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Plan to stay here for the long haul

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Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than a year)

Pros

Great name recognition
Amazing benefits (8 week fully paid STD, Phase back into work program for mothers coming off maternity leave)
Great work/life balance
The opportunity to telework

Cons

Compensation could be better
There is a great childcare facility but it's way too expensive for those of us on the lower salary to afford. Discovery has so many people expecting or delivering, it would be great to subsidize the daycare a bit more to make it much more affordable

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I don't really know senior management, it would be great to have more of an opportunity to get to know them as they really aren't accessible.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO
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  1. Great company, lots of bureaucracy, lots of room for movement around the company."

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

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    TV at your desk. :) Volunteer opportunities. Great benefits. Lots of learning seminars, company-wide presentations. Easy to move around the company. Global opportunities for work.

    Cons

    It's hard to get in the door - you need to know someone. The company can be very top-down, but if you're willing to knock on doors to get your ideas heard, you can make a difference.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your junior people lead once in a while!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 15+ years experience in two different divisions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dynamic, creative work culture; Global well-known media brand; Solid benefit offerings

    Cons

    Work/life balance issues; Difficult to get into organization unless you know someone

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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