Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated March 5, 2015
Updated March 5, 2015
469 Reviews
3.6
469 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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    Turner Job Review

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Pay, benifits and work envirenment

    Cons

    very few career paths for technical employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It used tone a good company to work for, but the new leaders are changing that.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    It is a good company with good reputation. The management team is open and friendly. The benefits offered to employees are very good. There is some flexibility with your schedule, depending on the department you work for.

    Cons

    Since 2014 the company has changed due to a shift in upper management. The new leaders of the company are cutting of some of the benefits we used to have. There is not much space to grow and it takes a long time for that to happen.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Broadcast Engineering Management and Financ

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    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Finance Manager

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits. Top notch employees. Was able to flex time and, at times, telecommute

    Cons

    socialization of all decisions tends to slow progress

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    I like it!

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    People are great to work with.

    Cons

    Politics can be a bit of a turn off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a closer look at your sales teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    I have had a very positive experience at Turner

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Research Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I have been able to learn a lot of things and been given a lot of responsibilty

    Cons

    I feel I am ready to move to the next level but there is no open position so I can't get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At lower levels (like the move from Analyst to Manager) it shouldn't be necessary to have an open position. If someone is qualified they should be able to move up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great benefits, no social life.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Digital Service Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Service Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great pay and benefits, enjoyed the people in my department, lots of perks.

    Cons

    The job completely consumed my personal life and I was constantly expected to stay well after the 8 hour mark. You are compensated for overtime but is it worth completely losing touch with the rest of your life? My personal vote is, no.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good benefits. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Poor management focusing on cutting costs. Low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being penny-smart and pound-foolish. Invest in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stay away from IT group who has antiquated management styles

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    worker bees are smart people and can make magic when allowed

    Cons

    People who are Directors and above in IT destroy creativity, can't change themselves and have no problem overloading their direct reports with work.. as long as they get their fat bonuses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instead of laying off non manager developers, project managers, and BA's; starting looking at their management in IT who don't produce anything but politic and waste time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company losing its way and winning culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    The people are great. Friendly, passionate and hardworking

    Cons

    Upper management is out of touch. The environment has become political and toxic. Leadership is focused only on the bottom line. Cut many important programs and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Interesting work, great benefits, but management was less than average

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful benefits, perks, amenities, experience. The on-site gym, food court and free parking were wonderful. As a corporate sponsor for many local interests, employees had the opportunity to get free tickets to a variety of entertainment and sports events. The level of work was interesting, specialized and different. It is unlikely that anyone could gain the level of experience in their field to the same degree that they could get at Turner.

    Cons

    Management was often a disaster, or absent. I agree with other reviewers in saying that there was no management turnover, so the problems with existing management were perpetuated by there being no change. I was in my position for nearly 3 years. Three people had my position before I was hired and at least two have been in the position since I left. Several other positions in my department experienced the same fate. The staff at Turner are so talented, smart, committed and nice, and often because of it, their turnover is high due to poor or absent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees and the feedback they give upon departure. Be aware of turnover in company departments; the cause can't always be that employees are bad, particularly in departments where turnover is high. Everyone wants to work at Turner for the benefits, experience and chance to be in such an active and cool environment. Many people who have come and gone (including me) note that their time at Turner was the highlight of their career, and of those people, all of them would still be there if the management structure had been better. You can make Turner more than just a training ground for the industry.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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