Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
451 Reviews
3.6
451 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is good if you have the right manager (Ability to work from home, etc) (in 58 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 79 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 20 reviews)

  • No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Not the same company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Company, Horrible Management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    They are all about headcount and budgets.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stagnant Until Recently and Now Getting Worse

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Turner Broadcasting expectations

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks
    Company encourages growth and employee development

    Cons

    Outdated equipment, software, etc.
    Programming unable to attract younger audience.
    Pay is not as competitive as it should be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not available

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Full Time employee

    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great discounts at local stores
    Compensation is above average
    Entreprenuerial environment

    Cons

    Not a lot of structure or organization
    Employees are overworked and can't take many vacation days
    Some departments are not progressive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice

  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's about time someone makes a change

    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    On site gym, onsite banking, health and wellness initiatives, flexible work arrangements, benefit options

    Cons

    Most managers have been at this company far too long. They have been promoted based on who they know and not what they know. Most practices, systems and processes are outdated. Managers have absolutely no concern for the company and engage in extremely risky and unethical business practices. HR is a joke. Nothing is confidential and salaries and promotions are based solely on "club membership". This company is not for the strong and talented. If you want a place to "chill" until retirement, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your management teams are lying to you. They are providing you with the appearance of working hard and creating best practices. If you take the time to dig a little deeper, you will see that it is an unspoken game being played......act like you are working and no one will ever know the difference. Also if you want to really save money outsource the compensation team because they literally have nothing to do!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Turner Broadcasting - "It's not what you know; it's who you know."

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits; salary is competitive after a few years on the job; good discounts/perks (although these are disappearing).

    Cons

    Work-life balance; glass ceilings unless you kiss the right you know what; weak management; dead wood employees;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point sharing advice to management. Management is the current problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Promotion and Advancement Based on Friendships and Not Skill set

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

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

    Pros

    Free perks, Free tickets, discounted movie tickets

    Cons

    Low salary, Under qualified management, out-dated practices, favortisim, unprofessional managers, lazy co-workers, too many hands in the pot, lack of real change and growth. Workers takes fall for higher up mess-ups. Not a good company to work for, people are still living on Ted Turner's legacy but they have gotten rid of his approach to treat the employees like that matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New and fresh management, remove incompetent managers(majority fit this bill), stop using Turner is a place to learn and not a place to earn, please do better with increasing the salaries. Deal with HR not honoring their own policies of confidentiality. HR is the biggest offenders of company policies but no one addresses these concerns at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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