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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

Pros

Strongly performing company, with excellent CEO

Cons

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

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Neutral Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Be in the right place at the right time or you will be in the wrong place all the time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Employee benefits typical of a major corporation.
    Brand recognition.
    Some interesting assignments.
    Flexible working environment.
    Some helpful and knowledgeable people on staff. If you are lucky enough to work with them.

    Cons

    Continuous layoffs and restructuring.
    Digital is poorly managed with a direction that changes on almost a monthly basis.
    Poor communication between departments.
    Senior management have little interest in any employee outside of their current pet project.
    Work quality and experience largely irrelevant. Advancement based on trending projects and ability to schmooze your way onto the correct management radar.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start paying attention to all your employees. Learn their skills and how to relate to them in a knowledgeable manner. Find the best people for the job, not just those with the loudest voice or the most convenient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Roll coaster internal environment

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    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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