Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

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good place to work

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Current Employee - Director
Current Employee - Director

I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

No opinion of CEO
No opinion of CEO

Pros

#1 brand in the market, there is no other entertainment company that has the market prestige or market power than warner. this is not to be understated - this power enables them access to the best talent and positions them well with major customers. within wb, there are challenges but also a lot of opportunities to succeed. they are very loyal to their people, which means that you essentially get tenure although it is informal. there is also a lot of dead wood and bureaucracy as a result. i would recommend warner to anyone simply based on the brand. overall a good place to work.

Cons

#1 brand, but execution struggles. there is an expression in the e

Advice to Management

empower your teams

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  1. A decent place to work, if you get into the right area

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    Current Employee - Manager, Finance in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Manager, Finance in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work and life balance, though this can vary widely depending on department. Benefits are good, health insurance is cheap, and vision care is excellent. It can be a very fun place to work, as projects come through at a steady pace, keeping one involved in their daily work.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic thinking, and a culture of mediocrity. Morale is quite low. It is very very important to be plugged into the right people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to resource allocation - don't shrink growing business units.

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    Leader in the industry but may or may not be the best place for you.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For starters they invented the home video business and are one of the most highly regarded home entertainment companies in the world. If you are looking for experience at a world class company you can't go wrong working here. These guys created the playbook! You will be exposed to people that are the best in the business (packaged goods at least). Warner has scale and the track record to pitch and acquire almost any type of property and put it through the well oiled marketing and distribution machine. And of course, there's all those free DVDs :)

    Cons

    My experience at Warner Bros. and WBHE was that career development takes a back seat. The management team is not empowered in this area. Performance reviews don't seem to matter because there is not a proper rewards structure in place. (Unless of course you are VP or above). I would like to see the company be more aggressive in their transition to digital. Sorry, but top management does not have the guts to make tough decisions. Look how long it took them to pull out of HD-DVD! But what happened when they finally did? All the other studios immediately followed their lead and the format was pronounced dead in days. As an industry leader, Warner Bros. needs to step up to the plate more often.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more effectively to employees and reward those who perform in a material fashion.

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