Showtime Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Showtime is an American premium television network that is owned by ViacomCBS Domestic Media Networks, and is the flagship property of parent subsidiary under its Premium Content Group unit, Showtime Networks. Showtime's programming primarily includes theatrically released motion pictures and original television series, along with boxing and mixed martial arts matches, occasional stand-up comedy specials, and made-for-TV movies.
Ben Moore's list of cons regarding Showtime's on-demand video streaming on pcmag.com is, "Showtime is expensive. Narrow content library. Phone downloads are limited to 720p resolution."
Security Officer (Former Employee) says"Its a pretty easy job, no hard work. Not that great on hours. They could pay better, but for the most part its ok. The employees was my only reason for staying."
Marketing Director (Current Employee) says"Showtime wants diverse viewership but does not have an inclusive culture in its staff and does not promote people of color. They continue to promote and hire white men. Cons: No room for advancement if you are a person of color."
Senior Manager (Current Employee) says"Workforce culture needs drastic improvement. Excessive corporate bullying by senior leadership, limited to no upward mobility, extreme lack of diversity at the senior, mid and entry levels, and lack of work/life balance."
N/A (Former Employee) says"A wonderful place to work, but not a place to grow. Upper management did not like change! Man's club for sure!! Women at the top extremely territorial."
Program Marketing and Advertising (Current Employee) says"Award Winning programming - tough environment very corporate."
Financial Account Manager (Current Employee) says"My coworkers and I had a conversation last week about how much we wish we would be laid off. That's kind of enough said. I used to think this unhappy culture was just my team, but it's not. Young people here are pretty miserable. The new head of HR is trying to make things better, but her hands are tied by CBS's refusal to invest in its employees. Cons: So much., Managers abuse their employees due to their own lack of upward mobility /acknowledgement., Higher-ups are oblivious to how their underlings are feeling., There is rarely a forum for feedback."
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) says"I've worked for SHOWTIME for about of year and 6 months Cons: no hour lunches, no hoilday pay"
Area Manager (Former Employee) says"Re-organizations were quite popular, but management tried hard to be nimble and innovative."
Producer (Former Employee) says"The freedom to express and create stories, a workplace cultured by the passion of creating stories, and sharing. Cons: no benefits and no job security"
PAYROLL CLERK (Former Employee) says"The production group I worked with on this job was a bit more professional. The hours are awful and pay isn't great, but I actually learned something here. Cons: poor management, no room for growth"
Supervisor (Current Employee) says"Not much opportunity for growth from within. Micro managers who will not delegate and allow for personal development. If you’re experienced and have ideas for streamlining processes, they are not interested. Some employees have been here for 20 + years and have never worked anywhere else. Cons: Fiefdom style management; not willing to change with times"
Master Control Operator (Former Employee) says"Basically you're monitoring different networks 12 hours a day in an area with no windows, no light. Some managers did their job, some slacked off. The field gives you good benefits, pay, but there is no place for advancement. Cons: No windows, no light, poor to fair management"
Trade Marketing Coordinator /Account Manager (Former Employee) says"Many employees have worked there for 20 years or more. Hard to break into upper management unless you've worked there for a long time and are willing to play the game."
Assistant Coordinator (Former Employee) says"I was hoping there would be a lot more opportunity for growth at Showtime Networks, especially in what I hoped would become an internal music division. Cons: No room for growth and most rewarded those who were within the company for years rather experience."
Associate Producer (Current Employee) says"Friendly people, for the most part you don't have to worry about people breathing down your neck there is trust you will accomplish your task. People are willing to help you out if needed."
QA Tester (Former Employee) says"Coming into Showtime, you were greeted with your daily tasks of the day. While the team itself had no issues, there was an aura of favoritism that could be felt throughout the day."
Produce Representative/General Merchandising (Current Employee) says"Showtime was apart of a job for heb im not sure how they got showtime the cable channel on this particular application... I've never worked for showtime"
Manager, Marketing Operations (Former Employee) says"It was a nice place to work. Great people and benefits. I was given the opportunity to develop skills and advance within the company."
Senior Manager (Current Employee) says"Despite efforts and initiatives, it is a very hard organization to navigate in terms of advancement opportunities."
Consultant (Current Employee) says"Showtime is a strong competitor in the premium cable space but lacks employee development programs and most positions are at the Coordinator, Supervisor or manager level."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 3 years Cons: No career progression Petty politics Waste of resources Confusing direction from management"
Former Employee - Manager says"I worked at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Toxic culture, limited career development, infighting across departments for creative control, good work killed to support manager's favorites, daily gaslighting, closed door meetings, silent treatment. Insecure management leads to a culture of fear and instability and mediocre advertising"
Former Employee - Business Analyst says"I worked at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 5 years Cons: Being owned by CBS, no raises or bonuses, or incentive to stay and do a good job."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Low pay and poor raises Management promotes based on who they like, not who is best qualified"
says"I worked at Showtime Networks Cons: Consider it career suicide. You will never advance and it is cutthroat corporate America at its finest. It's not about your intelligence or skill set but who you suck up to."
says"I worked at Showtime Networks Cons: Executives are indecisive, afraid to make decisions"
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Showtime Networks full-time Cons: Heavy upper management and vicious cycle of too many chiefs, too little indians to do the job. Design by committee. Hurry up and wait situations. Moving target projects. People too willing to assert themselves and have no patience to listen to what others say (except to who they want to suck up to). Very little respect for you regardless of how long you have worked at the company. A place where you can scream all you want but no one will hear you. Place is undergoing major management changes."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Read the review from August 1, 2017. That review is 100% accurate and absolutely nothing has been done about that specific person when there have been continuous transgressions. That shows you how much HR actually cares about their employees."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time Cons: *Zero Innovation *You will regress in skill set by working here *Solid meeting-filled days *No upward mobility *Dysfunctional leadership *Company will refuse to give you the technology you need to do your job"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at Showtime Networks full-time for more than 3 years Cons: - HR refuses to acknowledge that they promoted a dictator to supervise an entire department. Others are scared to come forward due to fear of retaliation (this supervisor will find little ways to make your life miserable if they don't like you on a personal level). Freelancers are forced to kiss up to keep their jobs here. People who aren't friends with this supervisor see them as an angel, but those of us who report to this supervisor are absolutely miserable. Even those who don't directly report to this supervisor know to try to avoid as much as possible. - It's impossible to get promoted here (as I've also heard from employees in senior positions here). Bonuses are handed out only if your supervisor personally likes you, not based on how well you do your job. The only way to get anywhere here is to kiss up to your supervisor. - Office politics here are INSANE. - Workload is unevenly distributed. Those in senior positions (that are good friends with the supervisor) are happily working on freelance projects while being paid on company salary, while the rest of us are juggling 10 deadlines at once. Obviously we are very busy and have a lot of work to do, but most of us don't even have the time to eat lunch anymore while the supervisor gets to waltz out to lunch and laugh like a maniac during personal calls in the office. - Working under this supervisor is like being in an abusive relationship. The supervisor will ask you about your weekend, but then manipulate your mind to think that you're to blame for everything that is going wrong. This supervisor will also refuse to acknowledge your presence if the are unhappy with something instead of directly pointing out the problem and working with you to try to solve the issue together. I realized this abusiveness too late and have built up a bad relationship with the supervisor because I was not sure what I was doing wrong or why they hated me so much, and the fact that I brought the issue up to the supervisor (who tried to avoid confrontation with me) only made matters worse. It wasn't until I started talking to other employees about it that I discovered that this supervisor does this to many people, and has been doing so way before I was hired here. I unfortunately recently made a mistake on something that I should've known better not to do, and now HR will definitely not believe anything I've said about this supervisor. No matter how hard I've worked and how much other people (art directors and senior creative directors) vouch for my hard work, this supervisor refuses to acknowledge how much blood and tears I've shed. I come in to work at 6am every day just to get ahead and make sure everything is ready to meet deadlines, but this supervisor will always have favorites no matter what."