Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated September 3, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance is a thing to brag about (in 58 reviews)

  • Great benefits; salary is competitive after a few years on the job; good discounts/perks (although these are disappearing) (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • you are lied to about work/life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Great work experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deskside Support/Production Support Specialist in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Former Employee - Deskside Support/Production Support Specialist in Powder Springs, Cobb, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great work environment and meet a bunch of good people which I built some great relationships with.

    Cons

    Downsizing and outsourcing several departments. As they say if it's not broken why fix it.


  2. Current Employee at Turner

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours / environment, family friendly culture, Convenient campus, interesting work. It is a great place to work in the Atlanta community and offers benefits like volunteer time off.

    Cons

    Recent layoffs, top-heavy management, changing industry that leads to unsure future career paths for current employees.

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees with promotions, monetary raises, flexible vacation policies. Redesign work areas so they don't look like the 1980s.


  3. commercial copy account specialist

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    Former Employee - Billboards & Commercial Copy Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
    Former Employee - Billboards & Commercial Copy Specialist in Kennesaw, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    wonderful place to work, very nice environment great incentives

    Cons

    some of the management team need people skills

    Advice to Management

    management need improvement not all but some


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  5. Turner Broadcasting

    Current Employee - Corporate Security Staff in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Corporate Security Staff in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Family oriented company, with numerous perks.

    Cons

    Changing culture, becoming more corporate and less family oriented.

    Advice to Management

    My department could stand a moral boost as opposed to more punitive activities.


  6. Long Time Employee

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    Has changed recently and difficult to move


  7. Once a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working with really talented people. Cutting edge technology. Strong network brands.

    Cons

    Depressing work environment, especially after layoffs. Many employees are now doing the work of those gone in addition to their existing workload and there is tremendous burn out. No incentives (raises or promotions) add to the discontent. It used to be a really fun company that cared about it's employees but now it's a corporate turnstile

    Advice to Management

    Make your employees feel valued or they will leave.


  8. Working at Turner

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Working at Turner was fun and exciting. I loved the people and casual environment. the benefits were good and the work life balance was great. Turner focuses on developing people and there are a lot internal opportunities to grow yourself. But don't forget that you have to work for what you get, it not handed to you. My executive was very supportive and I was able to participate in a lot of different company initiatives.

    Cons

    I think the biggest frustration was that Turner is like a lot of little businesses. There are a lot of things that are not consistent across the company, every department does their own thing. An example is that a lot of departments do early release the day before a holiday, but some might be at noon and others at 3:00 while other departments might not do it all.

    Advice to Management

    Lots of change equals a lot of uncertainty, don't get so caught up in the numbers that you forget how you get the numbers. Your people are as important to your organization today as it was in Ted's day.


  9. 25 wonderful years

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Corporate Legal Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Corporate Legal Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Was a privilege to assist in monetizing creative endeavors with excellent co-workers and managers. Superb benefits offered such as 401-K, medical, dental, life, disability and vision insurance, PTO days & summer Friday hours.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.


  10. Senior Designer

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    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    401K matching, in house gym (good rate), good benefits, free parking, substantial pay, steady raises, various perks (early dismissal/summer fridays, etc), good vacation package, good holiday package, free coffee, lots of good people, etc

    Cons

    Long hiring process, demanding job


  11. Turner - Network Engineer

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Number of PTO days, TV access, basketball tickets, multi-cultural staff, multiple locations, telecommute, great medical, vision, and dental benefits, some departments have casual environments, a great group of people below the Director level, challenging business units with news, sports and entertainment (never gets boring with the news unit)

    Cons

    Cut-throat politics at the Director and VP levels, Directors and VPs micromanage and get involved too hands-on with daily engineer and developer duties, management doesn't inspire staff, lots of cross organization politicking, new management out to empire build

    Advice to Management

    Stop touching what engineers and developers are there for. Learn to manage properly and trust your employees.



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