Turner Broadcasting Reviews in Atlanta, GA

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
364 Reviews

3.7
364 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 37 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 61 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 13 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Really enjoy the people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work life and gym benefits

    Cons

    Location commute and salary and political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, and awesome work life balance

    Cons

    Very hard to move upwards, as there aren't many people leaving the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Turner Broadcasting - A Good Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Social Media Producer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Social Media Producer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fast Paced, Exciting subject matter and work. Creative coworkers

    Cons

    BUSY BUSY BUSY. Work Life Balance is out of whack. It takes a long time to get anywhere in terms of career changes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people, increasing amounts of big company politics

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Technical Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great benefits, decent pay, lots of flexibility. Good work environment and good work/life balance.

    Cons

    There are increasing amounts of red tape and politics, most recently due to a change in high level management. The company doesn't seem to value talented people as much as it values saving money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are feeling less and less valued. Company runs the risk of loosing talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company experiencing growing pains, great people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Support Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance can be good, depending on the department you're in. Excellent benefits, including company matching for 401k. PTO policy is good, with combined sick/personal/vacation days, increasing with tenure. Company culture is good, with lots of perks, including onsite gym, employee discounts. Internal training center helps employees stay current with skills. For most of my time at Turner, I was lucky to have worked with caring, understanding management, as well as talented coworkers.

    Cons

    Schedules can be erratic, and starting pay is typically low, so only go into this field if it's a "calling." The closer you are to air, the crazier the schedules can be, which is typical in broadcasting. Morale is low as of August 2014. Hopefully, this will improve as the company adapts to changing consumer demands and succeeds in redefining itself. I don't think senior management is plugged into the best interests of the worker bees. Some decisions are very short-sighted, and are not easily reversed when conditions change. Developing talent from within is often not encouraged adequately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slashing positions may help Turner's bottom line, not to mention your personal bonus potential, but the employees left in the wake will be miserable and resentful. Please don't destroy the company I helped to build and happily called home for many years.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great in the past but TimeWarner is changing the game

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Turner has great culture; diversity; time off; career opportunities; resources; honest management; relationship based company, lots of employee discounts

    Cons

    Once you are in Turner, you are in - almost to a fault. They keep people around forever. it really takes a lot to get fired from there - which is great for morale, but people know it and they start to slack-off after a while.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Mostly a great place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Broadcast Maintenance Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Broadcast Maintenance Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, Time off is great, Work life balance great

    Cons

    culture, political, no room to grow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Turner Broadcasting - "It's not what you know; it's who you know."

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work-life balance; glass ceilings unless you kiss the right you know what; weak management; dead wood employees;

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is no point sharing advice to management. Management is the current problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Some groups are tightly knit, well oiled machines. If you are in one of those groups you will love your time at the company. Benefits are amazing, location and parking in Atlanta are simple whether at Techwood or CNN Center, company has many well known brands so it will look great on your resume. Diverse work environment with people from all over the world. Great place to learn the media business.

    Cons

    Lots of detrimental politics. Leadership positions have been given to outsiders who have brought in their own teams, disrupting long standing policies and turning the place into a cutthroat environment. Lots of senior executives focused on these things instead of running their parts of the business. HR is definitely more interested in not being sued than in ensuring a good working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create incentive plans that ensure collaboration. Turn HR around - ensure that employees are first. Remove power from those who are creating the them vs us attitude among teams.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior financial Analyst

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Great values, work life balance

    Cons

    Sr. management can be a pain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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