Discovery Communications

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A great place to work

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY

I have been working at Discovery Communications full-time (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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    Digital division is constant restructuring and changes in direction

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Fun work, great coworkers, lots of autonomy in many departments, small business feel (in some locations) but with the pay and benefits that go along with a much larger company

    Cons

    Can't speak for Discovery as a whole, but the Digital division is nonstop restructuring. Constant changes in objectives and strategies. No one strategy is pursued for long enough to actually see whether it works. Constantly chasing after the strategy that has made some other digital business successful, rather than researching and implementing the best strategy that will work for Discovery. Annual or twice-yearly layoffs. Constant pandering to advertisers at the expense of drawing an audience and creating good content. Upper management that does not listen to the feedback of its middle management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop chasing your tails and chasing the strategies of other digital businesses. Stop putting page views, video streams and advertisers' whims as the be-all end-all of the direction to the rest of the business. Strike a better balance between traffic/advertiser needs and following the supposed mission of surprising and delighting the audience. Find out what people do and think through the consequences of not having them anymore before laying them off. Listen to your middle management; they are more in touch with both the employees and the audience than you are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    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 (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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