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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 an 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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    Aimless management and with little innovation

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Pretty good pay and benefits. Flexible hours depending on the department.

    Cons

    Many managers get promoted due to time served or the right connections but lack creativity, leadership skills or motivation. In addition, continual restructuring means that your department and/or boss can change any day.

    As for innovation, the people who head up most departments have been there for a long time so they have no interest in changing the way things are done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    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 an 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
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