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Time Warner is a good company that used to be great

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

I have been working at Time Warner

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

As far as big media companies go, Time Warner remains at the top for a reason.....The benefits package is hard to beat. Generous vacation, pension plan and an incredibly diverse employee pool are also advantages. Work/Life balance is a constant and ongoing discussion and employee perks can be accessed for those willing to look into it.

Cons

In this time of budget cuts and hiring freezes, there is a nervousness about working in print and publishing in general. With the downward slope of the economy and massive layoffs, the morale in the company has dipped as well. Not much has been done to boost the morale and the retention of employees, which used to be at the forefront of this company's attention, has dipped considerably. And as a result of layoffs and hiring freezes, many people are doing the work of two or even three employees. Many are overworked and are more likely to look elsewhere for equal or better pay at a lesser company.

Advice to Management

While Time Warner still pays close attention to their employees Work/Life Balance, providing on-site pilates classes, guitar lessons and basic counseling as well as access to tickets to performances and free access to most museums in the city, many employees are unable to access these perks because they are working more than they should. Jobs have been cut and not replaced and people are starting to feel underappreciated. Time Warner used to be a company that made great efforts to keep their employees happy and also keep them around for life. In the last four years, Time Warner has been lacking in this department.

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  1. Under-appreciated Media Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Time Warner

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is one of the best media companies with some of the best brands in the entire industry. The benefits are good and you can gain some fantastic experiences.

    Cons

    Companied is still very siloed across all of the various segments and it can be a bit beauracratic.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to leverage its brands and implement a strategy to better succeed in the digital world. The company has succeeded in legacy mediums such as TV broadcasting and cable TV, but it still seems as if its internet strategy is in a state of flux. AOL is a solid platform, but I'm not sure if it is being leveraged correctly.


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    Great for those motivated by work-life balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Time Warner

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * One of the few companies left with a pension plan.
    * Work-life balance is generally good. At the location I was at, many people worked out at lunchtime and people were generally out the door before 6pm.
    * People are generally very nice.
    * Benefits are outstanding. Four weeks off per year for vacation is generous.

    Cons

    * Managers were hit or miss. Some were promoted who did not have any desire to manage at all. There was no consistency between managers - not sure if this was due to lack of managerial training classes or not.
    * No bonuses unless you were an executive.
    * No stock options for regular employees - this ended a few years ago.
    * Not a lot of room for growth - my organization was very flat and there was no advancement unless the person directly above you left.
    * Morale has been low for the past couple of years due to business outlook and cost cutting.
    * Pay is low compared to other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employee morale...constant cost-cutting in the form of hiring freezes and layoffs really takes a toll on the employees that stay behind.


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