Rainbow Media
3.6 of 5 17 reviews
www.amcnetworks.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Apr 11, 2014

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Rainbow Media President and CEO Joshua W. Sapan

Joshua W. Sapan

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93% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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So so

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

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

ProsFamily atmosphere, room for growth

ConsMust be in the right department to move up.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, unthoughtful positioning

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rainbow Media

ProsVery approachable upper management and you can really learn whatever you set out to learn. Everyone is respectful of your work-life balance

ConsYour salary is very low compared to others in similar positions. In addition there are positions created that all have very similar job descriptions that can range from coordinator to manager. People that have been around forever hold on to work and can make promotion within the company EXTREMELY hard. Have to claw to get promoted and a raise in this place. It also doesn't help that there is no uniformity between the companies so no one has a good idea what anyone does outside of upper management.

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

Coordinator (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsLoved 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.

ConsIf 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall positive

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time for more than a year

ProsWork closely (proximity) with senior management. Nice non-pretentious open door policy. Friendly atmosphere. Very understanding of work/life balance.

ConsMany stagnant employees on all levels makes it difficult to move up as there are not many job openings. Some clash between departments.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company

Ad Sales Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time for more than a year

ProsI think that the people there are great

ConsTrying to get promoted can be difficult

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Growing company with good people.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsCompany is growing and investing in itself.

ConsCompany is going through growing pains with organization.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Company

INTERN (Former Employee)
Los Angeles, CA (US)

I worked at Rainbow Media as an intern for less than a year

ProsAwesome people to work for

ConsSmall offices, and not flashy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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AMC Networks is a great company to work for, supportive staff and fun company.

Planner (Current Employee)

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

ProsIt has a very creative environment, where there is room to grow. With AMC's recent success, the company seems young and just constantly growing.

ConsPay is not that great, and if you are on a small network, there is a higher chance you cannot grow in the field you are looking to grow in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Traditional corporate structure

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rainbow Media

ProsGreat benefits, Good work-life balance, television shows produced are high quality

ConsVery hierarchical structure. Unless you're top management your opinion doesn't matter.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a bigger interest in employee development - good people work for you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Rainbow Media full-time

ProsHard working staff, high expectations that equal great results, approachable upper management, excellent benefits and perks. For the most part, most everyone is willing to teach you if you're looking to learn.

ConsSome big egos in middle management, can have some damaging office politics and sometimes very "clique-y". If someone doesn't like you personally, some people have a hard time putting that dislike aside and therefor some people are treated differently.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou do a great job of being approachable. The company is successful because of the clear goals you have set.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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