Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated June 30, 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 Place to Work

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

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

    Pros

    They really take care of their people at Turner. I know several people who have had health issues and were unable to work for long periods yet the company kept them on and welcomed them back after recovery. Even people who are laid off get a fair shake with good separation packages.

    Cons

    It's a pretty big campus and I do understand how people can feel alienated to some degree by the size of the place. And other than Cartoon Network (Adult Swim) the programming pretty much sucks.


  2. Operations Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Stone Mountain, GA
    Former Employee - Operations Coordinator in Stone Mountain, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has good pay & benefits.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons about this Company.


  3. Sales Planner

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great work/life balance, campus amenities (onsite gym, cafeteria), continuing education opportunities, very easy to transfer departments or grow within company

    Cons

    I was part of the team during a major transition, so there were the normal growing pains and dysfunction. There was a clear division between legacy employees (who were outright in their resistance to change) and the young, nimble, technology embracing individuals


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  5. Working at Turner

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Controller in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    There is a lot of growth opportunities at Turner. The company values the opinions of their employees. The various groups collaborate well together.

    Cons

    The company went through a restructuring in 2014 so the culture of the company may have or may be changing.


  6. Financial Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst I in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

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

    Pros

    Get company with excellent benefits. Good people and the manager I has was beyond awesome. Very flexible and concerned about my personal and professional goals.

    Cons

    I can't say that every manager is great, I have heard many horror stories. Salary was in the lowest of the part of the range, moral has slipped since the layoffs in 2014, ton of work with less employees to handle it, a lot of the perks have dissolved

    Advice to Management

    Base salary is important, make sure you pay your employees what they are truly worth, continue to create work like balance in the midst of all the changes within the company


  7. Going through changes

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people and job location.

    Cons

    Too much red tape, need to streamline more.


  8. Manager

    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great company. Great benefits. Great people.

    Cons

    Culture has changed since layoffs and new CEO. Used to be very focused on the employees. Now only focused on bottom line. Great, talented employees layed off.

    Advice to Management

    Think of ways to maintain bottom line and keep valuable, talented employees.


  9. Helpful (6)

    A great to work long-term

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing. Culture has been great. It's very diverse (Top 50 Diverse Company). Atlanta is a great place to live if you like the heat.

    Cons

    Culture is changing...not necessarily for the better. After the layoffs in 2014, a lot of good talent has been jumping ship to other companies. For the most part, there is a bit of unease with the direction of the leadership. The new CEO is all about the numbers and the bottom line. There is an apparent lack of transparency at the top regarding the future of the company.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great Company but that Seems to be Rapidly Changing

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great work/life balance
    Great company culture

    Cons

    Since the 2020 layoff initiative many of the great benefits are no longer available (i.e. game tickets, discounts on restaurants, vacations etc.)

    Many of the employees that are still at the company complain about the heavy work load since all of the layoffs occurred.

    The company culture was becoming very corporate and all about the "bottom line" over everything and less about the employees.

    The most disappointing thing about the 2020 layoff initiative is all of the outsourcing the company has done. Instead of Turner remaining the great "employees first" type of company that Ted created it is becoming the typical money above all things American corporation.

    Advice to Management

    Restore some of the great benefits that employees love.

    Get back too the family oriented culture that Turner had.

    Please stop outsourcing jobs and bring these jobs back to America. This not only hurts employees but it hurts our overall economy.


  11. Great benefits and great coworkers. Management not always so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coworkers, exciting environment, lots of energy at CNN center and laid back campus environment at Techwood location. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Not easy to advance. You can move around to other departments once hired and at job for one year. Recent downsizing means not a very stable place to work at this time. They are hiring and creating new positions after major job cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Need to listen to employees about concerns about managers and take action. People also still afraid to speak up even though upper management says there will be no retaliation when workers speak up.



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