Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated November 18, 2014
Updated November 18, 2014
421 Reviews
3.6
421 Reviews
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Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 51 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 71 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 17 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult (in 13 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great company: takes persistence and the right relationships for promotions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Tons of great resources and benefits offered to the employees. Many opportunities to network and do work in the community

    Cons

    Advancement is based a lot on the right relationships instead of skill and experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good managers
    -Invested in employees
    -Nice company perks: discounts, etc.

    Cons

    -Witnessed some people get promoted through "connections" or because they were family, classic nepotism
    -Was laid off with a bunch of other people but not too broken up about it
    -No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to recognize that there are younger people in the company that have great perspectives and insights that could help move the company forward

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Creative and fun coworkers, exciting industry.

    Cons

    Little turn-over, not much room for advancement.
    In an effort to save money and cut costs, many jobs were eliminated without any real regard for the organization and how the changes would affect the day-to-day and future operations.
    Senior Management is not in touch with what is actually going on within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Worked at this company for over 12 years. Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is going through a transition so we'll see what happens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    soft benefits, insurance, work/life balance, great enviorment/culture

    Cons

    silo oranization, pay is average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • 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 Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Turner was an amazing place to work. The culture was progressive and encouraged personal growth. The benefits were as good as any I have experienced in the industry (or any industry really). A great experience overall.

    Cons

    Cons are what you might expect from any large corporation. They are not as nimble when it comes to change as a smaller company, although to their credit, they are aware and seeking to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing to break the shackles of doing things "the way they've always been done." This is an industry that can not only embrace change, but drive it every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Executive Assistant

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great company with great benefits! Great people with amazing growth. You can easily climb the ladder in this company if you're hungry for success. There are training programs that can help you advance to another level.

    Cons

    Limited corporate structure/limited diversity. There is a big disparity with compensation among Executive Assistants in Turner Atlanta, especially between African Americans and Caucasians. Work life balance is "off balance" for Executive Assistants that work for high level executives. You are on call 24/7 and cannot make plans without constantly having to change them to accommodate your executive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more diversity. There is a shortage of African Americans in management positions. Would like to see a broader culture in the company. Layoffs have put a damper on the morale of employees. A lot of perks have been taken away as a result of the layoffs. Would like to see new programs in place and increased benefits.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    One of a kind experience that likely cannot be replicated(+/-) but I will appreciate all that came with it. Great training ground.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Hands down great benefits, work life balance, perks ( even though they are watering them down), great people and politics to teach you. It's an environment like no other...I assume it's because it is a media company. If you can build relationships and learn who and how to influence opportunities are boundless. Need to work at a pace that is interdependent of priorities not strategy.

    Cons

    What Turner used to be is no longer and the easencenof what made the company relational, familial, and entrepreneurial is no longer...it has become a machine that is focused on shareholders and not stakeholders ( is employees and audiences)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on diversity, a culture of high performance, and define real strategies that start at the bottom. I love Turner and look forward to seeing what comes in the next 20 years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Typical corporation that is top heavy and cares little for the employees that actually do the work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Brand recognition, corporate perks, good location and benefits. Plenty of networking opportunities

    Cons

    Only way to go up the ladder is to spend more time schmoozing to executives than doing your job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire management that is capable of understanding what it takes to do the work in their respective disciplines

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be a great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Event Marketing Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Event Marketing Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits, relaxed environment, potential for growth depending on area of expertise.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Tend to overwork/underpay employees. Only promotions available are those who have been an employee for 7-10 years. Some get promoted quick, but there are corporate politics involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should get proper training before being promoted. A lot of managers that are not properly trained to manage projects or people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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