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Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
Updated March 6, 2015
308 Reviews
3.8
308 Reviews
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Discovery Communications President and CEO David M. Zaslav
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on your manager (mine at the moment rocks (in 27 reviews)

  • Large company with great benefits, including telework options (in 27 reviews)


Cons
  • Zero work/life balance where any addition employee perk could not even been enjoyed (in 19 reviews)

  • Upper management that does not listen to the feedback of its middle management (in 15 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great atmosphere.

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    The work environment is great.

    Cons

    Unstable, too many contract working positions and not a lot of possibilities for full time employment.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Internship Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Great company atmosphere. Manager is very helpful and Internship program is great - and a plus, its paid!

    Cons

    Nothing thus far in my internship.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good People

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Awesome people and environment to work for as a designer

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to move up or expand your career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Enjoyable internship opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Discovery Education
    Former Intern - Discovery Education

    I worked at Discovery Communications as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to different divisions of the company. Best location for internship is at Silver Spring. Lots of intern events and ability to develop friendships. Opportunities to connect with executives, HR reps, and other employees.

    Cons

    Lack of interesting projects, poor management style

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Media Operations Technician in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Media Operations Technician in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company benefits and room for improvement.

    Cons

    Bad hours for some departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great company to work for but can be volatile

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Discovery has great benefits, incredibly smart people and a lot of interesting projects to work on, depending on your department.

    Cons

    It can be a bit volatile, layoffs are not uncommon. As it is a dynamic company, it can change direction or leadership often which can lead to lots of cuts, sometimes whole departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Place/Good Peoplw

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    I have only been there a few months. Everyone is very helpful and friendly. All seem to be working for the single goal.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. The drive in can be a bit painful at time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Coordinator

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Positive work environment and company culture

    Cons

    Long hours, but its not too bad, otherwise there are no cons

  10.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Good benefits, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Not challenged enough, routine day to day tasks

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Top Company With A Few Setbacks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Ad Sales Production Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Former Contractor - Ad Sales Production Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Discovery Communications as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation (very good pay)
    Talented colleagues with experience
    Great work schedule
    Great resume builder

    Cons

    Office politics are sometimes hard to navigate
    Leadership is touch and go (some managers are not as personable)
    Diversity is lacking
    The workload is not consistent
    Not a lot of opportunities to learn new skills
    Managers can be difficult to contact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely recruit more minorities and women to represent the collective audiences of Discovery Communications
    Put disciplinary actions in place for inappropriate office behavior
    Connect contract employees to other opportunities at similar companies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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