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A great place to work

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Current Employee - Finance  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Great work life balance, room for growth, smart people to collaborate with

Cons

high stress atmosphere with average pay

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    This review is of Discovery Education, a part of Discovery

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - part of an exciting parent company
    - potential to change education, although this senior management team is not executing on that

    Cons

    - No strategic plan or vision by senior management. They struggle to understand the basics in the disruption in education. This company has a great opportunity to change education but the senior management team is not capable of capitalizing on it.
    - Because their is not strategic plan, they are constantly altering course and what they want to do and be
    - There is no career path or opportunity at Discovery Education; this business lives on the cronyism of senior management and is not performance based - they hire their friends, promote those friends, and everyone else is expendable; if you are one of their long-time friends then this place is a great place to work. If you aren't, you will have no future at this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in fresh senior executive blood, move to a meritocracy system in hiring and promotions, and develop a strategic plan that employees can execute on

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Was way more fun before it became a public company.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Silver Spring, MD

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Fun events. Young and enthusiastic work force. On site wellness center and daycare.

    Cons

    Huge salary disparity between top and bottom of food chain. Way too much bureaucracy. Fear culture stifles creativity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some diversity on the Board. Focus less on short term profits and more on long term goals.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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