Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
426 Reviews
3.6
426 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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.  

    Great place to work!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor

    Pros

    Great team concept. Perks were great and upward mobility was available. Love the interaction with other TBS and Warner divisions.

    Cons

    Some areas not had not fully grasped the team concept. Love it with Ted was still around, but as the company grew some of the early ideas phased out. Some good some bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company: takes persistence and the right relationships for promotions

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Writer/Producer in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Tons of great resources and benefits offered to the employees. Many opportunities to network and do work in the community

    Cons

    Advancement is based a lot on the right relationships instead of skill and experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Good managers
    -Invested in employees
    -Nice company perks: discounts, etc.

    Cons

    -Witnessed some people get promoted through "connections" or because they were family, classic nepotism
    -Was laid off with a bunch of other people but not too broken up about it
    -No one ever left the company so it was difficult to move up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to recognize that there are younger people in the company that have great perspectives and insights that could help move the company forward

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Creative and fun coworkers, exciting industry.

    Cons

    Little turn-over, not much room for advancement.
    In an effort to save money and cut costs, many jobs were eliminated without any real regard for the organization and how the changes would affect the day-to-day and future operations.
    Senior Management is not in touch with what is actually going on within the organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place - Co-Workers are Like Family. Good Work/Life Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Compensation
    Time-Off Policies
    Multiple Educational Classes Available
    Great Benefits

    Cons

    Executive Approval Process
    Disjointed Management (with executives in 3 cities)
    Lack of Internal Communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Worked at this company for over 12 years. Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Company is going through a transition so we'll see what happens.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Finance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst II

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is good if you have the right manager (Ability to work from home, etc). Turner has many great benefits, such as their good health plan options, generous PTO and Summer Fridays (leave at 3) are a great. There are many intelligent people to work with.

    Cons

    In finance & accounting, upward movement can be slow sometimes but this greatly depends on your group.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    soft benefits, insurance, work/life balance, great enviorment/culture

    Cons

    silo oranization, pay is average

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Lab engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great management, exciting projects to work on. Great for technical growth.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to advance a career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create clear pathways to assist employees in career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ho-hum

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Work-life balance is great. Some departments work from home fairly often. Summer Fridays allow people to leave at 2-3pm on Fridays in the summer. Tuition reimbursement, 401K match and then some. If you ask, people seem to be pretty open with how they really feel about their job/team whether good or bad.

    Cons

    Job growth is rare unless you REALLY network and get to know the dept. from bottom to top and even then, they would need to have space to bring you in their group. Most of the technology departments are scaled down which makes them hard to move into especially since most of these employees have been here for 8+ years. Most of the perks that Turner is known for are gone due to movements from Time Warner.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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