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3.7 216 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer

Barry M. Meyer

(125 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Huge amount of projects/events going on all the time, smart and driven people, great work-life balance(in 16 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and people are nice to work with(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Some departments do not offer a good work/life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • no work/life balance, no chance for internal promotion,(in 6 reviews)

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    2 people found this helpful  

    A slow lumbering beast that remains a cash cow despite itself

    Manager (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsIt's a big name in the industry, so it sounds impressive. Hours are great and workflow is rather easy. Also, movie screenings.

    ConsDifferent departments feels like separate companies. There is very little inter-departmental communication, and often it's unclear whether anyone really knows who is doing what. Virtually no mobility outside of personal connections. Outdated technology and heavy bloat of middle management. Other than that the company is basically run by temps and interns.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop relying on temp labor as it is inefficient and destroys culture. Consider re-organizing the operations. It's incredibly bloated and people spend more time worrying about appearances, politics, and shifting costs to others' budgets, rather than productivity. Who you know matters more than what you do, and this is an illness for the company. Perhaps implementing better visibility from top management to ground level would make this self-evident. At present, executives have no idea what anyone in their respective department does or how they do it. So different departments operate completely differently from one another for no apparent reason. Company loyalty is a thing of the past. Only thing you hear from people who have been here 10+ is how much they lament what the company has become. That's depressing.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you can handle abuse then by all means go for it.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsMovie screenings, TV/Movie taping, and development courses.

    ConsNo flex time at all. Strictly 9am-6pm. Don't bother coming in early to leave early. Make sure you give them at least one month of notice if you want to leave 3 minutes early. HR doesn't care if your manager is hostile to you. They will see that person is a superior and will take their side. If you can deal with mental abuse then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFlex time and get rid of those hostile leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very disappointing

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsI heard of the perks and sense of teamwork but did not experience it.

    ConsVerbally abusive managers that HR is aware of, does nothing to remedy thereby sanctioning this type of harassing behavior towards subordinates.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou should make the WB work experience outlined in orientation available to employees in ALL departments. If not possible, you should definitely warn employees going into departments with known management abuses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Was good, would stay away from now

    Senior Clerk (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThe people are great, wonderful gym, good places to eat, not the same work experience every day, discounts are good as are special events/programs.

    ConsThe management seems to make changes to personnel on whims. Fiercely anti-union if they can get away with it. Instruction on duties almost non-existent. Chances for advancement are nearly impossible. Everyone who is not management worked to the bone. If you are looking for some positive feedback (or any feedback) you can forget it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWould a little praise kill you? It might make up for the lousy pay (I say might). Also, stop lying about raises and advancement, after five years and no changes it gets a little old.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great name, poor company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsWorking for an organization with a name that is known world-wide looks impressive on a resume.

    ConsManagers / leaders speak to subordinates in a condescending tone, and it is obvious that they don't care for them as people, just work horses. Because "everyone" wants to work for the company, they take advantage of those that already work there as they can easily replace them. Workers are not given an positive feedback and/or encouragement which causes low morale. Managers are put into roles when they have no management experience, let alone, any skills that would make them a good manager. Some departments do not offer a good work/life balance. You are expected to be there early and leave late, and don't offer any alternative work schedules or telecommuting.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut competent people in manager/leader roles. Treat people as what they are ---- people with feelings and a life outside of WB. Offer more opportunities for telecommuting or alternative work schedules. Your employees are your best asset - treat them with respect and you will get more out of them than if you treat them as a number.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Presents a different image from what it is.

    Executive Assistant (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsGreat benefits, time off, great co workers

    ConsManagement that is not trustworthy, envious and jealous of talent other than their own. NO room for growth, and gives the impression of a very tolerant climate.. It isn't me. the open door policy is a joke and no one respect any of the senior executives.

    Advice to Senior Managementgive more than lip service and look within and work with those that do the hard lifting before going outside the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Casual place to work. Lot's of film history in the studio.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsNice settings to work in. Great commissary to eat food. You see well know entertainment people all the time. You can see actual productions outside your workplace.

    ConsHighly political. No room for advancement. Mean spirited management. No support for the employees. Everything is cover your rear mentality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe managers plays favorites and do not reward for jobs well done. Not even a pat on the back. One mistake will and you are written up while others get away with murder.

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    Old mind set

    Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsSomewhat flexible time schedule depending on your manager. Summer Fridays is great. Pay and benefits comparable to other Burbank studios.

    ConsLots of entrenched employees who are very slow to change. IT outsourced to Indian company. It was quite hard working with them. Outsourced consultants not up to par.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRespect is a two way street. Need to listen more to operations and front line staff. Management is top heavy. Need to shed at the top.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    I was approached by a recruiter. The interview was scheduled relatively quickly. I was offered the job 2 weeks later.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Burbank, CA

    ProsThey offer a lot of services to employees to help employees manage/balance work/life. Senior management is pretty accessible to employees, regular town hall meetings are held to update employees. And you get to see all big title movies prior to its release in the marketplace.

    ConsNot a place to be if you are looking to develop and grow. Company spend very little time on employee development, training or mentoring. The culture here is that each person manages his/her career. Your success in the company depends on who you know, not what you know.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpend time developing your employees to become future leaders within the company. Otherwise all the time that's spent on recruiting is a waste.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    stuck in the dark ages

    Publicity Director (Current Employee)

    Prosprestigious company, you meet interesting people (not inside the company, though -- those partnerships you develop).

    Consvery backward, appalling lack of diversity, duplicitious nature of management

    Advice to Senior Managementjoin the 21st century

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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