Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated June 21, 2015
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
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)

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Finance services

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    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.


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  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (2)

    financial analyst

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    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


  7. Helpful (2)

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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.


  8. 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.


  9. 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    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 Management

    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".


  11. Helpful (1)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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