Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
357 Reviews

3.7
357 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Turner Broadcasting - A Good Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Social Media Producer  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Social Media Producer in Atlanta, GA

    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
  2.  

    Excellent place to work, great growth opportunity!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Ad Sales Assistant in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Great company culture and work/life balance.

    Cons

    A lot of reorganization going on and will be more in near future.

  3.  

    worthwhile

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    flexiblity, insurance, perks, large company

    Cons

    glass ceiling, training, rewarding quality

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  5.  

    Great in the past but TimeWarner is changing the game

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

    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
  6.  

    Great people, increasing amounts of big company politics

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

    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
  7.  

    Good company experiencing growing pains, great people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Support Specialist  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Support Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    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
  8.  

    Great company, lots of growth opportunities.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in New York, NY

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity for growth. Great culture, perks, and a chance to be involved with higher ups.

    Cons

    Sometimes gets very corporate, have to deal with politics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Start to a Career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great growth opportunities early in career, fair compensation and benefits. Good people

    Cons

    Management is VERY top-heavy. Sometimes move slower than the industry due to its size

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mostly a great place

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, Time off is great, Work life balance great

    Cons

    culture, political, no room to grow

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Overall a great company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment, good training

    Cons

    Lack of advancement opportunities, politics

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