Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
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3.7 334 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

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John Martin

(23 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to(in 36 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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    Decent work environment, flexible work/life balance, little opportunity for growth due to stagnant staff/management.

    Software Developer (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsVery flexible when it comes to work life balance, as long as you get your work done management doesn't check the time clock punches.

    ConsOne major concern/issue that I have, at least I see it as an major issue, is it is nearly impossible to be fired for performance reasons alone. Fading skill sets with little to no motivation to learn and stay current = very stagnant and dull work environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMid-level management has been in the same roles for my entire tenure and have grown complacent and content with how things are and are unwilling to take any risks or jump out on a limb for something they believe in, motivate them to change and with it the cultural change you desire will follow.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Sales Planner

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompetitive and smart professionals. Be prepared to work hard. Various divisions to work for.

    ConsCollege like environment. Hard to get hired and be promoted. Little work-life balance.

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    Great company to work for. Very Much a people oriented organization

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsBenefits are great, You are allowed to do your job. Work-Life balance is a thing to brag about. Open door policies allow employees a voice.

    ConsA little decentralized, The company has many different little segments that don't like to play with each other. Sometimes information does get to all employees

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more feedback to your employees. Don't run around putting out fires, let your people do their job. Don't micromanage.

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

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    Good Company

    IT Manager (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsGrowth opportunities if you take initiative. Great benefits and vacation. Very diverse.

    ConsPeople hold on to positions for too long which stunts. Growth.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe open to new ideas and invest more in career development.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Current boss, company perks and working on world renowned sites makes this a great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsWork on great sites in different verticals, such as News (CNN, CNNMoney, HLN), Sports (NBA, PGA, NCAA) and Entertainment (truTV, TNT, TBS) make for an exciting, dynamic work environment. Company is extremely friendly to minorities and the GLBT community with Business Resource Groups (BRG).

    ConsPath to career growth is not clear. Travel to conferences and the like is not evenly distributed. There seems to be a lack of support for Christians. (company will not support Christian or Religious based charities)

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

     

    Overall positive, good benefits, excellent 401K match, competitive salaries.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, but that depends on the area of the company where you work.

    ConsAscending into upper management is difficult. Strategy of the company in some areas can be questionable at times.

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    Sales Assistant (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat people and a good learning beginning learning experience

    ConsDifficult to move up and get promoted

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote from within the company

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    Life after Turner

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsTurner has been a good place to start a career. Many new services and networks have launched over the years. The people have always been fun and easy to work with.

    ConsThe times have changed and Turner has as well, but not necessarily for the better. Yes the company has become bigger and makes a great deal of money, but the heart has slowly slipped away.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRemember to think about why Turner became successful. Heart and grit. CNN's ratings and respect have dropped because the direction has changed. The focus now is on the ratings and not on doing the job. Maybe Turner has gotten to big for its own good. The company was better when it was just Turner and not part of the Time Warner empire.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lots of Change right now

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proswonderful development program for employees

    Conspeople are stuck on titles. LOTS of politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe aware of the collaboration (or lack thereof) on your team. You will loose great talent because of petty office politics rather than the overall brand and work itself. People never leave companies. People leave people.

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

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    Great place to work--full of opportunities and stellar people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsThe benefits are superb, and the pay is competitive with lots of extra perks in terms of discounts, onsite health club and clinic, and free passes to local events, shows. The work environment is really positive, and there are a lot of opportunities for learning and growth.

    ConsWork life balance looks challenging as you move up the ranks, but that seems to be expected in any corporation or line of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don't have any advice for management.

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

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