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

Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated Apr 3, 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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It's a great place to work even on contract

Drupal Developer (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor for less than a year

ProsDevelopment culture is great. There are many different opportunities across different parts of the industry at Turner, e.g. they have sites to support their TV channels that are really creative but there are teams that almost feel like marketing agencies with a more corporate feel. With the backing of successful networks there is time to grow as a developer and not just hack, hack, hack. You almost feel like a real employee at Turner instead of an outcast contractor.

ConsI think this is true of most places but politics from leadership could be a con. If you work at the CNN Center downtown and you are a contractor you have to pay for parking.

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

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Excellent place for experience and growth

Technical Director (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor for more than 3 years

ProsModern top-of-the line gear, excellent engineering dept, lots of opportunities for advancement.

ConsLike most large corporations, lots of politics.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsGreat people and great brands. They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits. Luxury of having a well established company with the resources needed to be successful. Good work-life balance.

ConsWhile growth is encouraged, it's difficult to advance your career. People stay in the company for a long time which limits job openings.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive honest feedback so that employees improve.

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

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Turner Broadcasting is one of the best companies to work for, if you are in the right department within the company.

Credit Analyst (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsExecutive level management and most departmental managers champion employee growth and development and are open to innovative solutions to save time and money. This fosters camaraderie and encourages employees to take on additional responsibilities and projects.

Additionally the company champions diversity and inclusion for its employees no matter what walk of life the come from.

ConsAs within every organization you have some departments and management teams that do not embrace change or collective company initiatives.

At times these individuals actions will go as far as crossing the line with regards to applicable federal and state laws.

Human Resources has developed a reputation that only discourages employees to bring issues such as these to light as some of the HR managers cannot be trusted with "confidential" information and will report any employee bring factual information of issue to them to the employees management team.

Furthermore these types of individuals will even misuse company policies to punish employees on perceived slights even though their may federal legal precedents that will not allow it in the event the situation ends up in litigation.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdequately train supervisors and mid-level managers on the appropriate use of their authority and responsibilities.

All managers or supervisors should undergo a blind selection process with situational problem solving being the key focus.

When the results have been compiled a benchmark should be used to evaluate all candidates, and any candidates falling below the benchmark should be required to undergo further training and evaluation.

Any managers or supervisors with a history of consistent problems with employees or cross departmental colleagues should be investigated by an independent party within HR and the Legal department to find the root cause of the discourse within the specific business unit.

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Wonderful Company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Turner Broadcasting

ProsExcellent Benefits, Professional Development and Great People

ConsThere are no cons. I make the best of any situation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great group of people

Legal Assistant (Current Employee)
Los Angeles, CA

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

Prosit was wonderful the community feel

ConsTurner pictures is no longer .

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Turner Broadcasting Family

Management (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

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

ProsWarm, friendly people. Laid back business attire.

ConsSilo work with upper management politics

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper Management believes it understands the drivers of the front-line workers but does not take the time to sit and really listen to the employees. Take time to listen and not judge motivations. The politics of the corporate world has begun to seep into each department. There is a fear factor that employees do have and management at times does not really understand. There are many benefits and programs available to the staff which is quite good. Some perks may appear to be good at top level but these are the same that if employees do take advantage of then Management thinks the employees are not working. The company does support working from home but not all management is there to support the policy, feeling that out of sight means out of control.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company!

Intern (Current Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery courteous employees. Great collaboration between departments. Fun yet professional atmosphere.

ConsVery competitive in terms of advancement

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company, great benefits, good structure, not for me.

Digital Service Representative (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat benefits package, paid time off, medical leave, solid HR department.

ConsDemanding position, long hours. Management knows you're swamped and expects you to figure it out with not much help.

Advice to Senior ManagementHelp your employees figure out how they should go about managing their time when you bombard them with work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyed my time at Turner - met some friends for life

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to

ConsHard to move up - people come to Turner for a reason and a lot don't leave

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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