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Intelligent Management, Challenging & Strategic Projects

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in New York, NY

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Challenging work environment
Intelligent management who constantly pushes you do perform better
Great Teamwork
Minimal Supervision on projects

Cons

Ironically too corporate compared to the content the company produces
Not as innovative as it could potentially be
Work environment is drab and not conducive to being creative
Not that many incentives to perform better
Lots of workload for ok pay

Advice to ManagementAdvice

There needs to be more team events which encourage employees to perform better and think outside of the box. Feels very corporate and suffocating at times. The atmosphere the marketing group works within is not creative at all and unfortunately everyone is told that they need to make more $$ for the company with no direct incentive for employees themselves. Management needs to incentivise better and encourage growth from within

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good place

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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    Watch Your Back Here - Continuous Layoffs and Restructuring

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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