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Coordinator

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Fun environment, cool people, great mixture of small company and big company feel in a major corporation, exciting product, mostly respectful colleagues, great overall culture

Cons

Hard to move around internally (many people at Turner joke that you have to leave and come back to get a promotion at Turner), horrible bonuses, merit based salary increase always seems like a stupid game to keep you under a certain increase%, far too heavy workload

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make internal movement more a priority, develop some kind of management/leadership development program (FOR NON-MANGERS) that will groom employees to take on higher level roles internally - a similar program to get employees more involved in content development/creative/technology roles would be great too., and get better incentives. Working at Turner can be like being a spectator at a wonderful meal. There is all this cool work around, but no clear way to get involved in the cool stuff if you didn't start on that career path.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to add a great name to your resume

    Cons

    The managers are idiots. Cronyism is rampant. After elections it's a sinking ship. Lots of layoffs this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be better at career pathing your employees. Stop promoting problems into management positions (those that can't do manage). Respect people for their work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Lack of support as an employee and lack of room to grow (unless you're Brazilian or Argentinian)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    The campus' benefits. It has a gym, dry cleaners and a bank. Also, a way to succeed is to be Argentinian or Brazilian, otherwise chances are very slim.

    Cons

    The culture is very demoralizing because there is no room to grow or support from your direct or indirect managers to do so. Especially if you are not Brazilian or Argentinian, therefore part of "the click." Only the ones on top grow. Most employees have been in the Latin America division for over ten years doing exactly what they started doing when they joined the company. And most are very demoralized but realize things won't change unless they leave. They stay because they feel it's difficult to find something after this long and feel conscious about their vocal accents. HR doesn't help either. There are many in that division that have a very thick file of complaints and nothing is done about it. HERE EVERYTHING IS ABOUT "WHO YOU KNOW." Not actual talent. Sad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer communication, support, guidance to grow within the company, even if the employee is not Brazilian or Argentinian. Recognition. Acknowledgment. It would be nice too if the ones with Manager and Director titles had actually had direct reports prior and had the ability to manage. But most "managers" lack people skills making it very difficult to interact, therefore manage a team of people. E

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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