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At Discovery Communications, you will work hard and be rewarded greatly.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Telecommunications Administrator  in  Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Telecommunications Administrator in Silver Spring, MD

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Transparent
- Provides opportunity for career growth or change
- Corporate culture is direct. Executive management strives to stay relevant which drives profit and avoids complacency. I don't mind working hard and I loved having a mission and strategy I could believe in and support wholeheartedly every day I came to work.

Cons

Lacks clear strategy to support employees continued education and/or industry training. While the Lifeworks programs should be greatly praised (it was the best I experienced throughout my 15+ year career), I found getting the time to educate/train without distraction almost impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create strategy which allows employees more time to train.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1.  

    Great Company to Work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros

    Strongly performing company, with excellent CEO

    Cons

    Core business (television) likely to be significantly disrupted over next several years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
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