Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. Financial Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere and Benefits. I also very much enjoy the people.

    Cons

    The media business is fairly tough at the moment


  2. Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work life balance and genuine care for its employees. Great opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    Mostly regular corporate bureaucracy that can slow progress down


  3. Okay depending on the department

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Solid 401K and benefits. 10 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 balance days, 4 summer fridays this year

    Cons

    constant turnover resulting in people handing double or triple the work for no reward or recognition


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  5. General

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bowie, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Great people to work with, location is great. Good employee programs and volunteer opportunities. Work Life Balance is supreme. Learning programs are a plus as well.

    Cons

    Depending on your role and department, your individual growth and promotion can be hard to achieve. May even factor EEO related biased favoritism. If you are a hard worker overall, stability is there but is not 100% reliable for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Make performance results a part of professional growth, develop employees who are obvious key performers and retain them by awarding them quarterly Stellars if promotions are not in the budget. Management only promotes those who are favorites.


  6. Content

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and promotes healthy and balanced lifestyle. The employees are friendly and professional.

    Cons

    Minimal room for growth within smaller departments. Yearly salary increase percentage is on the lower end of the spectrum.

    Advice to Management

    Increase number of internal positions to allow for more growth.


  7. Good atmosphere, good benefits, changing industry

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is a market leader and has great benefits. People are engaged with the company.

    Cons

    The competition is fierce among cable networks, and they are all trying to stand out. Strategies and branding were being changed continuously with no clear path.


  8. Great place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Discovery was a great place to work! They treat their employees well, lots of perks, great benefits and amazing co-workers.

    Cons

    Wish they had a New Jersey location!


  9. Programming

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications (Less than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of good co-workers

    Cons

    Shifting industry and priorities. Programming not as appealing now.


  10. Fantastic Company to Work For

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Large media portfolio with heart - Professional development, lifestyle management perks - Great corporate mission and enviornment

    Cons

    - Too reliable on employees to work large workloads - Still behind the curve in technology updates - No one adheres to deadlines or respects others time

    Advice to Management

    Fight for more headcount and feel free to speak up against Executive management


  11. Executive Assistant

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and lifestyle initiatives if you are a full time employee.

    Cons

    They do temp to hire positions with unreliable timelines. A lot of great employees, not all great upper level execs, and low upward mobility. Many people at the company for 5+ years are very slow to be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the execs could do a better job of mentoring and giving learning opportunities to executive assistants rather than treating it as purely administrative/borderline personal assistant position



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