Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

Updated September 24, 2014
Updated September 24, 2014
374 Reviews
3.6
374 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 46 reviews)

  • They treat their employees well with good training programs and great benefits (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • No work life balance -- they tout it all on paper, but don't actually practice it (in 16 reviews)

  • Ascending into upper management is difficult (in 13 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Entry Level Role Into Cable

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits, work-life balance and provides a foundation of knowledge into the cable industry

    Cons

    Very large company that can be hard to navigate when looking to move up in your career

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    workplace

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    this is a great company!

    Cons

    i have no cons to add

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great work/life balance and training/culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and training/culture

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation at mid-level and little opportunity for career advancement.

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  5.  

    Great company with many employee perks

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    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Sales Coordinator in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    I was in a small department and had the opportunity to expand my role and take on other projects. My manager was great and the campus atmosphere really made me feel excited to come in. I especially liked all the professional development opportunities and networking programs available. The gym was convenient as well. I never had a problem when unexpected life events came up and my management was very understanding on the rare occasions I needed to run out of work to handle business. Nice company.

    Cons

    I think the main thing you have to do is research the department you are working for. Also assess the job market. There were definitely whole teams that were laid off while I was there, but I suppose that happens at any major company. In order to move up you definitely need to have built relationships. Just doing a great job is NOT enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great people, great benefits and perks. Amazing brands.

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    Current Employee - Director  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Director in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Brands are a diverse portfolio of awesome brands. People are very passionate about the work and can be very inspiring to work with.

    Cons

    Internal politics. Relationships are everything- that is both good and bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to focus more aggressively on low performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I worked there briefly before going back to school, and it was great!

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    friendly atmosphere, great work-life balance, interesting and dynamic workplace;
    The office culture was professional without being too stuffy. People enjoy going to work, which is always a plus.

    Cons

    Some departments are divided up and have offices in different buildings, so it can feel disjointed sometimes. However, divisions that work together the most seemed to have offices in the same building, so the multiple locations wasn't too bad.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Manager at CNN

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

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

    Pros

    The People are Turner Broadcasting's greatest pro. Company has great benefits and the compensation is within industry standards. Working in television is a great opportunity for anyone not on the editorial side of things. It was very exciting at times. There are opportunities to train and take classes to up your skill set.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs going on right now. CNN Is in flux at the moment and not the most stable company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Depending on your position, the work-life balance varied greatly. There was a good time-off policy starting with 28 PTO days (this is a 24/7 environment so holidays off are scheduled based on the news flow).

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Associate Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Associate Product Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    The culture is amazing. Everyone from the VP of the Division to my direct supervisor were great and willing to teach me.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room to grow

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create realistic goals

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Turner provided a great environment to learn and get involved in the media business.

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    Former Employee - Sales Planner
    Former Employee - Sales Planner

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

    Pros

    Leadership with a ton of experience, great benefits, strong brand recognition

    Cons

    Lower compensation than competitors, too rigid of a corporate structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    I have worked for TBS for 15+ years

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    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, Excellent benefits and perks. 401k matches $1.60 on the dollar up to 4% contribution. Great co-workers/family atmosphere within my direct department.

    Cons

    Catering to (internal) customer requests. Talks about focus on work/life balance but in reality it doesn't matter what sacrifices it takes to get the job done.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turner management needs to improve working with partners by setting clear and realistic expectations and goals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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