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Great Company to Work at

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Strongly performing company, with excellent CEO

Cons

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

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

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Create strategy which allows employees more time to train.


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    Roll coaster internal environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Hire and KEEP people instead of continually spewing them out.


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