Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
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Pros
  • great work-life balance, company perks (in 18 reviews)

  • Great Benefits and people are nice to work with (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • no work life balance - 60 hour weeks and getting worse (in 11 reviews)

  • No work- life balance in finance department (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    You might have to join a union

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Free screenings, although they have been fewer and fewer over the years. Good location in Burbank close to shops, restaurants. 1st Entertainment Credit Union is on the lot and I suggest you join. Your money will be much safer than at a big bank in these crazy economic times.

    Cons

    Some assistant jobs require you to join their office workers union. You will have great medical and pension benefits but the salary is equivalent to temping. It will get you on the lot but you have to work for a year before applying for a better, nonunion job. Like most global corps, a lot of jobs continue to be outsourced so get out of debt in case you get caught in future layoffs.


  2. Helpful (2)

    One of the better employers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of little perks: Gym on site, several Starbucks and Jamba Juice locations, company stores, discounts, good food and fine dining, employee movie screenings, extra paid time off during the summer and at Christmas that doesn't count against your sick/vacation time.

    Cons

    Hard to transfer or advance. Very pigeon-holed. You should pretty much expect the job you are hired to do will be the one you do until you quit or get laid off. Too many chiefs and not enough indians. Good luck with the IT service desk if your computer breaks.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of redundant layers of management. Make it easier to do lateral transfers. You are losing a lot of good talent because they get burned out on the job they are hired to do and don't have a lot of options to grow and learn something new. Get rid of abusive managers. HR knows they are there but turns a blind eye.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Sales Administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing opportunity to work for WB! Learned a lot !

    Cons

    Management went down hill. You know what they say, when you have a bad apple the rest will rot. Also no company loyalty for those that have been there for years. Cut backs meant cutting heads and hiring newbies for lesser pay. However, that's a very corporate move no matter where you are at.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Key Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Warner has great product and brands

    Cons

    No employee loyalty with shift to digital


  6. Helpful (1)

    Finance services

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    The overall experience during my 2 years at Warner Bros wasn't bad but there wasn't anything that stood out either. If you're looking for a steady job that is fairly routine, this is the place for you.

    Cons

    There is minimal growth opportunity. To get promoted to the next level, someone has to leave. The culture of the company is decision by consensus which resulted in extreme inefficiency.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Mixed Bag Depending on Your Role

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Excellent pay and benefits. Television actors abound and you will certainly see them. A fully equipped gym is on the lot as well as a cafeteria, restaurant, and coffee shop.

    Cons

    My experience is within IT and the cons are with regard to IT. Completely dysfunctional; largely due to an executive management team that is one generation (or two) past current technology. Unless you are a VP or higher expect to work long hours with little hope of anyone ever recognizing and rewarding your efforts.


  8. Helpful (2)

    financial analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Employee benefits such as movie screenings, friendly co-workers and environment, working on actual movie sets, farmers market on the lot

    Cons

    Not a lot of career development tools, no chances to move up or move to a different department if so desired

    Advice to Management

    more communication between the entire department as opposed to individual teams of managers and employees to prevent word of mouth information among the department


  9. Helpful (2)

    manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great Studio Lot environment to work in.

    Cons

    No more pensions only 401 K, Lost my job do to greed. Laid off a lot of employees on the middle and bottom end. Very few on the top end.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees who dedicated their careers to the company.


  10. I was an Intern and did intern type things.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Got to meet some cool music artists. You can bring your dogs to work (if their vaccinations are up to date)

    Cons

    Don't expect to learn much from actual hands on teaching. Just observe and try to retain as much as you can. No one will really "teach" you anything. You're an intern. Expect to do intern tasks. Unfortunately this seemed like an internship where they were more interested in the skills that you already had and just exploiting them to their benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Make the internships more worthwhile. Getting to meet celebrities really isn't enough.


  11. manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    there is always something to do

    Cons

    there is a lot of office politic and big egos... typical for a studio, i guess.



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