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Discovery takes advantage of younger employees paying lower salaries.

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Former Employee - Producer/Editor in Silver Spring, MD
Former Employee - Producer/Editor in Silver Spring, MD

I worked at Discovery Communications full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Company has great name recognition. It was once a very fun filled company but has since grown to strictly value ratings and bottom line over the value of its core which is employees.

Cons

The company has become so very corporate that it has lost its spirit and failed to celebrate the most important resource - the employees.

Doesn't Recommend
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    It was a good work-life balance, but not challenging enough

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Discovery Communications part-time

    Pros

    Great location/easy commute with metro
    Very flexible work hours for full time students
    Awesome company, with access to a huge media network

    Cons

    Not much emphasis on career development
    Not enough challenging projects
    No commuter reimbursement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most Interns commute from DC, which ends up being about $7 a day in metro fares or $80+ per month of parking in your garage. Consider reimbursing students who car-pool or take the metro.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great environment, lots of restructuring

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Ability to work autonomously. Great environment, good people. Work is challenging. They promote a lot from within. Benefits (including a nice yearly bonus) are fantastic, such as maternity/parental leave, on site gym or fitness reimbursement (for offices without a gym), company-wide volunteer day.

    Cons

    A lot of restructuring occurring, generally with annual layoffs. Same amount of work but less people to do it. They are moving more towards contract positions which means you continually have to train and work with new people who don't know the process and don't meet the same standards as full time employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come up with a long term plan and stick to it.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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