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Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Atlanta, GA
Former Employee - Accounting Assistant in Atlanta, GA

I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

Pros

nice place to work. good people and benefits

Cons

hiring process takes along time 4 - 6 weeks

Recommends
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great employees, less great management

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    Former Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Many talented people across all Turner nets. Intelligence is high as well as commitment to good work. Benefits package is major reason to work there. Work experience with any of the Turner nets is impressive to competitors, even moreso in smaller markets. You'll be perceived as competent and competitive.

    Cons

    Retaining and even promoting incompetent and/or abusive senior managers. Very few options to move across from/to entertainment and news networks as well as internal divisions. Highly silo'ed, making cross pollination very difficult. Innovation and experimentation suffer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit when you've made poor managerial as well as program development choices and show staff your commitment to improvement. You'll get more respect and loyalty and morale will improve. Take down walls between HR/recruitment groups so employees have options to move into any network and/or division.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's OK, but don't count on your "foot in the door" mattering--you're nothing but a number to those outside your area

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    Current Employee - Technical Within TS&O in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Within TS&O in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Good work/life balance

    Average benefits package--the perks that go beyond average are skewed heavily towards those living in Atlanta.

    The company puts together really snazzy marketing for employees and employee meetings, etc

    Stable work environment in most departments

    Management is accessible

    Cons

    Why are we still using Office software from a decade ago?

    There are an abundance of people who do an average job and given the choice will never leave. The problem is these types of people are rarely idea generators and there's so many of them nobody wants to light a spark under anyone's feet.

    Those that do go out of their way to improve are not given the credit they deserve and often leave the company for better opportunities elsewhere. Those who do care are often very over-worked and receive little to no formal recognition for going above and beyond.

    IT is fragmented because they've compartmentalized every aspect of everyone's job so you only do a small portion. Because of this, very few "out of the box" thinking goes on because everyone's just focused on their aspect, and a lot of proactive activity never happens.

    My manager and another manager in my department are incompetent and cover for each other, and they've trained everyone below them to do their entire job so nobody outside notices.

    The cafeteria at Techwood has horrible food, and there is only a fast food court at CNNC.

    Various departments are very clicky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about your people.

    Give internal candidates who routinely get above average annual reviews high priority for all job openings, stop letting brilliant talent leave because they didn't perfectly fit the mold of the job opening. A good number of the long term employees left are the ones who don't care about improving and are just happy to receive a paycheck. Figure out who cares and who doesn't, and help those who do care advance.

    Turner recruiters need to do a better job of working with candidates across geographic locations. They tend to only even respond after you submit to an actual job and find that you are qualified, which is a bit ludicrous. They need to be a resource for current employees not just act as a resume clearinghouse.

    Stop asking departments to budget for their capital equipment 4-5 years out, it stomps on innovation (hey accountant: what new model car will you be buying in the year 2017?). It also forces us to buy equipment that we don't really need all because 5 years ago we decided this year would be the year to replace this or that. While you're worrying about who has a text messaging plan at $3/mo on their Blackberry, or who is worthy of the $40/mo data plan for a Blackberry in exchange for an employee slaving after hours reading their email while not at work, I'm installing $90,000 servers that aren't even needed, but if I don't buy them this year I'll not be able to next year.

    Disapproves of CEO
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