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Forget performance, all about personality at Turner

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at CNN

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Pros

Great perks and discounts; really solid insurance coverage, capable, compassionate coworkers who crave the ability to do their jobs well and receive recognition for it.

Cons

It's who you know, not what you know. Just be aware of that going in to Turner. Make sure you never mention anyone's incompetencies or errors because you become the trouble maker. The in-crowd can make huge errors.... errors that wind up in trade media and ridiculed on line. A less popular person, but more capable person can make a minor mistake, like misspelling a name, and get written up. But the talent can go on air unprepared or just report errors and STILL work there.

Advice to Management

Let performance and not personality become more important in making decisions about promotion and career development. A person shouldn;t be able to talk and schmooze their way into senior management, vice presidency and SVP roles. Require accountability and measure performance.

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  1. Slipping down hill

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    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Editor in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    The people that you will work with day to day are well liked and committed to the job

    Cons

    The mid level and senior management are lost.

    Advice to Management

    go down stairs and stand on the train tracks the company would be better with new blood in your jobs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Great job until the end when things got painful.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at CNN full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Salaries are great, benefits are as well. You're on the front lines of every major news story in the world.

    Cons

    Management structure is out of control, too many cooks in the kitchen. 24/7 work cycle - holidays just don't happen.

    Advice to Management

    Be more interactive with direct reports. Don't manage from afar.


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