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

  • Culture & Values
Former Employee - Vice President in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Vice President in Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time

Pros

Among 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.

Cons

My 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.

Other Employee Reviews for Discovery Communications

  1. Good work life balance

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Silver Spring, MD
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, good job security, pretty laid back, everyone's always excited to hear you work there, discounted employee stock purchase plan and a variety of other financial perks. management was supportive of new ideas

    Cons

    i worked in media operations and it can be pretty mind numbing. at least in that area there isn't a whole lot of growth opportunity. things can move pretty slowly at times


  2. Flexible, dynamic, informative internship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends

    I worked at Discovery Communications as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The work environment is full of good vibes and friendly people - the best I've encountered so far. Fun and lively culture. The intern can also explore other interests outside of his/her internship position. The work is varied and relevant to the goals of the team and department; the intern does real and stimulating work.

    Cons

    The internship does not guarantee a transition into a full-time position. The intern will need to apply separately to career opportunities as they become available.


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