Turner Broadcasting

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Turner Broadcasting Reviews

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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 16 reviews)

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

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    Summer Intern 2010 Turner Entertainment Network

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    As an intern, they try to give you as many opportunities to learn about the division you work for. Lots of focus on networking. Incredibly friendly staff and lots of perks to keep employees happy.

    Cons

    Internship experience depends mostly on the employee you work under. Worked`

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learned little about industry from my internship. I would suggest focusing less on intern seminars and workshops, and paying more attention to how the intern supervisor within each division is handling their interns.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    A decent place to hang out, but it's a struggle to find a career path

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    TBS offers a good number of benefits (health, welfare, work/life programs) and has a diverse portfolio that ensure there are always opportunities available in another part of the business.

    Cons

    There was no clear career path or indication that high potential employees were being identified and developed during my time there. The size of the organization can make it easy to get lost, unless a senior leader takes notice of you and personally becomes invested in your development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Career pathing and succession planning is certainly happening within senior levels of the organization; make it visible to mid-level managers and provide them opportunities to self-identify their interests, experiences and needs. The likelihood of finding more individuals in the middle of the organization who would make great leaders in senior roles are high!

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  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burbank, CA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great reputation, great location, good opportunities, and a fabulous benefits package.

    Cons

    *Remote location from headquarters results in less efficiency
    *Senior management is great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication from top down could be more transparent, but overall a great place to have worked and satisfied with my experience there.

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Some parts of the company are good, some are not.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Executive in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Executive in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good for the resume because of the brand.

    Cons

    Parts of the company are toxic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I've seen some quality employees let go and weaker ones stay or get promoted.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    sometimes

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexible working hours, overtime

    Cons

    Do not have one to comment on presently,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be fair with all assoicate you manage.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Great benefits...flexible schedule including every other Friday off

    Cons

    Overall good place to work and no real complaints

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoyed working at Turner, good environment and competent resources

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place to Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    -Hands on assignments
    -Real work life experience
    -Got to meet CFO and other VPs within the company
    -Free Braves Game!
    -Fun after work activities
    -Microsoft Excel Training
    -Great mentoring program

    Cons

    -Did not do as much accounting as I anticipated (I am an accounting major)
    -Did not have enough work to do in the beginning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that there is enough work for the interns to complete over the entire summer.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a bad place to work if you handle a lot of politics

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

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Exposure to top brands, strong company with diverse product line. Good outlook for the future provided they can make right choices around emergence of Internet TV as the next big thing

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic and political. Can be frustrating to anybody who wants to grab the bull by the horns and get things done quickly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ferret out the bad actors and kick their asses out. Hire and promote the best talent instead of trying to satisfy diversity goals. And speaking of diversity, the one group that the company doesn't value is older employees. Lots of young MBA/Masters types with enthusiasm and education, but not enough real world experience and chops.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    good opportunity for advancement/promotion, support from middle management, fostering a creative work environment, benefits package unbelievably good, ability to work flex schedules

    Cons

    very long hours, lack of clear communication from senior network management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    senior network management needs to be proactive when communicating changes/decisions that affect the company. employees frequently discover information about the company from outside sources.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Production Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Turner Broadcasting

    Pros

    Casual work environment geared towards promoting creativity. The casual, laid back atmosphere is conducive to increasing productivity and workers morale.

    Cons

    Sometimes for interns there was not a lot to do, which is not a bad thing if you are getting paid. However, for an unpaid internship it would be nice to be able to stay busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move us around more through the different departments.

    Approves of CEO

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