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

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

Incredibly challenging. Demands 110% at all times
Interesting work
Opportunities to meet basic cable 'talent', if that's your thing
Great bonuses

Cons

Regular "right sizing" -- no job security
Demands 110% at all times

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    I was an intern at DCI in this summer 2012

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The internship program was awesome

    Cons

    No cons. I suggest interns to contact as much people in the company as you can

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Post the exact positions online before we were selected for interview.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Miserable experience with declining management

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

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

    Pros

    Shows are good every now and then, but its been more misses than hits due to short term planning and profit driven decision making.

    Cons

    Senior management is all about money and inept when it comes to media production. Constant shifts in decision making like what's occurring with OWN. Management is clueless about non-fiction media.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Board of Directors may be better off replacing Zaslav and his minions. This guy came from NBC... now a last place network.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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