitting and there was already some lay offs in many departments.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "IT Help Desk Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - IT Helpdesk Specialist in Santa Monica, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tennis Channel (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great incite to the Tennis Pro world, Great place to develop tech skills.

    Cons

    Too much excitement, don't lose focus on being dynamic within the IT career field, always be ready and do not wait for someone to teach you or tell you to learn a new skill.

    Advice to Management

    I have not been in the "Management seat, so I will to be continued....once I pickup a management position, I 'll come back and fill this out. I cannot comment unless I know what I am talking about, there must be more experience necessary to comment on this section.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Master Control Operator"

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    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Sunland, CA
    Current Employee - Master Control Operator in Sunland, CA

    I have been working at Tennis Channel (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I like the fact company still growing

    Cons

    they are on freeze hiring


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Must love tennis"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tennis Channel full-time

    Pros

    Friendly people, low stress (relatively speaking), lots of unsupervised time, and tennis, tennis, tennis (if that's your thing).

    Cons

    Very inefficient management structure (all chiefs, no indians), lack of administrative and infrastructure support (equipment is rarely upgraded, supervisors aren't knowledgeable in their area of responsibility), no upward mobility, pay is average at best. And with no cross-departmental accounting, one department can end up feeling like they're supporting the whole company without seeing any increase in its budget, so no raises, etc... It often feels like upper management is playing at being a business, and not really thinking long-term.

    Advice to Management

    Implement a proper organization chart, with chains of responsibility, salary ranges, etc... Establish cross-departmental accounting (ie have the requesting department pay market rates for work requested from outside their department), upgrade equipment and facilities on a far more regular basis.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Sexist company that couldn"

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    -Place is an uninviting work environment
    -Management doesn't know company policy and tries to enforce policies that don't exist.
    -HR needs more work. You won't feel comfortable going to them about anything.
    -CEO cares more about his pictures being deleted than preparing for a pitch in a timely manner.
    -Sexist company that actively practices salary discrimination based of sex.
    Person I was training (a male) was offered over 10k more than I made. Even though the guy was just starting out in the field compared to my 7+ year experience.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a competent CEO.
    Hire competent middle management that actually know how to use a computer.
    Don't blatantly pay males more than females.



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