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6 people found this helpful  

Sad to see what it's become

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Weather Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

A recognizable brand on your resume. Other than that, unless you thrive on endless frustration, I can't think of anything else.

Cons

After working at TWC for a number of years, it has been disheartening to watch what was once a loved brand turn into a shell of it's former self. The recent upgrades to the look of the network are nothing more than window dressing, designed to obscure the rot and deplorable moral that has plagued the company for quite sometime. Dysfunction is the rule rather than the exception at TWC, with managers in charge of departments they know nothing about, and employees constantly in the dark as to the intentions of leadership. Speaking for the broadcast side of the company, departments that once worked together as a team are often at odds with one another, and meaningful communication from the higher ups is mostly nonexistent. We have an executive team that would rather spend their time in New York rather than the home base of Atlanta, and employees can't help but wonder if that might influence whatever moves they might make next. Overall, the atmosphere at TWC is grim and employees are always ready for a curve ball to be thrown our way. Not at all an enjoyable way to spend your working life.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make an effort to communicate and physically interact with your lowly employees from time to time. A pre produced quarterly informational TV show is no replacement for meaningful face to face time with reports. Also, it would be nice to have at least somewhat competent people in management positions.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    The Island of Misfit Toys

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    1.) David Kenny is well respected in the advertising industry, so old school perceptions have changed.
    2.) They are starting to invest in the company, like with the network redesign.
    3.) Tthe mobile products have industry respect which is a resume builder.

    Cons

    1.) There is a high level of unprofessionalism.
    2.) There is no budget and no resources.
    3.) A life coach is necessary for drama management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can benefit from having a true corporate office vs. having senior leaders spread out amongst, NYC, ATL, SF, BOS, CHI. They should be more in touch with the day to day people and culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    no soul

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

    I worked at Weather Channel full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you can put up with the backstabbing, the chaos, and the unprofessionalism, and still maintain a positive attitude- you will be able to endure anything! Not to mention how much you will appreciate future and former employers.

    Cons

    Used to be a company with the utmost integrity, now they go to great lengths to have none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best to avoid bad people. Ever try to give advice to a bully? How'd that work out?

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