Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated July 28, 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 internship program!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Felt connected to my department and loved overall company culture. Loved getting to meet other interns from around the world.

    Cons

    A lot of change happens as the company changes leadership.


  2. Great Workplace

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Employee development opportunities and networking opportunities are a cornerstone of what makes Turner Broadcasting one of the greatest companies that I have ever worked for. Additionally, compensation and employee benefits are in line with the leading companies in the entertainment industry.

    Cons

    Middle management will not always be receptive of new ideas that could be implemented in reference to process development that could save the company both time and money. Human Resources will not always evaluate an employees potential skill set fairly when assessing moves to different business units whether vertically or horizontally and rely to heavily on current management or supervisor assessments even though they may cast the employee in a favorable light.

    Advice to Management

    Develop an independent assessment criteria to rate the skills of employees separate from the annual review process. Also address any potential problems that involve Human Resources separately in an objective manner in order to ferret out potential bad apples both in management and within the direct report structure of the business model.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Company culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, large company with many divisions and opportunities.

    Cons

    Employee reviews are time consuming, and pointless since raises and bonuses are pre-determined and benefit the already highly compensated. Company stresses involvement in many social networking groups and committees, to most of the time no end benefit, that it conflicts with your actual job.

    Advice to Management

    Allow employees more opportunities to advance to mid-level.


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  5. Great company, great people ... Career growth is limited

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, and 401K matching are excellent. If you are a strong performer, you can have flexibility when you need it. Career development workshops, opportunities and speakers are always available. Other perks include food trucks, occasional discounts, Turner Volunteer day. You can take 40 hours of volunteer time and not have to use your PTO.

    Cons

    There is not a tremendous amount of growth opportunity within Turner because of "compression." There are a lot of people who have worked here for a long time, and who remain in their positions, not creating room for others to grow. So for many, you have to leave the company if you want to advance your career.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on doing what we do best, and keep investing in Turner's workforce. Continue offering flexibility in a world where everyone pretty much works whether or not they are at the office.


  6. Used to be fantastic!!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Norcross, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Top of the line benefits and perks. Tons of PTO days from the start as a new hire, looks great on y our resume.

    Cons

    Mediocre to low pay for a company of this size. Management has a total disconnect from the rest of the workers creating resentment and animosity within its ranks.


  7. Post 2020

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Turner is good about stepping back and taking a look from different angles. In my opinion, it provides a new perspective. Turner 2020 accomplished this. As a result, a change was made. Asked why a lot, eliminated inefficiency, streamlined, trimmed some fat.

    Cons

    Sometimes when the fat gets trimmed the meat gets cut. We are working too much and too fast. It does not feel like we are working smart.


  8. 2020 hurt them badly

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Smyrna, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Smyrna, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    culture was great before the 2020 layoffs. Hopefully it will get back to that in the near future

    Cons

    Culture change, layoffs, perks demolished, people not considered over numbers

    Advice to Management

    Get back to what it was once, and create top notch programming.


  9. Marketing Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Company is willing to test and try new ideas

    Cons

    Limited budgets and need very sr approval for spends

    Advice to Management

    Push decisions down to directors/managers more


  10. Industry leader

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Turner is a well established company in the industry.

    Cons

    The company recently went through restructuring.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, Changing landscape

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Business Ops & Development in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Business Ops & Development in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for with hard-working and knowledgeable colleagues that are willing to share time and energy working alongside you.

    Cons

    The business is going through some serious changes in the media landscape that will require changes in the business model and I fear more restructuring will take place



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