Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated August 25, 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. Business Development- Games

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern-Business Development in Burbank, CA
    Former Intern - Intern-Business Development in Burbank, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool manager and co-workers. I worked on the department's VR initiatives by contacting other studios

    Cons

    restrictive within department, especially if you want to learn about things that don't fit your job role which sicks since it's an internship

    Advice to Management

    Allow for interns to explore as long as they are completing their work. Give career advice to interns and share your experience


  2. WB Pros and Cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits,I prefer the culture over most of the industry competitors, the number of long term employees speaks well for the company and means there are many resources with lots of experience in the industry, generally the industry has been and is continuing to contract, unless you are in the production / marketing positions pay tends to be below average

    Cons

    Company can be highly resistant to change, decisions are often made by committee requiring long periods of consensus building, because of this often who you know is more important than what you know


  3. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great 401k match, higher end of pay of the studios

    Cons

    Politics, downsizing, lack of transparency from management


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  5. Manager, Project Management & Process Improvement

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Hills, CA

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

    Pros

    Global Financial Contracts Reporting and Administration International Local Productions Support staff with great attitudes, very approachable

    Cons

    Corporate politics Undocumented critical processes Manpower allocations as a result of budget cuts/restraints Young staff

    Advice to Management

    Hire more internationally minded business professionals.


  6. Helpful (3)

    One of the better employers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  7. 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
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Sales Administration

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Key Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Warner has great product and brands

    Cons

    No employee loyalty with shift to digital


  10. Helpful (1)

    Finance services

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    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.


  11. 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.



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