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Mixed bag of good people and chaos

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Fantastic benefits package, Great individuals in the company, super flexible with location, telecommute options are fantastic.

Cons

Management is a mess with zero long term direction. Everything changes from quarter to quarter. Zero process control on their SDLC. No ability to prioritize. Zero understanding of leading edge technologies. Company is top heavy. Too many useless meetings.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at industry leaders. Stop trying to save a buck immediately and look long term. Without a long term strategy, Discovery will become obsolete and unable to compete. Agile isn't working for you. The SDLC is a mess. There are too many kinks in your digital supply chain. There are not enough people on the ground actually DOING work. Use time tested examples to provide a basis for moving forward and stick with it. Otherwise the scrambling will continue until there is no money left.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1.  

    DC

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    None, it's ok. Not my 1st television job.

    Cons

    None, not very exciting. Pretty boring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

  2.  

    Great company, with some flaws to address

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Very fun to be part of its mission. Growth potential and benefits are strong. Nominally very employee-friendly. Global reach. The pros of this company are very strong.

    Cons

    Most of the stock's growth benefits the already-rich shareholder/owners and very top management, as you can see from company reports. A lot of people get laid off every year, and anybody at the senior VP level is vulnerable to a salary purge. Compensation is lop-sided in favor of the inner circle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spread the wealth and listen to your people more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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