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Great company, great people, great opportunity to know the industry

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

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

Pros

Very nice people, lots of activities!

Cons

This internship is unpaid and no formal training

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great name to have on resume

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programming Coordinator in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Programming Coordinator in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Discovery is a powerhouse name to get on your resume. Good benefits, good work/life balance program.

    Cons

    Management is very slow at promoting from within. Many people have to leave the company and come back to get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Promote your own talent!

  2. Helpful (1)

    Started great, ended not so great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Washington, DC

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Working for an internationally recognized brand, working on fun and interesting brands/projects, great office design with lots of individual privacy, fun company events, some great people. Good name recognition after you've left.

    Cons

    The company was great before it went public a few years ago. Since then the fun has drained out of it. There have been lots of lay offs with many of the greatest people leaving or later quitting out of principle. Some toxic new additions to the top have brought in their own also toxic underlings and contributed to changing what was once a great working atmosphere. Some departments are better than others, some are worse. Once you are in, it's hard to be promoted and only tiny raises are given year by year. Managers focus mainly on managing up, most likely out of fear for their own jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Get over yourself. Care about the people you have.

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