Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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  1. Auditor

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    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.

  2. So far so great!

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    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.

  3. Corporate

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    Current Employee - Scheduling Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Scheduling Manager in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

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

    Pros

    They offer good benefits for families and mothers

    Cons

    it feels like a very corporate environment, often with bad management and morale

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible to career growth conversations

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  5. Helpful (3)

    This place is a trap of talent making arbitrary, outdated products.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications

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

    Pros

    Over compensated and under worked (the ladder of which could also be a con)
    Nice people and cool office environment. A lot of perks but only if you're a full time employee.

    Cons

    The rich keep getting richer. Lots of politics and cliquey. WAYYYY behind in technology and social, media, and digital trends. There is 0 room for career growth as a creative. Lacks mentorship and leadership. I feel as though the company is run by people that are so stuck in their ways that they refuse to invest money in the future of advertising. Television and the way we watch/experience it is changing, why cant they accept it and explore new resources?

    Advice to Management

    Start putting money behind bold, creative campaigns. There is so much talent there and its being wasted on printed posters and banner ads that no one sees. Stop wasting money on art and media that is showcased by the elevators of the executives offices and only hosted on homepages and adapt to the new digital age.

  6. Great people, want you to succeed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic office culture, everyone helps everyone
    Great perks i.e. yoga classes and daycare
    Strong leadership
    Executives value everyone's opinions, easy to speak up and voice opinions

    Cons

    Hard to move up
    At times can feel cliquey

  7. Fun place to work, but I'm worried about their future in the digital world.

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    Former Intern - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great water cooler experience. Everyone is friendly, but the innovation from the staff and most of management seemed to be lacking.

    Cons

    They are way behind the game in their distribution methods and content strategies. They need to find new revenue streams other than TV Ads and find more digital revenues.

    Advice to Management

    I think their intentions are right, they just need to leverage and utilize the young talent they bring in to help energize their digital content.

  8. Such an amazing work environment

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    Former Intern - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Intern - Intern in Silver Spring, MD

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone - I mean everyone - is so friendly. I did not have one awkward elevator ride my whole time there. The employees are very passionate about their division and the company as a whole. A lot of room to grow.

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is that they seem to be set in their ways. This is not so much of a bad thing.

  9. Great Internship Experience

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    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Intern in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  10. Great company

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    • 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company benefits and room for improvement.

    Cons

    Bad hours for some departments.

  11. Good Place/Good Peoplw

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing

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