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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
359 Reviews

3.7
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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 37 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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  1.  

    Sales Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    great copmpany with excellent benefits, I enjoyed the perks too!!

    Cons

    could be stressful at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    okay

  2.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Growth opportunities if you take initiative. Great benefits and vacation. Very diverse.

    Cons

    People hold on to positions for too long which stunts. Growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to new ideas and invest more in career development.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Current boss, company perks and working on world renowned sites makes this a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Work on great sites in different verticals, such as News (CNN, CNNMoney, HLN), Sports (NBA, PGA, NCAA) and Entertainment (truTV, TNT, TBS) make for an exciting, dynamic work environment. Company is extremely friendly to minorities and the GLBT community with Business Resource Groups (BRG).

    Cons

    Path to career growth is not clear. Travel to conferences and the like is not evenly distributed. There seems to be a lack of support for Christians. (company will not support Christian or Religious based charities)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Overall positive, good benefits, excellent 401K match, competitive salaries.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people, but that depends on the area of the company where you work.

    Cons

    Ascending into upper management is difficult. Strategy of the company in some areas can be questionable at times.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful culture, but you create your career path, a sponsor is a MUST!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    The employees truly represent people from around the world. The home of CNN, is a melting pot for diversity. Great work-life balance: flexible scheduling, onsite workout facility, cafes, ice-cream days, BBQs w/ concerts, take-off early on Fridays during the summer, volunteer opportunities, additional company holidays during Christmas and New year, internal networking events, mentoring programs, tuition reimbursement, daycare, professional association memberships, to name a few. It really is an exciting place to work!

    Cons

    Politics, bureaucracy, a lot of people with management titles who don't manage or lead; no clear career path for most positions, but this may be due to the fact that those in middle management and above have been there for 10 yrs or more and don't plan to leave until retirement; its easy to get comfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career coaching, not just mentoring. Even if that means coaching someone out of the company. In order to keep top performers, you have to make room for them. Consistently conduct exit interviews, by HR/Recruiting, to identify opportunities to improve retention of top performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to learn and connect with industry leaders

    Former Employee - Ad Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales in New York, NY

    Pros

    Their benefits package and training classes are excellent

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better.

  8.  

    Great place, Great people, Great Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Benefits (full medical with low deductible, dental, vision, 401K, health savings account, transportation benefits) plus lots of work discounts & on top of that a very good vacation policy for days given off per year in addition to paid holidays

    Managers and above are VERY accessible and do care about their teams

    Great work, highly enjoy working on such great channels & brands (CNN)

    Cons

    Like any big company, sometimes promotions don't come or go to someone else due to budget & competition. Needs more emphasis on employee development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More reviews throughout the year- doing 1 at the end doesn't suffice if I don't get feedback on work tasks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Innovative, Fun and great work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    It is a collaborative environment where ideas are encouraged and teams work together for the larger purpose. The compensation and benefits plans are great and work/life balance is on display at all levels.

    Cons

    At times growth in positions suffers as a result of people enjoying their roles and remaining with the company so it takes time to get promoted, higher titles, etc.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

    Love working here with all of my co-workers.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be skewed to work based on your department.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with everyone to instill a work/life balance culture.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent place for experience and growth

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    Former Employee - Technical Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Director in Atlanta, GA

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Like most large corporations, lots of politics.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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