Disney-ABC Domestic Television

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Disney-ABC Domestic Television President Janice Marinelli
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  1. Great place to work with an exceptional portfolio growth segment opportunities, distributing world class content

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Working for Janice Marinelli is a fantastic opportunity. She can be tough, although you have to be when you oversee as much as she does, but is very fair and takes excellent care of her people. She is definitely the type of senior executive that you feel comfortable leading the division. The division combines production and distribution, so opportunities to learn multiple models are present. The content distributed is some of the best content in the world making it much easier to get deals completed with favorable terms for the company. Division is very family friendly, and the work-life balance is exceptional. People work long hours when needed, but don't feel compelled to stay late if they don't have work that needs tending to. Everyone seems to get along very well. Disney reputation is great and while the pay isn't top of the line in the industry the perks make up for it.

    Cons

    As such a desirable place to work there isn't a lot of change over at the executive levels making promotions more difficult to come by. Just like any major corporation there are political issues that employees should be aware of in order to avoid stepping on land minds. Depending on your role the work can get a little repetitive, but the opportunity to take on new and different work is there if you push hard enough. A few groups seem to be overworked due to how quickly the business is expanding.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to provide additional staffing to the support groups and taking care of key employees.


  2. it was amazing

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Disney-ABC Domestic Television part-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    very good environment. vary peaceful job. it would be great for new employees to grow very good in the long term

    Cons

    i don't any cons in this job. it was great experience. it helped me grow a lot in regard to future opportunities

    Advice to Management

    nil


  3. It was great before, but now it is like a sweatshop

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are some good perks, private screenings of new shows, etc.

    Cons

    Not enough caring about each individual, just getting the job done and not caring about the employee.

    Advice to Management

    You need to care about your employees more and just spend time talking to them and helping them to grow in their jobs.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Fantastic brands (shows), great company overall, but some significant concerns about work environment.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced, cutting-edge environment working with strong, nationally-known show brands and talent. Many talented co-workers. Access to pretty much anything in the entertainment industry due to the Disney and ABC names. The Silverpass (free Disneyland/Disney Parks access)! Excellent benefits. Oppotunities to work on innovative projects (but could be moreso).

    Cons

    Highly political. HR is there to protect the company, not act on your behalf as an employee. Advancement opportunities decrease as you move up. Pace can be punishing, and negatively affects work-life balance (but that's TV, not Disney-ABC as such). Splashy achievements often recognized and rewarded over solid, year after year "get 'er done" work.

    Advice to Management

    Go beyond HR/PPR lip service and really seek out feedback from employees, junior and senior alike. Recognize the shortcomings of senior management as much as any critique of the performance of your direct reports. Work harder to curb internal politics.


  6. Declining over the years.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are good compared to many, from what I'm hearing.

    Cons

    Incompetent management with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Have more respect for long term employess and more value of their suggestions.


  7. No problem. This was a one year job working on a number of television movies.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Editor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary Feedback Working with talented post production team

    Cons

    Long hours but no longer than other studios require. Mine was a project based hiring - no guarantee of additional movies.


  8. Very high maintenance corporate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good line on your resume and you meet some really good people. Overall a fun place to work. Only reason I left was because it shut down during bad economic times

    Cons

    Very corporate and very stressful. It felt like someone was breathing down your neck at all times. Difficult to discuss ideas that may be helpful to company.


  9. The Disney ABC Campus Relations Program

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They have a campus relations program.

    Cons

    The manager of campus relations is not responsible and does none of her own work. She is never present and hands all her work off to interns. The processes and programs are not well constructed or professionally managed. Overall its a poor disappointment that Disney has given this kind of responsibility to someone who really isn't raising the high bar in this competetive market.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Campus Relations Manager and get someone in there who can drive the program, and isn't concerned with working off site.


  10. ABC

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Company name is recognized whereever you go, which theoretically will make it easier to get another job someday. I also make a pretty good salary and am required to do very little work.

    Cons

    The management is completely incompetent.

    Advice to Management

    Tell people what's going on. We're not children.


  11. Not much communication for a media company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Production Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Disney-ABC Domestic Television

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Satisfactory benefits, on par with other companies. Company name looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Constant restructuring. Lack of overall knowledge by the management that is doing the restructuring. Poor employee morale.

    Advice to Management

    Open up communication with employees. Most is on a superficial level.



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