What's the company culture at Comcast?

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Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Comcast?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Comcast?

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Svt in Atlanta, Georgia

95 months ago

I would say most of the workers don't particularly care to work for comcast. All the people I worked with who are still there don't like it but are glad to have a job.

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hmmm in Bronx, New York

95 months ago

well, i beg to differ in work for Comcast and love to work for such a great corporation. You get many perks adn everyone is very nice. I wear business casual to work. It all depends on where you are working and what your position is though.

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Frank in Parker, Colorado

95 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Comcast?
Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?
What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Comcast?

Business Casual

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Atia in Utica, Michigan

94 months ago

What can you expect after being called in for an interview?

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heather in Decatur, Georgia

93 months ago

i was told by my interviewer that the atlanta offc was tie-free, collaborative, non-micro-managed and if you do a good job, people will notice.

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David in Ohatchee, Alabama

92 months ago

I work for Comcast and can say that it is one of the best companies I have ever worked for. Benefits and other perks are great and you are not "micro-managed". You do a good job and you are rewarded.

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Sonny P in Fredericksburg, Virginia

87 months ago

I worked for Comcast for two years. I knew more than a few people who were still waiting for their pay raises after more than a year after their promotions. I insisted on getting my pay raise two months after my last promotion, recieved it, and was fired within three months.

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crymeariver in California

77 months ago

I am thinking about taking a job with Comcast in Sacramento. Can someone who works in the Sacramento office tell me what they think about the work environment there?

Thanks

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Joey in deepinahearta, Texas

76 months ago

I currently work for Comcast as a technician, am not a pr person and I don't represent the opinions of the guys who wear suits and pretty much control the whole operation. I've only been here a year and so far it has been a never ending love/hate relationship to where I'm trying to find some kind of stability.

The way its set up is that the system is supposed to work smoothly, but too many people know how to manipulate it so that hard workers end up taking it in the rear. And the reward for being the best technician in your team, making lots of sales and customer praise? Perhaps an occasional bottle of water and a pat on the back. The only thing I've been begging for is a decent meter, which I finally got, and a transfer so that I don't have to drive an hour to get to work. Think its hard to get a job from the outside? The internal transfer process requires you to apply for another position and only when its open. And knowing supervisors doesn't help, either, because most of those postings are just formalities because they are required to put them up. When I heard someone's brother got hired instead of me getting my transfer I was fuming. Nepotism made me quit my last job. Being a military guy I don't have any contacts and every job I've gotten I've gotten on my own.

All things considered, working yourself to death will only leave you more tired and jaded. Pretty soon you start cutting corners, the extra mile seems to have lost its draw, and the little commission earned for field technician sales aren't worth going for. I've lost my steam, I just want to move districts. They talk about "customer first" as being a pillar or a milestone or some weird value that we're supposed to uphold. "Great place to work" is another. But the internal "customers", the employees, are so disappointed with the treatment we get from our own company that by the time we face you its not all grins and giggles, its get your cable running and hope you don't shoot us.

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Robusto in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania

51 months ago

Comcast's culture is the sickest, most toxic one I've ever been a part of, and I couldn't get out quick enough. In short, it is Dilbert. They value numbers only, not quality of service (despite current initiatives) or certainly not their employees. Hardly anyone likes working there, but they continue to do so either because they're not qualified or too scared in this economy. Constant micro-managing IS the norm, across the board. Doesn't matter if you're a "suit" or a tech--you better be prepared to be constantly harassed, lied to and mistreated by your own company.

Some actual events that I witnessed:
-My boss actually emailed a spreadsheet full of EVERYONE'S annual performance rating out to all his direct reports so we all saw what each other were rated--and everyone who worked for each of us. Wow--never thought I'd see that level of unprofessional behavior anywhere!

-A fight on the office floor between 2 employees where the "F" bomb was dropped several times and they almost came to blows.

-A salesperson forging a customer's name on a contract.

-Deliberate lying about customer's business status and product applications in order to sell to make monthly quota.

I could go on and on...

So glad to get out--I don't know why anyone would subject themselves to such conditions when there ARE many better opportunities out there. Life is short people, don't waste it working for this company.

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Wardell in Winchester, Virginia

51 months ago

WoW ! All true what he said. LOL

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phil in Englewood, Colorado

31 months ago

Robusto in Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania said: Comcast 's culture is the sickest, most toxic one I've ever been a part of, and I couldn't get out quick enough. In short, it is Dilbert. They value numbers only, not quality of service (despite current initiatives) or certainly not their employees. Hardly anyone likes working there, but they continue to do so either because they're not qualified or too scared in this economy. Constant micro-managing IS the norm, across the board. Doesn't matter if you're a "suit" or a tech--you better be prepared to be constantly harassed, lied to and mistreated by your own company.

Some actual events that I witnessed:
-My boss actually emailed a spreadsheet full of EVERYONE'S annual performance rating out to all his direct reports so we all saw what each other were rated--and everyone who worked for each of us. Wow--never thought I'd see that level of unprofessional behavior anywhere!

-A fight on the office floor between 2 employees where the "F" bomb was dropped several times and they almost came to blows.

-A salesperson forging a customer 's name on a contract .

-Deliberate lying about customer's business status and product applications in order to sell to make monthly quota.

I could go on and on...

So glad to get out--I don't know why anyone would subject themselves to such conditions when there ARE many better opportunities out there. Life is short people, don't waste it working for this company.

+1

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Ethel in Livonia, Michigan

20 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at Comcast ?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at Comcast?

People dress according to their station and position. Call center people dress in business casual attire. Leaders dress in business attire. Weekends are business/jean professionally casual days. ......and the benefits are great.

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Ethel in Livonia, Michigan

20 months ago

crymeariver in California said: I am thinking about taking a job with Comcast in Sacramento. Can someone who works in the Sacramento office tell me what they think about the work environment there?

Thanks

I'm a former Comcast employee - I suggest you run away from the offer as quickly as possible. I guarantee the following....you will be stressed, unhappy and angry with the company if you last more than one year. Very toxic environment.

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Jesse in Lynn, Massachusetts

2 months ago

like at all companies, if you fit, you fit. If you don't, you quit.
I have been working at the company for nearly 15 years. Granted, I am not in a customer facing role so I can't speak to that. That said, my experience over my tenure has been nothing short of awesome. The culture here is simple: work hard and people notice. You've got to be able to flex with the company.
Please also note that a great deal of our leadership has grown with the company, with a great many of them starting as front line employees in their 20's, and now in the executive levels in their 50's. How many fortune 500's can boast that?

Admittedly, I "drank the kool-aid" a long time ago, but what is not to love from a company that: gave raises and bonus all throughout the recession; gives you free and discounted services; and rewards hard work not only financially, but with the little niceties you won't find in many places.

One last thing. We recently had a front line technician have a tragic accident. The show of support for him and his family filled me with so much pride for my workplace it made me smile. Leadership came out in droves to be there for his grieving family. Not just support from afar. They were physically there.

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