Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated July 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (5)

    Big Media Dinosaur

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

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Cool brand. Good work-life balance. Pretty good for remote employees.

    Cons

    Like most big media companies trying to change to digital, they haven't figured out how to make money online. So they hire and fire a lot - apparently thinking a new set of managers will be better this time. Then they do mass layoffs to bring in their own teams. Survive it if you can.

    Advice to Management

    Start realizing the future is online. Start building for that in a serious way.


  2. GREAT place to work !!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Store Manager/Training Manager in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC
    Former Employee - Store Manager/Training Manager in North Myrtle Beach, Horry, SC

    I worked at Discovery Communications (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    They care about their employees. They insist on a work/ life balance. They support many charities and promote growth and learning.

    Cons

    There are none--unless you do not like people--then do not apply !!


  3. Okay experience... better than most

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, a few perks, excellent benefits, no one will ask you to stay after hours, very few layoffs (some people been there for 15-20 years)

    Cons

    It's a corporate structure so you'll have to navigate the hurdles accordingly, lots of meetings that take you nowhere, raises could be better

    Advice to Management

    chances to move up on the ladder are very limited, compensate your people accordingly and they will stop looking for jobs elsewhere for a better chance at a title


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  5. Wonderful!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, employee friendly, a lot of events

    Cons

    Compensation, promotions, communications of promotions,

    Advice to Management

    Work on keeping internal employees versus hiring external


  6. Helpful (2)

    Produce graphics and promos for Discovery Channel Marketing

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    A company with a lot of room to maneuver across different networks. Doing big work in a relatively small town.

    Cons

    Overworked and underpaid. The corporate demands and senior management lead to a hectic and stressful work environment.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Auditor

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company overall, internal events on a weekly basis, growth opportunity available, meet lots of different people.

    Cons

    Compensation is somewhat low compared to similar jobs in the area, certain areas lack automation (excel cannot be the answer to all problems)

    Advice to Management

    More focus on developing your assets, stop meeting about meeting, better content.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Producer

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

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, some job opportunities depending on department

    Cons

    Poor senior management, lack of work life balance, salaries below average


  9. Helpful (1)

    Intern Process

    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Seemed like it was a very fun place to work at and the interview process was fun.

    Cons

    The interview process took a little long.


  10. Account Director

    Former Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Discovery Communications (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great brands that produce amazing content and fun environment

    Cons

    Very demanding and minimal work life balance


  11. So far so great!

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very professional place and enjoy everyone I work with an am around.

    Cons

    Parking is a hassle and cost 50 bucks a month to park.

    Advice to Management

    More parking options.



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