Rainbow Media

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Rainbow Media Reviews

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Rainbow Media President and CEO Joshua W. Sapan
Joshua W. Sapan
16 Ratings
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    It's Changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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Rainbow Media Interviews

Updated 24 Sep 2014
Updated 24 Sep 2014

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    Front End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Rainbow Media in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interviews began organically and things went well. The role was a good fit personally and skill-wise. However the HR process was very disappointing. HR did not set expectations about the necessary steps and timeline needed to complete the process. I had to contact them multiple times to figure out what to do next and after constant delays from them. After many back-and-forths and my new boss assuming I was making the delays, I informed them about the realities of the arduous process. They almost immediately retracted the offer because 'I did not complete the necessary steps within a week,' when I wasn't informed of what needed to be done. In reality, I believe they were upset that I stood up for myself and therefore tried to find a loophole to get rid of me. I am glad to not have spent my energy and time trying to work for a company like this. There are much better jobs available to designers and developers in a city filled with huge companies, thriving startups and a healthy freelance community.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic code test; how to style a div, how to write small bits of jQuery.   Answer Question
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    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate a slightly higher salary
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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Website www.amcnetworks.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 2006
Type Company - Public (AMCX)
Industry Media
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (AUD) per year

AMC Networks is now somewhere over the rainbow. Formerly Rainbow Media Holdings, the company is a leading cable television broadcaster with a portfolio of popular TV networks anchored by American Movie Classics (AMC), the cable network airing such critical hits as Mad Men and Breaking Bad that reaches more than 95 million households. It also owns The Independent Film Channel (IFC), the Sundance Channel, and WE: Women's Entertainment (WE tv), one of the top networks aimed at women viewers. The company was a former subsidiary of Cablevision Systems until mid-2011, when... More

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