There are newer employer reviews for Discovery Communications

Great for work-life balance

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than a year)

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

Pros

Inclusive culture, lots of leeway for family obligations, open communication between depts

Cons

Very corporate, rah-rah about the brand, yes--man to leadership

Advice to Management

Encourage and reward those who challenge the status quo.

reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  1. In some ways, the worst position I've ever held

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

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was worried every day that someone might find me promotable.

    Cons

    Primadonna attitudes abound at this, "better than you," employer. Don't bother sharing fresh ideas or think outside the box, you are sure to be shunned for it. It's everyone for himself here, although they pride themselves on their non-existant teamwork. Don't expect anyone to," have your back." You're on your own...

    Advice to Management

    As if...

  2. Suck up or move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and facilities. which you can get at most decent companies.

    Cons

    I work for their education sector, and the only way to really move up is if you kiss some serious butt and are liked outside of work by upper management. People are in high positions with zero ability to do their job and rely on others to do it for them, but because they are friends with upper management they get promoted and taken care of.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within where people understand your business, dont hire from outside where people have no experience in the industry and make more clean up work for others because they cant do their job right the first time.

There are newer employer reviews for Discovery Communications

Work at Discovery Communications? Share Your Experiences

Discovery Communications

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.