Turner Broadcasting
3.7 of 5 305 reviews
www.turner.com Atlanta, GA 5000+ Employees

Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated Feb 28, 2014
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3.7 305 reviews

                             

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John Martin

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83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Once a Giant, now stumbles over it's own feet.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

ProsAnnual raise and bonus.
Paid time off. The company combines sick days / floating holidays with vacation days.
Company discounts.
Medical/Dental/Vision benefits.

ConsNo advancement.
Low morale.
Management play favorites and use retaliation against direct reports.
The recent round of layoffs left employees with a feeling of uncertainty that upper management have done little to improve.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at all areas before making cuts. Lower management often contribute to a waste of resources.
Allow movement in various departments as well as inter-department transfers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good for the $$$ - Horrible for the Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

ProsSalaries is good - better enjoy it

ConsManagement is done through fear and intimidation. You are constantly reminded, "YOU WORK FOR ME" - and not part of a collaborative team. There are far too many VPs, Directors, Managers. Most hide in their offices, only emerging in crisis situations - and then look like clowns bumping into one another.

The company attempts to tout it's many benefits and perks - however, those are not doled out consistently. Training is non-existent.

People are treated as commodities. Individuals are not valued for their contribution.

Low morale is believed to be handled by handing out surveys on which no action is ever taken. There are numerous teams and committees to review the results of the surveys - and lots of powerpoint presentations summarizing the data.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer some form of professional growth. Do something besides hand out surveys and form committees to review the surveys. Understand that if you want people to contribute, you must make them feel valued - currently you treat everyone as a commodity.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Poor management in IT

QA Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

ProsCompany benefits are great. And very good perks for the employees.

ConsPoor management in the IT department. Very top heavy, and they do not know what they are doing.

Advice to Senior ManagementWay too many VP's, Directors and Managers. And the ones that we have do not have a clue. And that goes all the way to the Sr VP. If they can't run the division then get rid of them. It is what they would do to the workers. If job performance and success were the determining factors in job retention then pretty much all of them would be gone.
And hire more workers. We need more developers, pm's, and testers to accomplish the work. It becomes quite obvious when they can't approve vacations or personal time off for the workers. But the VP's, Directors, and Managers are running into each other all the time with nothing to do.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Work ethic/talent means nothing--it's ONLY about who you know.

Media Coordinator (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

ProsWe have a great benefits package, working for CNN looks good on the resume and it's always interesting to see what happens from day to day. We have some really great talent and the people can make it fun--we bring each other up with positive encouragment.

ConsThe 'good ole boys network' runs CNN, sexism, racism, a thick glass ceiling for women, managers play favorites, pre-decided reviews and management's attempts to keep morale low so we constantly feel we have to prove ourselves. My manager is passive-aggressive and is almost impossible to talk too on any level. I've never had a job with lower morale and so many unhappy people.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of our useless middle management, bring in fresh blood and use the good talented people we have on staff. Nothing will ever be better until you drop the 'manage by fear' tactics. I've never been so disappointed at a greedy group of people in my life. It's amazing that we work at the worlds news leader and our managers act like a bunch of jealous children.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Avoid if Possible

Management Observer (Former Employee)

I worked at Turner Broadcasting

ProsExperience with a global employer with lots of big names that other recrutiers love to see on resumes.

Due to lack of available resources, you get to work on everything.

If you show up for work every day on time, you will get a minimum raise and bonux even if you never do anything.

ConsManagement by fear and intimidation.
Complaints about management do not have action taken on them by HR.
50% staff turn over in groups.
Hide in office all day and only come out when the heat is on management philosophy.
Upper management is clueless on technology.
Company announces cost reductions, but does not implement a policy to restrict BlackBerries to only individuals that truly need them.
Too mnay groups doing the same job.
Management only trains some individuals, but expects everyone to have the knowledge to support.
If it ain't broke, why should we worry, followed by OH MI GAWD IT IS BROKE AND THE WORLD IS ENDING style of crisis management leads to burnout.
Low morale is believed to be handled by handing out surveys on which no action is ever taken.

Advice to Senior ManagementReorganize all technical divisions into areas of operation.
Root out mid-level management incompotence.
Terminate the CTO as he doesn't not understand anything other than buzz-word technology.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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