Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
451 Reviews
3.6
451 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 company to work for!

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Some really professional leaders, generous time-off policies, standing community service

    Cons

    Sometimes difficult to discern specific mission and value for division to be able to focus efforts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More frequent and more transparent communication; define specific goal-oriented mission statement and concrete measures for individual contribution toward the same goals.

  2.  

    Used-to-be-great company

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

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love the people that I work with, generous vacation and 401k packages, Very comfortable bringing concerns to my manager.

    Cons

    Little room for upward advancement, culture has changed and not for the better, several perks and fringe benefits have been taken away.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company...Gone Too Soon...

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity
    Work/Life Balance
    Local Discounts
    Industry Leaders
    Hard Work Pays Off
    Time-Off
    People believe in the brands!

    Cons

    Time Warner
    Not Enough Diversity in Executive Management
    Poorly Trained Managers (they can't manage people despite being subject matter experts)
    Time Warner

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Experience and Exposure to Variety of Brands and Platforms

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance, friendly people, Summer Fridays, exposure to all types of entertainment, sports and new business platforms. A great place for early career opportunities.

    Cons

    Personal growth opportunities have become limited, hard to move around once you get to a certain management level, merit increases have become less over the years, health benefits/plans continue to decline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The last round of re-orgs and Turner 20/20 updates have shaken Turner to it's core. A lot of good people were laid off and it appears that Turner is now in a state of confusion. Hopefully things can get back on track where they aren't just concerned with their bottom line.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Solid Company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Lots of change going on but the company is a professional as you can get. Time heals all wounds.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for promotion. Mangers and Directors stay here for a long time so positions rarely open up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Amazing company...until recently

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    I was at the company for 10 years, for over nine years this company was amazing to work for. Work/life balance, employee's first mentality, great benefits, free sporting events, on campus events & parties, interesting work, plenty of vacation days, great campus and work atmosphere. Just overall couldn't say more positive things about Turner.

    Cons

    At the end of 2014 Turner laid off hundreds of people. The atmosphere in the months leading up to that became toxic. In the end most of us were hoping we would get laid off and get the great severance package to not have to continue in a company where now the expectation is to do the work of 3 people. It has definitely become a more corporate attitude than what it used to be. Also, people tend to stay at Turner for a long time (used to be because of the great environment) so opportunity for promotions was slightly difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get back some of the employee's first, great work/life balance that Ted Turner instilled in the company all those years ago when he started it, which is what made Turner such a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Competitive salary and benefits package, lots of opportunity for growth, great perks. Turner is a very innovative company.

    Cons

    They do a great deal of restructuring which keeps employees on edge. They do not have a 90 day policy so if you hire someone who is a bad fit, it is very hard to get rid of them.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Changing times

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

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great company with good management

    Cons

    corporate profitability trumps work place stability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager
    Current Employee - Technical Product Manager

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Love the people and the campus.

    Cons

    Not enough growth opportunity or room to move up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent and Dynamic Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Ad Sales Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    everyone is very friendly, eager to meet you, and eager to help
    I had a summer internship there, and I was able to meet with countless executives (VPs, SVPs, EVPs, etc.) who were all very helpful
    team-oriented, but don't have someone over your shoulder

    Cons

    low starting salary
    not enough training per specific department...it took a while to learn the ropes on my own, and there isn't much structure once the job starts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    top management is great, but make sure every area is covered on the lower end of the spectrum

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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