Cablevision Systems
3.1 of 5 241 reviews
www.cablevision.com Bethpage, NY 5000+ Employees

Cablevision Systems Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.1 241 reviews

                             

51% Approve of the CEO

Cablevision Systems President, CEO, and Director; Chairman, Madison Square Garden; and Governor, New York Knicks James L. Dolan

James L. Dolan

(142 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Great Benefits, If you earn less than 50K your health insurance is Free"
    in 46 reviews
  • "Free TV, Internet and phone services"
    in 18 reviews
Cons:
  • "The reps at my call center are what I would consider as a consumer, to be pretty professional"
    in 16 reviews
  • "A lot of customer service calls and mid level managers are very negative"
    in 12 reviews
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Very pleasant if you play the game right

Technical Support Representative (Former Employee)
Shelton, CT (US)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat pay. Above industry standard

ConsManagement tends to not care about the employee needs

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more human and appeal to the employee as people

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to work!

Team Leader Technical Support (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 5 years

ProsVery good place to work, good people and great benefits!

ConsLack of growth, training and motivation, very slow career growth!

Advice to Senior ManagementMore guidance and training will be better!

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

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Decent place to work and great benefits

Manager (Former Employee)
Bethpage, NY (US)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits package, tend to pay higher than most local companies, good group of people to work with overall and local (if you live on LI).

ConsOverworked, upper management needs to get down in the trenches more instead of sitting on their perch, a lot of department managers moved their way up due to years with the company (not that they are necessarily capable of doing the job), no formal training as you move up in management and major politics

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many managers there are interested in themselves only, not what's best for the company. There is growth opportunity in the revenue generating portion of the business, but growth is stifled in the Corporate environment - needs to be looked at for advancement instead of 'restructuring'.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cablevision Systems as an intern for less than a year

ProsFair hours
Fair pay
Good culture and nice people
Good sales training
No discrimination and good moral behavior

ConsWork was not challenging or engaging, this was my biggest problem. I felt as if I was being under utilized.

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

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Great interacting with customers and making new friends with my peers. Large company!

Technical Support Representative III (Former Employee)
Jericho, NY (US)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThey have processes and procedures for everything. Which is great since many companies are all over the place!
Great benefits, ability to move up in the company;
Paid holidays.
Great atmosphere - open.
Experience with dealing with customers is great and fun!
I really enjoyed this job, despite some difficulties at that time, I was advised recently that things have changed.

ConsLost my job because I was on disability (and FMLA). When I filed a complaint, I was advised that if my doctor provided a return to work date, I would not have been laid off. Not Nice!
I want to come back, I was there 4 years (ended in 2009), but they added a 60 credits or college degree requirement which I don't have. Even though I know I can still do the job they advised me that I would have to get a degree, and would not hire me back even though I was there 4 YEARS.
--Kissing *ss helps at this job, unfortunately, I'm not too great at that.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire me back. I'm a great employee. I did not lose my job because of job performance. OH, and I love the company. It annoys me every time I see a truck or commercial that I am no longer associated with the company.

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

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The worst management fail to trust and don't respect employees.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood benefits. Free cable .

ConsWorst management. Favoritism in the workplace

Advice to Senior ManagementFavoritism in the workplace have no chance to build a culture of trust.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)
Jericho, NY (US)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than a year

ProsHealth benefits open 24 hours

ConsMgrs aren't honest about changes

Advice to Senior ManagementPay employees more

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to work for

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsGood company to work for.

ConsCould be stressful at times.. Need more staffing.

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Horrible

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Cablevision Systems

ProsLocation great benefit packages for employee

ConsLot's of nepitism everyone is related

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing Good to say about them

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Takes full advantage of employees, then tosses them.

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Cablevision Systems full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGreat benefits, 401K, free cable, internet, and phone. Good salaries.

ConsPoor management. While exempt employees work endless hours to bring projects on-time, management does not appreciate it. Worse, management shows favoritism. And when employees have given 24 years of loyal and satisfactory service, they are laid off without a second thought. I loved the company, and my work, but the fact that many long-term colleagues and I were laid as we got older has left a very bitter taste. The company's values have changed for the worse, and I could no longer recommend it.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook more closely at middle management, and perhaps have an audit of employees' work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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