Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.7 334 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

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John Martin

(23 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to(in 36 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits(in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it(in 13 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult(in 13 reviews)

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    Decent work environment, flexible work/life balance, little opportunity for growth due to stagnant staff/management.

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsVery flexible when it comes to work life balance, as long as you get your work done management doesn't check the time clock punches.

    ConsOne major concern/issue that I have, at least I see it as an major issue, is it is nearly impossible to be fired for performance reasons alone. Fading skill sets with little to no motivation to learn and stay current = very stagnant and dull work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMid-level management has been in the same roles for my entire tenure and have grown complacent and content with how things are and are unwilling to take any risks or jump out on a limb for something they believe in, motivate them to change and with it the cultural change you desire will follow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive and smart professionals. Be prepared to work hard. Various divisions to work for.

    ConsCollege like environment. Hard to get hired and be promoted. Little work-life balance.

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    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and a good learning beginning learning experience

    ConsDifficult to move up and get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within the company

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    Lots of Change right now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswonderful development program for employees

    Conspeople are stuck on titles. LOTS of politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of the collaboration (or lack thereof) on your team. You will loose great talent because of petty office politics rather than the overall brand and work itself. People never leave companies. People leave people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Overworked underpaid

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits. Network of colleagues made experience invaluable. Office itself is amazing and state of the art. Everyone wants to come visit. Everyone wears a lot of hats here and is expected to do work well beyond their job description. That said - the experience and knowledge you take away was a great asset when looking for the next career move elsewhere.

    ConsNo work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it. No relief from the blackberry ball and chain. Pay was decent if you actually work 40 hours, but when you work 60-90hrs/wk the pay scale doesn't feel as good.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    CPA

    CPA (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBenefits are great and there is a large variety of them - everything from health care and 401k to insider discounts

    ConsPay compared to market - Not at Turner's mid-point

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    It's a job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsTurner Broadcasting is a stable company.

    Conslow salary, no opportunity for advancement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    The Good With The Bad

    Ad Sales (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, awesome resources, industry leader,

    ConsVery political, cliquey, either you're in or you're out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCome down to Earth once in a while

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company but has room for improvement

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe benefits package is absolutely stellar. Also, there are many discounts for Turner employees around town... which is a nice perk.

    ConsVery hard to advance unless someone leaves a position, which does not happen often. There tends to be a lot of "chiefs". Everyone wants to be someone's boss...very little trust.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotions based on merit rather than tenure would be ideal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good

    Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosthey take good care of their employees and promote an enjoyable work environment

    ConsLots of red tape and rules.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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