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Time Warner Reviews

Updated July 25, 2014
Updated July 25, 2014
127 Reviews
3.5
127 Reviews
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Time Warner President, CEO, and Director Jeff Bewkes
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58 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They emphasize work-life balance, I never felt pressured to work longer hours (than necessary) in order to succeed (in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, training as well as vacation time (in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Also there isn't a lot of room for growth within some of the departments (in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management on some teams should not be there (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Company

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Warner (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Low pay and expectations are excessive

    Cons

    Management is bad, they do not support their workers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Step up and listen like you tell your teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Extremely Flawed Workflow

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Developer in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice building. All the fanciest restaurants in the US is in this building.

    Cons

    No QA team, developers have to do that. No production support, guess who gets called in middle of the night? Developers. The work flow is extremely flawed as developers can easily put work straight to production, yet management choose to ignore these bigger issues but focus on trivial ones like if the employee comes in on time or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn the 4 basic steps of the software development cycle and assign the right people for each step. Currently, developers are responsible for 3/4 of this cycle!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Politically Charged, Little to no Training

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Time Warner

    Pros

    The employee benefits and perks look attractive

    Cons

    very politically charged work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more efficient at providing new consultants with materials regarding Time Warner's business approach and methodology.

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  5.  

    Cowardly executive leadership...

    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at Time Warner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, etc

    Cons

    Pay above market rate; hard to find elsewhere in the area. The Tampa Bay market is depressed salary-wise, unless you're possibly in IT. With the facility shutting down, and the Company offering no opportunities for jobs elsewhere, it will be hard to find comparable pay in the area. Also, lack of executive leadership with starting up new departments - instead of standing firm, leadership cut and run, and thus, we are losing our jobs. Oh well, the Corporate office is in New York, so who cares about people losing their jobs?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Culture sub par for short time was there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Time Warner (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and pay when was working

    Cons

    Laid everyone off after buying us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about employees

  7.  

    working at Time Inc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Editor in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Storied magazines, belief in good journalism

    Cons

    Fear of change, stagnant bureacracy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be a great company to work for, with leading products

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher, Sales Development in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate Publisher, Sales Development in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Warner full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Well known publishing products, such as Time, Fortune, Sports Illustrated. Collegial culture, good benefits, conveniently located in mid-town Manhattan, largest publishing company in the US

    Cons

    Got complacent, fell behind, lost its edge, did not get ahead of the digital medium, still has not integrated print and digital sales

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Overall, ok but you are only as good as your last sales month

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Long Beach, CA

    I worked at Time Warner

    Pros

    Health, dental, and 401k benefits are good.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not very good. If you don't have a good immediate supervisor to motivate in tough times it's not good place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees that have built your business respectfully and know that sales are cyclical and change year to year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the right place for someone with career and professional aspirations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Time Warner

    Pros

    Location - Columbus Circle (conveniently located near subways, restaurants, gym and Whole Foods in building);
    Unlimited Sick Days
    Decent work ours

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement opportunities (both promotional and lateral)
    Even though there is an internal mobility program, other divisions not willing to consider candidates from "corporate"
    Upper management extremely unqualified
    Annual reviews are not taken seriously by upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation packages need to improve (as compared to market), too many health benefits/pension cutbacks. Need to invest in professional development of its people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you don't have a friend in upper management, don't plan to stay long

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY
    Former Employee - N/A in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Warner

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice people to work with and very interesting work.

    Cons

    Nepotism runs rampant. In one case, during the recession layoff in 08 an entire deparment was eliminated - one person did not lose his/her job, in fact another position was created just for to keep them employed because they are best friends withe the SVP. Like I said, if you don't have a personal relationship with someone in upper level management, don't unpack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to those who are kept on the payroll for personal reasons but do nothing for the company - coming in late, leaving early, and 3 hour lunches are not conducive to productivity and MORAL SUFFERS. Hard word doesn't pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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