Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated March 27, 2015
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  1. Fun, until it's not.

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    Former Employee - Coordinator
    Former Employee - Coordinator

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Your base salary is going to be higher than other places. The perks are AMAZING. Since they deal in advertising, you get some awesome stuff at discounted rates. Cell phone discounts are the best. Depending on your department you have some opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    The benefits suck. Your better off opting out and getting Obamacare. They were great when I started, but then slowly Time Warner started taking away. Turner had 10 weeks of maternity, and 2 weeks of paternity for new parents, whether it was natural birth or adoption. Time Warner offers 6 weeks for both mothers and fathers. So dads get more time, but they didn't just give birth. Management cares about their bonus, and will use you to get it. You won't see your pay do anything but the average. Make sure you aren't a overachiever, because your boss will see to it that you don't move on, that would mean they have to work.

    When being laid-off makes me happy, maybe it's not me, it's you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing to the lowest common denominator. If you have good people use them, but make sure they are recognized for their contribution. Hire better managers, that way you can have less of them. The industry standard isn't 1 manager to 3-5 employees. It's 1:8-10. This means some of your "friends" have to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. I began with Turner Broadcasting in 1997.

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    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Promotions Marketing Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Turner was a home to me and the people were family. The culture was fun and I was always motivated to go above and beyond in my work. The benefits and the work were always great. Vacation time and 401k matching were unlike anywhere else.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, most my "Pros" don't apply anymore because from what I understand, the culture that existed is gone. Unless you're a favorite, you will not advance. Nor will you receive the same pay or flexible schedule. Each dept is very different, and in some ways the same.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Used to be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good benefits. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor management focusing on cutting costs. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being penny-smart and pound-foolish. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful

    Stay away from IT group who has antiquated management styles

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    worker bees are smart people and can make magic when allowed

    Cons

    People who are Directors and above in IT destroy creativity, can't change themselves and have no problem overloading their direct reports with work.. as long as they get their fat bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of laying off non manager developers, project managers, and BA's; starting looking at their management in IT who don't produce anything but politic and waste time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company losing its way and winning culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    The people are great. Friendly, passionate and hardworking

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch. The environment has become political and toxic. Leadership is focused only on the bottom line. Cut many important programs and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Not the same company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Turner had always been the greatest place to work. Growth opportunities, good pay/benefits, and a culture of support for each other. Then, Time Warner stepped in. No focus on employees or even the programming. All about cost cutting.

    Cons

    There's an absence of strategy at the top. Power, egos and poor management are rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better figure out what it takes to sustain the complex infrastructure and quit nickel and diming the business units.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great Company, Horrible Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are good. Turner had a good run but the end is near.

    Cons

    After massive layoffs, no more perks. Bad decision making and favoritism displayed regularly by management.
    People are now forced to do the work of 4 people literally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One bad manager can ruin an entire department.
    Promote based on ability rather than who you like.
    Know how to do your job that way you are respected by your peers and subordinates.
    Treat your people like gold, especially when you have been taking credit for their work for the past 5 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful

    They are all about headcount and budgets.

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    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They have the money and people to build a great company.

    Cons

    they don't care about people. they just want to do what they are told from the top.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    you may want to let your staff know more than a month in advance that they will be laid off.

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Extremely Regimented Had to support two or three Sr. Proj. Mgrs. One was very rude to others and difficult to please.

    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - CAD Designer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Working for very creative people and having great benefits

    Cons

    Working for less than market salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key to everyone's success!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    Stagnant Until Recently and Now Getting Worse

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice people, some fun work

    Cons

    Management wasn't that great a while back, and now they are worse with the new CEO. Has a very high opinion of himself. Many front line employees feel someone without a conscious was brought in (John Martin), paid the big bucks to implement company wide layoffs, and he will leave soon after.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should be a wholesale replacement. After massive layoffs, current management is going to find it very difficult to lead a group of disgruntled employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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