Discovery Communications

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Watch Your Back Here - Continuous Layoffs and Restructuring

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Good pay and bonus
Excellent benefits
TV side profitable

Cons

Upper management disconnected with middle management.
Constant layoffs/restructuring.
Competitive atmosphere where everyone is watching their backs and not collaborating with others.
Secretive environment.
Digital media division (websites) is failing and poorly managed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stay connected and honest/open with your employees.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good place

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Analyst in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities to try new things and increase knowledge base. Looks great on your resume. Benefits are awsome, and Summer Hours are great!!

    Cons

    Morale can be low at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall great place. Make sure those who are in management positions are good people managers. Look at how to increase the morale when it is possible. Don't lose good people over something that is fixable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves 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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