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... started great but the management style of the studio is degenerating

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

It's Warner Bros. Better than average pay. Flexible schedule. Great benefits.

Cons

Lately they hire completely unqualified people from totally different industries and make kids right out of college senior manager or VP. Upper management literally has no idea what their division does, or what the day to day operations are. Extremely low employee satisfaction /morale. Positions are always filled by outside hire, zero promotion from below Director level. Tendency to implement every new management fad, regardless if it fits the business model, decreases efficiency and productivity and negatively impacts clients/revenue. Several rounds of layoffs have left divisions too lean, everyone does the work of four people. Up to ten hours of overtime a week. Red state / blue state management vs hourly dynamic.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pizza Hut used to make new franchise owners spend two weeks doing every job in the business before they could run one. Upper management needs to have a real understanding of the day to day of their division. Hire the person who can do the job (experience/background), not the guy right out of college or the guy who used to grow flowers for florists. Stop using recruiters and consultants. Recruiters don't know what a qualified applicant is and consultants aren't there to solve your problem they are there to sell you their services in perpetuity. If it isn't broken, don't fix it - stop implementing every new fad from every other business, and if you do, listen to your employees when they tell you the changes aren't working.

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  1. Started well, but lacked toward the end...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great properties to play with
    Working with movie studio

    Cons

    Senior management seems uninterested in growing careers of employees

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. Good company to work for.

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    Current Employee - SFA in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - SFA in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Warner Bros. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Decent compensation, good benefits, overall nice people, and a pleasant environment.

    Cons

    It can be very political, depending what department you work in. Lots of people are also lifers, so it leave little room to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are a lot of employees, but try to recognize the ones who are working hard and getting things done over the ones who are good at BSing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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