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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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    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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