124 Employee Reviews (View Most Recent)

Sort: Rating Date

3 people found this helpful  

A formerly good place to work whch has gone downhill.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

I have been working at Weather Channel

Pros

Strong brand recognition, largely good and considerate co-workers, a convenient location to get to outside of downtown, fairly decent pay and benefits package.

Cons

Since the takeover by NBC and two private equity firms, the place has undergone a 180-degree turnaround. Only lip service is given to putting employees first, the rank-and-file are expected to
keep their heads down and not give advice to a management team that has largely been brought in from outside. In the current culture, you are largely denied advancement or not listened to if you are a holdover from the Landmark Communications days. Upper level management doesn't have a focus or overarching strategy beyond making as much money is possible, there is virtually no chance for advancement or transferring to another department, and the workload has increased while recognition for a job well done has largely disappeared. As a result, there are rumors around the building of whole departments resigning practically en masse. Everybody in my department comes in, keeps their head down, does their job and the gets the hell out as quickly as possible. I could go on and on...

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Put your money where your mouth is. Value your employees instead of treating them like cogs in a wheel. Listen to your good employees, or none of them will be left!

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Weather Channel

  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    It went from being very good in 2008-09 to extremely bad in 2010

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Application Developer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Application Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Weather Channel

    Pros

    - Has brand value
    - Work is not that complicated
    -Some senior developers are really knowledgeable but since environment is simple their potential is underused.
    -Is in Atlanta , GA

    Cons

    - Didn't learn any new technology when I was with TWC. Technologies used at TWC is obsolete. it' s simple MVC implementation and some pl and js.
    - None of the skills I acquired at the weather channel were truly marketable.
    - Salaries are less compared to the industry
    - Product team dictates the resource allocation on IT projects
    - Resource allocation is often done without understanding the technical details of the project or skill set of a developer.
    -You are expected to meet time-lines by working overtime (even on weekends)
    - It is not a good place to wok if you want to grow as a Technologist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Management has conducted to many reshuffles in last two years. Which has lead to instability.
    - To many VPs, EVPS,.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a company that cares.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Weather Channel

    Pros

    Of course there are problems, but the new management really seems to have a grasp of the issues and is trying new things. There's a lot of personal freedom (somewhat dependent on your supervisor).

    Cons

    Limited career growth, but it seems to be improving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should continue integrating the digital and TV teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
There are newer employer reviews for Weather Channel.

Worked for Weather Channel? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.