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Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
279 Reviews
3.6
279 Reviews
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Discovery Communications President and CEO David M. Zaslav
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • I was given so many great opportunities - from growing in my career to having a great work/life balance (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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  1.  

    Finance intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications as an intern

    Pros

    Great and fun firm. I had a lot of fun, and learned a lot from interning here. People are always willing to help!

    Cons

    I think there are not a lot I will say. probably, they can give more tasks to the interns.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good!

  2.  

    Fantastic work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Mgt in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Project Mgt in New York, NY

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, dynamic, nice & smart people

    Cons

    Workload can be a challenge, many management changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    A great company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Benefits, Days off, Salary, Training, Gym!

    Cons

    None really. Commute depending on where you live.

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  5.  

    Relaxed corporate environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Structured but not stifling environment for a corporation of its size allows employees to be loose yet efficient at the same time

    Cons

    Still a corporation with a hard bottom line which results in a fair amount of turnover and office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing

  6.  

    Was an intern at Investigation Discovery in Summer 2013.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications as an intern

    Pros

    Wonderful people, company is full of type-A, friendly and driven people.
    Interesting content
    Inclusive, encouraging work environment
    Clear focus by management to invite employee input and development
    Intern program is amazing.

    Cons

    Can be hard to get in the door, there is a bit of a moat around the company if you dont have an in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning 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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Discovery has been a great place to learn. The managers are very open to questions, give constant feedback and advice, and make you feel like part of the team.

    You will not be fetching coffee for people. As an intern, you will be part of the team.

    Cons

    The company is very vast, and there can be a daunting "breaking-in" period when it comes to the "who" and the "why". Internal politics can get complicated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Discovery was GREAT!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Real world learning experience.

    Cons

    Staff wasn't always friendly.

  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Editor in Miami, FL

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    This place is great to work at, the people, the culture, the benefits. In my time woking at Discovery, I have been provided with the training and tools to allow me to grow, as well as the motivation in yearly bonuses to stay committed to do better every year.

    Cons

    You're never 100% happy with any job, but if I have to say that there's one thing I don't like about this company, it would have nothing to do with my job; I would like to get back the smart Discovery programming we used to have, and stop catering to the hillbilly audience. Again, that's just my own opinion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Watch Cosmos. Discovery should have done that, not NATGEO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I enjoyed the time that I worked at Discovery Communications!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Accounting Specialist in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    I worked as a temp, however, based on what I'd seen, it is very corporate with additional benefits as an entertainment environment.

    Cons

    Typical corporate politics, however, very entertaining.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing Experience

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Culture is great. Easy to learn and move. The company truly invests in you if you make the investment in them. I have loved every minute at Discovery. Aton of career guidance and introductions are offered.

    Cons

    Take advantage of everything offered as an intern. It seems like it is less accessible if you get hired full time regarding introductions and "special' treatment.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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