Discovery Communications

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Fast-Paced, Creative Environment

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Producer in Silver Spring, MD
Current Employee - Producer in Silver Spring, MD

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

Pros

Excellent Benefits. Pay not comparable to freelance work, but benefits compensate. Highly inclusive environment, very creative, excellent management across the board.

Cons

When networks don't perform according to expectation, there's very little support or encouragement given - it's either silence, or simply layoffs. It's the nature of the business. Be prepared to work hard, but you need to remain creatively fresh or you're toast.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Vice President Marketing in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart, creative people. There are a lot of really talented programmers at Discovery, and they deliver results for the networks.

    Cons

    CEO David Zaslov comes from the GE school of management where those who don't move up are "pruned" from the organization. This happens frequently, which can be un-nerving for some.

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    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Interesting Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Well, I can say that it was good and it was bad. The good was that it was a great opportunity to work with a great group of people. Discovery offers a great mix of a corporate and fun environment.

    Cons

    The bad were the working hours with a lack of flexibility to be able to work alternate hours. Also, all of the people who are in important manager or director positions are not that great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some of you have no business being in management. If you are going to be in management please get educated on how to effectively and productively manage a human being.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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