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Warner Bros. Reviews

Updated July 31, 2014
Updated July 31, 2014
221 Reviews

3.8
221 Reviews
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Warner Bros. Chairman and CEO Barry M. Meyer
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129 Ratings

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 14 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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  1.  

    Lots of Summer Layoffs

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Studio Services
    Former Employee - Studio Services

    Pros

    Benefits, Interesting Work, lots of celebrities

    Cons

    Cyclical nature of the movie business means lots of layoffs in the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Experience with multiple Business Units

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Exposure to brilliant individuals whom are willing to share industry their knowledge. Overall culture is an open-door with industry leading initiatives.

    Cons

    In times of cost containment and various "do more with less" initiatives, upward mobility can be limited as attrition is low.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Studio to work for

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

    Pros

    Very good lot facilities. Generally best material

    Cons

    studio security is heavy handed compared to other lots around town.
    lots of opportunities to move ahead

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good, not excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Director  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Director in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Good work - life balance. Some very talented people here

    Cons

    Limited growth opportunities and suffers from some nepotism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    De-centralize decision making

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A shrinking division of the company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work. Good environment, with lots of perks built in to the workplace. Staff are very smart, highly skilled and professional. Casual workplace focused on results where employees are respected. Union CBA guarantees fair treatment & pay.

    Cons

    Because it's essentially a TV studio, jobs last only as long as the shows run. Since shows are produced overseas, the studio is small.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to understand your audiences, and have faith in the shows you produce.

    Recommends
  7.  

    No room for growth

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain  in  Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits. Full access to the lot to walk around the sets and plenty of places to eat.

    Cons

    Upper Management doesn't share the overall objectives and there's no room for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees. They are on the front lines and have good advice!!!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    More with less every year

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Diverse group of talented people committed to success. Cross functional collaboration regularly.

    Cons

    Every year there are labor cutbacks and outsourcing of job functions despite generally achieving record corporate profits.. It creates a climate of fear and frustration on the part of the "workers.". Efforts are not rewarded and peoples commitment to success is not recognized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot continually cut the labor force and expect record results every year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    Pros

    Good benefits and perks, smart people, average pay

    Cons

    Health/dental out of pocket is higher than their competitor. Has a old boy's club feel at the top of the organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More career planning for employees

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Always a good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Producer  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Great pay in my expertise, amazing history, creative outlook is always forward thinking. It's warner bros, what's not to like?

    Cons

    I honestly have never experienced any cons while working with Warner Bros., so I can't leave anything negative here. I'm always happy to work with WB.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring me for stuff!

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with great people

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

    Pros

    I really enjoy the people there. They are smart, approachable and very helpful.

    Cons

    The biggest downside is they don't sponsor H1B visa. It brings lots of hassle for internationals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The compensation, at least for business departments(not creative side), is not very competitive.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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