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Great place to work!

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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 3 years)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

In my experience, management was very encouraging in career growth and training. I had the opportunity to move ahead in the company.

Cons

The company was growing very fast and some processes were a bit archaic.

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  1. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


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