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It is what it is

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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 (more than 5 years)

Pros

The Weather Channel has done what is necessary to transition from a "middling" company to a transformational company. They have shed the yoke of a "quality place to work" for the relentless pursuit of "what have you done for me lately" mentality. Question is, can something so commoditized as the weather be a defining, successful business model? If you think that brand supersedes the marketplace then bet on The Weather Channel.

Cons

C-Level management behaves as though they are in the untouchable caste. New hires almost certainly have to have some previous connection to C-Level management to come aboard if they hope to achieve.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't turn your back on the "establishment" associates - they built this company. They have wisdom and insight that applies to the business. This isn't just another start-up that you can spur with superfluous, shiny ideas and flip for a dollar. Consumers value The Weather Channel for its steadfast trustworthiness and insight.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Partly Cloudy With A Chance of Sunshine

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great employees who go the extra mile to support the business. Resilient workforce has been through tremendous change in last 4 years. Decent benefits. Strong brand.

    Cons

    Very poor executive team-- 3 CEO's in 4 years. No integrity. Cut throat culture modeled and encouraged. Old facility. Investment made only in TV studio and exec offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Like the website, Apps, and Cable channel - you are being watched. You need a serious introspective exam to transition to a high functioning, profitable, leadership management team. Get some diversity - and eliminate the groupthink.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful

    The Weather inside is frightful

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    There are few Pros - and I mean that both as in Professionals and in positive attributes of the company. The salaries are OK for Atlanta but don't let that lure you in to this mess.

    Cons

    The lack of professionalism and experience amongst the middle and senior management ranks is truly astounding. This is due to the fact that David Kenny and most of his Sr Mgmt team have none to little media experience and background, and they continually hire their cronies who have similar backgrounds at outrageous salaries. They enjoy talking about past conquests and their connections - but in 1 yr the needle has not moved, I believe anywhere else, this would be considered a failure.

    The inexperienced and unmonitored VPs are like naughty teenagers - continuously fighting over turf and outright warring against each other. Someone else reviewed it perfectly "Loads of VPs tripping all over each other... and actually tripping each other too". Senior Management is fostering and rewarding a cut throat culture where truth and integrity are punished - and anyone who has a different point of view or opinion will be made so miserable they will wish to be laid off - I have personally witnessed that with 3 colleagues.

    I have also observed that there are no minorities in Senior Management and very few women, in fact in the last yr they have gotten rid of the only woman of color at the senior level and many others in middle management - it is becoming the "Whitewashed" weather Company - dangerous if you are a minority.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of spending an inordinate amount of money on tons of consultants, how about some true leadership David Kenny? Come down from your private jet, and really get to know what is going on in Atlanta & NY, how poorly your Senior management is performing and why you will never be able to move the company forward with the current players.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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