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Updated Jul 8, 2014

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3.5 114 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Time Warner President, CEO, and Director Jeff Bewkes

Jeff Bewkes

(54 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • They emphasize work-life balance, I never felt pressured to work longer hours (than necessary) in order to succeed(in 13 reviews)

  • Great benefits, training as well as vacation time(in 21 reviews)


Cons
  • Also there isn't a lot of room for growth within some of the departments(in 4 reviews)

  • Upper management on some teams should not be there(in 5 reviews)

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    Great place to work!

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat location in NYC, great culture & work/life balance, smart & fun people, great benefits, good opportunity for career advancement

    ConsLike most companies, benefits are changing, but still better then most!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HIgh Pressure Environment.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat bonuses, and free services.

    ConsThere is such high pressure to sell that many of the reps started to develop less than ethical practices. Some of these practices were encouraged by supervision. Also not enough emphasis on customer satisfaction leads to all host of issues to tech appoints, to customer's accounts being messed up. To me this company is the epitome of what is wrong with the corporate culture today. Greed and short term quarterly gains in stead of long term success and a decent company ethos.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing problems with this company are mostly due to laws that put stockholder profits first. All issues are systemic.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sweet

    Administrative Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsDiversity. Time Warner is very inclusive and does an excellent job hiring and developing minority talent. The benefits are great, pay is solid. Executive Management is very grounded and that sensibility trickles down throughout lower management and the rest of the company.

    ConsCareer growth is stagnant. There is a lot of talk about talent development and promoting from within, yet internal candidates often lose out to externals.

    People who work here are lifers, which limits growth opportunities. The lifer mentality also restricts innovation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Editor (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGreat place to work, great health and other benefits

    ConsNothing to con about. at this time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great experience. They have great resources for career development and HR policies.

    Designer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat benefits, career training, and facilities/office. Stable environment. No need to be worried about the company going out of business. Good, happy co-workers. Good place to have work-life balance.

    ConsCan be difficult to understand office politics and how to move up if it's your first corporate job. There were several rounds of lay-offs, but were handled pretty well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote those that work for you that are doing well. Suggest education through HR classes constantly and allow time and culture to have the time for them to take these classes. Helps working with co-workers and understanding bosses and your own situation immensely.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Extremely Flawed Workflow

    Senior Developer (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice building. All the fanciest restaurants in the US is in this building.

    ConsNo QA team, developers have to do that. No production support, guess who gets called in middle of the night? Developers. The work flow is extremely flawed as developers can easily put work straight to production, yet management choose to ignore these bigger issues but focus on trivial ones like if the employee comes in on time or not.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn the 4 basic steps of the software development cycle and assign the right people for each step. Currently, developers are responsible for 3/4 of this cycle!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A wonderful place to build a career

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsWorking for this major media company is an excellent career move. You collaborate with smart people, and the projects you work on touch millions. Time Warner has worldwide recognition and you actually feel proud of telling people where you work. I felt like I could have worked there my entire career. They emphasize work-life balance, I never felt pressured to work longer hours (than necessary) in order to succeed.

    ConsIt's a large company - standing out and making a name for yourself can be a challenge. Bureaucracy and a top heavy management makes it difficult for agile and innovative ideas to move ahead quickly. It's a very safe-place to work, they'd prefer keeping with the status quo rather than taking risks and shifting the company in new uncharted directions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop executives should reach out more often to employees to hear what they have to say (town hall forums). Demonstrate follow-through in performance reviews by rewarding high-achievers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Benefits, Stressful environment

    Construction Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, good pay, safe, challenging environment

    ConsStressful, constant change, too big to operate efficiently

    Advice to Senior ManagementWe are over-taxing employees. I understand that running lean is important to our bottom line, but there needs to be a limit.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswork life balance does exist , great benefits

    Consno clear direction from management, decisions are very slow

    Advice to Senior Managementstep back take a look and make right decisions

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great benefits,

    Direct Sales (Former Employee) Dayton, OH

    ProsGreat benefits, decent work environment, good perks

    ConsConstantly changing pay structure a lot of overtime unrealistic goals

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't micro manage

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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