• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 7, 2010
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 22 , 47
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 22
  2. Negative: 6 out of 22

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  1. Dec 10, 2012
    1
    Empty posturing of millionaires...
  2. Nov 30, 2013
    1
    although its a good show its fully scripted.

    So lets start which guy is going to the job for the first day with the whole camera crew and then (TO ALL EPISODES they seat down with the manager and they talked about their DIFFICULTIES in personal life ?which manager will talk about personal life with a TRAINEE average worker? does that sound like a reality for you? and at the end the
    boss ALWAYS rewards those managers who had difficulties and they always promoted them.

    what kind of average employee goes around to the whole areas of the company to work with the whole camera crew? in business YOU DONT get to choose where to work, u get a job in the area/major that there is a need for an extra worker.

    its the same procedure and scripted of the show and they follow it all over the time. even the managers and the whole staff they know it that its scripted.
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Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Undercover presents a wonderful tribute to the working man and woman. Middle managers are the villains here, sitting at desks and docking workers for clocking in late at lunch. The hour ends with the predictable reveal.
  2. Reviewed by: Paige Wiser
    88
    The personalities are so appealing, and the jobs are so humbling, that this would have been a great one-shot documentary. Can they keep up the impact week after week? Or will we suffer from empathy fatigue sooner rather than later?
  3. 80
    It'll bring a smile to your face and, yes, warm your heart a bit.