Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
180 Reviews
4.0
180 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used tone a good company to work for, but the new leaders are changing that.

    • 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

    Pros

    It is a good company with good reputation. The management team is open and friendly. The benefits offered to employees are very good. There is some flexibility with your schedule, depending on the department you work for.

    Cons

    Since 2014 the company has changed due to a shift in upper management. The new leaders of the company are cutting of some of the benefits we used to have. There is not much space to grow and it takes a long time for that to happen.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits, no social life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, enjoyed the people in my department, lots of perks.

    Cons

    The job completely consumed my personal life and I was constantly expected to stay well after the 8 hour mark. You are compensated for overtime but is it worth completely losing touch with the rest of your life? My personal vote is, no.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    I have had a very positive experience at Turner

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been able to learn a lot of things and been given a lot of responsibilty

    Cons

    I feel I am ready to move to the next level but there is no open position so I can't get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At lower levels (like the move from Analyst to Manager) it shouldn't be necessary to have an open position. If someone is qualified they should be able to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Was once a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Intelligent employees to work with and report to
    Driven for excellence
    Wanted to engage employees
    Looking for ways to retain good employees

    Cons

    All management was not in favor of work-life balance

  6.  

    Spectacular Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Director of Sales and Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    I worked there a long time and my advancement was progressive and steady. Always had managers that looked out for my interests. Great work/life balance and my peers were generally like family.

    Cons

    Their recent re-structure left a lot of dedicated and talented people on the sidelines. Probably lower paying than other companies in the industry because so many Atlantans want to work there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try not to let TWX in NYC dictate so many Turner directives. Turner was a more limber and dynamic company when they were interfered with less by outside management. Turner used to take more chances and they typically paid off well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for!

    • 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

    Some really professional leaders, generous time-off policies, standing community service

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to discern specific mission and value for division to be able to focus efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent and more transparent communication; define specific goal-oriented mission statement and concrete measures for individual contribution toward the same goals.

  8.  

    Used-to-be-great company

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

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the people that I work with, generous vacation and 401k packages, Very comfortable bringing concerns to my manager.

    Cons

    Little room for upward advancement, culture has changed and not for the better, several perks and fringe benefits have been taken away.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Company...Gone Too Soon...

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    Work/Life Balance
    Local Discounts
    Industry Leaders
    Hard Work Pays Off
    Time-Off
    People believe in the brands!

    Cons

    Time Warner
    Not Enough Diversity in Executive Management
    Poorly Trained Managers (they can't manage people despite being subject matter experts)
    Time Warner

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Experience and Exposure to Variety of Brands and Platforms

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

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, friendly people, Summer Fridays, exposure to all types of entertainment, sports and new business platforms. A great place for early career opportunities.

    Cons

    Personal growth opportunities have become limited, hard to move around once you get to a certain management level, merit increases have become less over the years, health benefits/plans continue to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The last round of re-orgs and Turner 20/20 updates have shaken Turner to it's core. A lot of good people were laid off and it appears that Turner is now in a state of confusion. Hopefully things can get back on track where they aren't just concerned with their bottom line.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Solid Company.

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Lots of change going on but the company is a professional as you can get. Time heals all wounds.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion. Mangers and Directors stay here for a long time so positions rarely open up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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