Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

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

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, fun people to work with, it's an industry you can relate to (in 51 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 71 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 17 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult (in 13 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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    • Culture & Values
    • 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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    • Senior Management
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.  

    Amazing place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Turner was an amazing place to work. The culture was progressive and encouraged personal growth. The benefits were as good as any I have experienced in the industry (or any industry really). A great experience overall.

    Cons

    Cons are what you might expect from any large corporation. They are not as nimble when it comes to change as a smaller company, although to their credit, they are aware and seeking to improve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing to break the shackles of doing things "the way they've always been done." This is an industry that can not only embrace change, but drive it every day.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Entertaining

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lively environment, large employee population, dedicated employees. Location is central to downtown and parking is free.

    Cons

    Charges are abound and cuts are deep. This seems relatively recent but until things are settled this could be problematic for employees and create uncertainty/distrust for management which has been an issue historically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency! Inclusion and openness will go along way.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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