Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is good if you have the right manager (Ability to work from home, etc) (in 58 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 79 reviews)

Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 20 reviews)

  • No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

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

    Pros

    Fun job that can have some really great perks like travel

    Cons

    The pay is always low and they are very slow to promote

    Advice to Management

    Compensate your employees deservingly

  2. Vice President of Marketing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    A great place to work. The culture is very team oriented and also very diverse. Of course there are politics, but compared to other companies the "political" level is low. While was there this was a great place to work for someone in marketing. But I don't think that is the case any longer.

    Cons

    The company is going through a major change and re-org. Its hard to guess what it will be like after they are done. Marketing as a function is being minimized dramatically. Also the new marketing leadership doesn't have career marketing experience.

  3. Good benefits and work/life balance for a major NY company

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    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PTO, work/life balance, ability to work across networks

    Cons

    Can be limiting, still working for a major corporation with bureaucratic redtape

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  5. Human Resources

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

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

    Pros

    Was very employee-friendly company at the time (pre-2014 layoffs), and being a part of the entertainment industry (albeit indirectly) made it a very exciting and rewarding place to work from a business perspective. It was easy to be proud of what the company produced. There did appear to be a lot of "fat" in the organization at the time, but again, I was there before the layoffs in 2014. Company-wide, work-life balance appeared to be better than most companies.

    Cons

    It's a big place and easy to get lost. There are probably more organizational politics than a lot of places, so who you know was often just as important (or more, in some cases) than the quality of your work.

    Advice to Management

    Put better metrics in place to measure people's performance. Work on increasing synergy between news and entertainment, particularly in back office and support functions.

  6. Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people. Smart, committed, and engaging.
    Turner has operations all around the world which provides a great world view to employees.

    Cons

    It's going through a lot of restructuring so it's hard to know what will happen.

  7. Anaylst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a great company overall to work for. It's the people that make it great.

    Cons

    The politics are horrible in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the people you manage. They help make you look good so take time to speak/check on them.

  8. In Direct Response

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with

    Cons

    Very political; poor management on my current team

  9. Comfortable, informative internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern

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

    Pros

    Upper management was easy to talk to and encouraged curiosity. Everyone in the department wanted to see you succeed and was very willing to help or assist if you had any questions. A very welcoming, casual atmosphere with no micromanaging (at least in the departments I worked in) The first internship where they trusted me to work and learn along the way, instead of sending me on coffee runs.

    Cons

    Slow at responding to emails, even important ones, which sometimes led to rushed projects. The lay offs were impersonal due to new management but everyone handled them professionally.

  10. Production/Studio

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent salary, and plenty of PTO.

    Cons

    It's hard to move around to different departments. Once you get stuck in one area, it's hard to move around if you wanted to try something different.

    Advice to Management

    Management should not be one directional. Foster the growth of your employees.

  11. Research Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Work-Life Balance. Very little stress.

    Cons

    Poor communication across departments. Poor training from upper management.

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