Discovery Communications

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Great company, great benefits, ok salary

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Great benefits (annual bonus, health insurance, paid vacation, 401K). Discovery keeps employees up to date on state of the company, corporate updates, etc

Cons

Salaries are not so great for lower level employees. It is also very hard to be promoted. It seems like they prefer to hire from outside than promote from within.

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    Roll coaster internal environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Defined mission
    Good people
    Outstanding (full) benefits
    Offers work-life balance
    Strives for creative, ground-breaking work
    Has LEED HQ building
    Clear about profit oriented focus

    Cons

    Roller Coaster. There is an on-going culture of continuous re-organization and therefore uncertainty about job stability regardless of your performance
    Technology disrupters w founding business model: what platform will content be streamed on in 2025?
    Lack of a career advancement plan (promotions seem to go to outside hires)
    Skews to hire young, does not balance "ages" in the workforce
    Doesn't re-hire former employees all too often which is a loss to the company
    Need to know someone inside to get resume lifted up to appropriate hiring manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire and KEEP people instead of continually spewing them out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work; they value your contributions.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    They offer work/life balance programs and a supportive environment. The work is challenging, the compensation is good, and the company has an excellent reputation.

    Cons

    Like most successful companies, they are most interested in the bottom dollar. People are human capital, and as such, are expendable if not profitable.

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