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Productive and fun workplace
Accountant-Project Finance (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJune 22, 2016
Good work environment. Friendly and helpful employees. Good new CEO. Transparent in providing information about the company. Encourages employees to ask questions to executive staff at staff meetings. A typical day at work is updating reports, processing journal entries, corresponding with various departments regarding budgeting information. Learned reporting of financial information, providing information for closes, generating quarterly reports and more.
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Great Mission for children but very political and no job security
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 8, 2016
My time with the company was great.I worked with a wonderful department that provided support for one another and worked as a team. However over the past several years the company in whole has gone through many changes. There has been many layoffs which has lowered the morale. There have been changes in the executive team which hopefully brings good change, as they seem to be listening to employees to help boost moral and revenue for the company.
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Benefits are good, very good PTO, which doesn't even include paid holidays off you get automatically
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Horrific work environment
Mid-level employee (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 20, 2016
This is actually the opposite of what I would expect from a children's media company. It has it's perks, benefits are great. Everything else is unbearable. Management is awful, VP level is atrocious. The Senior team is trying to make strides in the right direction, their VP level is the biggest hindrance I've ever seen on a company. Unethical, under-qualified, personally-driven, and arrogant humans.
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Overall decent place to work
Associate Producer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 29, 2015
Sesame Workshop is on the surface a great place to work. Everyone seems to love what they do and there's a great relaxed vibe in the office.

Management can sometimes make things difficult as there isn't always a clear goal and groups tend to work in silos. It can often create a tense political environment between managers, which leaves lower level employees isolated and confused on the best choice of action on a project.
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pros and Cons of Sesame Workshop
Project Coordinator (Current Employee) –  New YorkNovember 4, 2014
There is a clear vision and strong commitment to the mission of the organization. The teams are constantly coming up with innovative projects that leverage the power of both the Muppet characters and the Sesame brand itself. Being a part of an inspiring and mission-driven organization is fulfilling and satisfying.

However, there are limited opportunities for recognition, professional growth and fair compensation, no transparency between departments, entitled management, everyone's got an "agenda", unproductive culture of meetings where staff uses the time to "do the work" they should have done prior to.
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Productive & Engaging Workplace
Domestic Researcher (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 1, 2013
Sesame Workshop is an established education children focused non-profit that promotes critical development skills through media focused programs such as television shows, educational apps, and classroom lesson plan engagement. As a freelancer I conduct domestic research studies in the greater New York City area. I also execute testing of new products (apps, computer games, tv shows) with children and facilitate educational focus groups with parents/caregivers. After all of the data is collected I then enter and analyze quantitative and qualitative research data.
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Flexible schedule
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Marketing Research Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 17, 2013
This is a great place to start. People are extremely nice and willing to share their knowledge and experiences. As an intern, I not only get to learn a lot of professional knowledge but also have chance to lead in a project.
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Great colleagues, interesting work
Senior Research Specialist, Global Education (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 12, 2012
It was a great group of people and it was a great job if you wan to work on interesting impactful projects. There weren't many promotions while I was there.
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 26, 2013
Awesome opportunity!
Fun environment
Hard work but worth it
learned alot about marketing
Pros
set, opportunites
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Excellent place to work
Research and Evaluation Intern (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 7, 2014
Everyone there is extremely dedicated and professional. I love the environment!
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