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A great and cool place to work at

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Former Employee - Finance Intern  in  Miami, FL
Former Employee - Finance Intern in Miami, FL

I worked at Discovery Communications

Pros

-Amazing internship experience
-Meaningful and purposeful work assigned to interns
-Lots of opportunities to work with different people in different departments
-Fantastic work environment and the employees are happy!
-Get to say to people that you work for Discovery Channel

Cons

-Internship is unpaid
-Driving to work is a pain
-The cafeteria in the building serves expensive food that is not worth it or good

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work and don't slip up.

Recommends
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    Great Experience!

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    Former Employee - Summer Internship  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Internship in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    - Great Learning Opportunity
    - Ability to learn about the many divisions of the the company
    - Well kept office
    - Very friendly staff

    Cons

    - Internship program offers no pay only school or university credit and only parking transportation is paid by the company

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    Management did a superior job with their internship program. The experience will help me throughout my career and personal life

    Approves of CEO
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    As a whole, Discovery is a great company, but working in this particular division is painful.

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    Former Employee - Video Editor  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Video Editor in Miami, FL

    I worked at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Name recognition, decent benefits package, and relative stability through the recession.

    Cons

    Absolutely no professional development or advancement to speak of. Nepotism and cronyism are the rule of law where hiring and promotions are concerned. Promotions especially are little more than popularity contests among friends and friends (or relatives) of friends. Naturally, all this inevitably leads to incompetence, especially at the many levels of management. Incompetence for which usually no one is held accountable, due once again to the aforementioned "isms."
    The best way to get hired or promoted in this division is to already be in somebody's rolodex.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Dept. managers who fill vacancies with relatives, friends and neighbors, most of whom are not qualified or experienced are hurting the company in the long term. This will only ensure a shallow talent pool without the breadth of experience seasoned applicants bring. HR needs to review their hiring procedures.
    2. Exactly what does a manager have to do to get fired in this office? The most egregious offenses I witnessed were committed by managers. From incompetence to harrassment of employees to inappropriate relationships with subordinates, and everything in between. I've seen it all. And when reasonable people ask how they can carry on with impunity there's never a good answer.

    Doesn't Recommend
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