Discovery Communications

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Great Place to Work Overall

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Sales in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at Discovery Communications

Pros

Great benefits, brand recognition allows for easier sales opportunities, great support, nice people, great marketing & resources at your disposal.

Cons

They reward selfishness. Transparency is lacking, so many people cheat their way up easily. Some VPs, Directors, Managers should not be in the positions that they are in, it seems like they are not qualified or competent, making their teams suffer. Not much room for promotion.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Please stop rewarding selfishness. Transparency is lacking, so many people cheat their way up easily. It turns off people who are team players and get burned.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Benefits, Shifting Priorities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I worked at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    The people are great. The benefits are amazing. I loved being right in downtown Silver Spring. I also was proud of what Discovery creates and puts out in the world.

    Cons

    The biggest downside of Discovery is trying to keep up with rapidly shifting priorities. It was also very frustrating to watch as they laid off so many employees who had been with the company for so long and had contributed so much to make Discovery what it is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is really hard on your employees when you point them in one direction, they throw their hearts into what you asked them to do - and then you change course suddenly. Of course this happens sometimes, but over and over gives your employees whiplash.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, piss poor leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Silver Spring, MD

    I have been working at Discovery Communications

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits
    Great coworkers
    Well known and respected product

    Cons

    Executive leadership treats workers as expendable pieces
    Programming has gone down hill
    Forced integration with HSW handled horribly by management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on treating your workers with respect. No one is fooled by the 'integration' with HSW, aka another round of downsizing and reorgs. Programming should return to its roots, rather than the horrible reality TV theme that the majority of shows now have. Really, you have to do FOUR shows about midgets????

    Disapproves of CEO
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