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Nice People, Disorganized Priorities

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

I have been working at Weather Channel full-time

Pros

Great coworkers - lots of talent here. Sense of pride for company and mission, particularly during severe weather events when everyone steps up and makes sure we get the facts out there.

Cons

Poor morale amongst coworkers. Little-to-no company functions. Indecisive management, quick to jump onto the latest bandwagon. Too many cooks in the kitchen when it comes to decisions or products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your employees, or hire more "followers." Either let them be the master of their own destiny or tell them flat out that it's management's way or the highway. Don't be so afraid to fail. Think outside the box.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Work/life balance? What's that?

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good (and very friendly) people.
    Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, etc.)
    If you like weather, you'll like it for a while.

    Cons

    If you're on a bad schedule, expect to stay on it.
    Little/no growth (personal, professional) opportunities.
    No morale.
    If you like weather, you'll like it until outside life (such as family commitments) begins to interfere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some departments work better than others, and are better to their associates than others.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It's not what it used to be, but still a good company.

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time

    Pros

    -Some of the best and nicest people to work with
    -Decent benefits but good work life balance
    -If you're not after advancement and want stability, this is a place can be a long stay
    -Great brand

    Cons

    -Top heavy management, lean on associates and supporting staff with many levels of senior management (too many VP+). Titles are one or two levels inflated over actual responsibilities.
    -Behind the industry in digital advertising
    -Not well positioned for long term sales and profitability objectives
    -Limited career growth in the "go to grow" philosophy
    -Low employee morale
    -Low level of accountability (which could be seen as a pro)
    -Lack of industry and competitive intelligence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -While the goal is to sell the company in 2013/2014, the company is not positioned competitively for growth in the 4 - 6 yr time frame. It would be a better company if it were focused on realistic mid-term goals.
    -Hire more support at the low - mid levels (Dir and below)
    -Communicate clear objectives
    -Hold employees accountable
    -Build out operational strategy to support C-level strategy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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