Rainbow Media

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Rainbow Media Reviews

Updated 30 October 2014
Updated 30 October 2014
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    Intern- Business Affairs

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    Current Employee - Production Management in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Production Management in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rainbow Media as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A good immersion into the business affairs department.

    Cons

    Some days are slower than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I had a great career at Rainbow Media and I am glad I started in media at such a great place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

    Pros

    The benefits here are outstanding as is the work/life blanace

    Cons

    At times pending your career path you can hit a plateau

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's Changing

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA (US)

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    if you're working in the Los Angeles office, you have great exposure to the development and production teams, but overall AMC Networks is a changing company. There are many nice, smart and hardworking people, but the company operates like a new company (rather than one which has been around for 20+ years). The company has great employee benefits and pays pretty well for a cable network.

    Cons

    Again, focusing on change. AMC Networks years ago was an amazing place to work. With all of its success, unfortunately that changed over the years. Work, life balance is not supported and employees spend years in the same positions with no opportunity to get promoted. AMC Networks is very much a NYC based company, so that culture and those professional expectations extend into all offices. For example, most employees work east coast in addition to west coast hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's takes all types of personalities and professional strengths to make a company successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, competitive salaries, opportunities, employee perks, hard working employees

    Cons

    Location, commute, hard to grow in coordinator position, ad sales is demanding and often requires longer hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Cold and Unfriendly

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    Current Employee - Creative Services in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Creative Services in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rainbow Media as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and nice facilities.

    Cons

    People here are completely robotic. If you do anything out of lockstep with the way the machine works, you're rebuked for it. There's also lots of internal work politics going on, so watch your back if you work here. There's also no opportunities to advance here, so if you're coming into one position, it's likely that you'll be stuck in that one for your tenure at the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more people on staff instead of using people and throwing them away on temp contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rainbow Media as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    AMC NETWORKS can be best descried as very friendly and wonderful atmosphere for work, even for interns. The supervisors were very friendly and gave great feedbacks for all the work I did

    Cons

    The workers, most of them, in general seemed to be little less diverse compared to other places. But I guess that's not really too much of a con assuming maybe the whole industry is like that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Growing company, great programming, well known brand

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at Rainbow Media

    Pros

    Great corporate culture with dedicated, hardworking employees. Growing international presence through acquisition and strategy. People are excited about the shows that are on air.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted. As with any large company, change is cumbersome and slow.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time

    Pros

    Management has a great open door policy. Our culture committee is the best, always planning fun things for employees. great benefits

    Cons

    Because we are a broadcast facility there is a hugh amount of stress that goes along with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    So so

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    Current Employee - Master Control in Bethpage, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Master Control in Bethpage, NY (US)

    I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family atmosphere, room for growth

    Cons

    Must be in the right department to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but no room for growth if you are a coordinator/assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

    Pros

    Loved AMCN. Super friendly environment, you work hard and they reward you well, they make you feel appreciated which is awesome and rare. I loved it there and my boss was a great mentor and still is to this day.

    Cons

    If you are a coordinator, it is difficult to grow. The execs have been there for years and years and don't really move from there. A lot of people end up leaving to grow elsewhere. My starting salary as a manager at a different network was well more over some managers that were at AMCN for years.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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