Discovery Communications Reviews

Updated March 16, 2015
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  1. Such an amazing work environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 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

    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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great Internship Experience

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    • 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
  6. 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)

    Pros

    Great company benefits and room for improvement.

    Cons

    Bad hours for some departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7. My summer internship at Discovery was a phenomenal experience.

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

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

    Pros

    Mostly everyone wants you to succeed. They want you to find your niche and they give you time to explore other positions.

    Cons

    My supervisor was mostly always too busy to take an interest in me. It ended up being employees in other departments that became my real mentors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time to challenge your interns. Give them a chance to impress you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Good Place/Good Peoplw

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    • 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. Discovery has great employee with a passion for what they do and opportunity to move around in the company.

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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

    Pros

    Fun people who engage you and encourage you to succeed in your job-- makes it fun to go into work. Everyone fosters a healthy learning environment that is contagious in the workplace. There is opportunity to move around within the company to see what you like to do best.

    Cons

    Need more time in order to accurately be able to report on cons.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    Overworked and under appreciated.

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

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

    Pros

    Interesting internal events and benefits for employees including a wellness center, nutritionist, craft fairs and opportunities to meet discovery network celebrities.
    Great travel perks- stayed at the finest hotels. Smart and creative staff.

    Cons

    When asked what it was like working at discovery many alum will refer to it as a "sweatshop." The hours expected to work are completely unreasonable, unsustainable and the pay is not as competitive as you'd hope for. Biggest issue is upper management- they see their employees as replaceable, make false promises about promotions and only look out for themselves rather than their larger team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to retain talented people recognize their hard work, promote from within and practice what you preach about work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. Great Benefits, but not much room for growth

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    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Associate Producer in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    *Great Benefits
    *Talented and friendly employees
    *Nice office

    Cons

    *No room for growth
    *Compensation is sub-par
    *No stability in leadership
    *No work-life balance (if you work in production)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Management needs to find a better way to keep young talented employees as they tend to leave due to a plateau in growth opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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