Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
398 Reviews
3.6
398 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 51 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 71 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 16 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very good run at Turner

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

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

    Pros

    Working in show business on the IT side of things was very interesting. The content was all over the place, from unscripted junk on TBS to great dramas on TNT to cartoons and very strange quasi-adult fare on Adult Swim. Leave policy and insurance are excellent. Turner has a challenging environment with scaling web site traffic. Technically, the group is very strong and provides opportunities for growth in skill sets during employment. The campus is a great place to work, but the 'dark towers' of CNN are where IT power resides. Many different and interesting technologies have been used to respond to business needs. Top of the line usage for mobile growth and deployment are in place.

    Cons

    Risk aversion is the number one concern of the senior IT management team. Failure is punished and a not used as a good way to experiment. Turf building and silos are more important than client service. The unfortunate systems engineers and support staff are tasked with 24/7 call and long hours. Efforts to virtualize the machine base have been slow and difficult. Excessive use of resources by CNN when business revenue is really from Sports and Entertainment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT as a consulting pool to the businesses has not worked. Embed the teams with the businesses to give them a real interest in what is produced and in providing client satisfaction. Knock out middle management and take a chance on some of the hot line managers as directors.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment to work in!

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    The people are great to work with. Everyone is very helpful and considerate and nice even if you don't really know something they are all willing to help! Friendly and flexible environment for work. they allow you to work from home if needed and let you put your family first. They will also allow you to explore your interests, even if they don't directly effect the business unit you are working in but might have an impact to some other business unit in the company. (Managers aren't territorial).

    Cons

    Turner 20/20 initiative has taken away some of the employee "perks" which has started to make this company feel a little less friendly to millennials and more "old school" in terms of what it offers to employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring back some of the employee perks! maybe take a cue from places like Facebook and Apple in terms of benefits and perks.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company, great benefits, fun environment

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

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

    Pros

    campus like environment
    work-life balance
    perks & benefits
    large company, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    the company is undergoing a big change of direction, hard to say how it will be in a few months or years...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job, Great Benefits, Pay a little on the low side

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, flexibility, vacation, & people

    Cons

    Pay is slightly on the low side

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great work/life balance and training/culture

    • 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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and training/culture

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation at mid-level and little opportunity for career advancement.

  7.  

    I worked there briefly before going back to school, and it was great!

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, great work-life balance, interesting and dynamic workplace;
    The office culture was professional without being too stuffy. People enjoy going to work, which is always a plus.

    Cons

    Some departments are divided up and have offices in different buildings, so it can feel disjointed sometimes. However, divisions that work together the most seemed to have offices in the same building, so the multiple locations wasn't too bad.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Incredible learning experience

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I learned so much working at Turner! Management gave me the freedom to explore and take on new projects. No two days were the same. Once they added telecommuting it was my dream job and helped me to plan the directly of my career. While some people see the fast pace and the changes as a con, I loved it.

    Cons

    Some managers were not well trained and staff changed frequently. Changes were not thoroughly planned. I loved the fast pace but dislike ignoring lessons learned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Document historical information so that previous mistakes can be avoided.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Turner Broadcasting - A Good Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Exciting subject matter and work. Creative coworkers

    Cons

    BUSY BUSY BUSY. Work Life Balance is out of whack. It takes a long time to get anywhere in terms of career changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent place to work, great growth opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great company culture and work/life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization going on and will be more in near future.

  11.  

    worthwhile

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    flexiblity, insurance, perks, large company

    Cons

    glass ceiling, training, rewarding quality

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