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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

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Great product but tendency to suffer from approval paralysis and a lot of cost cutting in the last few years.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Pros

    Great content, international travelling, red carpet events.

    Cons

    Company fun by finances and lawyers, frustrating for creative thinkers/entrepreneurs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ease up on the forecasting and invest in training and development. Make some longer terms decisio s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. in transition

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Warner Bros. Home Entertainment

    Pros

    Market leader. Multidisciplinary jobs across video, video games, consumer products and across distribution with physical & digital retailers. WBHE is in a global transition, offering new opportunities.
    Strong brands

    Cons

    2014 is a record breaking year in terms of results for the French division, however the company is going through a painful reorganisation in which the lay offs will need to be compensated by more efforts as long as our digital business will not be in position to compensate the declining physical markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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