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Helpful (1)

CNN a Turner Broadcasting company is a great place to work if it was worth it.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Camera Operator in Washington, DC
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

-It's a very popular company, and looks GREAT on a resume. -Turner Broadcasting includes so many television brands, I particularly work for CNN and it's plethora of networks.

Cons

-The compensation is the lowest in the television industry for a global media organization -The line level management prefers not to communicate well with it's teams.

Advice to Management

As an industry we are the lowest compensated employees on the totem-pole yet we work hard to make our brand, our content and our product the strongest in the industry. Our company needs to restructure its pay scales and be considerate of the workers who make CNN such a popular and sustainable product. The cost of housing in Washington, DC where I work and live doubled by 201% in 2005; with over 10 years if outstanding industry experience my annual compensation shows nothing of it.

Other Employee Reviews for Turner Broadcasting

  1. Helpful (2)

    A good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, stable industry and mature company. Certain levels of management are caring and competent. As long as revenue generating divisions continue to do well, corporate management is willing to spend money on strategy, long term assets, and employee compensation and benefits. Talented employees.

    Cons

    Some levels of management (especially senior) seem to be too focused on consultant suggestions rather than practical improvements in how things are managed, measured, and prioritized. Not a lot of communication between higher levels of management and regular employees; managers sometimes see what they want to see rather than what is actually happening. The work/life balance expectations can vary depending on your direct manager, from fine to iff-y.

    Advice to Management

    Focus. Talk to your people rather than consultants. Stop flitting between the latest hot trends.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Just an opinion

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - NetOps Senior Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - NetOps Senior Coordinator in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employees are treated fairly for the most part. They also actively try to promote from within as well as offer opportunities to develop yourself both personally as well as professionally. The "fringe benefits" are great along with the regular benefits. The vacation package is pretty good, and the technology is for the most part up to date. Those responsible for maintaining the equipment seem to be reliable. I also respect the amount of importance place on diversity through out the company. The general knowledge of the working staff is typically good. The company consistently seek input from employee's regarding procedures and policies.

    Cons

    Information gets lost in the red tape. Items that would appear critical knowledge just isn't always passed down the chain. Some of the inter-office applications seem to be redundant requiring additional work and over documentation. There are a few instances in which certain employees are allowed to "coast" while others seem to do all the work. I believe this is more of an example of those "doing all the work" not speaking up when the opportunity arises. In my specific department, it is difficult to get holidays off, but I think that is the nature of the business, and the selection process for those who do get holidays off is certainly fair and communicated well in advanced. The downfall is that in the case of promotion or transfer, those holidays are often lost.

    Advice to Management

    Keep exploring new media and the vast opportunities associated with it.


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