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More conformist culture than other LA/Hollywood-based entertainment companies

Vice President (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

ProsAmong the DC-area media & entertainment companies, has a broader range of opportunities. A decent choice for those already living in the area, but less so for those moving from LA or NY.

ConsMy impression/observation was that creative execs who were responsible for the company's best performing television programs were not rewarded nearly to the extent they might have been at Hollywood-based entertainment companies. Part of this may be the relative lack of competition among comparable employers in the DC metro area. For this reason, persons moving from LA or NY to DC to work at Discovery should carefully consider what their post-Discovery opportunities might be, and whether the culture is a good fit. Also, I found the overall mood and energy level to be notably less dynamic and energetic than at, say, the broadcast networks.

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    Good work life balance

    Project Manager (Former Employee) Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time for more than a year

    Pros: friendly atmosphere, good job security, pretty laid back, everyone's always excited to hear you work there, discounted… Cons: i worked in media operations and it can be pretty mind numbing. at least in that… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Not as fun as it used to be.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time

    Pros: Recognizable and respected brand that reaches a global audience. Cons: Fear of making expensive mistakes leads to a limited opportunity… Advice to Senior Management: Please encourage risk-taking and actually MEAN it! Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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