Warner Bros. Reviews

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  1. 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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful

    The times, they are a changing.

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

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    The salary is competitive, the benefits are great, and the most of my co-workers were smart and friendly.

    Cons

    The culture of the company is shifting from being a company to provide the best content, to a company that looks only at the bottom line. There has been a significant shift towards cost cutting, and short term thinking, rather than a long term strategy towards maintaining their status as a world leader in entertainment. This started with the ill fated decision to outsource, and cost cut all cost centers, and squeeze additional work out of the remaining people left.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at a long term strategy instead of short term gains, and short term increases in stock price. Also, don't initiate an "employees first" policy, and treat the employees as if they are "employees last".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Great company, good perks, but no opportunities for growth.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Great company, great perks, free screenings and gym.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. The scope of work is very limited. Senior managers and directors guard their silos and prefer not to share with their team for the job security purposes. If you want to grow you have to be "buddy-buddy" with your superiors and play politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it easier for people to move ahead within the company. Make it necessary for managers to share their knowledge and grow the next level of managers. Be more team-oriented and less silos-oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. This review is for the WB VIP Tour Department, not the company as a whole.

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    Former Contractor - General Clerk (VIP Tour Guide) in Burbank, CA
    Former Contractor - General Clerk (VIP Tour Guide) in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Spending time on a working studio lot was great for improving knowledge of the entertainment industry. Meeting guests from all over the world was a culturally-rewarding experience.

    Cons

    The pretense management leads new tour guides to believe is that being a tour guide is a great stepping-stone and allows for advancement within the company. In actuality, other departments scoff at tour guides and management does not help to improve the relationship. Additionally, training is rushed and tours are not assessed consistently or frequently enough. Tour guides are treated as expendables and their attitudes reflect that treatment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to make tour guides feel appreciated and allow them to accept tips for outstanding tours. Remember that many guides work extremely hard to engage and excite guests for hours and never get the recognition they deserve.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. HR Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    Work perks are great, free screenings, good benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of career growth opportunities

    No opinion of CEO
  7. Fast paced environment

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    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Contractor - Graphic Designer in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Be around excited, passionate and super smart people; experience the inner workings of a world famous institution. You can learn a lot here.

    Cons

    Hard to actually get hired as staff, as opposed to remaining an independent contractor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8. VIP TOURS-Lots of fun, but too strict with policies not allowing room for new employees to make mistakes.

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    Current Contractor - VIP TOUR GUIDE in Burbank, CA
    Current Contractor - VIP TOUR GUIDE in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Getting up close to film industry and meeting people from around the world.

    Cons

    Lots of immature (young), unprofessional employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have varied ages throughout your employees and upper management as to not make older hires feel out of place and offended during break room conversations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Decent place to get experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Steady work environment to gain experience with a good company name to be attached to your resume. The offices and company lot are interesting and good.

    Cons

    Pay is is on the lower end and benefits were steadily decreasing in value. Work can become monotonous and there is not much opportunity to learn new things within departments.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    IT Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and vacation. Work life balance and flexible schedule

    Cons

    No growth opportunities. Lot of inter department politics creates challenges for achieving anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too many Vice Precidents who do nothing.

  11. assistant project manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros.

    Pros

    great, work environment was great, lots of upward potential

    Cons

    lots of work, base pay was minimal, very aggressive work environment

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